The Star Wars franchise could produce an hour and a half movie of Princess Leia wiping Jabba The Hutt’s ass and it would just print money for Lucasfilm, so from a financial standpoint there’s not much risk in making a new Star Wars movie. However, the rabid fanboy culture that is the base of such sci-fi and comic creative works is less than forgiving. The angry nerd in his mom’s basement posting on forums about how much everything sucks is a personality that was likely born the first time anyone heard the sentence “meesa tinks dere gonna be a trouble!” At the time, it was justified. These days, however, angry nerds hate everything, so JJ Abrams is taking a risk trying to make something out of the Star Wars franchise that could once again be revered. The new teaser trailer was released on Black Friday, so we watch it and see how it’s shaping up. People were concerned that without Lucas’ involvement in Star Wars, things could go very badly. I have always argued that Lucas’ involvement can only make matters worse. Based on the trailer, I’d have to say once again it’s boring being right all the time.
In other news of characters as annoying as Jar Jar Binks, Scott Stapp of Creed is apparently broke and living in a Holiday Inn. This is interesting and highly ironic because his godly Christian melodies have always been abrasive and dishonest; however, Scott Stapp being broke living in a Holiday Inn is the closest thing to proof that I’ve seen that there is a god. Apparently he might also be completely bonkers, according to his wife. She says he thinks ISIS is after his children, he’s on every drug ever, and he thinks there’s a conspiracy at the highest levels of the IRS and government to get him because he criticizes Obama. How’s that for a double standard? Scott Stapp says it, he’s crazy; Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck say it, they’re up in the ratings. I think Scott Stapp needs his own show.
Talking about Creed reminds us of other highly successful bands that had that sound which also completely sucked, yet were very popular. Nirvana, Pearl Jam… people revere these bands, but we think they’re absolute rubbish. Who can understand what they’re saying? Who even cares? These are questions we wonder about those bands… and probably the same questions other people wonder about this show.