Archives For June 2013

A little over four years ago Former Fat Boys started filming an epic Power Rangers parody music video for the song “It’s Morphin’ Time” off the album The Legend of Hard Corey.

As the producer, director, and rapper, I am very happy to finally present the music video and introduce you to THE MORPHIN MIGHTY MEGA RANGERS!

The MEGA RANGERS are an elite squad of teenagers chosen two decades ago by the ethereal, alien entity ZORDOM to fight the evil LORD NEDD and REEDA REVULVA and their MONSTERS / NUTTY creatures.

Enjoy the video and remember: You’re not cool if you don’t share the video on Facbeook and Twitter and, of course, reblog on Tumblr.

And, of course, there were outtakes, bloopers, and behind-the-scenes footage. You can peep the photo album here and the video right below:

You can get the song on iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, or listen free on Spotify. You can also get the official t-shirt from RedBubble (who we also refer to as RIPOFFBUBBLE. If anyone knows a cheaper place to make shirts on-demand at a high quality, shoot us a tweet on @FormerFatBoys.)

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Video Credits:

Producer: www.senordinosaur.com
Director – Ben Garbe / Ben Nissen
Director of Photography – Ben Nissen – http://www.haphazardfilms.net
Cinematography – Ben Nissen, Ben Garbe, Corey Wills, Anthony Ricciardi
3D Modeling and Visual FX – Anthony Ricciardi – http://www.anthonyricciardi.com/
Editor, Rotoscoping, and Visual Effects – Ben Garbe
Lyrics – Benjamin Garbe
Guitar – Corey Wills re-imagining a Ron Wasserman classic
Drums – NP Lanthrum
Costumes – Benjamin Garbe
Robot Suit Designer – Ian Cermak
PA’s – Ash Adams-Klopfer, Mike Meyer, Rob Kross

Starring:
Pink Mega Ranger – Kelly Marie – http://www.itsmekelly.com
White Mega Ranger, Lord Nedd, Green Mega Ranger, Red Mega Ranger – $ucksex
Yellow Mega Ranger, Reeta Revulva, Puddy, Dinosaurus – The Laosian Boy
Blue Mega Ranger – Hard Corey
Red Mega Ranger – Chris
Green Mega Ranger – Knowlton
Sexy Yellow Mega Ranger – Maria
Nutty – Pat aka Mintie Phresh
Nutty, Man-thong Green Mega Ranger – Joe D.
Zordom – B.E.N.
Bölk – Chozo Ninpo
Sköl – Funky49 – http://www.funky49.com
Dinosaur – Jon D.

serenity-prayer

You are killing it this week. You’re fucking killing it. I understand. I really do. The thing is, by Wednesday you’ve run into an endless stream of morons, mouth breathers, and double morons and they are screwing the whole thing up. I’m here to say, “don’t you let them!”

Fuck those motherfuckers. You’re awesome and if they’re not down with that they can pull to the side and suck trash/exhaust as you blow past them literally doing a metaphorical 200 mph while littering Taco Bell wrappers from the last few weeks of awesome meals you’ve consumed out the window and straight up into their windshield area.

I don’t advocate actual littering (duh), but literally metaphorically littering on someone who is harshing your shit is totally an ace move in 2013. Actual littering is not. That would be cool if you time machined back to 1964. The whole world was a trash bin back then (according to the old Earth Day book that I had in 2nd grade from The Scholastic Book Club). Do they still have the Scholastic Book Club? Who didn’t love that monthly flyer? I’ll tell you who: the fucking idiots ruining your week who probably can’t even read.

So what do you do? Let them ruin your week? Fuck no. Grow up. Say a prayer. You need serenity and we have the prayer to get you there. That rhymed on accident, but it’s probably due more to the fact that I am a writing god and on some 10,000 hour Malcolm Gladwell shit right now and when I write it just comes out genius and I don’t even have to contemplate than dumb luck. Even if it was dumb luck, they say you make your own luck. Either way, my train of awesome is full steam ahead Back to the Future III-style. Hill Valley 1985 or I’m going straight into Clayton’s Revine. Boom.

Anyway. Morning, noon, night, fourth meal, whenever this is the prayer that will life you up:

God grant me the serenity to kick some motherfucking ass today and karate chop the shit out of anyone slowing down my train of awesome.

Rinse and repeat until Friday.

Our crack team of demographic wizards and math nerds surveyed everyone in the United States of America today. Everyone. We tried to get to territories like Guam and Puerto Rico (just to up the scientific-ness of our results), but those results were statistically invalid. We would never mislead or misuse statistics just because we never want to see Lebron James win a playoff series again. After speaking with millions of Americans today we ended up with a clear map that really shows how America feels about tonight’s matchup between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers.

Lebron James is obviously the second coming of Michael Jordan and his/the NBA’s marketing team have gone to great lengths to try and make the preening, self-indulgent “King” James likable in the same way Jordan was. He appears in Samsung ads with his kids. He does a Harlem Shake video with his teammates. Lebron James isn’t a diva. He’s just a blue-collar guy like you and me. Except it’s a red collar. (Because he’s on the Heat.)

Our research shows that America isn’t buying it. America knows the NBA is desperate to have at least one global superstar in the NBA Finals and after Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, Derrick Rose, and every other name superstar decided to lose early. They know the NBA has to be desperate for Lebron to get a ring. No one cares about Tim Duncan or that guy who was married to Eva Longoria. America smells this and they have decided to throw in with the Indiana Pacers to spite Stern and Lebron James.

We wish both teams well, but the here’s hoping Lebron ties his shoe laces together and trips on the opening tip-off.