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Comment: Re:Sorry, but many of us disagree (Score -1) 420

by brightmal (#33254588) Attached to: Lucas Promises <em>Star Wars</em> on Blu-Ray in 2011
Dude, I think you missed the point of the sig of the guy you were replying to. Which kind of undercuts you trying to discredit based on minutae, doesn't it?

I'll have to watch it again. I totally missed this "Anikan" character.

Oh wait - did you just write a thousand words of drivel and not even bother to spell Anakin correctly?

Also, it's "midichlorians". Kind of undercuts your credibility as a Star Wars fan, doesn't it?

Comment: Re:Culturally relevant? (Score -1) 420

by brightmal (#33254458) Attached to: Lucas Promises <em>Star Wars</em> on Blu-Ray in 2011
Now that's not fair. You can't go bringing logic into a discussion relating to fandom, that's just not fair. You know someone's gonna hold their breath 'til you take it back. :)

They're good movies,

Not really, no.

I hardly need to argue that point for the newer three.

As for the original three, they are bad movies made just about bearable by (a) Harrison Ford and/or (b) being 15 or under.

Outside of nerd circles this is obvious. Inside nerd circles this is obscured by (somewhat ironically) the very same mindset that the very same nerds loudly decry in the smuggest possible terms whenever they observe it in anybody else: such as fans of sports teams, Bieber, American Idol, or whatever else. Namely, it's something people have in common. Drivel, but because it's shared drivel, it provides a platform for conversation, in-jokes, feelings of group identification and so on.

The actual quality of what is in common is irrelevant, only that it is in common. But once something becomes key to a tribal identity, it's impossible to get people to analyse it objectively, and because nobody likes to admit they base their tribal identification upon childish drivel, they will come up all sorts of long-winded justifications for why it is not.

Comment: Re:The pope? (Score 0, Troll) 215

by brightmal (#26900677) Attached to: Major Cache of Fossils Unearthed In Los Angeles
Actually, I always thought of Creationism as the Raving Right's version of the Loony Left's Anthropogenic Global Warming. Both systems work if looked at through the eyes of a four year-old child. However, when looked at a bit more critically, Biblical Theology and Natural Philosophy both turn out to be a bit more complicated, and not quite so easily turned to political ends. Or condensed into media friendly sound-bites.

"Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company." -- Mark Twain

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