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Comment: Viva Jar Jar! (Score 3, Interesting) 409

by Tablizer (#48887207) Attached to: Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts

You just don't "get" Jar Jar. The Force channels power through his clumsiness. His "accidents" are guided and/or re-shaped by The Force. It's not like Scooby Doo's F-ups where shear luck catches the bad guy; Jar Jar is divinely-guided chaos.

It's mutation-based evolution cross-bred with Intelligent Design (Catholic model?) It's a contrast to The Force channeled through skill, planning, and discipline of the other characters. He's a rare character pattern in film.

Maybe he gives hope to those of us sorely lacking Jedi qualities? :-)

Comment: "These are not the plots you are looking for" (Score 2) 409

by Tablizer (#48887025) Attached to: Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts

If the Disney versions sell tickets, they will conclude they made the right choice. If they flop, then they'll probably return to Lucas's stories. As much as fans complain about Lucas's past plots, they still pay to watch. Fans like complaining; it means they are engaged and care. Talking about 100 ways to kill Jar Jar creates a common bond.

Comment: Re: No way! (Score 1) 502

by Tablizer (#48886239) Attached to: Senator Who Calls STEM Shortage a Hoax Appointed To Head Immigration

Maybe they would if it were not illegal or awkward to present it that way. Further, it's also difficult to control the make-up of your staff over the medium term: they come and go. A consulting co. will typically give quotes for an average staff make-up, not what it is at the moment. As long as it averages out to profits over the medium term, a co. will live with short-term productivity bumps and dips.

Comment: Re:No way! (Score 3, Insightful) 502

by digsbo (#48880141) Attached to: Senator Who Calls STEM Shortage a Hoax Appointed To Head Immigration
"You get what you pay for when you understand what you're buying" is true more often than the simpler form you offered, which implies what you're buying is a known quantity. As many of us know, STEM talent is quite difficult to gauge effectively for most management teams.

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