Thursday, May 19, 2005

A Flawed Despot is Better than a Smug Jedi

Not content with having mere dozens of people knowing the embarrassing level of my geekness, I have a commentary on NPR defending the Sith, Palpatine, and the Empire.

Just so you know, when I get home tonight I'm going to take my Star Wars and Lord of the Rings editions of Trivial Pursuit and mix all the cards up to make one Omnibus Giant Nerd Edition. Then I'll play. All by myself.

Let's see Greg Gutfeld top that.


Anonymous said...

One little problem with your summary on NPR:

Isn't Tatooine outside the Galactic Republic's jurisdiction in Phantom Menace?

You say that the Senate justified slavery on Anakin Skywalker's home planet.

But, I am pretty sure that the movie went out of its way to say that the planet was outside of the jurisdiction of the Republic and the Jedi.

This is also the reason for Anakin not being detected at an earlier age by the Jedi...

Anonymous said...

Don't worry JVL, you won't have to play the Uber-Nerd Edition all by yourself. I'm in.

Ultimate matchup: Gandalf v. Vader?

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a lucky wife you'll have tonight. : )