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Star Wars - Darth Vader

Star Wars – Darth Vader (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


I honestly thought this was a joke when I saw it posted on my favorite video game site, despite the fact that the text preview contained the phrase “This is not a joke.”.




Disney bought Lucasfilm.




That’s…pretty crazy actually.  I’m not sure what to think about it.  I respect George Lucas a great deal for Star Wars, but frankly if ever a person could be accused of misunderstanding the appeal of his own creation, it’s him.  Letting someone else have a crack at his universe might be just the thing.




And while Disney may be the poster child of corporate media mega-conglomerates they do have a good tract record with studios they’ve bought.  In 2006 they bought Pixar which never makes bad movies, and the movies since the buy out included Ratatouille, Wall-E, and Up.




In 2009 they bought Marvel Comics and their first film collaboration was The Avengers, which, if it’s not the best superhero movie ever made, is certainly the best superhero team movie.




It’ll be interesting to see what they do with Star Wars in 2015.




But the best thing they could do to garner fan support, would be to put the original cuts of episodes IV-VI out on Blu-Ray.




Now imagine the theme park rides!





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I said last year that what I tend to set for the new year are goals more than resolutions, because some of what I want to accomplish seems rather frivolous and doesn’t actually make me a better person in any way (I do tend to set a few resolutions, but, seeing as how we’ve only known each other for a little while, I think I’ll keep some to myself for now).

So here are my goals, resolutions, and well-meanings for 2012.

1.)Work out regularly – I managed to keep my weight under 200 lbs. this year, and I want to make sure I continue that, but at the same time I’ve also managed to not really work out for about a year.  My weight is mostly managed by a weekly, albeit very rigorous, basketball game, and a little tennis.  So while I have kept my weight down, I’ve lost strength and muscle mass.  It’s time to fix that.

2.)Read 35 books (at least 8 nonfiction).  I read 30 last year and reread The Lord of the Rings, so I think the increase is doable.  I’m not to my brother’s level of reading 50 or 60, but I’m working my way there.

3.)Watch 5 movies a month on average – I want to make sure my Netflix subscription is worth it.  I set out to watch 6 a month last year, but I just don’t have time to do that.  Most of my movie watching (unless it’s a Pixar film seen for the nth time) has to occur after lights out time for my son, and by then I’m tired.

4.)Finish more video games than I buy – 2011 foiled me again!  This year I just resolve to by far fewer games.  It’s like when they go on sale I think they’ll never be available again.  As if they haven’t been on sale for the same price five times before that.  I’m such a sucker.

5.)Pray more – I resolve this every year.  I hope I’m getting better.

6.)Enjoy my family – I used to put ‘Spend as much time with my family as I can’, but I think I like this wording better.

Now hand me that controller and lets get to work on some of these.

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