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Star Wars + ’70s Japan + Sea Chicken – All Semblance of Sanity = This

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There is nothing Star Wars-related that is more mind-shatteringly awful and soul-torturingly insane as the Star Wars Holiday Special. It is not so bad it’s good; it’s so bad that you almost wish Star Wars had never been made. I remind you of these facts because this video is a close second to the horrors of the SWHS.

It’s a Japanese commercial from 1978, back when Japan gave exactly zero shit about international copyright laws. It’s for Hagoromo Foods’ “sea chicken,” which is canned tuna. It is 30 seconds of some of the most absolutely fucking terrifying shit I’ve ever seen. If the song and the horrifying voices don’t break you, the Chewbacca jump will. I swear to god I am never eating tuna again. (Via CNNGo)

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.