Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Star Wars Economics

In the comments to a previous post Jack said that there's only one solution to our economic problems; "Revolution, start wars style." some guys named Notauser (clever) claims that the rebelion was basically a bunch of democrats when it came to money. Is that correct? I don't read a lot of star wars fiction but I know there's a lot of it . Does any of it tell us what it was like after the rebelion?


Blogger Jack T Briggs said...

You bring up a good point. Lucas doesn't bother to tell us what it was like after the rebellion economically or politically. And I think I know one gives a fuck. My statement about a Star Wars style rebellion was SUPPOSED to be funny and lighten the mood. But the sites new "political anaylists" shot that one to hell. I remember when this place used to be funny. Now it's turned to "Crossfire."

2/8/06 04:34  
Blogger NDammitt said...

Yeah, it was hilarious when we did nothing but rip on you.

2/8/06 04:51  
Blogger Jack T Briggs said...

Yeah, THAT was funny. But the economical ramifications of ripping on me include, blah,blah,blah...

2/8/06 05:22  
Blogger Garble said...

Jack, you're starting to sound like Cohort. All I did was ask if any of the books talk about life in the New Republic. Are you saying that this notauser guy is full of shit and making stuff up? Or is this just your typical Hollyite rant against anything that doesn't have an obvious punch line?

2/8/06 05:32  
Blogger Jim Brannick said...

If memory serves, the only books I read that dealt with post-ROTJ material were the Timothy Zahn series. In those books, the remnants of the Imperial fleet were still a force to be reckoned with. So the books didn't focus on rebuilding the old republic (and the politics or socio-economics behind such a rebuilding). At least, that's all I remember.
They were really good though if you haven't read them.

2/8/06 05:35  
Blogger Jack T Briggs said...

NO, he's right. They did right books that continued after the movies. But I have yet to read any of them, except Zahns books. Jim is right, they were good. The rest was just about a new government trying to rebuild. Shit if I wanted to see that I could just watch the news.

2/8/06 05:48  
Blogger Jim Brannick said...

As far as this blog being funny or not funny, I think it hasn't been the same since the cancellation of the weekly SL comics. Now, we all know that series ended (and Jack & Simon mentioned that Scotch Lad died months ago), so it's time to look at new comic ideas. Here's a few good ones:

1. A comic focusing on Garble after the passing of Scotch Lad. I'm guessing Garble could travel around to different comic conventions looking for a new sidekick. Somewhere he becomes involved with political leaders and eventually travels to Washington where he presents his economic views from the perspective of Robert Heinlein. The comic would be simply titled: "Garble"
2. A comic about NDAmmitt (who never appeared in the SL series) back when he was doing time. Imagine "Oz" meets "McHale's Navy". I would call it "Cover Your Ass".
3. McMinn, tired of playing second fiddle to the rest of the spoonhouse, decides to committ to the 'Jizzoel Program'. He seeks out the wise and powerful Jizzoel (who is like Chaz from Wedding Crashers). Jizzoel trains him in the ways of the Playa. McMinn exacts revenge on every person to ever rip on him, thus erradicating half the population of michigan.
4. A comic about Cohort as he struggles with living at home and working at Scrotal Design. This might be the best comic because there's plenty of hilarity and I wouldn't have to make anything up. I'm sure Jack and Simon have lots of good Cohort stories. I would call the comic "Cohort Goes to College".

2/8/06 05:50  
Blogger Jack T Briggs said...

Damn. SO many choices...I like them all! I need time to ponder this decision. Have any samples?

2/8/06 05:59  
Blogger Garble said...

I think that cohort goes to college has the most potential. The rest of them would take a lot more work to come up with story lines and may be a little short. (How many jokes can you make about Mcminn being a playa or prison but sex?) The Garble Comic would be my second Choice but for it to be really good it would need to have the rest of the house as characters.

As for the hilarity in general, give me a break. I just did a thing on stupid cosplay.

Project scotch lad had everyone working on it. Since then there's been a lot less effort going into funny.

2/8/06 06:07  
Blogger arctrooper_2006 said...

My favourite Star Wars film is the second and my favourite Star Wars game is STAR WARS BATLEFROND 2.It's the best.

2/8/06 06:54  
Blogger Cohort Mandibles said...

Haha Cohort goes to college. Something interesting always happens at school. The problem is, we would have to make the comics involve black people, and people might think it's racist or something.

2/8/06 07:07  
Blogger Jim Brannick said...

It wouldn't be racist in the classical sense. Remember the Archie Bunker character from "All in the Family"? He was an extremely racist bigot, yet the show was a comedy which poked fun at how much of bigot he was. It was hugely successful!

2/8/06 07:13  
Blogger Cohort Mandibles said...

Well then, I'll start getting material when I go back to school. I'm mostly excited for the hilarious quotes, such as, "where da parties be at?" "where be da Ya Ya's 'round here? I want me some fried chicken." and, "what dis do?" Haha good times.

2/8/06 07:51  

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