Friday, May 25, 2007

Star Wars: 30 Years Old

At some point in the distant future when Christianity, Islam, Buddhism etc. are all forgotten there will exist the religion of the Jedi. I'm sure the Scientology nutters will still be out there and will happily trace back their origins to the insane rantings of L. Ron Hubbard. The Jedi however, grounded in reality will be able to quote May 25th 1977 (or the equivalent on whatever calender they'll be using) as the date of "Creation".

My personal thanks to George Lucas our God, for giving us the joy of his personal vision and the creation of a belief system that promotes personal growth and the eradication of evil in all its forms.

I must also take this opportunity to personally thank Mr. Douglas Kastle for giving me his set of original version VHS videos of Star Wars shortly after I had embraced science fiction as a plausible medium on which to waste an abundance of time and money on for the rest of my life. I'd most likely not be here typing this were it not for his tireless efforts but out having a "real" life. Thanks Doug!

Finally I hope you will find some way to celebrate this, one of the most auspicious occasions today and for the remainder of this anniversary year. I predict that there will be some historic Star Wars events and announcements over the next few months and I'll be sure to let you know about them.

4 comments:

Douglas Kastle said...

Cheers dude if I accomplish nothing else in my life and can at least go to the grave knowing that.

sith apologist said...

Star Wars shares its birthday with someone the Lt.Col should be able to relate to, the "Duke" ...

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

Well almost. Marion Morrison (doesn't sound so tough now does he?) was actually born on May 26th according to my sources.

However these are the same sources that sent me into Iraq after WMDs :(

Civilian Overseer said...

That explains the absence of WMDs in Iraq, Whopper got there first, sold them to Iran and diverted the proceeds into his pet Osprey project. Damn pesky democrats demanding receipts for everything!