29 / April
29 / April
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Back, by popular demand, it's...open-thread Friday. State your case on anything in the comments section.

posted at 12:48 PM

Someone mentioned in another thread that they though the new star wars movie is going to be great. Sorry, but it's going to be a steaming pile of manure like the last 2 prequels. How do I know this?

"Obviously, fans would love to see a movie about Darth Vader running around killing people," said Lucas, who also was on hand to receive a "galactic-achievement award" from ShoWest organizers. "I'm not telling that story, and I'm not interested in that. That's not what the movie is.

Posted by: obi juan on April 29, 2005 01:20 PM

The only way for the new SW movie to suck is if Lucas wrote it, and he did..so it might suck. Lucas is a good director, but a terrible writer. The dialogue in Episodes I and II were "horror beyond imagination". Lawrence Kasden wrote Ep: 5 and 6, and 5 was the best. The only other reasons it would suck is: If Jar Jar were in it, the Ewoks were in it, or more aliens that sound like chinese people. Does anybody agree with me that Jake Lloyd from Episode I ruined the movie along with Jar Jar and the crappy dialogue?

Posted by: James on April 29, 2005 01:46 PM

*At least it will be consistent with every other Star Wars movie - they all sucked. Marty McFly (powered with the all mighty flux capacitor obviously) would destroy any of those silly characters.

*Calgary Flames are Western Confernence Champions for 2 years in a row!

*More British pubs need to be established in *Boston (with $6 pitchers).

*Starflyer 59 are playing in Cambridge May 8th!

*When Senator Frist runs for President his signs will read "FRIST IS FIRST!"

*The West Edmonton mall is not that great.

*Mark Levin should have his own MSNBC tv show.

*...and yes, open thread friday = random thread friday. Thanks Dan!

Posted by: rob on April 29, 2005 02:12 PM

Marty Mcfly? whatever man. BTTF2 was horid enough on its own to ruin that trilogy.

Posted by: James on April 29, 2005 02:17 PM

Still no fun debate-inducing posts from Flynn.

Why Flynn, why?

Posted by: Ben-T on April 29, 2005 05:26 PM

What posts qualify as "fun" and "debate-inducing"? With this knowledge, perhaps I can better fulfill this request.

Posted by: Dan Flynn on April 29, 2005 05:41 PM

That's really a disheartening quote from Lucas. "Sidious fighting 10 Jedi at once," "Darth Vader executing Jedi," "Sidious and Yoda having it out," "Young Skywalker becoming James Earl Jones": these are exactly what I want to see.

Lucas is such an idiot. Only an idiot could ruin Darth Maul and Boba Fett (spelling?) with Jar Jar, the terrible boy, and hours on end of love story. Curse him and Jackson too!

Posted by: Brad on April 29, 2005 06:18 PM

Here's an interesting piece from Slate.com on the future of Star Wars cinema:


Posted by: Brad on April 29, 2005 07:46 PM

Jason Apuzzo has an interesting perspective on a Wired interview with George Lucas over at Libertas.


Posted by: Dennis_Mahon on April 29, 2005 07:48 PM

Though i do hate breaking the long line of star wars posts, i thought it was interesting that today the jury that convicted Sgt. Akbar of murdering two fellow soldiers days before the invasion of iraq has proposed the death penalty as his punishment. I say fry em'

Posted by: Goblin on April 29, 2005 07:55 PM

Who is the worlds most gruesome person? Nick Marrs? Ronnie James Dio? Andrea Dworkin? Cujo? Who is f&*&in gruesome to look at? Discuss.

Posted by: GWAR on April 29, 2005 08:07 PM

What posts qualify as "fun" and "debate-inducing"? With this knowledge, perhaps I can better fulfill this request.
Posted by Dan Flynn at April 29, 2005 05:41 PM

US Foreign Policy certainly seems to do a good job of stirring up the pot. =P

Posted by: Ben-T on April 29, 2005 09:00 PM

Oh, what do you mean? That if anyone has any reservation about going to war they are classified as a "paleocon"/liberal ?

Posted by: rob on April 29, 2005 11:00 PM

If I am so ugly, why did two hot models marry me? Many women find a man with a nine-inch gap between his eyes quite attractive.

Posted by: Mick Mars on April 29, 2005 11:26 PM

Certainly Quato from Total Recall is really gruesome to look at.

Posted by: Dan Flynn on April 29, 2005 11:42 PM


Check out the Duelfer thread from the 28th, that should be right up your blind alley.

Posted by: Brian on April 30, 2005 01:01 AM

Is there anyway to contact Daniel personally?

Posted by: Andrew on April 30, 2005 04:18 AM

Dan great point about Quato. He is totally f&%*in gruesome to look at. What about James Carville, he is just f*&*in gruesome. As is Larry King. Ditto for Matt Drudge. He got beatin with an ugly stick.

Posted by: Gwar on April 30, 2005 09:35 AM


Go to the upper right-hand part of the FlynnFiles home page and click the "contact" button. There is all the info on getting in touch w/ Dan. It has an email address for him. He is a man of the peeps so try that.

Posted by: Brian on April 30, 2005 11:54 AM

I'll bring this up here as I haven't seen Mr. Flynn discuss yet. The Young America's Foundation National Conservative Student Conference runs from July 31 to August 6 this year. I've been to this conference for the past two years and am planning to go this year. Last year Dan gave a solid talk at one of the dinner banquets on his book Intellectual Morons before holding an evening bull session.

Although there has been a bit of dissent to the domestic Bush agenda at this event in the past, the classical conservative position on foreign policy is often severely outnumbered by an assortment of global democrats and neocons. To remedy this, I'd love to see some of the strong voices who comment here in favor of the Washington/Jefferson tradition at this event this summer.

Posted by: James on April 30, 2005 11:58 PM

Who are more fun at parties: girls with tourettes or girls from the projects who are allergic to alcohol? Discuss.

Posted by: GWAR on May 1, 2005 10:10 AM

That's got to be a handicap if you're from the projects.

Posted by: luka on May 2, 2005 02:16 PM

After the fact I know, but, how does Clement do it? He $ucks and is still 3-0. With a 10.0 ERA.

Posted by: asdf on May 2, 2005 02:20 PM
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