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2012-05-04 10:17:13 AM
Revenge of the Fifth?
 
2012-05-04 10:18:02 AM
Suspiciously absent: click through stupid slideshow

Also: Rewatch the trilogy marathon-style.
 
2012-05-04 10:18:04 AM
I'm gonna watch Wrath of Khan.
 
2012-05-04 10:22:33 AM

doonerpjenkins: I'm gonna watch Wrath of Khan.


Is that the one with the Dark Vader, or am I thinking of Firefly?
 
2012-05-04 10:23:23 AM
FTFA: Join the 501st Legion

If you're looking for the premier "Star Wars" group, the 501st Legion is for you. That is, if you're on the Dark Side.


501st also accepts Clones, Jedi, and Rebel Pilots...
 
2012-05-04 10:24:27 AM
I celebrate May the 4th by burning copies of the Star Wars Christmas Special and handing them out to kids.
 
2012-05-04 10:25:15 AM
I'm barbecuing an Ewok.
 
2012-05-04 10:25:56 AM
Also some Sith-ka-bobs.
 
2012-05-04 10:27:18 AM
I'm rewatching Plinkett and damning Lucas for ruining my childhood.

/Not really.
 
2012-05-04 10:30:00 AM
Large Helmet and yogurt totally rock!
 
2012-05-04 10:30:30 AM
I stopped reading at:

Behind "Luke, I am your father," perhaps the most memorable line in the Star Wars films is...

...since anyone who calls themselves a "Star Wars Fan" understands that THIS LINE IS NOT IN THE MOVIE.

Way to preemptively destroy the article's cred, writer.

/also not clicking thru a slideshow
 
2012-05-04 10:31:18 AM
How about by being an adult and leaving all that Star Wars kiddy shiat in the past?
 
2012-05-04 10:33:57 AM

grinding_journalist: I stopped reading at:

Behind "Luke, I am your father," perhaps the most memorable line in the Star Wars films is...

...since anyone who calls themselves a "Star Wars Fan" understands that THIS LINE IS NOT IN THE MOVIE.

Way to preemptively destroy the article's cred, writer.

/also not clicking thru a slideshow


Right after I read that I thought "I have a bad feeling about this"
 
2012-05-04 10:35:33 AM

El Freak: How about by being an adult and leaving all that Star Wars kiddy shiat in the past?


How about you stop failing as a troll?

0/10
 
2012-05-04 10:39:20 AM

El Freak: How about by being an adult and leaving all that Star Wars kiddy shiat in the past?


upload.wikimedia.org

K, I'll take all the kiddy shiat you don't want.
 
2012-05-04 10:41:13 AM

madgonad: I celebrate May the 4th by burning copies of the Star Wars Christmas Special and handing them out to kids.


I approved of this until I realized that by burning copies you didn't mean "setting them on fire".
 
2012-05-04 10:46:36 AM
"Watch all the movies with Rifftrax" seems to be absent.

/sand
//Schnappi?
///Cool, refreshing Colt 45
 
2012-05-04 10:48:51 AM
I'm gonna spend the day on SW TOR.
Goodbye all.
 
2012-05-04 10:52:09 AM
I am going to sit down with my 2 year old nephew and watch all the original series that I still love to watch

El Freak: How about by being an adult and leaving all that Star Wars kiddy shiat in the past?


So why is it for kids? I don't get it. I thought it was a movie for all ages to enjoy. So what does make it "kiddy" movie?
 
2012-05-04 10:52:32 AM
1- Watch "Episode IV: A New Hope" -- The first film made, and arguably one of the best movies of all time.

2- Watch "The Emperor Strikes Back" --The second film, and one of the very few sequels that lived up to its lead-in. Note, also how the plot became more involved and exciting.

3- Watch "Return Of The Jedi" -- The third film, where, thanks to the marketers and focus groups, cute and cuddly toy-type creatures and other product tie-ins become more important than plot. The plot does resolve itself, eventually after some extremely pointless garbage on that "Teddy Bear Planet". Remember how you felt the exact same way when you saw the move when it first came out, (you were in your 20's).

4- Don't rewatch Episode I -- You returned with high hopes that Lucas had removed his desire to "sell stuff", and tell a compelling story again. Instead, you wince at the embarrassment of the stepin-fetchit "Jar-Jar". You sit through tedious sequences that have little to do with the plot, but seem like extend commercials for video game tie-ins, (Pod Race).

5- Don't re-rent Episode II -- You didn't want to spent the big bucks for a cinematic experience after the last film, (gag), but out of (morbid) curiosity, you feel compelled to see what the fuss is about. With more unneeded expository dialogue (you farkin know he turns into Darth Vader), rather than action, (zzzzzzzzzzzz), you finally give up on the series in the middle of the tedious, talky, boring, picnic scene, when you realize that this is crap with a capital "C".

6- When Episode III arrives, thank your local deity, that you've moved on with the memories of 2 and 1/2 good movies and refuse this last cash grab.

7- Ignore the re-packaged, re-edited, re-shot and re-imagined versions and try not to spend good money buying essentially the same films, over and over and over again. Lucas is rich enough and you're probably old enough to have more important and fun things to spend your time and money on.
 
2012-05-04 10:52:38 AM

JNowe: madgonad: I celebrate May the 4th by burning copies of the Star Wars Christmas Special and handing them out to kids.

I approved of this until I realized that by burning copies you didn't mean "setting them on fire".


No, no. If I had to suffer through it, why shouldn't the current batch of kids.

I think I like it more, now that I know how much George hates it.
 
2012-05-04 10:56:04 AM
To celebrate May 4th I am going to dance like Lando.
 
2012-05-04 10:58:34 AM

madgonad: JNowe: madgonad: I celebrate May the 4th by burning copies of the Star Wars Christmas Special and handing them out to kids.

I approved of this until I realized that by burning copies you didn't mean "setting them on fire".

No, no. If I had to suffer through it, why shouldn't the current batch of kids.

I think I like it more, now that I know how much George hates it.


You just gave me a great idea for a Halloween trick... Give all the kids a copy of that and make them watch it. The horror they will have to deal with... Perfect...
 
2012-05-04 11:01:44 AM

RedVentrue: I'm gonna spend the day on SW TOR.
Goodbye all.


I'd rather watch the Holiday Special...

That game was so bland it made plain white toast seem well seasoned.
 
2012-05-04 11:02:20 AM
I will do my work, go home, have a nice dinner out with my wife, maybe go to a non-Star Wars movie, and go to bed. I liked the first three movies (production wise), but liking something doesn't mean that I worship it like some of the more rabid fans do. The second set however, I could not stand. The first made me want to beat the fark out of that snotty little shiat. The second was boring as hell, and the emo angst in the third made me want to cut myself. It was years ago, walk it off.

/sweep the leg Johnny
 
2012-05-04 11:09:07 AM
Step one.

Celebrate by NOT watching the prequels.

Step two.

Play TOR. It's got a better story that anything Lucas could write post episodes 4, 5 and 6.
 
2012-05-04 11:16:19 AM
11. Go to the Verizon store, and stand by the phone display waving your hands and saying "These are not the Droids you're looking for"
 
2012-05-04 11:16:44 AM

Honest Bender: RedVentrue: I'm gonna spend the day on SW TOR.
Goodbye all.

I'd rather watch the Holiday Special...

That game was so bland it made plain white toast seem well seasoned.


Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion man.

To the trolls and Star Wars haters, fark off.


I will watch the movies in machete order and maybe add in the Tartakovsky Clone Wars cartoons
 
2012-05-04 11:23:40 AM

exploding pork: doonerpjenkins: I'm gonna watch Wrath of Khan.

Is that the one with the Dark Vader, or am I thinking of Firefly?


No, Dark Vader is that big black robot from the Star Trek.
 
2012-05-04 11:28:00 AM
FTFA: Make fun of Trekkies

I like both Star Wars and Star Trek. Is that allowed?
 
2012-05-04 11:36:23 AM

Fark Me Runnin: FTFA: Make fun of Trekkies

I like both Star Wars and Star Trek. Is that allowed?


You and me both... I was playing a Star Wars game while watching Star Trek.
 
2012-05-04 11:37:12 AM
RedVentrue : I'm gonna spend the day on SW TOR.

Normally I'd do this, but I'm gonna spend tonight with the prequels. They have the greatest droid in the entire Star Wars universe in them.

/HK-47 is my homeboy
 
2012-05-04 11:37:35 AM

enforcerpsu: Step one.

Celebrate by NOT watching the prequels.

Step two.

Play TOR. It's got a better story that anything Lucas could write post episodes 4, 5 and 6.


This.

Honest Bender: I'd rather watch the Holiday Special...

That game was so bland it made plain white toast seem well seasoned.


On a side note what's with all the TOR hate? As far as just released MMO's go it's actually pretty good. Minimal bugs. Classes are all fun to play. Leveling is made less painful via class quests which make each class's leveling a unique experience and true storyline oriented content.
 
2012-05-04 11:40:15 AM

Fark Me Runnin: FTFA: Make fun of Trekkies

I like both Star Wars and Star Trek. Is that allowed?


It's possible to like both. I appreciate both, as they're not similar franchises at all.
 
2012-05-04 11:44:49 AM

AngryPanda: Fark Me Runnin: FTFA: Make fun of Trekkies

I like both Star Wars and Star Trek. Is that allowed?

It's possible to like both. I appreciate both, as they're not similar franchises at all.


Star Trek is Sci Fi where as Star Wars is Fantasy. So you can like both franchises with ease. And before anyone jumps in and says Star Wars is not fantasy. The opening title scene states it takes place in the past with "A long long time ago in a galaxy far far away..."

Though I have heard rumors that it still takes place in the future as its being told as a story from even further in the future. But that's just a rumor and has no face value in my books.
 
2012-05-04 11:49:44 AM
FTFA: Make 'Star Wars' food
Hungry? There are a variety of "Star Wars" utensils and cooking tools that can be used to make a "Star Wars"-themed meal. Everything from pancake and cookie cutters, to a "Star Wars" spatula.


That's great... an article dated May 2, and we are supposed to order and get specialty Star Wars utensils?

Still... I'm making some Blue Milk for my son before he gets home from school.
 
2012-05-04 11:59:38 AM

BLeap: On a side note what's with all the TOR hate? As far as just released MMO's go it's actually pretty good. Minimal bugs. Classes are all fun to play. Leveling is made less painful via class quests which make each class's leveling a unique experience and true storyline oriented content.


You can't solo it, so it really isn't KOTOR3.
And the MMO community has been pretty clear that is sucks as an MMO.

So it really landed between the two. Great story (except the ending) that single players would love - but it is encumbered by forcing multiplayer aspects. I play my older SP games all the time and the idea about having to PAY every time I want to run through them again pisses me off. (playing NWN2:MoB right now)
 
2012-05-04 12:11:52 PM

BLeap: On a side note what's with all the TOR hate? As far as just released MMO's go it's actually pretty good. Minimal bugs. Classes are all fun to play. Leveling is made less painful via class quests which make each class's leveling a unique experience and true storyline oriented content.


Compared to just about any other MMO, it offers an increadibly shallow experience. The crafting system is garbage. Your "crew" really only serves to assist with crafting, making them pretty much useless (they don't really bring much to the table in combat).

The classes are shallow. I appreciate that they all have a different "feel" to them, but the melee classes get screwed against the ranged classes, stealth is worthless, and the classes are waaay unbalanced in PVP.

People get dazzled by the pretty graphics and the dialog options. But underneath the thin veneer of glitz there's just a really average, boring game. I made it 2 months before I just couldn't do it anymore.
 
2012-05-04 12:13:52 PM

Duck_of_Doom: RedVentrue : I'm gonna spend the day on SW TOR.

Normally I'd do this, but I'm gonna spend tonight with the prequels. They have the greatest droid in the entire Star Wars universe in them.

/HK-47 is my homeboy


That is correct meatbag.
 
2012-05-04 12:21:37 PM

BLeap:
On a side note what's with all the TOR hate? As far as just released MMO's go it's actually pretty good. Minimal bugs. Classes are all fun to play. Leveling is made less painful via class quests which make each class's leveling a unique experience and true storyline oriented content.


Not hating on TOR, but the only real compelling thing was the class quests. Problem is, do you really want to pay to play through 8 separate storylines? I played through 2, but besides the class quests, there's no variety. PVP is a ravefest of glowsticks, and there's no real endgame. Add in the faction imbalance (no republics, too many sith marauders), and there's not a whole lot of value. Perhaps if the class quests were free to play, and you had to pay for endgame/pvp stuff, it would be worth the game cost. But buying a game, then the monthly sub, just to play solo class quests? Meh.

/Shield Spec Troopers are awesome in PVP, however
//Harpoon is too much fun
 
2012-05-04 12:24:10 PM

Saiga410: To celebrate May 4th I am going to dance like Lando.


Just take it easy with the Colt .45.
 
2012-05-04 12:38:04 PM
Our local high school is having "Star Wars Day" today. Folks are dressing up and there are prizes and stuff.

/why couldn't my school do something cool like that?
//no, we got things like "pajama day" instead... :P
 
2012-05-04 01:00:49 PM

grinding_journalist:
/also not clicking thru a slideshow


I am your father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate.
 
2012-05-04 01:22:07 PM
So is Star Wars Day on May 25th?
 
2012-05-04 01:36:48 PM
I've seen it announced as "Nerd Pun Day", and followed it with:

It's a data cloudy day.
I'll only give that pun a C++.
Go home - your cats knead you.
 
2012-05-04 02:15:38 PM
A friend of mine who won't shut up about his upcoming wedding finally announced, after much display, that they will be getting married next year on May the 4th. I'm so tempted to show up in Jar-Jarface.
 
2012-05-04 02:24:19 PM
For the "long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..." crowd: I think I remember Lucas saying that referred to the fact that Artoo was the one telling the story of the saga to some journal keeper lf the whills or whatever they are called, and that he was telling the story 100 years after Return of the Jedi. So then, if Star Wars came out in 1977, then in whatever galaxy Star Wars took place it would be 1877 in our time. Give or take +/- years for whenever ABY or BBY is supposed to be. But I figure Return of the Jedi happens in 1877.
 
2012-05-04 03:15:33 PM
FTA: "Simply put the image of Vader using the force as the main photo on your Facebook profile and an a picture of the chocking admiral as the small image as seen here."

Excellent editing. And I totally remember when Vader instructed the admiral on proper chocking procedure.

/It only takes one Star Destroyer getting sucked into a planet's gravitational pull to learn your lesson about proper chocking
 
2012-05-04 03:40:58 PM

ThatBillmanGuy: For the "long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..." crowd: I think I remember Lucas saying that referred to the fact that Artoo was the one telling the story of the saga to some journal keeper lf the whills or whatever they are called, and that he was telling the story 100 years after Return of the Jedi. So then, if Star Wars came out in 1977, then in whatever galaxy Star Wars took place it would be 1877 in our time. Give or take +/- years for whenever ABY or BBY is supposed to be. But I figure Return of the Jedi happens in 1877.


Makes sense. I seem to remember something about the Republic calendar being based off the birth of Christ.
 
2012-05-04 04:20:19 PM
Alcoholics will be celebrating tomorrow instead: May the Fifth be with you!
 
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