So tonight I went to see The Dark Knight, which was awesome BTW...
I get a text message from my best friend: "You're internet famous."
In the late summer of 2002, at the height of the Star Wars Kid mania, I spent three afternoons hacking together a short animated adaptation of the video. Sadly, when I submitted it to the popular sites devoted to the Star Wars Kid, they were all being hassled by the kid's lawyers and my video never made it. It bounced around the university network for a few months and my friends thought it was funny. The end. Or so I thought.
Tonight my friend is surfing youtube, he finds my video. And it's nearing 1.5 MILLION hits. I just spent over an hour reading comments, it's quite humbling how many people called my work "shit" or "gay". Although there's quite a few comments such as "whoever made this is a GOD.", which are equally stunning.
1.5 million people. holy shit, that's a lot of people.
"here's a link to the video":