The original Star Trek crew visits Earth during COVID-19

"He's dead, Jim."

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"I am not throwing away this mask," Hamilton parody song

This "Hamilton" parody song justifiably asks, "Can we maybe just all agree to wear a tiny flipping mask?!"

I am not throwing away this mask. I am not throwing away this mask. This really should be bipartisan. Come on now, how hard is it? I am not throwing away this mask.

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Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones recut as a buddy cop film

From Imperator Cuts, The Nice Guys meets Star Wars: Attack of the Clones. No surprise, but I bet I'd prefer this to the original. Read the rest

Watch this ridiculous and wonderful low-budget remake of Alien, by the Cardboard Movie Co.

It's been five years since the recycling auteurs at Cardboard Movie Co. released "Jurassic Park: Low-budget Remake." Now they are back with the xenomorphtastic "Alien: Low-budget Remake."

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MasterClass: Your dad teaches loading the dishwasher

Learn from the world's best.

Written and directed by Kathleen Cameron; starring Jim Cameron; original music by Bensound.com.

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Star Wars meets Top Gun

"Revvin' up your engine, listen to her howlin' roar. Metal under tension, beggin' you to touch and go."

Next up, a deepfake with Tom Cruise as Luke Skywalker?

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Celebrate the 40th anniversary of "Friday the 13th" with this parody of "Stacy's Mom"

The Boston-based metalcore band Ice Nine Kills has always had a penchant for horror-themed songwriting, including a recent single about It. But their latest recording takes a power-pop approach to the topic of bloody murder, somewhat-honoring the late Adam Schlesinger with "Jason's Mom" — all recorded remotely in quarantine, of course, which perhaps an implied redundancy at this point.

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More fun Trump-era parodies with "Ghost Donald in the Sky" and bonus tracks

In a fitting follow-up to Carla's post of "The Liar Tweets Tonight," I bring you the spooky parodic vision of "Ghost Donald in the Sky." The track is part of the Parody Project and was written and performed by Freedom Toast. The vocalist is an old and dear friend of mine, the immensely-talented jazz composer and multi-instrumentalist, Rick Harris.

Bonus Tracks:

Laurie Fox sent me this link to her friend Tom O'Connor's "Talkin' Trump Blues." The song was recorded live at the Tuba Czar show with Mark Beltzan on tuba and a surprise guest, Laurence Juber, on guitar (he of Wings and the Paul McCartney Band).

And, last but not least, is a pretty spot-on Nitzer Ebb parody.

Stay Inside Your Home (Nitzer Ebb parody) by Not-So Ebb

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What if the Mighty Mighty Bosstones changed genre every 15 seconds

I've never had to knock on wood, but after watching this, it makes me wonder if I could. Read the rest

Listen to Weird Al Yankovic's unreleased parody of The Who

Here's Weird Al's highlarious "Won't Eat Prunes Again," a parody of The Who's "Wont Get Fooled Again."

According to the "Unreleased 'Weird Al' Yankovic recordings" page, it was "written circa May, 1980; recorded in San Luis Obispo early July, 1980; also features Joel Miller (bongos), Joe Earley (jews harp); first aired on KMET July 13, 1980." Read the rest

"Everybody Must Stay Home," a memetastic music video with apologies to Bob Dylan

The fun "Everybody Must Stay Home" music video is a greatest hits of COVID-19 memes for a song not-by-Bob Dylan.

"We will get through [this] if we keep our sanity as well as our sense of humor," write the creators. "The only thing more contagious than Covid-19, as it turns out, is creativity. " Read the rest

Here is the real (fake) story of Kiss's "Beth"

"Beth" is Kiss's biggest hit ever and, interestingly, was co-written and sung by the band's drummer Peter Criss. It's arguably one of the most iconic power ballads of the 1970s. (Full song below.) But what was the song really about? Director Brian Billow shows that there's always two sides to every story. And if there isn't, you can just make one up. "Beth" the film stars Lilli Birdsell as Beth and Steven Olson as Peter.

(via Dangerous Minds)

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Trailer for season 2 of "The Mandalorian."

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"Friday I'm In Love" but it's Tuesday because it's always fucking Tuesday right now

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I did a Weird Al of Friday I’m in Love because I get sad every Tuesday // #alainalynnemusic #thecure

A post shared by ALAINA LYNNE // (@thealainalynne) on Apr 7, 2020 at 5:53pm PDT

My friend Alaina Lynne is a singer-songwriter and a visual artist. She posted this on Instagram the other day and it just … really spoke to my quarantine experience, ya know?

Image: Bixentro/Flickr (CC 2.0)

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Artist reimagines classic horror films as vintage Disney children's books

Swedish artist Daniel Björk is the mad mind behind these wonderfully evil visions of classic horror films reimagined as Disney's Wonderful World of Reading vintage children's books. My wish upon a star is that they were real! See more at Björk's Instagram.

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"Hello (from the Inside)," a funny Adele parody about the struggles of being socially isolated

My pal Tracy shared this Adele parody song by YouTuber Chris Mann on Tuesday, with the following setup:

IT. DOES. NOT. GET. BETTER. THAN. THIS.

I’ve been seeing a lot of great things via the internet, but I thought this one was particularly well done, and funny.

Seriously. Just put down whatever you are doing. Or not doing. Sit back. Watch the whole thing.

You’re welcome.

How's that for a recommendation?

(RED)

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Get pumped up with this brutal deathcore song about coronavirus

Vermicide Violence is one of several bands that essentially function as musical sub-genre standup routines for comedian Jarrod Alonge. Their newest "single" (for lack of a better word) is simultaneously a parody and love letter to deathcore that offers helpful advice for coronavirus and COVID-19.

Honestly, the lyrics are more intelligible than anything the President has said about the virus so far. Read the rest

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