Star Wars NEW Deleted Footage

Posted in Star Wars on July 22nd, 2011 by Willie

Lets face it, since 1999, “Star Wars” has been a bag of shit.  I was 13 years old when the “Phantom Menace” came, old enough to have my “Star Wars” fantasy life crushed to smithereens by the atrocity that was George Lucas’s Death Star explosion of a movie.  It was sad because I had both the regular edition and special edition tapes, all the computer video games by Lucasarts, and even the collectable card game by Decipher.  Maybe “Star Wars” sucking was a blessing because it forced me to be less of a nerd, but it still was sad, because (to paraphrase Yoda, or old Jewish guys) an epic series it was.  I had read recently that Lucas is releasing the entire saga in theaters in 3D, which seems amazing, until you realize that people are gonna have to wait out the hideous prequels first before he finally gets around to fucking with the originals again.  Speaking of fucking with the originals, to keep this spirit alive, Lucas is including all the deleted scenes that no one has ever seen in the new Blu-Ray release coming out next September.  Will this be enough to get the hardcore fans to shell out another fifty bucks to own the trilogy that they already own in VHS, Special Edition VHS, Special Edition DVD, and non Special Edition DVD?  Probably, because this trailer looks so COOL!   Check it out!

The highlights look amazing!  Here are my favorites…

  • Lando and Chewie trying to make it through that wicked sandstorm.  Is that after they escaped from Jabba the Hutt?  If so that seems amazing!
  • The Ice Creature chasing R2-D2 in Hoth…scary!
  • The best moment, Luke peeling the fake skin on his robot hand back on…GENIUS!  How was that cut??

All in all, my ancient nerd neurons began to fire just looking at this thing, and I hope people just post all the clips to youtube so I won’t have to buy them.  If they do, I’ll post them right here, so stay tuned…Oh! As a bonus, I’m including one of those scenes right now! It’s from “Return of the Jedi,” and it shows Vader trying to contact Luke with the Dark Side while Luke is building his new green lightsaber!

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Kermit and the Cookie Monster

Posted in Fun and Crazy, The Muppets, Youtube Favs on April 6th, 2011 by Willie

To celebrate part 30 of my youtube countdown, I present you something truly wonderful.  In this classic clip from Sesame Street, we have Kermit the Frog and the Cookie Monster going head to head in an epic battle of wits.  Its just hilarious that Cookie Monster can’t be trifled with Kermit’s silly guessing game if cookies aren’t involved, and to get him to stay, Kermit has to continually sell out his morals.  It all ends with Cookie Monster pleading for Kermit to give him cookies, much like he is a crack head, and Kermit being so exasperated that he gives in.  It’s an almost demented metaphor for drug abuse, but, hey, its the Muppets, and its spectacular.  Enjoy.

 

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