'Star Wars Kid' Becomes Internet Star

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  1. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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  2. iJon macrumors 604

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    i dont feel sorry for him. he made 4 grand from it and spent it all. what happened to him isnt that bad. he was being funny, and got paid for it.

    iJon
     
  3. G4scott macrumors 68020

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    The kid was stupid, the kids who posted it were mean (although I don't think they meant for it to get as big as this), and the kid's parents are dumbasses. Their son was dumb enough to do that, and what's happened has happened. Suing others won't help anything...
     
  4. ibjoshua macrumors 6502a

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    I feel really sorry for this kid. He didn't ask for this and feels unjustly humiliated.

    This might sound crazy but some people don't want fame. I for one appreciate my (relative) anonymity.

    i_b_joshua
     
  5. tazo macrumors 68040

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    When and how did he make 4000? working from home for one week? ;) :D
     
  6. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    I think a fan club gave it to him.


    I'm serious, they got a Big PayPal Account and people acually donated money...

    :eek:
     
  7. tazo macrumors 68040

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    /me is going to make a star trek movie.... :D
     
  8. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    I'll make a movie, too. Dude, he got an iPod and $4,000 for it! I should just make a website and the only thing on it will be a paypal donation thing...heh...pay me!
     
  9. VirtualInsanity macrumors newbie

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    Who would film themselves doing something hugely embarassing and then leave the video in a place accesible to the public?

    This is called stupidity. In the real world, people like this get weeded out to make way for more sucessful humans.:rolleyes:
     
  10. iGav macrumors G3

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    but then what kind of scum-bag then goes to the trouble of uploading the thing to the internet??

    Just a thought...

    I'd sue em', then get Mad Frank from Bethnal Green to have a polite word with them... they wouldn't do it again... actually they wouldn't do anything again... heh-heh-heh!
     
  11. mim macrumors 6502

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    Or just send them to Bethnal Green <shudder>. There truely are fates worse than death.
     
  12. OutThere macrumors 603

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    It was a surprisingly good show, however poorly encoded by the people who put it online...
     
  13. Squire macrumors 68000

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    The last paragraph of the article sums it all up.

    Squire
     
  14. tazo macrumors 68040

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    What if the starwars kid is faking the whole pseudo-psychological injury?
     
  15. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    I hate to say it...

    But if the iPod had video capabilities, then Ghyslian's (Star Wars Kid's) could use the new iPod he was given as a gift for the proper purposes:

    To watch the masterpiece he wrote, directed, and starred in,

    "Star Wars: A New Dope"

    No, I'm kidding...Poor kid, but I don't think he's being humiliated as much as worshipped at this point.
     
  16. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    err...sorry for the double post, but I just thought of this.

    Powerbook G5: Nobody will sympathize for you if you are the one who uploads the video. How about, you make it, I "accidentally find it," upload it & humiliate you, you pretend to suffer psychological damage and sue me, and we split the cash. I'll even let you keep the iPod. :D
     
  17. iGav macrumors G3

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    :p :p :p I know, they just don't teach kids properly now days about dv compression... :eek: :p :p

    E- poor effort.... heh-heh!!
     
  18. iGav macrumors G3

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    Tottenham mate, in an Arsenal shirt... I'd get Mad Frank to drop em' there afterwards... they can walk home! heh-heh! :D
     
  19. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Its a very sad story. Just shows the true power of the internet! :(
     
  20. idea_hamster macrumors 65816

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    Andy Wharhol said that...

    ...on average we'd all be famous for fifteen minutes.

    He never said that we'd get to pick and choose where, when or for what.
     
  21. yarowe macrumors newbie

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    Looks like a lot of people have already tried this, Powerbook G5.

    Pretty successfully, too:
    http://send-my-daughter-to-college.com/index.html (Made $300!)
    http://www.ianbacks.com/progress.html (Made $20.00)
    http://www.buymeanewhouse.com/theoperation.html (Made $52.15)
    http://www.helpmebuyaguitar.com/ (Made $65.00)

    Of course, you would need the story to go along with it. ;)
     
  22. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    Dear Fellow MacRumors members,

    Hi. Thanks for the fun, the laughs, the information. Many of you do not know that I have a large bed pan lodged in my left lung. It happened when I was in the hospital having a metal spork removed from my abdomen. A crazed nurse was frustrated with having to care for my feeble, struggling-to-recover body, and inflicted me with this horrible damage.

    I have lived my life in ridicule. "There goes the bed pan boy!" The people shout...I have learned to live with the pain. No, not the pain of having a bed pan interfere with my respiration, but rather the pain of feeling alone and desperate.

    Of course, the medical bills have been incredible and have put a great strain on my family...

    And to think, we could have sued the hospital for malpractice, but we couldn't afford a lawyer.

    But I know that of all the things in the world, my sister Holly, who had two limbs replaced with those of sloths (after they were devoured by angry wolves), would like a Power Macintosh G5 Dual 2.0 GHz with 4.0 GB of PC3200 RAM, Radeon 9800 Pro, and Bluetooth.

    I have suffered a lot in my life, but my sister has suffered more. She has had to endure horrible injuries from wild beasts, and even more ridicule than I. Do you know much it hurts me to see my sister called "Slothy Holly." How could she ever fulfill her life's dream of being a prostitute with her animal appendages? She can't. So, please, at least help me get her a G5, so she can host an adult web site from it.

    Yours truly,
    Bed Pan in Befesta
     

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