"When I look at the smiles on all the children's faces, I just know they're about to jab me with something."
-- Homer Simpson

I find their lack of taste disturbing…

If you needed any additional evidence that George Lucas is a marketing whore, read on!

It seems that Lucasfilm has gotten tired of missing out on the truckloads of cash raked in for Love Day, so they’ve decided to release Star Wars-themed cards this year. I don’t even know where to begin with this — these things are worse than the Jar Jar Binks plastic head with the candy tongue.

Also, one of the cards puts some kind of romantic overtone onto the dynamic duo of Threepio and Artoo, which I find greatly disturbing. Now, I consider myself pretty open-minded when it comes to the principle of live and let love, but do we really need to spoil our pleasant memories of innocently enjoying tales of galactic rebellion with some kind of retroactive robo-erotic subtext?

Sometimes I just don’t understand human behaviour…

8 Responses to “I find their lack of taste disturbing…”

  1. I’m all for romance provided one actually has genetalia. I can’t speak for Artoo, who knows what little “tools” he may have stashed away, but honestly, Threepio clearly has no ‘nads. Of any kind.

  2. I’d argue the point, but this really does give me the heebie-jeebies, so I won’t… :-)

  3. Did you post this just so you could say ‘robo-erotic’?

  4. No, that was just a happy side benefit… :-)

  5. He’s no robosexual! :D

  6. I think it’s funny that my post about tender droid lovin’ gets more comments than my desperate plea for integrity in the political process.

  7. Hey, we gave you lots of good stuff on evolution! What it comes down to is that we’re geeks, not politicos…

  8. You’re right, I was being harsh…snd the political post did eventually take off (it’s at 15 comments right now), so I guess it just needed to build an audience… :-)

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