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Thursday, May 19, 2005 :::

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Star Wars III opens today, which is one of those movies that only excites me in a nostalgic way. Just the mention of anything Star Wars, and I revert into a mangy-haired 7-year-old in the Target toy aisle, begging for my first Jawa action figure. I was rabid for Star Wars. I've never loved shiny molded colored plastic as much as I did then.

But things are way more complicated now. I could barely even follow the plot of the last Star Wars movie, and now it's getting all politimacized, with people claiming that Revenge of the Sith is actually just a disguised metaphor for the Bush Vader Administration and the Iraqi quagmire. Wookies don't belong in Iraqi quagmires. Some people are even saying that this movie is what will finally make the movie-going masses second-guess their beloved Bush by comparing him with a certain black-helmeted evil. I'll be embarrassed if the wake-up call that America finally responds to comes from a Star Wars movie. But whatever works, I guess. Someone else said it better on another site when they said: I've pretty much always heard the Imperial March in my head whenever I saw Bush walking [anyway]. Which is pretty funny if you can hear that song in your head so clearly like I can.

So the intention of this post is to bring Star Wars back to its most basic level, where it belongs: mindless entertainment. So go buy your dog a princess Leia slave girl costume:

and remember that stormtroopers are way more laid back than insurgents:

::: posted by dan at 1:31 PM :: [ link ] :: (8) comments Social Bookmark Button

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well, Lucas is often cited as the bone-head who made the political films of the 70's fall to the wayside for mindless entertainment. if this movie makes anyone think anything political, then i say its a boon. making the american public think is a difficult task, especially when they can just look at the pretty pictures.

By Blogger jeremy, at 3:40 PM  

GWB is an ass-hat. The rest of the world is thinking how did the US let this ignorant pot head ass-hat into power.

He is so mind-numbingly stupid that he makes Cletus the slack jawed yokel look like a Mensa member.

By Anonymous angryjack, at 3:49 PM  

The dog in a Slave Leia costume freaks me out. Especially when you think about the "Friends" episode where the guys all admit that Slave Leia is their fantasy.... {{{Shiver}}}

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:19 PM  

Save for the hair, the slave Leia costume reminds me of Jeannie (as in "I Dream of") more than it reminds me of Leia.

Sitting in a pool in full stormtrooper garb has got to to mad uncomfortable. Rust, people!

By Blogger Dennis!, at 4:31 PM  

I was pleased to see Homer refer to Bush as "Commander Coo-Coo Bananas" in this week's Simpsons.

By Blogger dan, at 4:57 PM  

I can just see the mangy-haired 7-year-old playing with his Ewok, Wicket W. Warrick. Great picture!

By Anonymous billthecatlives, at 8:04 PM  

angryjack, don't refer to bush and potheads in the same thought. you make potheads sound like a bad thing.

By Blogger steve tompkins, at 8:21 AM  

My boyfriend was at the comic book show last year and he saw a princess leia doll for sale. It was the one where she's in that slave girl outfit except this genius took her top off and painted on nipples to give her boobs and then put it back in the box. Now that's hot.

By Blogger Biglug, at 9:46 AM  

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