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So this guy walks into a bar...

The best summary of the Star Wars franchise I've seen:
So this ordinary, middle-class American male walks into a bar. "Gimme a beer, whatever you have on tap," he says, slapping down a fiver. The bartender, smiling, reaches below the bar, audibly unzips his fly, and a moment later produces a tall glass that looks suspiciously as if it might be full of warm urine. But our guy is a trusting soul, and he gulps it down anyway. Big mistake. He retches, curses, and then storms out, furious.
Three years later, the same guy walks into the same bar and asks the same bartender for a beer. No problemo , says the barkeep. Zzzzip . Handed what again looks like something better suited to a specimen jar, the guy barely even hesitates. Down the hatch it goes, and then halfway back up the hatch again. Tears of rage are shed; a lawsuit is threatened. Exit the dude, livid.
Three years later, the same guy walks into the same bar and asks the same bartender for a beer.
You're waiting for the punch line. It's not a joke, I'm afraid. It's a parable. The guy is you, the bar is the neighborhood multiplex, and the third steaming glass of piss you're about to be served with a smile is called Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith.
For God's sake, don't drink it.

There are 2 comments on "So this guy walks into a bar...":

Posted by: Graham http://grudnuk.com/ Wed Jun 8 04:05:55 2005

Via Slashdot says it all.

Posted by: Alexander http://asseptic.org/433 Wed Jun 8 13:02:11 2005

I've watched episode 3 TWICE. Yes, I know I'm a gullible prat who loves the taste of piss, but I'm not alone. Everyone cusses and curses episodes 1 and 2, but they've seen it more than once and acknowledge that George Lucas is a cunt.

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