Kung Fury is a 2015 Swedish martial arts comedy short film written, directed by, and starring David Sandberg. It pays homage to 1980s martial arts and police action films. The film was crowdfunded through Kickstarter from December 2013 to January 2014 with pledges reaching US$630,019, exceeding the original target goal of $200,000, but falling short of the feature film goal of $1 million. What started as an awesome trailer, got the funding to be a short length movie. It was selected to screen in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, losing to Rate Me from the UK. Forget Cannes, this movie wins Buzz Pirates Movie Trailer, Movie (short film) and Music Video of the Year. Its the most bad ass Internet thing we’ve seen in a long time. It’s also more enjoyable then most of the crap at your local theater this summer… and its free! Enough with the talk we give you… Kung Fury!
It started as a trailer…
It became a short film…
Which spawned a companion music video True Survivor by David Hasselhoff…
Check out Zangief Kid (a.k.a “Little Zangief”) who was being picked on by a smaller kid. The taller sixteen year old boy Casey Heynes, who in turn retaliates by a serious smackdown. Casey has been nicknamed Zangief by the Internet referring to the pro-wrestler character Zangief from the popular video game series Street Fighter. Its a combination of his size, red shirt and of course his take down that looks somewhat like Zangief’s Spinning Piledriver. This all went down in Australia… bitches are saying he should have gotten a teacher, but online he’s being looked at as a hero. Check it out, he’s pretty badass.
Who hasn’t seen the Antoine Dodson video at this point? Dodson is a former resident of the Huntsville, Alabama, Lincoln Park housing project, whose interview on the local news became an Internet meme and resulted in an auto-tuned song with The Gregory Brothers which has appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 list. Dodson’s interview was in response to an alleged house intrusion and alleged attempted rape of his sister. The seriousness of the alleged crime and news report gets crazy the second Antoine lets his inner diva let loose to the TV cameras.
When the Popeyes runs out of chicken in Rochester, NY… the citizens are far from happy. This news report is hysterical (and slightly racist). Check out the woman driving a $35,000 car yelling at the drive thru box with the automated message about being unable to feed her family due to Popeye’s running out of chicken. This is a bonafide gem.
Cheesy cable access commercials aren’t as prevalent as they once were in the 80’s and 90’s, but furniture stores seem to continue to carry the torch. Seems like every state has some sort of furniture commercial that has a guy screaming or singing directly at the camera. Most love to focus on offering lowest prices and credit, and lots of these guys loooooove themes. Let’s examine a few of the most choice furniture commercials.
Let’s start our journey with what seems to be the king of combining themes with bad puns in Indiana with Martin Fine Furniture. He’s dressed up as a cowboy, a teacher, a pirate (walk the plank for buying furniture from a competitor) and simply wearing a lot of hats. The best one is probably the following spaceman themed one:
How about Frankie and Johnnie’s which has the best coiffed salesman do a dance (about 32 seconds in) and then an offer of free fried chicken with purchase. Spend $1000 for a free ten piece. At the end they make the guy eat a piece and say “tastes like momma’s!” – ridiculous:
Check out Love Furniture Center with Iceman King Parson:
How about Red House furniture that promotes racial harmony among black and white people:
Then there’s the best… Montgomery Flea Market – it’s just like a Mini-Mall! This guy is a legit internet superstar, and has even appeared on Ellen. Check him out (especially his eyes):
Check out this woman going insane after missing her flight at Hong Kong International Airport. She’s an the newest viral hit and our most recent Internet All-Star. The middle-aged Chinese woman ran at a security guard at the departure gate, and then started yelling “AHHH-EEEE-AHHH,” like a cat being murdered. She had just missed her flight on Cathay Pacific to San Francisco and started screaming “I want to go, I want to go.” The security guard aptly told her to “stop being so emotional” – it didn’t work.
Beyonce’s Single Ladies video has greated quite a stir since it premiered. Its distinctive style has made the song even more popular with plenty of YouTube parodies to back it up. Saturday Night Live took notice with a highly regarded skit including Justin Timberlake and Beyonce herself.
So, what is the best Single Ladies inspired creation? I’m glad you asked… feast your eyes on this Buzz Pirate Internet Allstar…