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2012-12-04 08:31:28 PM  
*clicks link*

.....................


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-12-04 08:50:07 PM  
Oh, I'm afraid the rec room will be quite operational by the time your friends arrive.
 
2012-12-04 09:36:44 PM  
Wasn't me, I swear.
 
2012-12-04 10:55:59 PM  
People who get new houses at the end of Extreme Makeover don't deserve it. It's charity. They deserve to live in squalor.

It's fine to like a show or the morals it tries to portray. But it's a gift of charity, not something the people have earned.
 
2012-12-04 10:57:51 PM  
It's not Triumph?
 
2012-12-04 11:01:15 PM  
www.myconfinedspace.com 

/Want.
 
2012-12-04 11:04:17 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com

I'll make 3 movies of shiatty fanfic and completely ruin both the Force and Darth Vader and then re-edit the original trilogy to make them suck with added extended musical numbers and alien frogs burping

/worst Star Wars fan evar
 
2012-12-04 11:08:38 PM  
Holy hell, it always amazes me when someone can turn a generous act by a wonderful group into something horrible...at least in their own mind. The 501st does all this stuff FOR FREE, they donate TONS of time, make their own outfits, pay for their own travel...they are simply super dedicated people who love to help others out by visiting children's hospitals, public events and, in this case, helping build someone a house. Disney has nothing to do with it.

Oddly, one of my favorite things about them was how hardcore into RP they were in Star Wars Galaxies, to the point the Devs had DARTH FRIGGIN VADER show up in game to RP with them.
 
2012-12-04 11:09:40 PM  

Tax Boy: alien frogs burping


That's in my copy of Jedi from 1995...
 
2012-12-04 11:16:54 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: People who get new houses at the end of Extreme Makeover don't deserve it. It's charity. They deserve to live in squalor.

It's fine to like a show or the morals it tries to portray. But it's a gift of charity, not something the people have earned.


You are the worst. It's hard to believe that there are some people in the world who can't accept that needy people deserve all the help they can get. It's not like you or me who can afford to spend all day judging people on the internet. I find your lack of faith truly disturbing.
 
2012-12-04 11:19:17 PM  
*reads article*

Holy...fark. What the Hell is wrong with some people? Complaining about members of the 501st doing charity work? Please, someone track down this Nikki Finke at Deadline and tell him/her about R2-KT. And film it; I want to see their head literally explode from the righteous derp.
 
2012-12-04 11:24:23 PM  

Tax Boy: alien frogs burping


The burping was always there.

/Star Wars suffered the worst re-editing
 
2012-12-04 11:24:37 PM  

venerant: AverageAmericanGuy: People who get new houses at the end of Extreme Makeover don't deserve it. It's charity. They deserve to live in squalor.

It's fine to like a show or the morals it tries to portray. But it's a gift of charity, not something the people have earned.

You are the worst. It's hard to believe that there are some people in the world who can't accept that needy people deserve all the help they can get. It's not like you or me who can afford to spend all day judging people on the internet. I find your lack of faith truly disturbing.


He's just the Average American Guy, don't hate on him, he's doing FSM work.
 
2012-12-04 11:25:37 PM  
*clicks link*

Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?
 
2012-12-04 11:29:08 PM  
www.austincnm.com
 
2012-12-04 11:30:49 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: People who get new houses at the end of Extreme Makeover don't deserve it. It's charity. They deserve to live in squalor.

It's fine to like a show or the morals it tries to portray. But it's a gift of charity, not something the people have earned.


Oh dear. Are you eating the crunchy teriyaki basted six-leggedy thingys again?
 
2012-12-04 11:33:02 PM  
Look. I cannot truly imagine this person is real.

Same way I can't believe Darth Vader would help someone build a house.
 
2012-12-04 11:37:44 PM  
A CHALLENGER APPEARS: 

i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-04 11:42:45 PM  
Well, after the Empire fell, a clone's gotta find work somewhere...
 
2012-12-04 11:44:20 PM  
thissortofthing.com 
/obligatory
 
2012-12-04 11:47:30 PM  

rhiannon: Look. I cannot truly imagine this person is real.

Same way I can't believe Darth Vader would help someone build a house.


I can believe that Darth Vader would work for Disney.

May you live long and prosper.
 
2012-12-04 11:48:43 PM  
Worst Star Wars fan.
I'm guessing you're not spoiled for choice.
 
2012-12-04 11:50:11 PM  

Tax Boy: [25.media.tumblr.com image 412x594]

I'll make 3 movies of shiatty fanfic and completely ruin both the Force and Darth Vader and then re-edit the original trilogy to make them suck with added extended musical numbers and alien frogs burping

/worst Star Wars fan evar


This will always be true.
 
2012-12-04 11:51:59 PM  

Nezu Chiza: Holy hell, it always amazes me when someone can turn a generous act by a wonderful group into something horrible...at least in their own mind. The 501st does all this stuff FOR FREE, they donate TONS of time, make their own outfits, pay for their own travel...they are simply super dedicated people who love to help others out by visiting children's hospitals, public events and, in this case, helping build someone a house. Disney has nothing to do with it.

Oddly, one of my favorite things about them was how hardcore into RP they were in Star Wars Galaxies, to the point the Devs had DARTH FRIGGIN VADER show up in game to RP with them.


Pfff... While many in the 501st/Rebel Legion are good people...they have a LOT of self serving elitist assholes. From a solid core they have expanded into the frat douches of fandom. Some do charity... But most now are just attention whores who will show up in costume to the grand opening of a bag of potato chips.
You got armor? Good for you...you spend a couple thousand bucks of a costume.
Unless you're one of the guys collecting for he RedCross or Scottish Rite etc...who cares.

"Hardcore"...stfu.
 
2012-12-04 11:54:43 PM  
So it's an article about Karen Traviss?
 
2012-12-04 11:56:06 PM  

The Slush: A CHALLENGER APPEARS: 

[i.imgur.com image 674x505]


I lol'd. loudly.
 
2012-12-05 12:00:00 AM  

The Slush: A CHALLENGER APPEARS: 

[i.imgur.com image 674x505]


Everytime im reminded that picture exists i die a little more inside.
 
2012-12-05 12:10:05 AM  

Stratohead: Scottish Rite


An Imperial Lodge? Now that could make for some interesting ritual...

Been part of one of the only moving Lodges a few times now, where we have our meeting on a train. It's usually pretty well-attended, as the ladies are welcome to come. They stay in the dinner car with an entertainer of some sort, while we adjourn to the next car for the meeting.
 
2012-12-05 12:22:44 AM  
Rob would know bad Star Wars fans, being the creator of toplessrobot, he's seen the full list of good AND bad, I've seen some pretty scary shiat on his site.
 
2012-12-05 12:38:50 AM  
Lame. Everyone knows the best Star Wars reality show is that one on Bravo where practitioners of the Force help people get makeovers. You know, Jedi for the Straight Guy.
 
2012-12-05 12:43:53 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: People who get new houses at the end of Extreme Makeover don't deserve it. It's charity. They deserve to live in squalor.
It's fine to like a show or the morals it tries to portray. But it's a gift of charity, not something the people have earned.


oh look who's being pedantic for no reason whatsoever
here's an idea mate, next time, have a point

he's already left the thread, I know.
they must limit internet access on the ward
 
2012-12-05 01:11:13 AM  
Extreme Makeover? Didn't they cancel that emotionally pornographic tripe years ago???
 
2012-12-05 02:00:17 AM  

PsyLord: [thissortofthing.com image 500x282] 
/obligatory


4.asset.soup.io

I've always been fond of this one.
 
2012-12-05 02:21:55 AM  

Tax Boy: [25.media.tumblr.com image 412x594]

I'll make 3 movies of shiatty fanfic and completely ruin both the Force and Darth Vader and then re-edit the original trilogy to make them suck with added extended musical numbers and alien frogs burping

/worst Star Wars fan evar


He's a chinless bastard, but he does have magnificent hair.
 
2012-12-05 02:29:42 AM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: *reads article*

Holy...fark. What the Hell is wrong with some people? Complaining about members of the 501st doing charity work? Please, someone track down this Nikki Finke at Deadline and tell him/her about R2-KT. And film it; I want to see their head literally explode from the righteous derp.


Seems to me like you didn't actually read the article. Nikki Finke, founder of DeadlineHollywood.com, is not the person complaining about the storm troopers on the show. She was reporting what someone had said to her. And the complaint isn't that the storm trooper cosplayers are doing charity work, helping the family on the show; it's a mistaken belief that now that Disney owns Star Wars, they are inserting Star Wars characters into their other properties, like ABC's Home Makeover show.
It's like someone saw the Photoshop contest thread and really believed the new Death Star would have mouse ears.
 
2012-12-05 02:52:22 AM  

gingerjet: Tax Boy: alien frogs burping

The burping was always there.

/Star Wars suffered the worst re-editing


www.scenicreflections.com
 
2012-12-05 02:59:43 AM  

Nezu Chiza: Disney has nothing to do with it.


Define "nothing".

The show airs on ABC. Which is owned by... Disney.
 
2012-12-05 03:23:50 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: People who get new houses at the end of Extreme Makeover don't deserve it.


t2.gstatic.com

And why not? Hell, TV shows should be our primary source of helping the downtrodden.  They get what they need and we get to feel like we're actually helping by staring passively at a flickering box. Everybody wins!
 
2012-12-05 03:40:19 AM  

fusillade762: AverageAmericanGuy: People who get new houses at the end of Extreme Makeover don't deserve it.

[t2.gstatic.com image 200x200]

And why not? Hell, TV shows should be our primary source of helping the downtrodden.  They get what they need and we get to feel like we're actually helping by staring passively at a flickering box. Everybody wins!


I was taking exception to the wording that claimed that these people were somehow deserving of the huge benefit they get. But as you say, it's not about deserving but about charity. I've got no problem with that. In fact, that's a pretty cool thing.

But once you start saying that people deserve something, that resolves them of gratitude, and we need more gratitude and feelings of indebtedness rather than less.

The bum who spits on someone who walks by ignoring his begging has no gratitude. He has no concept of receiving charity because somewhere along the line he got it into his fool head that he deserves the spare change of strangers.
 
2012-12-05 03:48:57 AM  

propasaurus: RoyFokker'sGhost: *reads article*

Holy...fark. What the Hell is wrong with some people? Complaining about members of the 501st doing charity work? Please, someone track down this Nikki Finke at Deadline and tell him/her about R2-KT. And film it; I want to see their head literally explode from the righteous derp.

Seems to me like you didn't actually read the article. Nikki Finke, founder of DeadlineHollywood.com, is not the person complaining about the storm troopers on the show. She was reporting what someone had said to her. And the complaint isn't that the storm trooper cosplayers are doing charity work, helping the family on the show; it's a mistaken belief that now that Disney owns Star Wars, they are inserting Star Wars characters into their other properties, like ABC's Home Makeover show.
It's like someone saw the Photoshop contest thread and really believed the new Death Star would have mouse ears.


Yes, but she's adding to the 'DIsney's going to destroy Star Wars' mentality. She's using the nerd-rage complaint to justify her own opinion, without doing the basic research needed to know what the 501st is, not to mention their long history of charity work and appearances. She's jumping to the same conclusions the rest of the rabid idiots are and propping up straw men so flimsy to support her argument, they'd qualify as GOP talking points in terms of quality,

To quote someone more level-headed (Randy Milholland via his webcomic Something*Positive): It'll be like Marvel all over again. Sure they'll whore it out some, but no more than Lucas ever did. If you want to hate Disney, I can give you a fark-ton of valid reasons, but this isn't one of 'em.
 
2012-12-05 04:03:38 AM  
I just want to point out something for the troll of a fan mentioned in the article.
This episode of Extreme Home Makeover was teased on network television with footage from the show.....BEFORE Disney got the rights for Star Wars.
For the slow people in the crowd (of which I include myself), that means the show was filmed BEFORE Disney could use their power over the Force and anyone with the mitochondria to use said Force.
 
2012-12-05 04:03:54 AM  
Why would anyone get a stormtrooper involved in a building project? All they know is killing and white uniforms.
 
2012-12-05 04:47:39 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: fusillade762: AverageAmericanGuy: People who get new houses at the end of Extreme Makeover don't deserve it.

[t2.gstatic.com image 200x200]

And why not? Hell, TV shows should be our primary source of helping the downtrodden.  They get what they need and we get to feel like we're actually helping by staring passively at a flickering box. Everybody wins!

I was taking exception to the wording that claimed that these people were somehow deserving of the huge benefit they get. But as you say, it's not about deserving but about charity. I've got no problem with that. In fact, that's a pretty cool thing.

But once you start saying that people deserve something, that resolves them of gratitude, and we need more gratitude and feelings of indebtedness rather than less.

The bum who spits on someone who walks by ignoring his begging has no gratitude. He has no concept of receiving charity because somewhere along the line he got it into his fool head that he deserves the spare change of strangers.


You make some good points. "Deserve" is a tricky word.

Though I was kidding about charity being our primary tactic in helping the poor.
 
2012-12-05 04:47:47 AM  
Is it George Lucas?


/I keed, I keed
 
2012-12-05 06:16:26 AM  
I didn't think stormtroopers did construction. I thought they used contractors.
 
2012-12-05 06:18:39 AM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave: [www.myconfinedspace.com image 720x960] 

/Want.


Somehow I just know that shirt comes in a XXXL.
 
2012-12-05 06:19:44 AM  

TheManWho: Why would anyone get a stormtrooper involved in a building project? All they know is killing and white uniforms.


lol, I watched Clerks just a couple hours ago :)
 
2012-12-05 06:27:19 AM  
Does anyone really give a fark what some basement dwelling douche-nozzle thinks?
 
2012-12-05 06:28:25 AM  
science fiction used to be a well respected form of writing. used to be.
 
2012-12-05 06:37:18 AM  

Neondistraction: Summer Glau's Love Slave: [www.myconfinedspace.com image 720x960] 

/Want.

Somehow I just know that shirt comes in a XXXL.


According to that daily deal, yes. However:

XXL (+$0.99)
XXXL (+$1.99)

Fat Star Wars fans can get t-shirts too... but they gotta pay.
 
2012-12-05 06:41:41 AM  

jonnyh: Nezu Chiza: Disney has nothing to do with it.

Define "nothing".

The show airs on ABC. Which is owned by... Disney.


Except that this episode was shot long before the sale was done.
 
2012-12-05 06:45:51 AM  

KrispyKritter: science fiction used to be a well respected form of writing. used to be.


No. Maybe for a decade or so during the New Wave.
 
2012-12-05 07:01:03 AM  

BowtoMogul: jonnyh: Nezu Chiza: Disney has nothing to do with it.

Define "nothing".

The show airs on ABC. Which is owned by... Disney.

Except that this episode was shot long before the sale was done.


And the 501st does this sort of thing all the time.
 
2012-12-05 07:18:25 AM  

fusillade762: AverageAmericanGuy: People who get new houses at the end of Extreme Makeover don't deserve it.

[t2.gstatic.com image 200x200]

And why not? Hell, TV shows should be our primary source of helping the downtrodden.  They get what they need and we get to feel like we're actually helping by staring passively at a flickering box. Everybody wins!


To be fair, when the home makeover shows (which are not new, does no one remember This Old House from the '80s? shiat's an American farking Tradition, but anyhow...) build someone a house, they get a house.

When Habitat for Humanity builds someone a house, they get a rickety deathtrap about as fireproof as a Molotov cocktail tied to a lit sparkler that's only technically better than being homeless.

I'm not kidding, if you're going to get a charity house, go for the TV show. Volunteers, for the most part, can't build anything worth a damn without a lot more than the usual charity org oversight, Habitat's actually been getting in some trouble for the results over the last few years.

KrispyKritter: science fiction used to be a well respected form of writing. used to be.


Oh, whatever. For every Shadow Out Of Time or I, Robot there were another hundred episodes of Buck Rogers and books by now-unremembered writers about seducing green space women. Star Wars was always intended to reference the latter, it's got goddamned space bounty hunters and characters entirely created for the toy tie-in, for chrissakes.

Just like how radio dramas about space explorers in the 50s would frequently end in a short about a villain defeated by delicious hostess snack cakes. Literature is literature and some of it's gonna be corny, man. Deal.

//Hell, Asmiov himself also put out Lightning Rod Prelude to Foundation, I bet you can tell from the original title how serious and high-minded that was.
 
2012-12-05 07:22:03 AM  

Jim_Callahan: To be fair, when the home makeover shows (which are not new, does no one remember This Old House from the '80s? shiat's an American farking Tradition, but anyhow...) build someone a house, they get a house.

When Habitat for Humanity builds someone a house, they get a rickety deathtrap about as fireproof as a Molotov cocktail tied to a lit sparkler that's only technically better than being homeless.


This Old House wasn't exactly the paragon of great construction and renovation either.

Link
 
2012-12-05 07:35:52 AM  

The Slush: A CHALLENGER APPEARS: 

[i.imgur.com image 674x505]


I do not have the suitably warped mind to know what's going on here but I have a vague idea. And while I am afraid to find out for sure, can someone please explain?
 
2012-12-05 08:20:36 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: fusillade762: AverageAmericanGuy: People who get new houses at the end of Extreme Makeover don't deserve it.

[t2.gstatic.com image 200x200]

And why not? Hell, TV shows should be our primary source of helping the downtrodden.  They get what they need and we get to feel like we're actually helping by staring passively at a flickering box. Everybody wins!

I was taking exception to the wording that claimed that these people were somehow deserving of the huge benefit they get. But as you say, it's not about deserving but about charity. Happiness and generosity are endless quantities that I personally think one should spread if you're lucky enough to have what a lot of people don't. I've got no problem with that. In fact, that's a pretty cool thing.

But once you start saying that people deserve something, that resolves them of gratitude, and we need more gratitude and feelings of indebtedness rather than less.

The bum who spits on someone who walks by ignoring his begging has no gratitude. He has no concept of receiving charity because somewhere along the line he got it into his fool head that he deserves the spare change of strangers.


But what about the bum who just fell on hard times outside his control? Who doesn't think he deserves it but people help anyway out of the goodness of their heart? Not saying that there aren't those who try to exploit this generosity in others, but it's a pretty damn cynical worldview to have the 100% absolute "all poor people deserve to live in squalor because they're poor people" circular reasoning it sounds like you're proposing.

The article mentions that the family in question had a firefighter in the family and they lost their home in an accident. If they had spent lots of time and money before that contributing to charity, do they DESERVE anything? IDK, maybe you're just being picky about the choice of words and going by what I've seen you post on Fark in the past I think you enjoy getting bites but it's a really strange thing to get pissed off that you perceive people to be without gratitude and instead have a sense of being owed something based on a random scenario you dreamed up. I think everyone deserves some TLC, even if they're broke or an addict or whatever. You could argue that they don't 'deserve' to be on TV but I guess we can agree to disagree. Just seems pretty joyless.

What makes you or I "deserve" our jobs, or our friends, or the life we were born into? Sometimes it's just a word.
 
2012-12-05 09:21:30 AM  

venerant: AverageAmericanGuy: People who get new houses at the end of Extreme Makeover don't deserve it. It's charity. They deserve to live in squalor.

It's fine to like a show or the morals it tries to portray. But it's a gift of charity, not something the people have earned.

You are the worst. It's hard to believe that there are some people in the world who can't accept that needy people deserve all the help they can get. It's not like you or me who can afford to spend all day judging people on the internet. I find your lack of faith truly disturbing.


TV is fake and no friend of mine.
 
2012-12-05 11:39:31 AM  

Nebulious: Is it George Lucas?


/I keed, I keed


No need to keed. He is without question, the worst Star Wars fan in the world, and more to the point . . . he just doesn't understand Star Wars.
 
2012-12-05 11:51:52 AM  

Tax Boy: [25.media.tumblr.com image 412x594]

I'll make 3 movies of shiatty fanfic and completely ruin both the Force and Darth Vader and then re-edit the original trilogy to make them suck with added extended musical numbers and alien frogs burping

/worst Star Wars fan evar


He did the ladder first.

//not that it makes it any better or worse.
 
2012-12-05 12:06:19 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: To quote someone more level-headed (Randy Milholland via his webcomic Something*Positive): It'll be like Marvel all over again. Sure they'll whore it out some, but no more than Lucas ever did. If you want to hate Disney, I can give you a fark-ton of valid reasons, but this isn't one of 'em.


That. You can't out-whore Lucas. You just can't.
 
2012-12-05 02:43:10 PM  
"Extreme Makeover" got a bit too extreme and left people with houses they could not afford (utilities, maintenance, property taxes). Some lost their homes. Link

The show was never about charity, of course. It was about making money for producers and contractors. Habitat for Humanity is about charity.
 
2012-12-05 07:08:46 PM  
Extreme Makeover may not be about charity, but the 501st certainly is. I'd love to be able to raise as much as they do each year for charitable organizations.
 
2012-12-05 07:15:44 PM  

Jim_Callahan: When Habitat for Humanity builds someone a house, they get a rickety deathtrap about as fireproof as a Molotov cocktail tied to a lit sparkler that's only technically better than being homeless.


Where did you get that opinion?
 
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