9/16 and 9/17/2011

These days were Friday and Saturday – 9/16 and 9/17/2011. Songs that most closely match my mood = any and all Star Wars music composed by John Williams. Been watching stuff from my new “Star Wars The Complete Saga” Blu Ray box set for most of today. I love Star Wars so much, and this box set represents the best quality I’ve seen and heard it in my home “theatre”. Man this uncompressed DTS Master Audio sounds amazing. Anyway – more on this later. I have to do Friday stuff first. I don’t have long as I need to go to bed so I can get up at around noonish today for football! 🙂

Friday was a decent day. I didn’t go to bed until 8:08a due to Mass Effect 2 sucking in my attention, and didn’t get out of bed until 2:20p. I took a cab to work but was still about 5 minutes late. Boo on me. 🙁 The work day itself wasn’t too busy, and no one made me want to set one of my ink pens on fire and shove it in one of my ears. Which is a good thing – of course.

I chatted with Mom on AIM, and also texted with Todd. Poor Todd informed me that his aforementioned new girlfriend, of all of three weeks or so, has already broken up with him. She didn’t give him a reason – just said she wasn’t “feeling it” anymore. She brought some new dude of hers to Todd’s place to pick up her laptop, which Todd spent time and money to repair. Women – too many of you are empty whores. I have met so precious few of you who are worthy of someone like Todd or myself. It’s depressing. Empty women abuse people like Todd and me, but ultimately want to mate with fellow empty men. Just stick with your empty dudes, and let us rest in peace! How about that?! That would be great, actually. Prince once sang: “The beautiful ones you always seem to lose,” but there’s little beautiful about the vast majority of women – regardless of how they appear to the eyes.

I hope that someone will save me.

Anyway…. I went straight to bed when I got home on Friday night. I didn’t mean to, though, and woke up about three hours later with all the lights on. I decided to do clean a little bit – trash and kitty litter duty mostly. Then went back to bed. I slept late on Saturday, and got up and went directly to Target to buy my copy of “Star Wars – The Complete Saga” on Blu Ray. That’s what my whole day today has consisted of – except for watching tonight’s new episode of Doctor Who, that is. And also did some web surfing and fantasy football stuff. My LXFFO opponent this week is the Quack Attack – I refer to them as the Crack Attack. They have Tom Brady on their team, so hopefully I won’t end up getting smoked this week. We’ll see what happens I suppose.

Like I said, this new Star Wars box set rules the world. The audio and video quality is amazing. I haven’t even started watching the extra features yet. I put each movie in and watched a couple of my favorite scenes. Then I watched Episodes 1 and 2 in their entirety. (Gonna watch all 6 in order, you see.) They replaced the puppet Yoda in episode one with a CGI Yoda – so he would match up better with the Episode 2 and 3 CGI Yoda. Also, in Return of the Jedi, just before Darth Vader decides to save Luke and throw the Emperor into the Death Star’s core, they added Vader saying, “No” twice. As in, “No, I won’t let you kill my son.” A lot of people on the web are bitching about it, but I don’t have a problem with it. It’s Anakin finally waking back up. His “No!” in Revenge of the Sith upon hearing the news of Padme’s death is Anakin dying and Vader being born. This, “No!” is the opposite – Vader is dying and Anakin is coming back to us. In fact, I don’t mind most of George’s changes to 4, 5, and 6. Having Greedo shoot first was beyond stupid, but I like pretty much everything else. I like putting Ian Mcdiarmid in ESB’s hologram as playing the Emperor. I like Hayden Christensen playing Anakin’s Force ghost at the end of ROTJ. I like the cleaned up and added effects. If you had the opportunity to improve, in your opinion, any set of events in your past – wouldn’t you do it? If you could go back? The soul of the stories is still the same. For me, the changes make it all more of a full circle. I’m a fan. I’m also a lover of the prequel trilogy as well. They’re not the greatest flicks. A lot of it was done to sell merch, yes. The Anakin / Padme romance wasn’t the best told love story for sure. Episodes 1 and 2 could have used better writers, but I think Episode 3 kicks a huge amount of ass. It’s all Star Wars to me. All of it. And I love this box set. I can’t wait until I’ve really sank my teeth into it.

Well – that’s all I have for you for now. Until next time, when I will share it all with you – After the Fact!

B

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