Arty Awesomeness Featured Movies

Cute “Darth Vader and Son” Illustrations

Imagine what might have happened if Darth Vader hadn’t met the ignominious end that he did in the Star Wars films. Had the Sith lord not turned to the dark side, Luke Skywalker would still have the use of his right hand and more importantly, wouldn’t have lost a father.

Illustrated by comic book artist Jeffrey Brown, Star Wars: Darth Vader and Son is a series of one-panel cartoons that take a look at the lives that the Skywalkers would have led if Darth Vader played an active role in the growth of his son. Watch Luke as he plays backseat driver, hates on his sister, and gets into a fight with Greedo (who pushed first?). Have a look at some of the adorable illustrations from the children’s book after the jump.

Awesomeness Featured Music Video Clips

Why This Kolaveri Di: The Tanglish “Soup” Song

Translated from Tamil, “Why this kolaveri di” means “Why this murderous rage, girl?” The song is taken from the sountrack to an upcoming Tamil film and is performed by playback singer Dhanush. What is more interesting than the quirky title is the tongue that Dhanush sings the song in — Tanglish, a mixture of English and Tamil. Why This Kolaveri Di is also called the Soup song, where soup is Tamil slang for young men who fail at romantic relationships.

The music video has been viewed over 38,000,000 times on YouTube! For more about the song and its history, Wikipedia has all the details.

[thanks Salma!]

Cautionary Tales

Relationship Fail: Why my ex Sucks

I think I may have mentioned this before but back in the day when I was at varsity a girl broke up with me to hook up with her Spanish dance instructor – he taught her how to dance and she taught him how to speak English. I believe it was short-lived though, as he gave her the clap. I don’t really hold any grudges but I don’t speak to that bitch anymore. No seriously, I jest ;-)

In the same vein as Fuck My Life and Texts from Last Night, a new website – Why My Ex Sucks – asks users to tell them why their ex-partners were complete douchebags or douchBaguettes. Bitterness needs to be condensed into three reasons.

Here are some of the submissions:

Practice Makes Pervert

1. He broke my wrist when he insisted on arm wrestling me. He’s six foot three. I’m five foot even.

2. He didn’t bring me to his prom because “his dream girl” asked him last minute.

3. He cheated on me. And expected to make me feel better about it because the girls “meant nothing to him” and he was just “practicing for me.”

Healthy Habit

1. He smoked crack and stole my car. My car keys had my apartment keys attached to them, and so I was locked out for three days while the cops looked for him.

2. When we broke up and I kicked him out, he proceeded to uninstall and steal our toilet.

3. I went on vacation with my girlfriends and returned to find that he had sold all of our electronics for crack!

No Greek God

1. He BEGGED me to fly from Greece to Paris to stay with him for 3 weeks. When I got there, he all of a sudden wanted me to leave. He had made me pre-pay for the fucking tickets, so I was stuck there with no money to leave earlier.

2. When broke up with him he asked my 14-year old sister out to make me jealous so I would take him back.

3. He thought it was weird that i showered almost every day. He showered every 2-3 weeks and only because his parents told him to.

More tales of relationships gone awry at Why My Ex Sucks.

Cartoons & Comics Cautionary Tales

10 Ways to Lose a Girl

I’ve never had to try very hard to get out of relationships. I was usually on the receiving end – “Thanks it was great, but my boyfriend will be back from his overseas trip” or “I knew I was drunk, but wow I must have been totally wasted. Now get out of my room!”. One time a girl broke up with me to hook up with her Spanish dance instructor – he would teach her how to dance and she would teach him how to speak English. It was short-lived though, as he gave her the clap. But I digress…

For the guys out there who want out of the tenuous relationships they are in, Dennis from shows 10 ways to lose a girlfriend (and 1 way to lose a guy).

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More after the jump.

Cautionary Tales

Excessive Twittering Causes Celebrity Break-Up

Celebrities are a fickle bunch and I barely pay attention to the myriad of hookups, divorces, make-ups, and re-marriages that seemingly happen on a daily basis. This case is however special, considering micro-blogging service Twitter is being blamed for the break-up of on-and-off couple Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer.

The Telegraph reports that Aniston (40) plugged the plug on their relationship after discovering Mayer (31) spent hours on Twitter, despite telling her he was too busy to get in touch with her.

A source had this to say:

“John suddenly stopped calling her or returning her emails and when she would finally catch up with him, he’d say: ‘I’ve been so busy with work. I’m sorry I haven’t had time to call you back.”

The source added: “Jen was fuming. There he was, telling her he didn’t have time for her and yet his page was filled with Twitter updates.

Mayer made no attempt to cover up his Twitters. That’s harsh player, posting 140-character messages when you could be spending time with arguably the best looking pins in Hollywood. Need I remind you, fool?

Mayer’s not going to get a piece of that ass any time soon, so now he’s sure to clog up with Twitterverse even more. Follow him if you must  – @johncmayer. And read the full article at The Telegraph – via Buzzfeed.

Cautionary Tales Video Clips

Head Over Heels

A tale of love and love lost in stick-figure town.

– via The Daily What.

Cartoons & Comics Cautionary Tales Hints & Tips

Nine Reasons Not to Date a Tyrannosaurus Rex

Whilst it’s great to explore different areas of a relationship, trying to date someone of a different species comes with its inherent issues, none more so than if you were to hook up with a T-Rex.

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More after the jump.