41 entries from srah blah blah tagged with 'star wars':

We have all, at one point or another in our lives, been a Wookiee.

I think one of the reasons Star Wars episodes IV-VI are so appealing is that we have all been (or known someone who is) a whiny teenager, a kind of bitchy "princess", a smart aleck, a know-it-all, or the crazy old man down the street with a secret past. One of the MANY ways in which Star Wars episodes I-III failed is that I don't identify with someone who's a rebellious slave, or the teenaged ruler of their own country and/or planet¹. ¹ Except in that all teenagers think they are the ruler of their own country and/or planet and...

srah - Tuesday, 16 December 2008 - 12:38 PM

And a fellow would know that his darling/ Had heard ev'ry word of his song

This is another one of those posts that probably only one of my readers will understand and/or care about, but here goes. In the song "J'en ai marre" by Alizée: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVlrqTw7wjM There's a section of the chorus that goes: J'en ai marre de ces cyniques Et dans les prĂ©s les colchiques J'en ai marre d'en avoir marre Aussi (I'm fed up with these cynics And the flowers in the prairies And I'm fed up with being fed up Too) The song is about Alizée listing off all the million different things she's sick of, and talking about how she's only...

srah - Sunday, 4 November 2007 - 10:23 PM
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Don't even get me started about Dearth Voider

You all need to go vote for the new USPS Star Wars stamp. The reasons are severalfold: First, when the stamps come out, my love for Star Wars will force me to buy sheets and sheets of them. Emperor Palpatine is winning right now, and I don't really want to stick his wrinkly face on all of my correspondence. Second, and more offensive, they have identified him on the voting website as "The Emporer" (see screenshot above). Everyone, please go vote for Han and Chewie just to get this egregious spelling aberration off the Intarnest. ETA: I have just looked...

srah - Saturday, 7 April 2007 - 11:56 AM
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Beware of Greeks bearing Wookiees

Lost spoiler (though it isn't much of a spoiler and won't ruin the whole episode for you if you read on):...

srah - Thursday, 8 February 2007 - 12:47 PM
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Yub yub

I can't even describe how weird it was to watch the Rose Bowl Parade on Monday and see hundreds of Star Wars stormtroopers marching in formation. It was like The Empire had taken over Pasadena. It was awesome and it was weird and I thought it was totally cool and I was kind of embarrassed that I thought that. As with all the weird-ass Oklahoma floats that were there for no reason (go have your own parade, Oklahoma, and get out of ours!), there was no connection to the Rose Bowl - it was just a chance for people to...

srah - Wednesday, 3 January 2007 - 12:58 PM
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Jedi Poo-doo!

Mince! J'ai failli oublier la Semaine des Langues aujourd'hui! Ce soir j'ai fait du chili végétarien à la srah. Ça consisite des tomates, des haricots rouges, des champignons, des épices, et beaucoup beaucoup beaucoup d'oignons. C'est quelque chose que j'ai inventé en France quand j'avais peur de cuisiner de la viande. Ça répresente toutes les groupes alimentaires: les proteines, les fruits... et beaucoup beacoup beaucoup d'oignons. J'adore les oignons! Alors, je n'avais pas de projets pour bloguer au suject de mon chili - je voulais écrire sur Le Retour du Jedi¹. Les seules personnages au palais de Jabba qui parlent...

srah - Wednesday, 26 July 2006 - 9:57 PM
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'I thought they smelled bad on the outside!'

Why is it that George Lucas will go back into his old movies and fiddle with things that don't need to be fiddled with, needlessly changing the fact that HAN SHOT FIRST, adding silly dinosaurs to the background of scenes, and inserting Stupid McWhinersen where Sebastian Shaw should be, but he won't go back and change the ridiculous stop-actiony way that tauntauns run? I'm pretty sure that the gravity on Hoth is the same on any other planet in the Star Wars movies. I saw Han walk through the snow and I saw Luke fall from the ceiling and both...

srah - Tuesday, 6 June 2006 - 12:52 PM
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Another reason to hate George Lucas

You money-grubbing bastard... I totally want to give you more money....

srah - Thursday, 4 May 2006 - 11:34 AM
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'So... love has blinded you?'

I only saw Star Wars: Episode III once in the theater. That was enough for me - it finished things off and gave me some closure to the nightmare that was the Star Wars prequels. But then Katie linked to something that brought it all rushing back to me: 91 Reasons to Hate Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith WHAT? Only 91? I think I've linked to the Reasons to Hate guides for the earlier prequel episodes before, but this is the first that I've seen of this one. It goes through the movie chronologically, annotating with the...

srah - Monday, 1 August 2005 - 7:51 AM
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Frankly, Georgie, I don't give a damn

On Tuesday, we watched the American Film Institute's special 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes. The show had clips from various famous actors, writers and directors including Star Wars destroyer director George Lucas, whose chin and neck have recently combined and expanded to make him look like a manatee. I always wondered where he got the idea for some of his characters and have now come to realize that he's not that creative after all - he was just looking in the mirror....

srah - Thursday, 23 June 2005 - 11:50 AM
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I just want to make Yoda's Toes cookies!

George Lucas has whored Star Wars out to everything else, so why can't I find some damned Star Wars cookie cutters in this town? If you have Star Wars Cheez-Its™ and a wookiee with a lollipop growing out of his head and Lucas Crazy Hair, why can't I find some boring old cookie cutters? Sometimes I think that George Lucas was sent to Earth with the sole purpose of tormenting me....

srah - Monday, 23 May 2005 - 11:53 AM

Bleep bleep bloop

What kind of nerd am I? Here it is, May 23 and I haven't yet blogged about Star Wars Episode III. Well, I was having trouble organizing my thoughts into cohesive sentences, so instead I bring you some bullet points, hidden in the extended entry so as not to spoil things for those of you who ain't seen it yet....

srah - Monday, 23 May 2005 - 11:31 AM
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'Cuuuuuuke... reach out with your peeeeelings...'

I'm sorry to hurt you in this way. I'm sorry to present you with something that is so much better than anything you'll see next Thursday: Store Wars (My favorite is Chewbroccoli!) [thanks to apete]...

srah - Thursday, 12 May 2005 - 6:00 PM

Required reading... and viewing

I realized today that there are certain things that should be a prerequisite for anyone hoping to be "in" with srahfamily*. Srahfamily is, of course, the coolest family on earth and everyone wants to be "in" with them. But first you must understand the organizational culture by way of its cultural artifacts!**. This is an attempt to chronicle some of the things that are most often quoted or referred to around here (in some cases I have included a favorite quote because I just can't help myself!): BooksThe Stupids Die ("This isn't heaven - this is Cleveland!")Dave Barry's Book of...

srah - Tuesday, 15 March 2005 - 5:28 PM
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'You are on this council, but we do not grant you the title of Master.' 'What? Hells no, biatch!'

Srahfamily sat around the TV this evening and sacrificed our souls and our eyes through fifteen minutes of The O.C. in order to catch the Star Wars: Episode III (I've forgotten the title of this piece of garbage) trailer. From what I can tell, this episode in the series is going to be a tale of disappointment. Obi-Wan's disappointment that Anakin is not The Chosen One Who Will Bring Balance To The Force. Anakin's disappointment that he's not made a Jedi Master. Samuel L. Jackson's disappointment that he's gonna die. And, of course, last but not least, your disappointment and...

srah - Thursday, 10 March 2005 - 9:45 PM
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You put a spell on me...

The O.C.? Gah! I know this stupid movie is going to be crap and it's going to make me angry that it's so crap! ... but I'm still going to want to see the trailer. And I'm probably going to put up with watching The O.C. in order to do it. Sigh. George Lucas, you jerk!...

srah - Sunday, 6 March 2005 - 7:06 PM
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All the festivities, half the aggravation, awwwwwll the starchy goodness

RESOLVED: To find someone who will buy me one of these for Valentine's Day. On second thought, perhaps Presidents' Day. [via Mental Floss]...

srah - Sunday, 16 January 2005 - 6:20 PM

Stupid joke that I made up today

Q: What is Luke Skywalker's favorite color?...

srah - Sunday, 19 December 2004 - 11:21 AM
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Will somebody get this scantily-clad carpet out of my way?!

StarWars.com, a site which I certainly do not have in my RSS feeds and do not read daily updates from, has posted an article about Hasbro's recent release of the Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith action figures. "This mighty Wookiee warrior comes with a blaster, a bandolier, a helmet and a base." This mighty Wookiee warrior also seems to come with some kind of armoured loincloth. It's very strange that an armoured loincloth would have been invented or that a Wookiee would wear such a garment, but it's even stranger when you consider that Chewbacca never wore...

srah - Monday, 6 December 2004 - 1:14 AM
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His toes aren't that cute

I am still at the point of maturity where I like to choose my Band-Aid™s based on the cartoon character on them rather than getting sensible flesh-colored or clear ones. Or perhaps I just like the smooth, sticky feel of Yoda against my skin. ... ... *blink* ... ... It's, uh, the former. Really....

srah - Monday, 22 November 2004 - 3:13 PM
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'To be angry is to be human'???

I hate umbrellas. They're coarse and rough and irritating, but here everything is soft and smagggghhh-- Sorry, no, that's sand. Let's start over. I hate umbrellas. I killed them. I killed them all. They're dead, every single one of them. And not just the men, but the women and the children, too! They're like animals, and I slaughtered them like animals! I hate them! Hmmm. Not quite. I hate umbrellas. They never work correctly for me. You have to hold the stupid thing, so you never have a free hand to do anything. Rain hardly ever falls straight down, so...

srah - Friday, 19 November 2004 - 12:17 PM
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Rot in Hell, Lucas!!!!1

From an article about FURTHER changes made to the original trilogy: But the most noticeable change -- and perhaps one some "Star Wars" diehards will have a tough time stomaching -- is Hayden Christensen (who plays young Anakin in the prequel trilogy) now appearing in the scene where the "force ghosts" of Anakin, Obi Wan, and Yoda smile at Luke. - Five major changes in the 'Star Wars' DVD You bet I'll have a tough time stomaching it, you freaking mus-tards. I feel dirty. [via Mike the Srah-Life-Ruiner]...

srah - Monday, 20 September 2004 - 10:15 PM
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'Ici tout est... doux... et lisse...'

In case you were curious, Attaque des Clones is just as rotten as Attack of the Clones. Anakin Skywalker is just as awful and creepy (perhaps moreso, speaking French whilst leering), Jar Jar Binks was just as annoying, and I still hate hate hate George Lucas. On the other hand, I did learn how to say "bounty hunter" in French: un chasseur de prime. And seriously, when you are learning valuable vocabulary like that, who cares if the movie sucks? I do. That's who....

srah - Monday, 16 August 2004 - 7:34 PM
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'I feel something now - a terrible fright/ Danger looms ahead. Something is not right.'

Looking for exact lyrics from 1776 and The Sound of Music, I came across another musical beginning with S: WEDGE: I can't shake him off! Luke, he's on my tail! Luke, if I should die here then you must not fail! LUKE: Wedge, I'll be alright! You get yourself clear! What good would it do us if you die here? Um, yeah. I want to play the narrator... R2-D2???...

srah - Sunday, 20 June 2004 - 1:00 PM
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My parents are always making me stick around to help with the moisture harvest, too...

I'm still shopping for a laptop, but also checking out accessories and digital cameras because I am under the mistaken impression that I am made of money*. It occurs to me that to take my new baby to France with me, I will need some kind of equipment in order to be able to plug it into European walls and not make it explode. Plug converters were easy enough to find at Best Buy, but I think I may have to shop around a bit for a thingy to convert the power. Or maybe I don't really need to shop...

srah - Saturday, 15 May 2004 - 5:28 PM

More sick-day haiku

Katie and Sarah Are once again caught up in The Haiku Cycle. 7 AM: Barf*. Rest of the day: Starve instead. Neither is much fun. Tea, broth and crackers Don't provide much sustenance For poor, sickly srahs. I watched A New Hope. Grainy film, Han shot Greedo. The Special Eds suck. Attack of the Clones srah wants the clones to attack Hayden Christensen. Oh Princess Leia Hair all bunnified. You could Kick your mother's ass. ––––– * Could be replaced with "bjork," thanks to jday......

srah - Tuesday, 17 February 2004 - 3:16 PM
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Rough and irritating

What my family enjoys even more than watching the new Star Wars trilogy is watching the new Star Wars trilogy annotated. This is a handy guide to the Star Wars universe narrated by... well, me... in my family room. Today we watched the middle one. Anakin: I'm sorry, master! srah: I'm sorry, too! Sorry that you're in this! Obi-Wan: I hate it when he does that. srah: Me too, Obi-wan. If by "that" you meant "appear in this movie", that is. The parents had their own input: Mummy: Why does he want her dead? srah: Who? Mummy: The clone guy....

srah - Tuesday, 9 September 2003 - 8:02 PM
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Boba Fett in Vichy

Just when you thought Vichy couldn't get any stranger, along comes the Cusset Star Wars Convention complete with special guest Boba Fett. It's a shame it's coming at a time when I have so much to do, because I would have gone just to experience the weirdness and to say hi to Boba....

srah - Friday, 2 May 2003 - 3:00 PM
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Apparently Albion's theatre nerds have been swapping sexually suggestive Star Wars lines recently. I didn't realize there was a master list on the Internet... [via Blogatelle]...

srah - Sunday, 8 September 2002 - 11:58 AM
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The voice of God compels you... to study French culture

Went to Albion to hear James Earl Jones last night. It was like he was Dr. Guenin-Lelle with a much deeper voice, because he seemed to be teaching my Freshman Seminar. His topic was Culture. PT opened up by saying that James Earl Jones sounded more like he imagined the voice of God than anyone he'd ever heard. I'm sure it's a common belief, but it scared me because it sounded like Uncle Pete had been reading my blog. Albion gave him an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters before his speech. "When do I get my honorary doctorate?" I asked...

srah - Friday, 30 August 2002 - 10:31 AM
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Darth Vader is God, apparently

We are going to see James Earl Jones tomorrow night at Albion. My mother says he sounds like God, although I don't know how she knows that. Those lucky Albion students. They don't know how good they have it, with their James Earl Jones on campus and their Baldwin food cooked for them. Why, when they're old like me and have to worry about feeding themselves, they'll wish they were back at Albion, with their Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and their free Internet access. I don't know where I'm going with this. It was supposed to sound old and crotchety. Anyway,...

srah - Wednesday, 28 August 2002 - 10:43 AM

Much better than being "plesent"

which Episode II character are you? Probably the greatest Jedi Knight of all. Like Obi Wan, you are wise and keep your feet on the ground at all times. You will not be outsmarted by anyone. You are always faithful to your friends. Be careful though, danger lurks around every corner - you could even be betrayed by those closest to you. :: how jedi are you? :: [via Note to Self]...

srah - Tuesday, 4 June 2002 - 11:28 AM
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Dumb srah brought her CD player to work but no CDs

I have just discovered (I think I knew before but forgot) that my mom owns the 2-CD set of the soundtrack to A New Hope. I love the Binary Sunset part. Aw, I love the whole thing. I wonder how much of Star Wars' popularity is due to the music. Speaking of A New Hope, I've been wondering since Sunday - is Princess Leia's title a hereditary one or an elected position? Was she elected Princess of Alderaan or did Bail Organa go from being a senator to being a king? How's that going to work?...

srah - Tuesday, 21 May 2002 - 9:03 AM
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Attack of the Clones? More like... Attack of the Bong!

Heh heh. Title has nothing to do with anything, except Gobie on SNL. Yup, so we went to see it this weekend. We took the French archives intern with us, so when they were making comments about the Jedi Archives and things like that, we were making archives-jokes and our row was laughing when no one else was. Heh heh. Family full of archives dorks. I liked it! I agree with the Free Press that the romantic scenes were painfully bad, but there was a lot to enjoy in there, especially for the geeks. Plenty of references to future events...

srah - Monday, 20 May 2002 - 8:25 AM
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Recently re-experienced

Recently re-experienced: A Wind in the Door - I reread this Monday and Tuesday nights. I just made Alex read A Wrinkle in Time and lent him A Wind in the Door and A Swiftly Tilting Planet. I had nothing better to do, so I started rereading AWITD because I hadn't read it in several years. Then when I did have better things to do (or more important things to do, I should say), I was hooked and couldn't stop reading. Mmmmmmm, love it. Chicken Run - I love this movie, but I fell asleep. We had to watch it...

srah - Thursday, 17 January 2002 - 11:17 AM
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It's 2002

It's 2002. What does this mean? Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones (Spring) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Summer) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Fall) What are you looking forward to in 2002?...

srah - Tuesday, 15 January 2002 - 1:08 PM
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Your average Star Wars watcher

Your average Star Wars watcher might only know Bib Fortuna as "Jabba's butler with snakes coming out of his head", whereas fans can recognize people like him and Boba Fett (even before Han Solo calls him by name in Return of the Jedi), know that Greedo is a Rodian, and know what a Twiilek is (oh god, I have just outed myself as an enormous dork, but I swear - my dad and sister are worse). But who the heck knows the names of characters who were only in the film for five seconds? Apparently this guy: The Big Ass...

srah - Wednesday, 9 January 2002 - 8:05 AM
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Why the Star Wars I-III Trilogy Does Not Work

Why the Star Wars I-III Trilogy Does Not Work as Well as the IV-VI Trilogy (a Five Minute Thought On the Way to Women And Art Class): - No one (or at least not me) would think to call Star Wars IV "the introduction one" or V "the romance one" or VI "the one with the big battle". I think that oversimplifying and telling us what to expect is dumb. In the original trilogy, they ALL had big battles. They ALL had romance. - They ALL had entertaining creatures that spoke foreign languages instead of strangely-accented English. If you know...

srah - Monday, 19 November 2001 - 1:04 PM
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Last night Alex and I

Last night Alex and I watched Star Wars: A New Hope and I fell asleep. Shame on me. The Special Edition definitely has better sound quality, although you have to put up with a lot of silly additions for it. Watching the first scene with the ship appearing from the top of the screen made me think that Star Wars movies belong in a theatre. I miss Norris 101 movies. Jillian and I are drinking all of the Earl Grey in Baldwin. Mwah ha! Another convert to the World Of Tea Addiction! Marian needs to get his own AIM account...

srah - Sunday, 4 November 2001 - 7:59 PM
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Monsters, Inc. was fun

Monsters, Inc. was fun and entertaining. I quite enjoyed myself, even though I've never seen a Pixar film before. The Pixar short before the movie was hilarious, too. But let's skip to the important part: the previews. There were precisely three million hours of previews. Ice Age sounded stupid when I first heard about it, but after having seen the preview, I want to go see it. It looks like a fun Disney movie. I think Disney is trying to move away from musicals, which is too bad in a way because they seemed to be the only institution of...

srah - Friday, 2 November 2001 - 11:13 PM
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Coming Attractions says:

Coming Attractions says: "October 27, 2001... We have heard from one of our top sleuths in Hollywood, and so what we're about to report to you is the closest thing to finding out direct from Lucasfilm what's going on with the Episode II trailer. Ready? The first trailer, dubbed the "Breathing" teaser, will definitely run attached to all prints of Monsters, Inc. on November 2nd. The second trailer, slated to appear online at the official Star Wars website, will debut November 9th. The third trailer, longer and containing more adult-oriented material than the first teaser trailer, will be attached to...

srah - Wednesday, 31 October 2001 - 1:48 PM
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