I also wanted to point out a couple of things that occurred to me when I watched "Star Wars" (aka A New Hope) the other night.PT: Nailed it.
I don't really like watching the Special Edition. First the whole "Greedo shooting first" thing is so lame. I don't care what Lucas says about it, there is no freaking way Greedo was shooting first. I mean look at the forensics here: Greedo is sitting like 2 feet away from Han and he MISSES? And it's not like Han ducked either. So it just looks so stupid. (Also do all Rodians wear the same thing because after Greedo dies you can see at least two more who look exactly the same running around.) That part with Jabba is also so lame because of where Han walks right over Jabba's tail which wasn't there when Harrison Ford acted the scene out. It's really corny because of the cartoonish way Jabba's eyes bug out and the way Han just walks right over this big bad gangster's tail without saying anything or breaking in what he was saying. I mean it's nice they wanted to fill us in on Han and Jabba there but if you can't do the scene so it doesn't look stupid then don't do it at all. The scene with Luke and Biggs was the only added scene that was OK, though I kind of wondered if Biggs was a little too old to be friends with Luke.
Also, why the hell does it take the Stormtroopers so long to figure out where everyone went when Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewie jumped into the garbage disposal? I mean hello, you saw them dive into the wall and there's this giant hole in the wall. Duh. Why didn't the Stormtroopers just go down there and kill them? Or roll a couple of freaking thermal detonators down there. Yeesh. Of course like Greedo they couldn't hit a dewback (or whatever those giant lizards were called) from two feet away. Apparently Jango Fett had really terrible eyesight.
And whenever I watch that it's so funny how "cover me" means flying behind someone to get shot down. It's funny too when they shout, "I can't hold them off!" Well gee, probably because you aren't doing anything! There's this little maneuver called a loop, maybe try that.
People are always making videos where they mashup similar sequences from movies. I couldn't find "Cover me!" so I went with this:
What is the Huttese insult C-3PO finds rude in The Empire Strikes Back?
1. The question's worth 3,000 points if you're in the lead at the time you answer it; it's worth an extra 3,000 points for each place you lag behind the leader (so number 2 gets 8,000 points)
2. Mention Andrew Leon's class' book on your blog, get 1,000 points (leave me a link.)
3. Commenter number 5, you get 10,000 points from any other person who leaves a comment today... but you can't also be commenter number two. (Yep. You read that right.)
And here are the standings for the Big Four still in the running. Andrew's correct answer yesterday earned him points equal to 1/2 the total of the next commenter, who was Michael Offutt. I awarded PT 2,000 points for the comment. Michael was also commenter 3, so he gets to steal 5,000 points but hasn't told me who he's stealing from.
Andrew Leon: 81,411 1/4. (Andrew's the author of the great YA book, The House On The Corner. Click here to go to his blog.)
P.T. Dilloway: 32,121. Author Patrick Dilloway blogs here, and wrote the excellent book Where You Belong, available here.)
Rusty Webb: 4,022, Blogger at The Blutonian Death Egg, author of the great novella A Dead God's Wrath.
Michael Offutt, 2,3021/2, author of the great sci-fi book Slipstream, which you can read about on Goodreads)
Cool pictures. Nonsensical titles: