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July 4, 2008 2:28 AM   Subscribe


 
Geeks are cool now. This is our time.

Hmmm. Jedi Gym or Fantasy Island?
posted by netbros at 3:03 AM on July 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


Whoa. Was that a woosh or a meta-woosh?
posted by Citizen Premier at 3:16 AM on July 4, 2008


Yeah, that Darth Vader. Man. He hates Jedis.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 3:17 AM on July 4, 2008


Wow, that got gruesome, huh?
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 3:17 AM on July 4, 2008


[⁑cough⁑ you can't ⁑cough⁑ make me ⁑cough⁑⁑cough⁑⁑cough⁑ laugh like that, man. I'll ⁑cough⁑ die...oh, mercy...]

mr. phone says: flawless victory
posted by Minus215Cee at 3:19 AM on July 4, 2008


Brilliant. Worth watching to the end.
posted by TheophileEscargot at 3:27 AM on July 4, 2008


"So I went out and raised some money... my grandmother died too. That helped."

Awesome.
posted by three blind mice at 3:46 AM on July 4, 2008


Do not meddle in the affairs of nerds, for they aren't subtle and suck at parody.
posted by Pinback at 3:47 AM on July 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


I find your lack of....
(forget it.)
posted by Dizzy at 4:27 AM on July 4, 2008


Heh. That was good.
posted by slimepuppy at 4:27 AM on July 4, 2008


I find your lack of...

...limbs disturbing.


See, this illustrates the real reason why I want a light saber. You just turn it on and sure as shit in mere seconds some dumb nerd tries to grab it by the blade and cuts off his hand.
posted by loquacious at 4:33 AM on July 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


I thought it was real at first and was just some new fad from California. Seriously. I was gonna pass it to my husband and tell him how cool it was because he's into knife fighting and stuff like that.

Now I'm disappointed that it wasn't real. I saw Star Wars three times when it came out and I was all ready to make a costume and join a Star Wars dojo :::sob:::
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 4:57 AM on July 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


That was a lot more awesome than it promised to be at first.
posted by Shohn at 5:15 AM on July 4, 2008


"All too easy"
posted by Tenuki at 5:23 AM on July 4, 2008


Fake! Everyone knows that a real lightsaber would have cauterized the wounds.
That was awesome!
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 5:37 AM on July 4, 2008


Civil_Disobedient: "Wow, that got gruesome, huh?"

I thought you meant gruesome as in just another poorly done fanboy video, but you meant gruesome as in gruesome. Yes it got gruesome, it also got awesome.
posted by Science! at 5:39 AM on July 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


My secret ninja clan sensei taught me all the counters to Vader's lightsaber attacks, I totally could have taken him out with my tactical fighting spork.
posted by BrotherCaine at 5:40 AM on July 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


I was kind of like, "Ok, this is kind of funny, but in an abstract way. I would show it to other people and we would all kind of pretend to laugh but, really, it's not, like, that funny."

Then I got to the end.

That was freaking awesome.
posted by kbanas at 6:55 AM on July 4, 2008


Another vote for "awesome".
posted by yhbc at 7:01 AM on July 4, 2008


After reading all of the comments here I was ready to sit through the setup for an awesome, hilarious ending. All I got was meh and 6 minutes WASTED.
posted by Daddy-O at 7:30 AM on July 4, 2008


This video does roughly the same thing in 1/4th the time and is generally way more rad and funny. If you haven't seen it, I'm only sorry that it's basically been spoilered, because the first time I thought I was watching the real deal. I wish you could experience the same level of jaw-droppage I did when the shit started going down.
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas at 8:02 AM on July 4, 2008 [10 favorites]


Holy shit, this was worth it just for 2or3's link. That was brilliant.
posted by regicide is good for you at 8:59 AM on July 4, 2008


This video does roughly the same thing

Hey, that little diversion was fun, but this is either some new and unknown definition of the word "same", or you're pushing the word "roughly" to a new degree of latitude.

90% of Jedi Gym is someone channeling Steve Carrel's Michael Scott as a Star Wars Nerd Gym manager instead of a Dunder Mifflin manager, of which there is zero in the other video.
posted by namespan at 10:43 AM on July 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Have to agree with namespun. 2o3's link has a similar punch, but the set up and resolution were entirely different. Both videos are cool though.
posted by brevator at 11:02 AM on July 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


some new and unknown definition of the word "same", or you're pushing the word "roughly" to a new degree of latitude

Hm. Yeah, you're probably right. I guess that by "same" I was just referring to the aspect of omg unexpected lightsabre violence suddenly introduced, and that's probably because I found it to be the highlight of the posted video, and the 90% of it to which you're referring pretty unfunny.
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas at 11:05 AM on July 4, 2008


This made me cry with laughter. I was losing it as "Lando" described his newfound confidence, and fell apart completely as things took a turn for the worse. Fantastic!

The "Stabbing" video 2or3 linked to is similarly great, but altogether different. LOVED the Storm Trooper cops: "You do not want to arrest me..."

How about we just agree that well done Star Wars parodies are good things in general?
posted by aladfar at 1:33 PM on July 4, 2008


Also: Boba Fett Flashdance
posted by Rhomboid at 3:07 PM on July 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Rhomboid - awesome!
posted by bashos_frog at 3:22 PM on July 4, 2008


I'm confused now... What really means "awesome"?
posted by Carl Mentor at 4:43 PM on July 4, 2008


yeah, i'm pretty sure this was a spoof of New York Jedi (http://www.nyjedi.com/). And the 'Master Flynn' in the video is a spoof my my cousin, Michael Flynn.

'Master Flynn' in action: http://youtube.com/watch?v=oCjwK0Xf2Bk
posted by edmcbride at 6:40 PM on July 4, 2008


this post is full of awesome Force.
posted by liza at 9:17 PM on July 4, 2008


Feeling the Force
posted by arnicae at 9:43 AM on July 5, 2008


Now I'm confused... Awesome means really "what"?
posted by asok at 2:33 PM on July 5, 2008


This video does roughly the same thing in 1/4th the time and is generally way more rad and funny.

Thank you for that awesomeness to contrast with this less-than-awesomeness.

Lightsaber punk: "You're not going to arrest me..."
Stormtrooper: "Shut the fuck up."

posted by Civil_Disobedient at 9:40 PM on July 7, 2008


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