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Oh Hi Mark Hamill

By Shamus
on Tuesday Dec 12, 2017
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I was planning to start my end-of-2017 series today, but it needs another editing pass. I’m dealing with a bout of conjunctivitis. If you’ve never heard of it, then you may know it by the more formal medical term “Icky eye”. I’m not up for that much staring at the screen. So in order to appease your voracious appetite for content, here’s this random thing from the internet that made me really happy:

Link (YouTube)

The footballs to the head. Gets me every time.

Comments (28)

  1. Sarfa says:

    From the expression on his face, I’m getting the distinct impression that Mark Hamill only moved to that island to get away from Tommy Wiseau.

  2. Nimrandir says:

    Sorry to hear about your illness.

    Fun story: I woke up the morning of my first computer science final with conjunctivitis and a double ear infection. Good times.

  3. Daemian Lucifer says:

    Haha what a funny story Shamus.

    Good luck with your eyes.Hope you caught the short version,not one of those “treated for years,but never fully goes away” ones.

    • Orillion says:

      Anyway, how is your sexlife?

    • Oh, those suck! I had (kinda) that during my first three years of high school, with styes (or stys depending on preferred spelling) either in one or both eyes constantly. Not quite as bad as icky eye, but not fun.

      Btw, Shamus, check your environment! The last time I had the icky eye (and my first and only (thus far) sinus infection), we had sewage in the basement and didn’t know about it. Hopefully, that’s not it!

      Anyway, remember hot compresses help with the ick (and unsticking eyes), and feel better soon!

  4. Mike Alexander says:

    Thank you!

  5. Kathryn says:

    Ugh! I hope it’s bacterial (otherwise known as pinkeye), because then you will be feeling better within a day or so of starting the eye drops. Viral, on the other hand…I got viral conjunctivitis a few years ago, and it was AWFUL. I told people that imo it was acceptable to shoot anyone you saw with viral conjunctivitis, both in self-defense and as a mercy to them.

    (No one got it from me, though, thanks to a relentless hand-washing and Cloroxing regimen.)

    • Echo Tango says:

      If people would consistently was htheir hands (or stop shaking them with each other) we’d have a lot less germs spread around. :S

    • Sean says:

      Try viral conjunctivitis and strep throat. Horrible combination. I literally wanted to die.

      • Kathryn says:

        OMG. Yes, I couldn’t believe how much my face and neck hurt from an eye infection. Strep on top of that would have been AWFUL. Glad you made it through!

        • methermeneus says:

          I had a horrible thought: we all know (theoretically, anyway) how bad Shamus’ allergies can get. A few years back, I got allergic conjunctivitis. It just kinda started one spring, stayed for a few years, and now it only shows up one or two days a year, on the really bad hey fever days. I survived, sorta, by constantly washing my face, but it was still basically debilitating until a doctor figured out what was going on and prescribed Patanol (antihistamine eye drops) for me. (Still grateful to her for that. And annoyed at the one before her who took one look at me and prescribed antibiotics.)

  6. Dreadjaws says:

    Ah, PistolShrimps. These guys have amazing video editing skills. And I love how they insert Hamill’s Joker laugh in the video.

  7. Ravens Cry says:

    One thing I found amusing was just how well Tommy and Hayden’s bad acting ‘meshed’.

  8. Sicod says:

    Rian’ Johnson’s movie has heart….but football to the face has a football to the face.

    Shameless paraphrase of Homer Simpson:
    Barneys film had heart but football in the groin had a football in the groin

    The comedy is gold.

  9. Sicod says:

    I just rewatched it and I think football to the face is possibly matched by the Vader/Tommie/Leia/Lando/C3P0/Chewie/BobbaFett scene.

  10. DwarfWarden says:

    Indeed, the Citizen Kane of the 21st century. Tommy Wiseau’s acting makes Patrick Stewart look like Pee-Wee Herman.

  11. Paul Spooner says:

    Sorry to hear about your eye trubs. I don’t suppose your crowd-sourced income includes crowd-sourced medical coverage?

    Tommy Wiseau seems like a real jerk… (looks up on internet)… suspicions confirmed!

  12. AndrewCC says:

    Great, for me the best part was Boba Fett trying to shoot Tommy during his speech.

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