Friday, May 05, 2006

A Child and His Star Destroyer



Star Wars (1995 "Faces" VHS).


Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death by Dead Kennedys. A compilation of singles, b-sides, and unreleased tracks released in 1987, one year after the band broke up. Includes "The Man with the Dogs," which may be my favorite DK song of all-time (the other contender is "Forward to Death"). Also includes that version of "Buzzbomb" where Jello inexplicably sings in an old lady voice.


- The line "they have come for your uncool niece" in "California Über Alles" is heard as the stormtroopers are seen marching Princess Leia to Darth Vader.

- The phrase "you turn to walk away" in "The Man with the Dogs" is heard as R2-D2 heads in a different direction than C-3PO on Tatooine.

- A Jawa is seen hiding behind a rock as the line "who's that kid in the back of the room?" is heard in "Insight."

- The line "it's tough, kid, but it's life" in "Holiday in Cambodia" coincides with Luke's disappointed reaction at having to clean the droids.

- The line "we shrug our shoulders and get back to work" in "Saturday Night Holocaust" coincides with Uncle Owen telling Luke to forget about Obi-Wan and his father.

- The line "you're from outta town" in "The Prey" coincides with a shot of Princess Leia in her cell aboard the Death Star.

- The camera is on the stormtrooper who Obi-Wan is Jedi mind-tricking as the line "you don't even know who you are" is heard in "The Prey."

- The cantina band is onscreen as Jello says, "Put those headphones on, it's bebop time!" in "Night of the Living Rednecks."

- Jello's description of the fight between himself and the people in the truck during "Night of the Living Rednecks" coincides with the fight in the cantina; the line "so I threw the rock" coincides with Obi-Wan whipping out his lightsaber and wasting Dr. Evanzan.


When "Night of the Living Rednecks" started, I knew that the description of Jello's fight would synch up with the fight in the cantina. That was exciting. Somewhere I have a bootleg of the entire concert that interlude came from. Traded some guy on the Internet a Ramones CBGBs show for it, I think. I need to dig that tape out and listen to it again.

No, wait. I need to dig that tape out, convert all the songs to MP3s, load them up on the ol' iPod, boogie down to Starbucks, buy an iced mochachino, and pop over to Urban Outfitters to buy a witty, pre-faded t-shirt that says something like, "Not Everything in Kansas is Flat." 'Cause that's how I roll!

Anyone catch the comment left by "anonymous" yesterday? Apparently he and George Lucas had a frank and open discussion about this blog and they both came to the conclusion that I'm a loser. Listen, Chevy Chase. I don't go to your blog and leave comments saying George Bush and I agree you're not funny. There's no reason to attack me. I'm a private citizen. I realize your life probably didn't turn out the way you would have liked it to, but that's no reason to take your anger out on me.

Take a deep breath, Chevy. Count to ten. Exhale. There, don't you feel better? Now, I'm sure you'll get a lovely invitation in the mail today requesting your participation in the Snow Day collector's edition DVD. Have a great weekend, and try to stay positive!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I beleive he said you are a "Fucking" loser.

P.S. This is Shane

9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesus Christ! How many times have you watched Star Wars??!

12:24 PM  

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