Posts Tagged ‘Star Wars Holiday Special’

“A Great Artistic Endeavor”

Friday, December 18th, 2015

What’s a great artistic endeavor? Why that would be The Star Wars Holiday Special! Or at least the artistic challenge of same, in the eyes of one of the writers, namely the difficulty on writing for wookies to seal-honk inscrutably to each other for 20 minutes.

Also: Suspicions confirmed!

All right, so at this point, I’m going to quote The Onion’s A.V. Club, who wrote about the show — this is a quote — “I’m not convinced the special wasn’t ultimately written and directed by a sentient bag of cocaine.”

Is that what was going on with that scene?

Bruce Vilanch: Well, there was a lot of that. Absolutely, yeah. I mean, it was 1977! I think after 40 years, probably the statute of limitations has run out, as well as the cocaine.

Also this:

“I know it’s one of the worst television shows of all time. And I’ve written… Listen, I wrote “Wayne Newton at Sea World.” So I know whereof I speak.”

(More on The Star Wars Holiday Special.)

Worst. Webpage. Ever.

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Oh. My. God.

Someone saved Bello De Soto’s wesbite for posterity.

Who is Bello De Soto, you ask? Oh, nobody important, except for the fact that she designed the worst website in the history of the world. It’s like the The Star Wars Holiday special of web design; you can’t understand just how bad it is until you’ve experienced it.

I had a friend who tried to load this on Safari, and it crashed so hard he needed to reboot his iPhone. (Loading it in Firefox seems to create no harmful effects, other than aesthetically. Then again, I have enough memory to load the 503 MB of horror without problems.)

Here’s a big ass picture of that page, and here’s a video of someone from Web Pages That Suck loading the page.

The original website is no longer up, presumably because web designers carrying pitchforks and torches destroyed the evil laboratory in which it was created…