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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Everything Is Horrible

Posted by Erik Henriksen on Wed, May 25, 2011 at 10:14 AM

This video from Star Wars Weekends at Disney World is a few days old, and I didn't have any inclination to post it, because I was taught to keep the things that make me feel sad to myself and deep, deep inside, until they are absorbed into my subconscious, where they disappear like magic. But then I saw Rob Bricken at Topless Robot's post about it, in which he notes "a few thoughts":

• I am 99 percent certain the people who put on Star Wars Weekends fucking hate Star Wars.
• If you were at all irked when the Jawa came out with the Stormtrooper helmet drums, congratulations—YOU'RE A HUGE FUCKING NERD. I appreciate the company.
• For the life of me, I cannot fathom why Lucas approves this, but won't put out the Holiday Special on DVD. The only difference between the two is that this is 90 seconds, the other is 90 minutes. Well, that, and in the Holiday Special an elderly wookiee watches human pornography.

What Mr. Bricken said. Also, one of my own:

• There is someone in the audience wearing a white visor who appears to be gettin' a little bit... headbangy. As in, they seem to be genuinely rocking out to this. I am glad that this person is enjoying their vacation and all, but they should be shot.

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