This photo is purported to be a full page ad from a 1974 copy of Vogue magazine, and we don't think we're alone in being struck by something naggingly familiar about it. Oh, yeah -- it's an ad for a new kind of fabric that is also totally the iconic opening passage of Star Wars, produced a full 3 years before the prologue to the film scrolled down theater screens and into our hearts. Keep reading for the full picture, which gets even weirder.
A redditor claiming to be an employee of the hostel 790 On George in Australia says he or she was "told to make an ad with no money." With a budget like that, it is no surprise that the video's amazing special effects (the explosions, oh, the explosions) steal the show. Really though, for an advertisement with no budget, this hostel is certainly going to get a lot of free publicity, just for the fact that the ad is so delightfully horrible. Thumbs up for the brilliant marketing mastermind at 790 On George. (via Reddit)
This promotional art for the new Star Wars line of Adidas shoes has, I believe, crossed the final threshold for Star Wars related ephemera. There is nothing left to do to the franchise. These smiling, terrifying, gladfaced baby-things created by Dorothy Tang can never be topped in terms of the uncomfortable delight they bring. We have finally arrived at the Star Wars franchise-aping singularity.