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Re: YouTube Goodness

Postby EricJ » May 4th, 2017, 1:14 pm

Although Jimmy Fallon's show was a little creative, and current:

In honor of Wishful Fanboy's Star Wars Day For Overly Smitten Kids Who Were Never Alive To Have Seen It In a Theater and Giggled Over The Same Dumb Joke. (Real Star Wars Day, of course, is the 25th.)

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Re: YouTube Goodness

Postby Dacey » May 4th, 2017, 3:36 pm

What?
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Re: YouTube Goodness

Postby droosan » May 4th, 2017, 4:18 pm

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/though, EricJ is referring to the premiere date of Star Wars as the 'real' Star Wars Day: May 25th, 1977

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Re: YouTube Goodness

Postby EricJ » May 4th, 2017, 6:19 pm

droosan wrote:though, EricJ is referring to the premiere date of Star Wars as the 'real' Star Wars Day: May 25th, 1977


The Sack Charles on Cambridge St., Boston (now the Mass. General Research Centre :( ), I was there.
http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/8937
Well, in June, actually, but it was still getting block-long lines. Don't argue with the O.G.

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Re: YouTube Goodness

Postby Ben » May 4th, 2017, 8:23 pm

Well, since most of the other films have come on a variety of dates - not to mention varied international releases - May the Fourth works just perfectly as a "real" SW Day. It's just cool to have a solid, fixed date that we know when it is. AND it is a terrific pun.

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Re: YouTube Goodness

Postby droosan » May 5th, 2017, 12:13 am

Eh; I'm an O.G. fan .. but I find myself empathizing with Dustin's dad (in the comic strip above) : "There's a Star Wars Day? But why..? It's not like there's a Batman Day, or a James Bond Day. Is that only because you can't make a pun referencing one of their catchphrases on a specific date..?" :|

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Re: YouTube Goodness

Postby EricJ » May 5th, 2017, 1:04 am

droosan wrote:Eh; I'm an O.G. fan .. but I find myself empathizing with Dustin's dad (in the comic strip above) : "There's a Star Wars Day? But why..? It's not like there's a Batman Day, or a James Bond Day. Is that only because you can't make a pun referencing one of their catchphrases on a specific date..?" :|


Isn't there also some kind of Military day on March 4th? No, seriously. That's where you have to start drawing the line.

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Re: YouTube Goodness

Postby Ben » May 5th, 2017, 7:34 am

I think it's just a bit of fun.

You have a birthday every year, right? But you only ever had one birth day, a long time ago. Why keep celebrating it every year?

This is just a way for fans to celebrate their thing. It happens in May because that's when SW was released, and the pun has shifted it back a bit to a logical - and fun - position.

Yes, it's nuts that there is a SW Day. But then many people don't class themselves as Batmen or Bonds as a religion, the way that Jedis wanted it to be acknowledged. I think SW is just that little bit bigger than Batman or Bond, or anything really (except maybe for Trek and I think they already have their celebration date (isn't it Kirk's birthday?), though no reason they couldn't have their days too.

It's just fun for those who partake. I myself was stuck in a British election station all day yesterday, so no fun for me, but I just like that it's kind of out there.

May the Fourth be with you! ;)

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Re: YouTube Goodness

Postby Randall » May 5th, 2017, 9:03 am

Actually....

Batman Day is a big deal at the comic shops, though admittedly not well known outside of that.

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/batman-day/


quote="droosan"]Eh; I'm an O.G. fan .. but I find myself empathizing with Dustin's dad (in the comic strip above) : "There's a Star Wars Day? But why..? It's not like there's a Batman Day, or a James Bond Day. Is that only because you can't make a pun referencing one of their catchphrases on a specific date..?" :|[/quote]

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Re: YouTube Goodness

Postby droosan » August 21st, 2017, 6:26 am

A very short (but nifty!) experimental animation, juxtaposing forced-perspective drawings with a moving mounted camera .. the first half offers a time-lapse overview of the process; the second half features the combined effect:


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Re: YouTube Goodness

Postby Ben » August 21st, 2017, 3:00 pm

That is actually mind-bogglingly amazing.