The ‘Star Wars Kid’ and the Dark Side of the Internet

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Several years ago, it was impossible to venture onto the Web without coming across footage of an ungainly lad doing his awkward best to reenact a Star Wars lightsaber battle. The "Star Wars Kid" -- as this clip became known -- was one of the Web's first truly viral videos and an incredibly popular meme. The video amassed tens of millions of views and inspired countless parodies and homages, including a particularly famous one by Stephen Colbert for his 2006 "Green Screen … [Read more...]


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