With his "Green Screen Challenge", Stephen Colbert leveraged the power of YouTube and the DIY community to make some great content for his show (in tonight's case, a whole show's worth). He just announced the winner tonight - Bonnie Rose of California (video here). Incidentally, the runner up of the challenge ("not a contest") was a certain George L. from Marin County, California. George L. got a Stephen Colbert mug and T-shirt as a prize - congrats, George! I did a little digging, however, and it turns out that George L. owns an entire post-production company devoted to special effects. So the deck was a little bit stacked in his favor, no?
George L. was sporting enough to stick around for Colbert's Tek Janssen cartoon, featuring a 5 minute landing sequence. Sweet. And he stuck around for lightsaber battles at the end of the show. Awesome!
UPDATE: fixed broken link for winning video - sorry!