“This is how Liberty dies—with thunderous applause.” (2022)

Anakin: You’re so beautiful.
Padme: It’s only because I’m so in love.
Anakin: No—it’s because I’m in love with you.

The force was with me: Sith, sex, self-promotion, and a summary of events. I also list quite a few song lyrics; a snapshot of my playlist, so to speak.

I got up before 10, showered, and prepared breakfast. While the tea was steeping and the coffee brewing Mike called and set up a time when I needed to be at his place: 11:30 or so; we would then take an 11:45 bus in order to go to Sherie’s school to pick up her car and drive out to East Towne.

This was done.

We got to the theater about 12:30 and bought our tickets. Mike bought a soda. We figured we would watch the 1pm showing, but when I looked over the schedule I saw a 12:30 and a 1:45 ... nothing at 1. Perhaps, Mike said, that was only for Friday/Saturday (the 1pm, that is), so at 12:34 we walked in to the 12:30 showing and discovered that the trailers were still going—perfect. We got great seats and enjoyed the next two-plus hours.

Revenge of the Sith was formulaic, the dialogue was atrocious, and the special effects, while now standard, were impressive. That is to say: it was what I expected, better than I anticipated, and not as much as I had hoped for.

We often say film: films used to be made on film, but now many are digital. We say movies: but the metaphor of the motion picture is in many instances too limiting. The medium provides the opportunity of an experience that supplies a dynamic interplay of light and sound, and that play with light (and color and shadow ...) often results in images or pictures, but need not be so limited. Computer effects are a blessing and a curse when it comes to modern movies, for they are now so cheap that everyone can use them, but as a result they are often used for the most banal and formulaic of reasons or purposes. On the other hand they allow us to escape the tyranny of the fixed pespective and the purely functional, narrative, and representational. One must admit that movies/films were never purely functional; ever since Eisenstein—at the latest—that which we call the aesthetic has had a major role in movies.

There were a few scenes, such as in the early dogfight(s), where the potential of movies/films as a medium broke through, but Lucas is rather clear on two points: he wants to tell his story, and he wants to appeal to a young crowd. Nothing else seems to matter. As a result of the second goal he includes childish humor that grows tiresome rather quickly. Regarding the former, he tends to ignore characterization, quality dialogue, and plot subtlety. When he paints it is with broad strokes; most often he sketches outlines and tosses patches of color on his canvas, looking for a match. Criticism of these movies is useless to some extent: they are not great movies, everyone knows it, Lucas does not care, and they will make tons of money anyway.

This is sad.

This is sad precisely because these at-best-B-movie pieces of entertainment have a certain potential. Lucas cites himself and quotes the other movies in the series; he provides consistency as well as a space for irony and reflection. The special effects are brilliant at a technical level, and with them he is able to create worlds and settings foreign and beautiful. The characters have been with us for so long that we feel as if there could be some depth yet to explore. The universe created by the movies is so vast and the mythology—while simple and cribbed from so many cultural sources—so compelling that it deserves to be more than instrumentalized. On top of that quality actors put in time and effort, but judged on their performances in these movies alone one would conclude that they were talentless hacks devoid of range or ability.

As in so many recent special effects films, the perfection of the technique is in fact a curse. Such perfection mars the recent Lemony Snicket movie and I think it was an issue in Sin City; it is clearly a problem here. Perfect framing and clarity of composition and focus leads to boring scenes without tension. There is no movement, no imbalance, and when it comes to computer-generated objects, often no weight. Peter Jackson overcame this obstacle in his Lord of the Rings adaptation(s) everywhere, I feel, except with regard to Legolas’ fight on the Oliphant, which was too fluid, too facile. The first Spider-Man movie had this problem; the second mostly solved it.

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Now for a few specifics: perhaps half the dialogue could have been cut, not because it was insipid (which it was) but because it was too demonstrative—it merely served to repeat what the actors were doing. In action sequences it broke up the rhythm, such as Anakin’s outbursts during the dogfight at the beginning. The only effective Padme/Anakin scene was the one where they were apart but shown in alternating images, with swelling John Williams music in the background; there was no dialogue. They went overboard with the special effects showing how deformed Palpatine had become. Regarding the Darth Vader costume at the end, even with a few visual tricks to make him look taller, it was clear that Hayden Christensen was too short—they should have just used a taller body double; he was behind the mask anyway, and his voice was done by James Earl Jones. I felt that the Palpatine-Anakin scene at the “theater” was the only effective scene of dialogue in the movie, and that is while acknowledging that it was designed to serve a plot purpose.

That all having been said, I enjoyed Revenge of the Sith a great deal and I will watch it again. Was it worth $5.50? Probably not, but I do not feel cheated.

ARTIST: Richard O’Brien
TITLE: Sweet Transvestite

How d’ya do, I
See you’ve met my
Faithful handy man
He’s just a little brought down because
When you knocked
He thought you were the candy man

Don’t get strung out
By the way I look
Don’t judge a book by its cover
I’m not much of a man
By the light of day
But by night I’m one hell of a lover

{Refrain}
I’m just a sweet transvestite
From Transsexual Transylvania, ah-ha

Let me show you around
Maybe play you a sound
You look like you’re both pretty groovy
But if you want something visual
That’s not too abysmal
We could take in an old Steve Reeves movie

I’m glad we caught you at home
Could we use your phone
We’re both in a bit of a hurry
We’ll just say where we are
Then go back to the car
We don’t want to be any worry

Well, you got caught with a flat, well
How ’bout that
Well, babies, don’t you panic
By the light of the night
It’ll all seem all right
I’ll get you a satanic mechanic

{Refrain}

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Why don’t you stay for the night
Or maybe a bite
I could show you my favorite obsession
I’ve been making a man
With blonde hair and a tan
And he’s good for relieving my tension

{Refrain twice}

So come up to the lab
And see what’s on the slab
I see you shiver with antici
Pation
But maybe the rain
Is really to blame
So I’ll remove the cause
But not the symptom

Now for more comments on the PTC’s complaint(s) about the Carl’s Jr. ad:

“This commercial is basically soft-core porn,” said Melissa Caldwell, research director for the PTC. “The way she moves, the way she puts her finger in her mouth—it’s very suggestive and very titillating.”

Was Melissa Caldwell titillated? To the rest of us Paris Hilton is just a too-skinny, not terribly attractive woman who wears too much makeup and lets her private sex videos get into the wrong hands.

We have a response by Carl’s Jr. CEO Andy Puzder:

Puzder says he has shown the ad to his three children, ages 12, 9 and 7, and they have shown no signs of being corrupted.

Has Puzder got a handy corruptometer around the house? Where can you buy one of those?

Back to Melissa “I was so titillated” Caldwell:

Caldwell says that because the ad is airing during sports programs, and FOX’s “OC”, which are heavily watched by teens, it promotes sexuality to an audience that might not be ready for it. “It’s difficult to gauge how children are going to react to this,” Caldwell said.

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I can understand saying that teens are not ready for sex, but to say that teens are not ready for sexuality is irresponsibly stupid—ready or not, it is both all around them and in their hormones. You can lock them up and stop them from having sex with one another, but you cannot lock away the sexuality, unless you employ a lot of drugs and psychological warfare (though the number of sexually dysfunctional adults in this society speaks to the pervasiveness of the latter in our culture).

Moskau
Fremd und geheimnisvoll
Türme aus rotem Gold
Kalt wie das Eis
Moskau
Doch wer dich wirklich kennt
Der weiß ein Feuer brennt
In dir so heiß
Kosaken hey hey hey hebt die Gläser
hey hey
Natascha ha ha ha du bist schön
ha ha
Towarisch hey hey hey auf das Leben
hey hey
Auf Dein Wohl Bruder hey Bruder ho
hey hey hey hey

Moskau, Moskau
Wirf die Gläser an die Wand
Rußland ist ein schönes Land
Ho ho ho ho ho, hey
Moskau, Moskau
Deine Seele ist so groß
Nachts da ist der Teufel los
Ha ha ha ha ha, hey
Moskau, Moskau
Liebe schmeckt wie Kaviar
Mädchen sind zum küßen da
Ho ho ho ho ho, hey
Moskau, Moskau
Komm wir tanzen auf dem Tisch
Bis der Tisch zusammenbricht
Ha ha ha ha ha

Moskau
Tor zur Vergangenheit
Spiegel der Zarenzeit
Rot wie das Blut
Moskau
Wer deine Seele kennt
Der weiß die Liebe brennt
Heißwie die Glut

Kosaken hey hey hey hebt die Gläser
hey hey
Natascha ha ha ha du bist schön
ha ha
Towarisch hey hey hey auf die Liebe
hey hey
Auf Dein Wohl Mädchen hey Mädchen ho
hey hey hey hey

Moskau, Moskau
Wirf die Gläser an die Wand
Rußland ist ein schönes Land
Ho ho ho ho ho, hey
Moskau, Moskau
Deine Seele ist so groß
Nachts da ist der Teufel los
Ha ha ha ha ha, hey
Moskau
Lala lala lala la, lala lala lala la
Ho ho ho ho ho, hey
MoskauLala lala lala la, lala lala lala la
Ha ha ha ha ha
Oh, oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh
Moskau, Moskau

Moskau, Moskau
Wodka trinkt man pur und kalt
Das macht hundert Jahre alt
Ho ho ho ho ho, hey
Moskau, Moskau
Väterchen dein Glas ist leer
Doch im Keller ist noch mehr
Ha ha ha ha ha

Kosaken hey hey hey hebt die Gläser
hey hey
Natascha ha ha ha du bist schön
ha ha Towarisch hey hey hey auf die Liebe
hey hey
Auf Dein Wohl Bruder hey Bruder ho
hey hey hey hey
Moskau, Moskau
Wirf die Gläser an die Wand
Rußland ist ein schönes Land
Ho ho ho ho ho, hey
Moskau, Moskau
Deine Seele ist so groß
Nachts da ist der Teufel los
Ha ha ha ha ha, hey
Moskau, Moskau
Liebe schmeckt wie Kaviar
Mädchen sind zum küßen da
Ho ho ho ho ho
Moskau, Moskau
Komm wir tanzen auf dem Tisch
Bis der Tisch zusammenbricht
Ha ha ha ha ha

Last week I had to re-validate a lot of my webpages and correct them in the process. I went through my old book reviews, which meant that I had to read them, to an extent. The other night I was interested to see to what extent my reviews were useful; my review on Bookman’s clustering book, for example, was published on Slashdot, and since I also posted it on Amazon it has found its way to a number of other websites, though only rarely with attribution. Google searches for several of the books I looked at list my reviews either at the top, or at least on the first page of links. This amused me greatly.

I revisted my comments on C. Eller’s book about the myth of matriarchal prehistory, and to provide a more balanced view, so to speak, I will also link to a review much more critical than my own.

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What seems like ego-googling actually turned out to be useful, for when searching for pages about D. Peat’s The Philosopher’s Stone I found a link back to my review listed on the archives on the Heckler & Coch blog. More useful, however, were the other entries, with some really fascinating links/discussions referring to topics of interest to me and my work. I find it worth checking out.

“Omnis mundi creatura”

Omnis mundi creatura
quasi liber et pictura
nobis est in speculum;
nostrae vitae, nostrae mortis,
nostri status, nostrae sortis
fidele signaculum.
Nostrum statum pingit rosa
nostri status decens glosa
nostrae vitae lectio;
quae dum primum mane floret,
defloratus flos effloret
vespertino senio.

Mike and I drove back from the movie and went to the hostel, where we sat and talked for quite a while, mostly about the movie and about movies, though I got around to telling him that I am moving out of Madison and will be in Berlin next year.

I will be heading back to Idaho for a while in August, but am still working out the details of how I will do so. If I fly it will cost X-dollars; renting a car and driving (car and gas) would be more than the plane ticket, but if I take a bunch of items back with me in the car, I could store them in my dad’s garage and such, which might make it worthwhile. Mike said he would be interested in driving back with me. We could take the northern route, go through Montana, hit highway 12 or so and go to Kooskia and visit mom, and then go south to Boise. This all sounds like a promising idea.

I could fly to Europe from Boise (perhaps Boise to Minneapolis to Amsterdam to Berlin). There are many details to consider.

He had to take the car back to Sherie; her house key was with the car keys, so I walked home. He gave back the DVDs of mine that he had borrowed; I had not even missed them, except the Matrix sequels. Curious.

I had about an hour until my meeting with Corina at the Mediterranean Cafe, and shortly before I left I got a phone call from Kristin (of Jürgen and Kristin fame), and in the end she decided to join me and Corina for the “Conflict in the Classroom” theater production. After the Mediterranean Cafe for dinner we got ice cream at the union, survived gnats on the terrace, and met Kristin for the little performance.

It was interesting.

We left and ended up at Steep & Brew, since it was still early and no one had any desire to call it an evening. We chatted for over an hour about various things, from movies to the pope to linguistics and loan words.

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So it was that I came home around 10:30.

Now I can call it an evening.

—May 25 2005

Mais Padmé refuse.. Une jeune femme est donc élue, mais elle aussi refuse de voir Padmé s'en aller, alors elle la prie de devenir Sénatrice.. Dans l'attaque, elle perd une de ses suivantes qui est également une de ses "doublures" et son coeur se brise.. Après tout, on ne lui a pas dit, à elle, de ne pas bouger.Sur place, ils trouvent une véritable armée de droïdes en construction et ils ne mettent pas longtemps avant de se faire capturer.. Finalement, ils commencent à perdre et ont la surprise de voir Jedi arriver en nombre pour les protéger et ce malgré les droïdes ennemis qui les attaquent.. Elle refuse de perdre Anakin et de le voir s'en aller, parce qu'elle l'aime si fort, en dépit de tout ce qui est censé les séparer... Ils passent leur lune de Miel à Naboo également, enfermés dans leur bulle tout en sachant que bientôt, ils devront se séparer de nouveau.. Puis elle lui apprend une nouvelle qui à la fois la transporte de joie et la fait mourir de peur : Padmé est enceinte.. Padmé a foi en Anakin.. Obi-Wan, il sait, lui.. Mais Padmé, elle est fidèle à Anakin.. Ce qu'elle ne sait pas, c'est que Obi-Wan s'est infiltré dans son vaisseau sans qu'elle ne le sache, parce qu'il se doutait qu'elle accourrait vers son bien aimé et que c'était la seule manière pour lui de retrouver son ancien protégé.Padmé retrouve donc Anakin et est horrifiée par ce qu'elle voit.. MEMBRE ♔ FROM A MAGICAL WORLD ☽ Messages : 96☽ Date d'arrivée : 12/11/2021☽ Crédits : Avatar (@Anaphore)

Padmé Amidala (known as Queen Amidala only in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace ) is a senator and total badass role model for female leadership.. Queen Amidala : Well, I don’t approve.” Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. “What if the democracy we thought we were serving no longer exists, and the Republic has become the very evil we have been fighting to destroy?” Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. “I truly… deeply… love you, and before we die, I want you to know.” Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones. “If you follow your thoughts through to conclusion, it will take us to a place we cannot go, regardless of the way we feel about each other.” Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.” ― Darth Vader. I am a Jedi, like my father before me.” ― Luke Skywalker. Join me, and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son.”― Darth Vader. “Someday I will be the most powerful Jedi ever.” ― Anakin Skywalker. I’ll not leave you here, I’ve got to save you.” ― Luke Skywalker. There aren’t enough scoundrels in your life.” — Han to Leia. You were to bring balance to the force, not leave it in darkness.” ― Obi-Wan Kenobi. I changed my hair.” — Leia, joking with Luke. “That’s not how the Force works!” — Han. “That’s not how the Force works!” — Han Solo

Read on for the most funny 'Star Wars' quotes, along with some hilarious 'Star Wars' quotes which will make you want to go conquer the galaxy.. – Han Solo, 'The Empire Strikes Back'.. Every 'Star Wars' fan will have a favorite funny 'Stars Wars' quote or saying from the movie.. Here are the most iconic and funny Hans Solo quotes, along with funny princess Leia quotes.. These quotes will revive the 'Star Wars' feeling and compel you to go watch 'Stars Wars' one more time.. 'Star Wars' has almost completed 45 years since it was first brought to us and inspired a variety of people and made it into everyone’s heart, and so here is the collection of famous quotes from 'Star Wars' that will take you back to the magical world.. If you liked our suggestions for funny 'Stars Wars' quotes, then why not take a look at [Hans Solo quotes], or 'Star Wars' love quotes .

As the Separatist Droid Army attempts to flee the besieged capital with their valuable hostage, two Jedi Knights lead a desperate mission to rescue the captive Chancellor… Chancellor Palpatine: My mentor taught me everything about the Force, even the nature of the dark side.. Obi-Wan: [turns and smiles] Chancellor Palpatine, Sith Lords are our specialty.. Padmé: He said…that you turned to the Dark Side…that you…killed younglings… Vader: Obi-Wan is trying to turn you against me.. Padmé: [looks back and sees Obi-Wan, then turns back to Anakin; horrified] NO!. [begins to Force-choke Padmé] Obi-Wan Kenobi: Let her go, Anakin!. Vader: Don’t lecture me, Obi-Wan!. Obi-Wan leaves] Palpatine: Lord Vader, can you hear me?. Obi-Wan Kenobi: We have a job to do, Anakin.

The force is what gives a Jedi his power.. Before the dark times, before the Empire.". Enjoy these iconic quotes from the charismatic Jedi master Yoda.. - Yoda, 'Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace'.. A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack.". I will even learn how to stop people from dying.". "Master Yoda says I should be mindful of the future, but not at the expense of the moment."

“If you end your training now – if you choose the quick and easy path as Vader did – you will become an agent of evil.” More Yoda wisdom as he encourages Luke not to try and rescue Han and Leia, in The Empire Strikes Back (1980).. “The Force is strong with this one.” Vader vies to halt Luke’s assault on the Death Star, in Star Wars.. “I find your lack of faith disturbing.” Vader makes ready with the force choke on sneering imperial officer Conan Antonio Motti, in Star Wars.. Obi-Wan: “That boy is our last hope” Yoda: “No, there is another.” The revelation that another Jedi might still be living as Luke leaves Dagobah, in The Empire Strikes Back.. “Remember – the Force will be with you, always.” A ghostly Obi-Wan’s final line to Luke, in Star Wars.

The plot follows Luke Skywalker’s journey to resist the dark side’s temptation, be a Jedi, and battle the evil Darth Vader.. Even in times of great haste, take time to listen.. “Anger always makes you feel good at the time.. “If you define yourself by your power to take life, your desire to dominate, to possess, then you have nothing.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi. Don’t trust them.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi. “In my experience, there’s no such thing as luck.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi. “The fear of loss is a path to the dark side.” – Yoda. “Wars do not make one great.” – Yoda. “You know, no matter how much we fought, I’ve always hated watching you leave.” – Leia Organa. In Star Wars , Luke struggles between his good and bad sides, just like Anakin.. He proved that one has the power to choose whether or not to take the good or evil path in life.

Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictional character from Star Wars and a very important Jedi master.. Along with Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader, R2-D2, and C-3PO, he is one of the few important characters to appear in all six Star Wars movies.. Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon survived the trap, however, and fled to the planet’s surface.. The good was awakened in the Sith Lord, and he would die not as Vader, but as Anakin Skywalker.. “I believe,” his one time Master said with a gently humorous look of astonishment at the words coming out of his mouth, “that you should get used to calling me Obi-Wan.” ― Matthew Stover, Revenge of the Sith. “This is Obi-Wan Kenobi:. The elder had exposed his failure.” ― John Jackson Miller, Kenobi. Though Obi-Wan is sixteen standard years Anakin’s elder, they have become men together.. You’re my only hope.” — Princess Leia “Mos Eisley spaceport: You will never find a more wretched hive of villainy.” — Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness) “I find your lack of faith disturbing.” — Darth Vader (James Earl Jones) “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.” — Obi-Wan, demonstrating the art of the Jedi mind trick. There aren’t enough scoundrels in your life.” — Han to Leia, just before their first kiss “I love you.” — Leia “I know.” — Han “No, I am your father.. It’s all true.” — Han “Luke Skywalker?. The order in which you should see the Star Wars series:

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