Star Wars Kid
In 2002, a chunky 16-year-old Canadian kid made the grievous error of videotaping himself practicing Jedi-like moves
using a golf ball retriever as a light saber. A schoolmate found the tape in the school basement and passed it among friends, and the video soon went viral online. Countless edited versions ensued, including several with Star Wars
–style sound effects, scrolling text, and even glowing lightsabers
. The Skywalker wannabe later sued the original uploaders, but the suits were either dropped or settled out of court. As Obi-Wan Kenobi
might say: "High school. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious."