Tuesday, 27 January 2009

There's always one!

Coming home to Ireland on Friday we didn't have to wait long for a cynical voice to emerge in the shape of Fintan O'Toole of the Irish Times. In Saturday's edition he had a particularly vile opinion piece which I responded to here in a letter published in the Irish Times.  And Donncha Corrigan's superb  letter the next day.


Joc Sanders said...

Spot on, Stephen! BTW your link leads to the current day's letters, which led me to Donncha Corrigan's very fine follow up.

Stephen Neill said...

Thanks Joc - I have corrected the link to a permanent one :-) Donny's letter was superb

Ceithearna Coille, Craobh Nua Eabhrac said...

Concubhar Ó Liatháin has a great piece on his blog in your support.

supershadow said...

below are the jedi commandments that are to be followed by all star wars fans effective immediately
(these commandments were done by george lucas and supershadow collectively)

1. thou shalt not question the infallibility of george lucas or his creations

explaination: lucas can only make things that are total in their perfection. if
a star wars film fails at the box office , it is not a failing of lucas.
REMEMBER: George lucas cannot make mistakes!!! It is the fault of you the fans
by not going to the cinema enough.

2. thou shalt spend at least 20 per cent of income per month on star wars merchandise

explaination: a true star wars fan will always ensure the star wars story is continually sold.
We must ensure that our money gets to lucasfilm. We owe it to george lucas. he has
only you (the star wars fan)'s interest at heart.
remember when passing a toy shop,do go in and buy star wars merchandise(figureens, star
wars books etc). do not think of the money , only that you honour lucas with each

3. thou shalt always ensure to the best of my ability that all new star wars releases are box office
smash hits

Explaination: a true star wars fan will go to any new star wars film in the cinema at least
30 times!!!. It is imperative that you take time off work, start at the 3:30 showing and then
all the repeat showings until the cinema closes. If all star wars fans obeyed this commandment
all future star wars films would knock titanic off the top pedestal
If you are unable to get time off work, simply calculate the cost of going 30 times and send
this amount to supershadow.com

4. do shalt within my lifetime visit lucasfilm (skywalker ranch) at least once.

Explaination: true star wars fans are obliged to visit sky walker ranch which is the birth place of jedi
when there, please do all the guided tours (their is a discount if all taken together)
however if a star wars fan is coming close to the end of his/her life and has not yet made the
pilgrimage, he/she must leave at least 20 per cent of they're estate at death to george lucas
and lucas film. lucas will remember that person as if they had made the pilgrimage

5. Thou shalt not suffer anyone to ridicule star wars or george lucas

Explaination: a true star wars fan will not suffer the star wars story, movies , characters, special effects to be ridiculed
by the foolish. ie should a friend or family member ridicule jar jar binks, you must disown that person even
though they may be your flesh and blood. lucas expects nothing less. dont not use violence-just walk away.
the jedi religion is a religion of peace.