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I just introduced a coworker of mine to this Weird Al parody of the song "Lola" called "Yoda".

The coworker is an avid Star Wars fan, so I think its amazing that he's never seen this before. I first heard the song back in the 80's when it was released. Someone did a really good job with the video editing, I think. It's not an official music video, I mean. An amateur effort, in other words.



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An intersection of so many things I love! Weird Al, parodies, nerdiness, SciFi, youtube... it's like the ultimate Venn diagram LOL I grew up with this version, I'm pretty sure I heard it long before I ever heard the original :rofl:
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Weird Al has always been a favorite of mine. :) That video is just a treat, though.
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And they show a clip of him in the latest movies- old and grey! :rofl:

I also quite like this one. My younger daughter insisted that we watch "Frozen" a year or two ago, or I wouldn't find it near as amusing:
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Maria wrote:I just introduced a coworker of mine to this Weird Al parody of the song "Lola" called "Yoda".

The coworker is an avid Star Wars fan, so I think its amazing that he's never seen this before. I first heard the song back in the 80's when it was released. Someone did a really good job with the video editing, I think. It's not an official music video, I mean. An amateur effort, in other words.

That was great!
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Yoda is definitely my favorite, though he's done another as well:
The Saga Begins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEcjgJSqSRU

There are other Star Wars parodies I have enjoyed as well
Star Wars Cantina: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYMlad4e3Q4
Fett's Vett: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0BIazf-7j4 (some language)
All About That Base: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV5WqRnFejI


And this parody of the prequels. The pregnancy test part is my... favorite? It's absolute toilet humor, so be warned, but for some reason I laugh every time. I think it's more OBW's reactions than anything.
http://www.sequentialpictures.com/movie ... sode3.html
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Why'd they keep darting JarJar? :rofl:
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My husband was laughing out loud at this one last night. Me too, for that matter.


It helps if you like the song it sprang from, "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" by John Denver
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Maria wrote:Why'd they keep darting JarJar? :rofl:
Fan service?
Maria wrote:Thank God I'm A Star Trek Boy
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:rofl: I thought it was going to be more about Will Wheaton.
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I hadn't heard the song "All about the Bass" before. My husband insisted I find it, so we compared the two. Before, I thought "All about the Base" was just being weird for the sake of weird, but they were parodying the video for "All about the Bass" really well, I thought. And I really like the message in "All about the Bass"- so that's a bonus. :)

And "StarWars Cantina" has been an earworm in my head all weekend! "Music and blasters and old Jedi Masters...." :drummer: :music:
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I love 'All About the Bass' (and it's accompanying video/great message). I'd never heard 'All About the Base' before!
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This one's a spoof on all those sincere Boston Dynamics robot innovation videos that keep getting released.

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That is frickin' terrifying Maria. How does it know who is the 'enemy'??
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That... was not what I expected. :shock:

I mean... good robot? Woulda been my choice, too. Oddly the whole thing had a vaguely District 9 feel to it.

To Rose's point, terrifying indeed. It reminds me of a review of a game where the reviewer was saying "Everything that was cyberpunk then [previous game by producer] is steampunk now, and sometimes it gets a little perplexing. How exactly is a steam-powered gun turret supposed to differentiate between friend and foe? I wasn't aware boiled water could form allegiances."
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When I first watched that one, I wasn't aware that it was CGI. When the robot was choosing to shoot between mannequin and live target, I was wide eyed :shock: and saying, "Uh... they must really trust their creation! :shock: :scarey:

The Boston Dynamics vids are pretty impressive all on their own.
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To be clear, in that first robot video, the robot in that is 100% CGI. I've been a fan of their work for a bit and they post some amazing effects work. Nothing to be afraid of - yet! :D
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Yeah, I'm impressed by them, too, but a brand new fan.
This is the first video I saw of theirs, when looking for Star War's parodies:

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I hadn't seen that one, that was fun!
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The lightsaber one was funny. I'm glad the robot ones are CGI!!
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tee hee.... this one is "When the already complicated lyrics of "Sound of Silence" are translated into too many languages using Google Translate."

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