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Star Wars Premier: The Line People

timothy posted more than 9 years ago | from the gets-its-own-midnight-premier dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 379

proudtobeageek writes "A friend of mine, an attendee of a midnight opening of Star Wars Episode III, took the opportunity to conduct a short documentary/interview of the costumed movie goers. He has his short movie available here on his blog."

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Obligatory... (4, Funny)

ral315 (741081) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609828)

It's a trap!

comedy (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12609829)

I prefer the insightful documentary made during Episode II's release by Triumph the Insult Comic Dog [blueyonder.co.uk] .

Did they do one for episode 3? (1)

antdude (79039) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609991)

Are there anything for episode 3 as spoofs/jokes? :( I was hoping there would be one for episode 3. That Comic Dog was so funny!

Re:comedy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12610023)

How is the informative, and not funny?

Only on Slashdot... (5, Funny)

FlyByPC (841016) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609830)

An article, about a website, about a video a guy made, of people in costumes, waiting to see a movie.

Ya know it's a slow news day WHEN...

Re:Only on Slashdot... (5, Funny)

kfg (145172) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609888)

Now we need a story about a website, about a guy who made a video, of people in costumes, waiting to see a movie, including an interview of the guy in the line, making a video, about the people waiting to see the movie, and his website.

KFG

Re:Only on Slashdot... (1)

FlyByPC (841016) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609904)

Too late. Now if only there were comments about that story!

Who was it that said, to know recursion you must first know recursion?

Re:Only on Slashdot... (5, Funny)

MrLizardo (264289) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609983)

To know who was it that said, to know recursion you must first know recursion, you must first know who was it that said, to know recursion you must first know recursion.

Re:Only on Slashdot... (5, Funny)

FlyByPC (841016) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609994)

Dude. Put DOWN the LISP book before someone gets hurt!!

Re:Only on Slashdot... (0, Troll)

creimer (824291) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609914)

Don't worry... The Fantastic Four [apple.com] will be out soon.

Worse. (4, Funny)

Spy der Mann (805235) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609940)

A /. article... about a PERSONAL website... with VIDEO.

From the website:
"To slashdot users:

Please don't kill my server" lol :-P

Nice going (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12609832)

From the linked article: "Please don't kill my server... But thanks for the visit!"

Nice going, Slashdot =p

you mean... (3, Informative)

casio282 (468834) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609835)

Premiere.

sorry.

Whoop-de-doo. (2, Insightful)

DavidChristopher (633902) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609836)

I started to d/l this, and then I realized that I don't care.

I'm already tired of all this starwars crap.

Re:Whoop-de-doo. (1)

edrugtrader (442064) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609908)

find solace in taking down his server, you will.

Re:Whoop-de-doo. (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12609963)

So Star Wars isn't cool anymore? Guess I missed the memo. It's one thing to never think something is cool, it's quite another to think something is no longer cool. It's called being trendy. Try to find some one that admits to voting for Nixon or that will admit to liking Disco. Personally I liked the original film but it didn't exactly change my life. After that they got progressively worse. I had fun with the films but that was about the limit of it. There's nothing wrong with out growing the films but suddenly waking up one day and claiming to be tired of them doesn't make you cool it means you're on to the next trend. Go ahead and send me a memo when you find out what's cool now, I never keep up with that crap myself.

Re:Whoop-de-doo. (4, Insightful)

rm999 (775449) | more than 9 years ago | (#12610028)

All he said is that he is tired of it. "Cool" is a concept that doesn't mean anything once you are about 25.

Re:Whoop-de-doo. (0, Offtopic)

zerbot (882848) | more than 9 years ago | (#12610059)

I like disco.

"Do the Hustle."

Another format please? (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12609837)

This movie sounds interesting. Conan O'brien made one a few years back as well. Unfortunately, I can't see this one because I've had a lot of problems in the past with the Quicktime plugin.

Any chance he can convert to another format? I hate installing quicktime, maybe it has something to do with the way it interacted with some old versions of firefox, but it has a way of invading my system and setting itself as default for everything that I don't want it to.

Re:Another format please? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12609870)

Any chance he can convert to another format?

not sure how i'm supposed to know that - why don't you ask him?

but [quicktime] has a way of invading my system and setting itself as default for everything that I don't want it to.

solution: do not fuck up the point-and-click install next time

It's not that easy (1, Flamebait)

Moraelin (679338) | more than 9 years ago | (#12610074)

"solution: do not fuck up the point-and-click install next time"

It's not a question of fucking up anything. Dunno about him, but let me assure you _I_ know where the associations and options pages are on both. It's either Firefox or Quicktime that's fucked up, or some unholy interaction between both: it forgets those options.

Actually, I suspect it's Firefox, seein' as even after I set it up to open MPEGs with DivX Player, it occasionally gets a brainfart and shows them with Quicktime embedded. Usually after I used CTRL-F a few times.

Also, more like wishful thinking than real hating Quicktime or anything, but I instinctively dislike _any_ program that wants to keep itself loaded in the tray. That includes Quicktime, Real Player, Open Office, Sun's recent JVMs, and anything which tries to stay there just to seem like it loads faster, as opposed to being _needed_ all the time. (E.g., video or sound drivers.)

I don't want half my RAM full of programs I use at most once a week. Even if I was a secretary, I wouldn't need Open Office in RAM all the time. And I'm still drawing blanks what-the-heck-a-profession would use the Real or Quicktime _viewer_ hundreds of times per day, so 1 second loading time makes a difference. Porn site reviewer maybe?

It's getting to the point where you can get your machine just as stuffed without even needing spyware. All those programs "helpfully" preloading themselves can already put a low end machine into swapping.

And what really bothers me is that it's invariably a way to hide crap programming.

It used to be at some point that code quality mattered. True, sometimes you had to end up with a larger program for extra speed (e.g., unrolling loops or special cases as separate functions) or for extra functionality. But not with stuff like loading 100 MB of Java VM, and several seconds of just pure initializing that, just because that's the buzzword of the day. And in any case, if your program took too painfully long to even load, it used to be _your_ problem, not the user's.

Now we just preload it and act like, w00t, our bloat loads instantly. We're so l33t. Too bad the user's machine now swaps, but now it's suddenly the user's problem, not ours. We can just call the user an idiot and move on.

Re:Another format please? (1)

airjrdn (681898) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609900)

Quicktime alternative (search for it) as well as Real Alternative for those of us who hate that player too.

Re:Another format please? (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12609905)

Don't bother, the video is so not worth your 5 minutes.

Re:Another format please? (2, Insightful)

saskboy (600063) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609925)

I use the free Quicktime Alternative that comes with Media Player Classic. It played the video clip fine, but it doesn't play QT 6.5 plugin videos on websites which I find is the only drawback.

Re:Another format please? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12610021)

xine played it just fine for me.

Star Wars Freaks... (4, Funny)

creimer (824291) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609839)

When can't get enough of them in the movie, just check out the lines to the restrooms. Otherwise, Vader might be your... uncle!

first post (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12609840)

first post

I don't get it.. (5, Funny)

robpoe (578975) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609842)

Movie Tickets - $10.00
Stale Popcorn / Watery Drink - $25.00
Custom Sith costume - $175
Lightsaber Replica (that you REALLY REALLY wished it worked) $75

Getting made fun of on Slashdot because you're a LAMER standing in line IN COSTUME for a movie ..

PRICELESS..

Re:I don't get it.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12609862)

you forgot the sticky floor, scratty film, crackling sound and urion smell

Re:I don't get it.. (1)

austad (22163) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609883)

Getting made fun of on Slashdot because you're a LAMER standing in line IN COSTUME for a movie .

I would think most slashdotters would make fun of the guy OUT of costume.

Re:I don't get it.. (2, Funny)

aussie_a (778472) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609950)

They were going to see Star Wars!

Not Star Whores.

Re:I don't get it.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12609884)

<Sean Connery's voice>Ohhhh! But I think you do get it... I think you do in deed.... BUCK FUTR!
</Sean Connery's voice>

A Friend my ASS (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12609845)

A friend of mine
What kind of blockhead friend submits a story that makes the front page of Slashdot with a link to his "friends" home video on his limited quota web host. Nice one.

Re:A Friend my ASS (1)

creimer (824291) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609848)

A Sith Lord wannabe...

Re:A Friend my ASS (1)

proudtobeageek (872260) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609873)

The kind of friend who also provides a mirror host to the file. ~The Hamster

Re:A Friend my ASS (1)

fat man with a monke (869132) | more than 9 years ago | (#12610018)

... story that makes the front page of Slashdot ...

Why do people say a story made the front page of slashdot -- it's not like many stories make the back page of slashdot. You know, at least not until they're really fucking old.

Re:A Friend my ASS (3, Informative)

wo1verin3 (473094) | more than 9 years ago | (#12610089)

>> Why do people say a story made the front page of slashdot

Actually a number of stories are posted in areas other then the front page. Look on the left side of the screen under 'Sections'. Each of those sections contains articles, many of which never reached the main slashdot.org page...

Re:A Friend my ASS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12610091)

Each sub-section of Slashdot has a lot of stories which don't show up unless you navigate to those sections. Click on the "BSD" or "Games" section or something and you will see what I mean.

The "Front Page" is the main page you see when you navigate to http://slashdot.org./ [slashdot.org.]

OH MY GOD (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12609849)

please cmdrtaco, stop raping me

N E R D S I N C O S T U M E S (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12609850)

Kill yourself now.

What a good story....for me to POOP on! (1, Redundant)

onthefenceman (640213) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609851)

Reminds me of Triumph the insult comic dog's attack [blueyonder.co.uk] on Star Wars fans waiting for Episode II...

(OT) Re:What a good story....for me to POOP on! (1, Funny)

FlyByPC (841016) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609866)

So, to email you we need to deGauss your signature? Cool!

Re:What a good story....for me to POOP on! (1)

moranar (632206) | more than 9 years ago | (#12610053)

"Oh my god, you look like some kind of super nerd. Looks like you were built in a laboratory out of parts from lesser nerds"

slow news day? (-1, Flamebait)

Gribflex (177733) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609853)

wow.

George Lucas the evil one ??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12609854)

You see the problem is George Lucas is inherantly evil, notice the striking similarilty between George Lucas and Sien Fienn's Gerry Adams:

Gerry Adams [wikimedia.org]

George Lucas [unipi.it]

Bottom of the Barrel (5, Funny)

ScaryMonkey (886119) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609856)

Man, you know you're truly hopeless when you are being mocked as a pathetic geek... *on Slashdot*

Re:Bottom of the Barrel (2, Insightful)

FlyByPC (841016) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609876)

Amen, brother! If posting a "MOD PARENT UP" post weren't just as un-hip as standing in line in a Wookiee costume...

Re:Bottom of the Barrel (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12610024)

Amen, brother! If posting a "MOD PARENT UP" post weren't just as un-hip as standing in line in a Wookiee costume... lol MOD PARENT UP!!1!

Re:Bottom of the Barrel (1)

Short Circuit (52384) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609890)

In stories, sure. But when was the last time you didn't see a comment ridiculing Slashdotters as virgins in their parents' basement?

The last time your cable connection cut out? Thought so...

First Post?? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12609857)

Hmmm....

There've been worse... (3, Funny)

MonoNexo (843458) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609858)

Well, now that I know that I can post videos to my Xanga and get it published on Slashdot, I'm going to post my vids of the Gigli premier.

Direct download link (5, Informative)

ral315 (741081) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609861)

Hopefully won't be slashdotted... http://coyote.ycp.edu/~hwhitney/Ep3-TheLinePeople. mov [ycp.edu]

Re:Direct download link (1)

Mad Merlin (837387) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609931)

Yes, because I'm sure that posting a direct link the the movie will help relieve the slashdotting...

Re:Direct download link (2, Informative)

ral315 (741081) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609941)

No, but posting the link to an .edu mirror is one hell of a lot better than people using the direct link on his personal web server.

Conan O'Brien (0, Redundant)

exeme (831902) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609864)

Reminds me of the short film done on Late Night with Conan O'Brien featuring the dog with the cigar. He spends all day taking the piss out of a line of Star Wars fans dressed up waiting in line to see one of the earlier Star Wars flicks.

I was disappointed (1)

Raul654 (453029) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609865)

My friends and I were at the 12:05 AM showing. We saw 0 people dressed up for it. Talk about disappointed! What's the point of going to see starwars at 12:05 AM is you don't get to see/make fun of people dressed as imperial stormtroopers?

Re:I was disappointed (1)

pHatidic (163975) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609978)

I dressed up as Vader when I went to see LOTR, but sadly I didn't have a LOTR custume to wear to star wars. Of course this silliness is inspired by the original triumph the dog sketch.

Re:I was disappointed (1)

ImaLamer (260199) | more than 9 years ago | (#12610049)

I had the same problem, but I think it was because I went so far into Kentucky... where dressing up as anything is looked at as "queer"

On his website already: (5, Funny)

saskboy (600063) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609877)

"P.S.S. to all Slashdot visitors: The Hamster has kindly provided ANOTHER DOWNLOAD LINK. Please don't kill my server... But thanks for the visit!"

HAHAHAHAH, begging for mercy is not a thing a respectable Jedi Knight would do.

Slashdotters charge up their Death Star of DoS Doom...

Re:On his website already: (2, Funny)

mrchaotica (681592) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609984)

Slashdotters charge up their Death Star of DoS Doom...
Not to be confused with the DOS Star of Doom, which is (TM) Microsoft...

It's sad, in a way (1, Interesting)

Dancin_Santa (265275) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609879)

I know it's probably a bad thing to look down on some of these people and quite a bit hypocritical seeing as I'm posting on a site billed as "News for Nerds", but I feel really bad for some of these people. Not all of them, mind you, but there are a handful of people who seem so far removed from reality and that actually fit into the "35-year old unbathed computer nerd living in parents' basement" stereotype that it makes one wonder where we as a society have let these people down.

Do I have better things to do than criticize Star Wars/Star Trek/LOTR fans? Yes, of course. And that's what I think sets me apart from these (for lack of a better term) "losers".

But their "loser"-status can't be all their fault. At some point, we as a society have turned them into these monsters by shunning them, excluding them, or mocking them for their odd and sometimes strange behavior. Perhaps it's some mild autism that they suffer from, or maybe some other neural disease that makes them "different" from most of us (and I use the word loosely) "normals".

A quarter of a century ago many people lined up to see Star Wars. The theaters were sold out. But they were sold out to relatively normal people. This week's Star Wars opening was sold out to a group of weirdoes who have lost touch with reality.

But perhaps it is us, the rest of the world, who has lost touch with them. And that is the real shame, I think.

Re:It's sad, in a way (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12609891)

imagine dozens of ewok-furries yiffing in furpiles

Re:It's sad, in a way (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12609912)

perhaps society has failed you instead, for making you believe someone is a monster because they eccentricly dress up as a character in a movie every few years and have a bit of fun.

Re:It's sad, in a way (1, Redundant)

binaryspiral (784263) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609920)

Not all of them, mind you, but there are a handful of people who seem so far removed from reality and that actually fit into the "35-year old unbathed computer nerd living in parents' basement" stereotype that it makes one wonder where we as a society have let these people down.

Don't blame society because someone's parents didn't kick the lazy kid out on his arse to find his own way around this world.

"Son, you have a car, a nice computer, and a cell phone. You need a place to keep it all now."

Re:It's sad, in a way (1)

binaryspiral (784263) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609937)

Does anyone have a < / i > I can borrow?

Thanks.

Re:It's sad, in a way (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12609957)

You trying out for a Dr. Phil show?

But seriously, there is a problem. Over 40% of males end up living with their parents into their twenties these days.

Re:It's sad, in a way (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12609968)

Could be a sign of things to come. As real estate becomes unattainable and rents unmanageable we might become more like the rest of the world where extended families share an ancestoral home for generations.

Re:It's sad, in a way (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12610061)

Jon Katz, did you get a new user name?

Re:It's sad, in a way (4, Insightful)

Lisandro (799651) | more than 9 years ago | (#12610083)

But their "loser"-status can't be all their fault. At some point, we as a society have turned them into these monsters by shunning them, excluding them, or mocking them for their odd and sometimes strange behavior. Perhaps it's some mild autism that they suffer from, or maybe some other neural disease that makes them "different" from most of us (and I use the word loosely) "normals".

Come on, isn't that a *tad* too much? Their behaviour is strange to you; they are happy, they have fun and they don't hurt anybody. Why bother? You said it yourself, you have better things to do with your spare time than critizing movies. They don't, they like it. Tastes vary.

Oh, and it's not a disease; these people are not sick. They just engage in activities most people find odd.

To be blunt (1)

fullcircleflight (883189) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609880)

I thought the dialogue in Episode 3 was extremely poor. Until I saw those interviews. "News" shouldn't be this cringe-worthy.

I'm starting filming... (1)

hoka (880785) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609881)

of all the people who are currently waiting in line to watch the movie. I will attempt to interview all 900,000 geeks who are currently destroying the edu link that was provided. Included commentary will have at least 20 "It's a trap" jokes, 12 "In Soviet Russia, line waits you", and 294,812 "all your bandwidth are belong to us" cracks.

That was so (1)

DrewCapu (132301) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609894)

not worth a /. article
not worth a download

Can I get those 10 minutes back?

and WTF with the please type the text shown in this image BS? :P

Coralized version of the URL (2, Insightful)

Hesperus (16733) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609896)

Hey, slashdot editors. Consider updating the story with the coralized version of the URL:
http://redirect.nyud.net:8090/?url=http://www.ryan mast.com/tangentideaproductions/Ep3-TheLinePeople. mov [nyud.net]

Just a thought. I'm surprised you guys don't just do this automatically by now.

SUVs are bad for lines... (1, Interesting)

creimer (824291) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609903)

A friend and I were standing in line that wrapped around to the back side of a dome-style theater and some jerk forced the line to move up against the wall because he wanted to drive his SUV on through. I know this is California but driving a SUV doesn't give you the right to drive through a Star Wars line! Too bad no one had any working light sabers...

Re:SUVs are bad for lines... (1)

I WILL KICK YOUR ASS (263791) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609938)

I know this has been said before, but if I ever meet you, I WILL KICK YOUR ASS!!

Re:SUVs are bad for lines... (1)

creimer (824291) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609956)

It's not nice to be insulting a Sith Lord. Bad things will happen to you. Now go home and play with your naked Wookie doll.

Re:SUVs are bad for lines... (1)

I WILL KICK YOUR ASS (263791) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609975)

Which one of these buttons calls your mother to come pick you up?

Re:SUVs are bad for lines... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12609976)

You should be flattered, you are the first person in almost 10 months whose ass he wants to kick.

Re:SUVs are bad for lines... (1)

creimer (824291) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609990)

I was wondering about that... Maybe he was the SUV owner?!

The Torrent is here (5, Informative)

saskboy (600063) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609907)

Just made it
http://mininova.org/get/45884/Ep3-TheLinePeople.mo v.torrent [mininova.org]

Enjoy, although it's not very good in my opinion.

Re:The Torrent is here (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12609932)

Please note that it will probably be a few minutes for the tracker to start allowing connections, and since I'm the only seeder right now, it will initially be a bit slower than super-fast.

Costumed lineups (5, Funny)

sssmashy (612587) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609913)

Q: What's the difference between a line of costumed Star Wars fans entering the premiere of EpIII and a line of costumed cardinals entering the conclave to pick the new pope?

A: The Star Wars line has a higher concentration of virgins.

Re:Costumed lineups (1)

creimer (824291) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609939)

The Star Wars line has a higher concentration of virgins.

I wonder why Uncle Vader was hanging out in the restrooms. :P

Re:Costumed lineups (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12609964)

So are you insulting the Star Wars fans or the cardinals?

Re:Costumed lineups (1)

saskboy (600063) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609985)

Isn't that the beauty of that joke though, it zings both groups?

I'm a vigin Star Wars fan, but I wasn't a [line-stander] and I laughed my butt off over it. One thing that sets the line-losers apart from those who would laugh at their fanaticism, is the ability to see the ridiculous for what it is: funny.

Re:Costumed lineups (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12610015)

The scary thing is the non virgins in the Star Wars lines are Catholic boys.

poop (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12609921)

I poop on you

What a shitty movie... (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12609942)

Seriously this thing is utter crap. How does this end up on the front page?

Re:What a shitty movie... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12609955)

What a shitty movie... (Score:0)
by Anonymous Coward on Sunday May 22, @10:27PM (#12609942)
Seriously this thing is utter crap. How does this end up on the front page?


s/front page/movie screen/;

Sums up just about every SW flick after Empire.

Quicktime sucks (0, Flamebait)

Sonar (70854) | more than 9 years ago | (#12609999)

This is just getting rediculous. When will people stop using such a shitty codec. I stopped the download as soon as I seen it was in Quicktime. I refuse to watch that peice of junk

Re:Quicktime sucks (1)

Ziviyr (95582) | more than 9 years ago | (#12610075)

WMV isn't that much better... And lets just forget RM.

Really, welcome to the wasteland.

Geeeeeks ! (2, Interesting)

bushboy (112290) | more than 9 years ago | (#12610006)

Oh my God, that was so lame, it scared me.

And now I feel really old - I saw the first bloody movie when I was the age of some of those kids there.

We also queued up outside the cinema, about 5 of us, in Bangor, England.

Nobody had a movie camera. Nobody was dressed up. It was raining.

The movie was brilliant.

Image "captchas" are an accessibility nightmare (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12610009)

As (a friend of) a fellow who is legally blind, I find it disgusting that Slashdot has implemented a required "type the text shown in this image" to post.

I use a screen reader, HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO USE THIS?

Re:Image "captchas" are an accessibility nightmare (1)

Infinityis (807294) | more than 9 years ago | (#12610054)

Well, you can befriend the Emperor and he will provide you with a nice shiny outfit that will not only help you regain your vision, but also provide you with prosthetics as necessary.

Or you could just search your feelings and use the force. You know it to be true...

torrent (1)

xbmodder (805757) | more than 9 years ago | (#12610016)

if his server dies i got another torrent at: http://xbmodder.us/ep3.mov.torrent [xbmodder.us] Lets see how long? last time my server took 5 minutes or so to go down. I've tripled the capicity. Now what?

I had a costume (1)

G3ckoG33k (647276) | more than 9 years ago | (#12610020)

I had a costume; I wore a black suit when I saw S.W.E.III.

In other news... (5, Funny)

null etc. (524767) | more than 9 years ago | (#12610035)

I didn't get to watch the video, because I'm at work, but instead let me respond to an article I read on MSNBC regarding how Star Wars Episode 3 set box office records.

"Revenge of the Sith" rang in a whopping $50 million on its opening Thursday, a single-day record boosted by eagerly anticipated midnight showings, and its total receipts since then beat the four-day $134.3 million opening of 2003's "The Matrix Reloaded." The George Lucas film has also grossed $144.7 million overseas for a total of $303 million worldwide.

"The reaction to the movie is absolutely spectacular," said Bruce Snyder, president of domestic distribution at Twentieth Century Fox.

Yeah, no shit??
Theater owners, studios and marketing partners were pleased to see "Star Wars" jump-start the summer movie season.
Theater owners were also pleased to see their retirement goals reach completion over the course of just 4 days. Popcorn manufacturers were also unable to prevent themselves from getting multiple orgasms by just thinking about it.
"It's a very strong start to what will hopefully be a very strong summer," said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box office tracker Exhibitor Relations.
In other words, this movie will make up for the flood of absolutely crap films we'll be subjected to during the summer.
The Adam Sandler-Chris Rock remake of "The Longest Yard" and the animated zoo tale "Madagascar" open in wide release during Memorial Day weekend, traditionally one of the busiest movie viewing times of the year.
The three-day Memorial Day weekend is traditionally the best time to be subjected to the harbinger crap of the summer.
But "Star Wars" - which has sold an average of eight tickets per second online at Fandango.com - could remain at the top of the box office despite the competition.
Suspected to boost Star Wars online sales was the direct link to Fandango.com from popular nerd site, Slashdot.org, which has posted 749 stories regarding Star Wars Episode 3 during the past two weeks.
"I think we have a shot to be No. 1 next week even with two giant pictures coming out," Snyder said.
"Any by giant, I mean absolutely craptacular!" Snyder was thought to have been overheard saying.
The third and final installment in the "Star Wars" prequel trilogy chronicles the transformation of the heroic Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker into the villainous Darth Vader.
Although, it's hard to determine when Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker was really a hero, as opposed to being just a really big whiner.
Studio exit surveys showed the audience - usually dominated by men for sci-fi films - was 58 percent male and 42 percent female, with nearly half the viewers under age 25, Snyder said.
In other news, this is thought to be the first event in which the number of male geeks had exposure to live women in a ratio of 6 to 4.
"Revenge of the Sith" is the first "Star Wars" film to earn a PG-13 rating.
When asked why it wasn't rated PG, Jar Jar Binks stated, "Meesa couldsa made eeiiit PG, if meesa couldsa talked more!"

Re:In other news... (2, Interesting)

bennomatic (691188) | more than 9 years ago | (#12610070)

Totally hilarious post!

WRT the movie take, I can't believe how many news stories I've seen about the evils of piracy (omigawd, there's already copies on the net!) followed or preceeded almost immediately by stories about how much money this movie has taken in.

No matter how much protection is put in place, people who want to see the movie for free will see it for free. People who believe in paying for what they get will continue to pay for what they get. And as long as the quality of a movie is good enough, the ratio of payors to non-payors will remain good enough that there will be no reason to cry for the producers, who will inevitably be sleeping on beds stuffed with money.

I'm not totally against DRM, but when it's totally invasive (if the fingerprint stuff takes off, I'm switching to shadow-puppets for entertainment!), it's worthless. And when our lawmakers are wasting time on protecting the wealth of billionaires instead of educating our children and providing for the health care of the masses, I wonder where we all went wrong.

OK, I'll get off my soapbox now.

oblig. (5, Funny)

kertong (179136) | more than 9 years ago | (#12610063)

now which one of these buttons calls your parents to come pick you up?

Triumph video (1)

pablodiazgutierrez (756813) | more than 9 years ago | (#12610087)

I can't avoid remembering the good laughs I had when Episode II came out and Triumph the insulting dog did this video [albinoblacksheep.com] .
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