Explaining The U.S. Economy Via Star Wars

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(h/t Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog)

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Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:34 | 3059082 duo
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hmmmm, begun the currency war has

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:36 | 3059091 CH1
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And blind they are, who wish to be blind.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:42 | 3059123 Stackers
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I always knew I would look good lounging in a string bikini and toga wrap

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:11 | 3059268 unrulian
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Those dirty Chinese Jawas

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:45 | 3059448 earnulf
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It's not the Chinese Jawas, it's the FED Jawas, they hold more of the debt.  By 2013 they'll own three times what the Chinese Jawas do.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:06 | 3059559 unrulian
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Sorry dude i was simply referring to the fact they all look the same, are small and are junk dealers...you're way too deep for me

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:33 | 3059732 old naughty
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Yea, right.

Who would have guessed we have a very different "OB"1 in the WH?

May the force be with US.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:31 | 3059963 New England Patriot
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"Jabba, this is your last chance..."

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 14:50 | 3060211 BLOTTO
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William Arthur Louis Philip = Anakin Skywalker



George Lucas did say (apparently) that Star Wars is based on the Arthurian Legend.


A young powerful bloodline...followed around by Jedi's (Knights Templars).


Mother (Diana) dies young under tragic conditions (Anakins mother gets slaugherted by the sand people)


Although at first charming and good - an evil cloud and destiny follows this blonde haired boy.


KAte is now pregnant and speculation that she could be having twins (Padme had twins - Luke and Leia)

Imagine if Kate has a boy and a girl? Imagine something tragic happens during the birth? I would then be tripped out.

What made Anakin completely snap and turn evil was 1)death of his mother 2) his jealousy and behaviour that caused Padme to die.

Also, with the Royal recently changing the centuries old law about succession (it can be a female now if first born) maybe they are setting up for the possiblity of twins?


Anyway...time will tell.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:59 | 3060565 Lore
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So sick of hearing about Kate and the pregnancy.

There was chatter yesterday that a boy might be named "Mohammed" in recognition of cultural diversity for the new millennium, etc. etc...

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 22:12 | 3061617 mjcOH1
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How about 'Barak'?    And has The One gifted an iPod of his speaches for prenatal entertainment yet?  

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:35 | 3059739 tickhound
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Watto:  How are you going to pay for all this?

Qui-Gon:  I have twenty thousand Republic dataries.

Watto:  Republic credits?  Republic credits are no good out here.  I need something more real.

Qui-Gon:  I don't have anything else... (waves hand)  But credits will do just fine.

Watto:  No, they won't.

Qui-Gon:  (waves hand firmly)  Credits will do fine.

Watto:  No, they won't.  Mind tricks don't work on me.  Only money.

-The Phantom Menace

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 14:58 | 3060291 The Laughing Man
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Qui-Gon:  I don't have anything else (waves hand) but midichlorians will do fine.

Watto:  No, they won't...

Qui-Gon:  (waves hand firmly)  Midichlorians will do fine.

Watto:  No, they won't!!

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:16 | 3059299 Long-John-Silver
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I want a Gold halter, Brass makes my boobs look smaller.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:45 | 3059450 johnQpublic
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i finally get to be the hot chick

and i can fap to that

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:53 | 3059167 forwardho
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Travel to far this road, and all is lost.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:05 | 3059241 midtowng
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Something tells me that this graphic shows an organization that is far more organized than reality

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:32 | 3059371 Everyman
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"..... and now Obi-wan, your failure is complete!"

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:33 | 3059377 monkeyboy
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It's a trap!!!!!!

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:56 | 3060553 Pool Shark
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No. It's a Tarp!!!!!!!


Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:12 | 3059596 NewAmericaNow
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You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:34 | 3059085 Hippocratic Oaf
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simple and complete

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:34 | 3059086 Seasmoke
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I never looked so good. Thanks !

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:35 | 3059087 kralizec
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Wait, aren't we missing some characters?

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:38 | 3059103 Fake Jim Quinn
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Yes.  Tyler = Obi Wan Kanobi

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:40 | 3059115 kralizec
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Bernanke = Darth Sidious

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:43 | 3059132 CPL
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I'll take "Who is Emperor Palpatine?" for 600 Alex.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:06 | 3059236 Beam Me Up Scotty
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Obama. Although he could also be Biden. Biden always has that evil crazy look in his eye when he talks.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:11 | 3059594 phalfa5
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Biden = Dooku 

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:46 | 3059784 Captain Kink
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Sec. Geithner = Gen. Grievous

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:21 | 3059324 BlueCollaredOne
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Based off looks alone, it would be Joe Lieberman

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:46 | 3059143 Darth Sidious
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i resent that remark

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:03 | 3059223 exi1ed0ne
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Episodes 1-3 weren't star wars.  May Lucas die by choking on a man-burrito with extra guacamole sauce delivered by an 80 year old man with a robot head.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:27 | 3059354 CPL
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Next movie coming out isn't Lucas so that's something to look forward to.  If they get the right director and writer, I might actually go out of my way to watch it a couple times on a big screen like the New Hope and Empire.

He should have understood from Empire that his fans have a deeper vision of his works.  Fucking Ewoks man.  Clever toy marketing campaign, but for the love of Tattonie, it was supposed to be the epic battle.  Unfortunately it was an epic battle between the excellent villains of the Empire and Gerbil people.  God Jedi couldn't have sucked more dick, until the presequels...

The book and comic series are amazing though.  And the toys are so cool.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:52 | 3059488 centerline
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Lucas bowed before the marketing gods and shifted his demographic into the single digits in order to make lots and lots of cash.  Ewoks!  Damn.  What the fuck?  And that Jar Jar thing.  Lucas should be ashamed.  So much potential wasted in that series.  He could have created a real legacy - but traded it away for quick $.  What a sellout (or a pussy).

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:18 | 3059649 CPL
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That's why the books and the comics are amazing.  Top notch writers from nearly ever genre line up to write them and do the art for the comics without too much influence from Lucas Inc (well other than keeping in line with the movie history).  It makes for some great work.

The one guy I would love for them to write for it because he's great with dialogue construction is Greg Weisman.  He's amazing, his resume is built for writing good SciFic.

Look at Clone Wars the cartoon.  I could see real people acting that out and I'd watch it.  That is nearly 100% forum fan driven as far as I can tell.  Obviously it's not the same depth and awesauce as BSG, but it could be...if it we redone for SW's real source of income, the 20-65 year old men that have money to piss away money on toys.

The post market is the bread and butter to the Lucas universe, it's a license to print money every weekend at every convention running 18x every weekend of everyday in every country.  That's his fan base.  It's enormous.   All those nickles and dimes rolling everyday in the vault of Lucas Inc.  To one guy!!  Most amazing business model ever.  He is the cottage industry on steroids and bathsalts.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:48 | 3059154 exi1ed0ne
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No, thet would be Ron Paul.  They look alike, were relatively ignored by everyone, one is going into retirement while the other is permanently retired, and the only thing really effective they ever did was to plant the seeds of knowledge, which only in their later years have born fruit.

Tyler = Hans Solo.  Tyler would definately shoot first.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:09 | 3059231 Mercury
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The American middle class taxpayer is Princess Leia.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:06 | 3059244 midtowng
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Obi died in the first movie. At best Tyler is Luke.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:16 | 3059627 Terminus C
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If you strike me down now Darth, I will become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:01 | 3059853 DaveyJones
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if he has an apartment in manhattan, he's more like Yoda

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:49 | 3059161 CrimsonAvenger
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Geithner = Jar Jar Binks.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:03 | 3059222 capitalist bison
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haha yes!

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:15 | 3059292 Quinvarius
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Really?  You can't think of any other figure head, nonsense speaking, minority leader to be Jar Jar?

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:44 | 3059447 CrimsonAvenger
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The problem is narrowing it down to one. My pick was Geithner; you may choose otherwise from the menagerie.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:14 | 3059615 phalfa5
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that's a trap ....   trick question is that

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:35 | 3059089 Byte Me
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And the economy frozen in carbonite - ready to shatter??

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:58 | 3059201 Ralph Spoilsport
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Not to mention the carbonite tax.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:36 | 3059090 francis_sawyer
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Oh Leah! (Here we Go Again)...



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