Star Wars cookies and candies await the attentions of a liquidator.
Two months before its release, they’re already calling Star Wars: The Force Awakens, “the biggest movie of all time” ( http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-10-18/-star-wars-force-awakens-tickets-to-go-on-sale-2-months-early )–“they” being the movie’s publicists.
Crikey. That Star Wars franchise is so old, it’s got moss growing on it. If you’re under 35 years old, you weren’t even born before the first Star Wars movie. This will be Star Wars No. 7. It’s been ten years since the last one. Han Solo is gonna need a walker.
And they’re already selling tickets. Tickets to a movie, two months before it comes out.
You blocks, you stones, you worse than senseless things…
Meanwhile, the “Jedi religion”–something made up by Hollywood screenwriters for a freakin’ movie–is supposedly among the fastest-gr0wing religions in Britain. I wonder how it’s doing here.
At the start of the 21st century, I was in the liquidating business. We were liquidating Star Wars merchandise. That’s where it all ends up, you know–in the liquidator’s bin, to be resold for a few pennies on the dollar.
Somehow our whole culture sounds like it’s about ready for the liquidator.