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Which Revenge of the Sith Character are you?
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Obi Wan Kenobi

67%

Yoda

61%

Anakin Skywalker

58%

Chewbacca

47%

Mace Windu

44%

Darth Vader

42%

General Grievous

39%

Clone Trooper

33%

C-3PO

33%

R2-D2

31%

Emperor Palpatine

28%

Padme Amidala

19%

Which Revenge of the Sith Character are you?
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Before I saw Revenge of the Sith, I gave some preliminary thoughts on some claims people had been throwing about uncarefully. If you haven't read that post, I suggest you read it and the comments before reading this one, because I'll be assuming some points that I spent time establishing there.

I'm interested in two questions. I addressed both of them in the first post, but now I've seen the movie. What do I say (now that I've seen the film) about the claims that the movie is a glaring slam against Bush? What do I say (again, now that I've seen it) about Lucas' portrayal of Jedi and Sith and Obi-Wan's statement about absolutes? The short answer is that I say basically the same thing. There are a few minor points that I'd adjust based on having seen it for myself, but the major issues are the same. If anything, the context confirms for me what I suspected about Obi-Wan's statement. It has nothing to do with relativism. As for Bush, I see almost nothing in the film that fits well with what someone who just wanted to slam Bush would have done.

Some bozo scheduled Democratic political analyst Bob Shrum and former Bush speechwriter David Frum to be on Hardball tonight at the same time. Was this someone's sick sense of humor, or was it just incompetence in scheduling? The average viewer who doesn't know these two must have been feeling a little confused between the two. It sounds like a Dr. Seuss book:

We finally made it to Revenge of the Sith late Saturday night. We tried a few times to find time to see it, only to have other events prevent it, with traveling, planned activities at ideal times, and less availability to babysitters during some times when we did have time. Finally we decided to go Friday night for her birthday because my parents would be in town to watch the kids, but Sam forgot that Friday was even her birthday, never mind the movie date, and scheduled something else. We wanted to go later that night, but it would have taken us until way past midnight, which we didn't want to do. So we decided to go Saturday night instead. Then we arrived at the theater, and it was sold out (three weeks after its release!), so we had to go at the late showing anyway so we could still take advantage of my parents' presence. I want to come back to the issues of Lucas on Bush and Lucas on relativism and absolutism, but I'm going to save that for another post. For now, I just want to record my thoughts on how this film stands in relation to the others in the series.

Deep Throat Revealed

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I have the scoop on the truth. Somehow the source that leaked a political scandal in the 1970s had previously been a star of a famous porn film, and no one has ever thought that strange. Yet no one has known who this mysterious Deep Throat character is. Well some of us know. Deep Throat is Jerry Hardin. How he managed to pull off the porn film playing the particular character he played will have to remain a mystery, of course, and Bob Woodward and the Washington Post crew will continue with their cover story of some FBI guy who knew Nixon, but the truth is out there.

In related news, we now know the name of that guy who kept popping up in the first season of The X-Files whenever Mulder would put the X in his window, that guy way up in the conspiracy who would leak little bits of information to gave Mulder enough to get himself into trouble but never to get any proof, at least nothing he could hold onto. That guy, apparently, is named Mark Felt, and he was second in command at the FBI, right below the Smoking Man. I'm actually a little disappointed. I was hoping it was Pat Buchanan.

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