The SUNDAY FUNNIES: The Human Centipede Pumpkin and America's Movie Map
Hey there, jack-o-lanterns. Brian Gallagher here with this week's look at all the news that wasn't fit for print over the past seven days. There's a lot to get to this week so lets get started with what Obe Wan Kenobi may have done between Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.
Ben Kenobi - Private Jedeye Short Video - via The Awesomer
When we first meet Obe Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, he goes by the name of Ben Kenobi, but what did he really do for a living? The Awesomer has a hilarious new video which speculates that Kenobi became a private detective. Take a look at this four-minute short below:
Apparently Kenobi would have traveled back in time to the 1920s to be a private detective as well. Still, funny stuff, folks.
This one is for all the last-minute slackers out there who haven't figured out a pumpkin idea yet, despite the fact that it's Halloween today. College Humor has a new article which features seven easy and humorous pumpkin ideas, two of which are movie-related. Take a look at how to make your very own Inception pumpkin or The Human Centipede (First Sequence) pumpkin for your front porch:
Actually, you can even add to The Human Centipede (First Sequence) pumpkin by cutting a hole out of the last pumpkin and spilling some pumpkin entrails out. Gross, yes, but it is Halloween... and it would be hilarious to hear parents try to explain that one to their kids...
Conan O'Brien will finally be making his return to TV with his new late-night show Conan on Monday, November 8 at 11 PM ET and the funnyman recently revealed what he will be dressing up as for Halloween in a new YouTube video. Click on the video below to watch Conan O'Brien transform into... Conan O'Brien:
Also, we reported a few days ago that Conan O'Brien will be debuting "Show Zero" of Conan tomorrow, November 1 at 11 PM ET on YouTube, Facebook and TeamCoco.com. I bet the traffic for this web show alone will be better than the ratings for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno...
United States of America Movie Map - via Reddit
An enterprising Reddit user has created a map of America with the movie that represents each state best. Take a look at this intriguing image below:
Some of these are fairly obvious, like Napoleon Dynamite for Idaho or Fargo for my home state of Minnesota. But Fast Times at Ridgemont High for California? Since it seems a huge majority of movies are set in California, I think they could've found a better movie to represent the state, even though Fast Times at Ridgemont High is awesome.
Invoice For Boba Fett's Bounty Hunting Services - via Brock Davis
In the world of movies, smaller details of a story are oftentimes left out so the viewer can move along with the main plotline. Sometimes, though, those smaller, mundane details can be rather hilarious. For example, in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, bounty hunter Boba Fett captured Han Solo and froze him in carbonite for Jabba the Hut. What we don't know is the expenses that Boba Fett incurred in this undertaking and this dude named Brock Davis took it upon himself to create a Boba Fett invoice for this job. Take a look at this invoice image below:
Wouldn't it be awesome if there was a deleted scene where Boba gives Jabba this invoice and they start haggling over the price? Make it happen, YouTube mash-up makers! I personally am hoping for a Dog the Bounty Hunter-esque Boba Fett spin-off TV series!
How Smartphones Would Ruin Classic Movies - via College Humor
Smartphones like Blackberry and the iPhone have exploded in popularity over the past few years, giving millions access to the Internet anywhere they go. Obviously, movies have had to adapt to this new technology and incorporate these devices into current films... but what would the smartphone do to classic films? College Humor has a humorous new video which takes scenes from classic movies like The Usual Suspects, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Citizen Kane and many others and shows how the smartphone would alter these classics. Take a look at the hilarity below:
It would also be hilarious to see what the smartphone would do to the TV series Seinfeld. It would probably negate the "conflict" in more than half of every episode...
Well, that's about all I have for this week's edition of the Sunday Funnies. If you have any suggestions of articles/crazy stuff you'd like to see made fun of on future installments of Sunday Funnies, you can post on my wall here at MovieWeb: movieweb.com/u/gallagher OR follow me on Twitter @GallagherMW to send me funny links or chat about movies or whatever strikes your fancy. Peace in. Gallagher out!