Kick names, take ass.

1-07-2016 8:03 pm
David: Making a Murderer
My eyeballs are still smoking from binge watching this on Netflix. I don't remember hearing about this case when it happened, and I was surprised a number of times at the turns of events.

Not that I've ever thought we had a flawless justice system, but...damn.





12-29-2015 10:03 pm
David: Luke Skywalker and the fall of the Empire
From the novelization of The Force Awakens...
Kylo Ren, I watched the Galactic Empire rise, and then fall. The gullible prattle on about the triumph of truth and justice, of individualism and free will. As if such things were solid and real instead of simple subjective judgments. The historians have it all wrong. It was neither poor strategy nor arrogance that brought down the Empire. You know too well what did.
Ren nodded once. Sentiment.
Yes. Such a simple thing. Such a foolish error of judgment. A momentary lapse in an otherwise exemplary life. Had Lord Vader not succumbed to emotion at the crucial moment—had the father killed the son—the Empire would have prevailed. And there would be no threat of Skywalker’s return today.

Luke Skywalker was not a hero of the Battle of Endor, and not solely responsible for the fall of the Galactic Empire. I feel like I'm the only sane person in a world of crazy people that somehow remember Luke Skywalker toppling the Empire single handed. <-- NO PUN INTENDED! That shit happened organically. I did just now consider going for an Organa-cally pun, but I'm above it.

Fuck, where was I?

Luke, right. Luke Skywalker was aboard the second Death Star when the Battle of Endor was taking place. He was fighting with his dad while a creepy old man cackled in the background. He ended up kicking his dad's ass, getting his ass kicked by the old man, and then watching his dad throw the old man down a big hole.

None of these things lead to the downfall of the Empire.

The Empire was brought down through the direct efforts of Han Solo and his squad on Endor taking down the Death Star's shield followed up by some elite tier piloting by Lando Calrissian who flew all the way to the center of the station, blew up the core, and flew back out again before it exploded. These are all things that would have happened without Luke's involvement.

I will give credit to two things he did that indirectly lead to the victory. He, along with Leia, stopped two scout troopers from reporting on the shield generator sabotage team. He also stalled for time with the ewoks by floating Threepio around until Leia could come out and save them. Does that make him a Hero of the battle? If so, I guess we should toss some credit Artoo's way as well. Is he a myth?

I need to lie down.







12-18-2015 4:02 pm
David: Star Wars - no spoilers
Go. Just go. The prequels were shit. ROtJ was shit. This movie is not.

Go. GO. GO!





11-09-2015 9:34 pm
David: I watched Spectre
A very middle of the road Bond film. It takes another step or two back from the gritty realism established by Casino Royale which I liked, but it also spends a lot of time establishing and reestablishing the situation without delivering a satisfying conclusion which I did not.

But enough about Bond. Let's talk about that Star Wars trailer. I'm talking about this one -> https://youtu.be/sGbxmsDFVnE

I'd seen this trailer online already. My excitement level for the movie was already heightened by it (if such a thing were possible). There was something different about seeing it in that dark theater and on the big screen though. Something that punched me right in the nostalgia button and made it all click into place. As the Millennium Falcon dodged around debris evading TIE fighters I could sense the weight of that old Corellian freighter for the first time. It was real. My arms and torso went numb and weightless. I felt a tingling around my eyes as my vision blurred slightly.

Guys, we're a month and change away from a new Star Wars movie with Harrison fucking Ford on the poster.





10-13-2015 2:09 pm
David: Battlefront beta
Meh





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