Friday, June 28, 2013

JJJ: A Measure of Character

(Originally Written for Jedi News)

I came to a revelation as I was making last week's video.

A few months back, when I wrote about my Top 11 Favorite Star Wars Characters, I listed Yoda as number 1. And yes, in the Star Wars Universe, I do like Yoda best.

But if I had to pick which star Wars character I would put at the top of my list of favorite fictional characters in general, well it would be good ol’ Jar Jar Binks.

June Anniversaries

Yeah, last minute ahoy!

Life, Ahh, Finds a Way...



*THUD; weeeeeoooooo...ooooooooo....*

Jurassic Park is 20.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

JJJ: Jar Jar Binks in....Frozen Peas

Full of Naboo Goodness and Green Peaness...wait, that's terrible...I quit!

...just a handful for the road....

Friday, June 14, 2013

May the 4th: Epilogue

(Originally Written for Jedi News)

If you’re reading this, you know the rest of the story so far. George Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney in late 2012, and Disney immediately announced that it would milk the Star Wars franchise for all its worth, including making the fabled Episodes VII-IX. As of this writing, we still don’t know the whole story, but I hope you’ll allow me a small measure of conjecture.

Monday, June 10, 2013

JJJ: The Sad Sad Tale of the Hommade Jar Jar Shirt.

A while back, I went shopping for t-shirts. Like most people of my demographic, I'm partial to graphic tees. They're comfy and easy to wear. And stylish.

Friday, June 7, 2013

May the 4th: Revenge of the Sith

(Originally Written for Jedi News)

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…


Episode III

War! The Republic is crumbling
under attacks by the ruthless
Sith Lord, Count Dooku.
There are heroes on both sides.
Evil is everywhere.

In a stunning move, the
fiendish droid leader, General
Grievous, has swept into the
Republic capital and kidnapped
Chancellor Palpatine, leader of
the Galactic Senate.

As the Separatist Droid Army
attempts to flee the besieged
capital with their valuable
hostage, two Jedi Knights lead a
desperate mission to rescue the
captive Chancellor....

Monday, June 3, 2013

It's Jar Jar June!

Happy Jar Jar June! I'm continuing a theme that Eddie over at The Phantom Menace Holiday started last year (but seems to be late on this year...)

While I won't be doing a Jar Jar article every day, I will have some cool JJB-related content this month, including a brand-spaking-new Jedi News article once I'm done with May the 4th.

Until then, whet your appetites with some of my previous offerings starring the Grand Gungan:
I Am Jarticus
How Did Star Wars Come To Pass
Why I Love Jar Jar Binks

Also, be sure to read some classic Binks articles from elsewhere such as this one and also these.

Dissen lookin' pretty okeyday to mesa!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

New Site in the Blogroll

First off, a few days ago I added the long overdue Lard Biscuit Enterprises to my blogroll. It's a fascinating reads, including some of my favorite essays on I-III ever.

The second new one has to do with a frequent poster here. T. Hartwell is not a fan of I-III. He constantly leaves comments on my Star Wars articles that make me facepalm so hard my nose is bruised. I'm afraid he's going to give me an anyurism one of these days. At the same time, I'm thankful that he keeps me on my toes, giving me a new apprciation of I-III as I battle his claims. He's become something of a worthy opponant to me.

What makes him worthy is that we find common ground on most other things, and we've had good discussions on a number of non-SW-related topics. I just found a blog by him entitled Toybox Memory, which really hits my nostalgia button hard, and I'm hoping it will hit yours too. Check it out.