Fafa explains Joseph Campbell’s famous theory, citing examples from Happy Gilmore to Star Wars, in this episode of Glove & Boots.
Peter Mayhew, the 7-foot tall actor who played Chewbacca in the original Star Wars films, as well as Revenge of the Sith, was stopped by airport security in Denver for carrying a cane that looks like a lightsaber. The TSA claimed that the weight of the large cane concerned guards, but that 69-year-old was allowed to leave with it in hand after five minutes.
It all started a long time ago in a galaxy far away, but next year the Star Wars franchise moves to Britain after a package of attractive tax breaks provided a temptation the film’s makers couldn’t resist.
Mythbusters host Jamie Hyneman risks a viewer backlash by talking trash against Chewbacca, saying the characters is as lowly as Star Wars‘ Jar Jar Binks. And to ensure he’s riled up everyone, Hyneman describes Jabba the Hut as one of his favorite characters. Co-host Adam Savage wisely sidesteps joining in the Star Wars fray, while delivering a shout-out to Indiana Jones.
How much can you reveal to a lover before you’re risking the relationship? Can your reactions to Star Wars become a deal-breaker in a hot romance? Robert Ronan wrote, directed and edited this comic short, starring Cat Tran and Patrick B. H/T Kuriositas
Earlier this week, we carried a news report about Lego withdrawing its Jabba’s Palace toy set due to pressure from an Austrian Turkish cultural association. But Lego has now denied the report and said it fully stands behind the product. The Turkish group charged that the toy features a mosque-like building inhabited by sneaky and criminal personalities with “vulgar insinuations against Asians and Orientals.” Lego says the toy will be discontinued at the end of 2013, but that’s when it was already scheduled to go off the shelves, so the complaints of the Turkish group didn’t hasten the phase-out.
Lego has pulled a Star Wars toy after the Turkish Cultural Association of Austria called it culturally insensitive, claiming the Jabba the Hutt toy resembles a mosque. How can Lego be so politically correct, so long as Jar Jar Binks toys remain on the shelves?