Bafunny Bafunny: The Dream Team of Comedy

This is the dream team of comedy. Eight of South Africa’s finest comedians have come together for a tour of the country ahead of a big soccer event that you or may not have heard of. Our local soccer team probably won’t make it very far, so if you want to back a winning side, give your support to Bafunny Bafunny. Check out the trailer below.

More details after the jump.

Movies Music Video Clips

Galactic Empire State of Mind

You’ve listened to Jay Z and Alicia Keys in Empire State of Mind. Now hear the Dark Lord of the Sith as he teams up with Princess Leia to bring you a rap from the outer reaches of space. Check out College Humor’s parody, Galactic Empire State of Mind.

[via Cinematical]

Awesomeness Music Video Clips

The Notorious MSG: Chinatown Hustler

From the mean streets of New York City comes the story of hustlers, loose women, and piping hot Chinese food. It’s The Notorious MSG mother-suckers, and they’re rivin’ the rife of a Chinatown Hustler.

More about the The Hunan Bomb, Hong Kong Fever, and Down-Lo Mein can be found on their official website. You can also follow the silly rappers on Twitter.

[via JustPlainGeoff]

Awesomeness Movies Video Clips

Darth Bale and the Vader Sessions

It’s Friday we have a Star Wars double feature for you today. First off, back in 2006 YouTube user akjak took sound clips of James Earl Jones from his other movie roles and dubbed them over the Darth Vader scenes in Star Wars Episode IV. The results show Vader as a lonely, confused, depraved man going through a nervous breakdown. It’s totally made of win. Check out the Vader Sessions below.

And next up is Christian Bale’s infamous 2009 tirade mixed into Darth Vader scenes from Star Wars Episode IV. Spoiler alert: Darth Bale is less funny and after the jump.

Arty Movies Weirdness

Holy Sith! Zombified Star Wars Posters!

Holy Sith! American illustrator Matt Busch has taken those iconic Star Wars movie posters and put quite a gruesome spin on them. From the hatchet buried in R2’s head to the Tauntaun’s exposed guts, his Zombie Wars poster parody is a feast for the eyes.

Take a look at the six zombified posters after the jump.

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The Matrix as a Silent Movie

Russian comedy troupe “Bolshaya Raznitsa” (translation: Big Difference) wonders what the The Matrix would be like if it was produced in the silent film era. In this pre-make, Charlie Chaplin is The One. It’s weirdly hilarious. Check it out.

[via Misscellania]

TV Video Clips

Star Trek As The A-Team

As you may have read on the Intertubes, South African actor and District 9 star Sharlto Copley is in final negotiations to play the role of oddball chopper pilot, Captain “Howling Mad” Murdock, in in the upcoming A-Team movie (which we blogged about earlier).

Rounding up the team will be Liam Neeson as John ‘Hannibal’ Smith, Bradley Cooper as the Faceman, and former UFC world light heavyweight champion Quinton (Rampage) Jackson as Sgt. B.A. Baracus. Jessica Biel is linked to the project where she will be trying to act herself out of a paper bag, a task which frequent commenter Macross seems to think is impossible ;-)

He also passed this most amusing mashup onto us. It’s a parody of the A-Team theme song starring the cast of Star Trek. Check it out.

Now wasn’t that just a ball of awesome? Thanks Macross!

Arty Cartoons & Comics Video Clips

Homer Simpson’s Photo-A-Day For 39 Years

This is so 2007, but cool nonetheless. Taken from The Simpsons Season 19 episode 9, which was aired December 16, 2007, Homer takes a photo of himself every day for 39 years. It’s a parody of Noah Kalina’s famous video where he took daily images of himself for a period of 6 years. The original music is by Carly Commando and entitled “Everyday”.

See Homer’s transformation below.

And see Kalina’s video after the jump.

Awesomeness Literature Weirdness

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

I can’t say I have ever read a Jane Austen novel, quite frankly if a book doesn’t have photo-pictures, it takes me an age to get through it. That being said, I am totally looking forward to reading Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a cannibalisation of the classic 1813 novel penned by Austen. Billed as 85% Austen’s original text and 15 percent brand-new blood and guts, “Zombies” tells of a love story in an alternate universe where the stanky undead roam the English countryside.

Grahame-Smith has this to say on how the original text of the novel was well-suited for use as a zombie horror story:

You have this fiercely independent heroine, you have this dashing heroic gentleman, you have a militia camped out for seemingly no reason whatsoever nearby, and people are always walking here and there and taking carriage rides here and there,” he said. “It was just ripe for gore and senseless violence. From my perspective anyway.

Published earlier this year by Quirk Books, Zombies has already reached bestseller status with 750,000 copies in print. And it seems a feature film will be on its away, after undisclosed major film company purchased the rights earlier this year.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies can easily be imported through your local online retailer. Prices range from R109 to R139, allowing 10-15 days delivery time.

[via LA Times]

BONUS: Riding the wave of mutant offshoots, next month will see Quirk Books releasing Ben H. Winters’ Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters which adds giant lobsters and enraged octopi to another Austen love story. See the book trailer below.

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Google’s Opt Out – Parody Video

Aah yes, The Onion. ONN never fails to make me chuckle, and this video is no exception.

Google has offered internet users the opportunity to “Opt Out” of their services, and live in completely privacy. In order to do so, however, you need to move to a remote village and your home will be destroyed.