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Cowboys & Asians

You’ll remember Freddie Wong for his el33t VFX skills in Future First Person Shooter, First Person Mario, and many other videos (at the end of June, Wong posted his 100th video on YouTube!)

In his latest creation, he sends his geek cred into the stratosphere. Cowboys & Aliens director, Jon Favreau, invited Wong onto the universal set and provided all the resource to creates the video. Favreau appears in it and Wong gets to use the actual wrist gun worn by Daniel Craig, although he experiences an issue that constantly plagues gamers. Check out Cowboys & FreddieW below.

Cowboys & Aliens releases in the U.S. on July 29th. South African audiences will have wait until the film canisters cross the Atlantic ocean, the local release is only set for August 19th.

[via Wes Blackmore on Google+]

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Anger is Illogical

YouTube user OneMinuteGalactica combines audio from old educational films with visuals from Star Trek to create a nerdy instructional film where Paul (played by Spock) and Pete (played by Captain Kirk) learn some important interpersonal skills. Check out “Anger is Illogical” below.

There are a few more of these spoof educational films including one in which Indiana Jones hilariously learns about formal etiquette at dinner parties and Clark Kent gets schooled on safety in the office. See those after the jump.

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Kagiso Lediga: Chicken Excellence Officer

Some months back when Trevor Noah became the CEO of Cell C, I wondered what other local comedians Rob Van Vuuren and Loyiso Gola would like to shill if they could. Shame on me for forgetting funny man Kagiso Lediga whose face alone is enough to have me in stitches.

I believe he could sell bacon at a bar mitzvah and richly deserves an endorsement deal. The purveyors of fine flame-grilled peri-peri chicken realized this and recently gave him a prestigious job title in their company, that of chicken excellence officer. The humourous announcement popped up this past Friday. I’ve watched it countless times, LOL’d, and now have a serious hankering for Nando’s. In case you missed it, check it out below.

Update: Upon seeing the killer parody, Cell C’s actual CEO, Lars Reichelt, sent over two 21.6 Mbps speed sticks to Nando’s saying they should consider adding Speedchicken to their menu. Never one to back down from a challenge, Nando’s set about experimenting. Here are the results.

[via Memeburn | 10and5]

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Hilarious “Key of Awesome” Parodies

I don’t usually blog on the weekends unless I’ve found something awesome. That or I’m procrastinating about work-related stuff. This is a bit of both.

The Key of Awesome (different from aussies, The Axis of Awesome) is a weekly show that parodies famous musicians and celebrities. Under the guidance of actor/singer/writer Mark Douglas the results are utterly hilarious, be it California girls who won’t go anywhere near your broke-ass weiner or Ke$ha waking up in the morning looking greener than Shrek. Check out the Glitter Puke parody below.

And have a look at some of their other spoofs after the jump.

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Pure Brilliance! Inception Meets Toy Story 3

Christopher Nolan’s existential heist-film Inception is doing fabulously at the American box office grossing over USD 140 million thus far. It’s certainly our most anticipated movie of the year and is finally showing in South Africa this weekend.

Pixar’s best film to date, Toy Story 3, is being hailed as an almost perfect film, ranking 99% at Rotten Tomatoes.

So we have two fantastic films and as it so happens awesome things have a habit of attracting each other. From the peeps over at Screen Rant comes a brilliant little mashup that blends the colourful visuals of Toy Story 3 with the eerie sounds of Inception. Check out their re-cut trailer below.

BONUS: YouTube user ColbyCornish has created another related trailer mashup, this time with the two most bodacious dudes – Bill & Ted’s Excellent Inception. No…way. Yes way. See it after the jump.

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Rambo II: The Musical

Vietnam vet John Rambo is not just a bad-ass killing machine, he also does musicals. In this touching duet his melancholic blubbering is uplifted by Co Bao’s dramatic vocals, telling him that he (is) not expendable.

This spoof was brought to you by Jon and Al Kaplan.

[via Cinematical]

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Newport (Ymerodraeth State of Mind)

Unlike Jay-Z, rapper Alex Warren doesn’t get to reference world famous landmarks because he lives in Newport, Wales. Warren’s tongue-in-cheek version of Empire State of Mind talks about the fantastic sights of his hometown including the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency and the plentiful supply of designated parking zones.

The parody has been viewed over 300,000 times since its release on July 20th. Check out Newport (Ymerodraeth State of Mind) below. There are subtitles in case you don’t fully comprehend the Welsh accent.

BONUS: On a more local tip, Delidave and Eracode rap humourously about Cape Town life in a spoof of one of NWA’s most well known songs. You’ll find Straight Outta Kloof Street 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]

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Ross Kemp on Gangs – Welsh Style!

Ross Kemp on Gangs is an award-winning documentary series that takes English actor and investigative journalist Ross Kemp to different parts of the world to interview gang members.

Now, in this spoof by The Milk, Kemp visits with a dangerous gang in Wales. As Ross gets told, the gang leader always wears the backpack so he can take all the boys sandwiches for the day. It’s one of the funniest dubs I’ve seen in ages – check it out below [slightly NSFW – coarse language].

[via A Welsh View]

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Italian Spiderman

This sweatshirt-wearing, moustache-flaunting, macchiato-sipping superhero punches friend and foe alike.

Click Play or go to YouTube.

– via Breakpoint City.