August 18, 2016
It was a great week for news! Mr. BTR was everywhere!
Hilary Clinton continued to make headlines with her foreign policy of “Donald Trump is scary,” her domestic policy of “Donald Trump is divisive,” and her jobs plan of “Donald Trump plans to wage war on the human race.” Trump, on the other hand, had to deal with a kook scaling his Trump Tower with suction cups and a bizarre plan to plant the Mr. Blog’s Tepid Flag on the roof.
He may not have made it, but I got more than my money’s worth in free advertising.
It didn’t so shit for this blog though. You should see how bad the stats get during the summer months!
Meanwhile, speaking of millionaires with inflated egos, Alex Rodriguez
retired was pushed out by the Yankees since A- he sucks and B- no one can stand him. In his pregame ceremony prior to his last game, the skies opened up and rained on his parade. Literally. As the New York Post put it, “God hates A-Rod.” And why not? It’s not like God has the patience of a saint.
However, in his post-game press conference, A-Roid had nothing but praise for the Yankee organization, his teammates, and of course Mr. Blog’s Tepid Ride.
Love him or hate him, but the man has taste.
The Rio Olympics are going on. Who knows where this blog will pop up in the coverage?
Probably nowhere. I’m paying zero attention to the Olympics.
August 15, 2016
This is it. Just what the world needs. Another Star Wars rant.
The new Rogue One trailer came out and I’m getting excited again for Star Wars. Mainly, I’m excited because George Lucas has nothing to do with it. He struck gold with A New Hope, topped himself with The Empire Strikes Back (though there is plenty of credit to go around) and should have stopped there, but Return of The Jedi is still pretty good.
The prequels not only suck but are totally insignificant. There is nothing in them you need to know. You can watch the original trilogy and have all the info you need. Remember, Lucas made the story he wanted to tell in the first three films. Everything else is just background. And the Clone Wars cartoon? That’s a whole other kettle of fish. I’ll discuss that if I ever get around to my “the Jedi and Sith are insignificant to the world of Star Wars” rant.
This rant is pretty simple. This is about how Lucas totally screwed up the Jedi uniforms in The Phantom Menace. And I’ll let pictures do the talking for me.
In A New Hope, Obi-Wan is wearing simple desert garb, just like Uncle Owen and half the planet wears. But in the prequels, we find out that Obi-Wan, a Jedi in hiding, someone Darth Vader would dearly like to find if he’s alive, was hiding out while wearing his Jedi outfit. Seriously? In hiding but still in uniform?
But check this out. That’s never what a Jedi outfit was supposed to look like. Luke, who declared himself a Jedi, wears a Jedi outfit in Return of The Jedi.
And he wore it in front of Yoda, who surely would have told Luke he was dressed like a Sith Lord, not a Jedi.
But for no good reason Lucas screwed things up right in the very first shot of The Phantom Menace.
Rant over. I’m right. George Lucas is wrong.