Episode 3

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In episode 3, Return of the Jedi, Barack “Luke Skywalker” Obama defeated Ted “Darth Vader” Cruz.

The score now stands at John McCain 3, wacko birds 0.

In related events, President Obama has gotten his mojo back.

Kiss of Death (Star)

Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid), left, and D...

Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid), left, and Darth Vader watch the construction of the first Death Star in Revenge of the Sith. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The ultimate weapon in Star Wars was the Death Star. This morning I received an email from Grover Norquist trumpeting the endorsement of Rush Limbaugh of the Norquist pledge of no new/higher taxes. And I thought that was like using Darth Vader as a salesperson for the Dark Side. Won’t make many sales that way.

English: Opening logo to the Star Wars films

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I have begun re-reading Perdido Street Station, and I want to make a prediction. Following in the footsteps of Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Avatar and Hugo, some ambitious producer/director will make a smash hit movie version of Miéville’s premier work.

Please see China Miéville | Hugo