irregular muzings

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

giant lizards are cool

Oh look, I still have a blog! And it's taken Star Wars, of all things, to lure me out of my blogblock. Yes, you heard me right gentle readers, Star Wars!

So I saw the Sith movie yesterday. It's still at the cinema, which surprised me because hasn't it been out forever? Maybe I'm just losing track of time. Anywho, a friend of mine wanted to see it on the big screen and invited me along, and despite my lack of enthusiasm for all things Star Wars (I haven't even seen episode 2 yet) I thought, heck, why not? (Been too long since I've had a movie outing, desperation can do funny things to a person.) If nothing else, I figured I would be entertained by the FX.

And entertained I was! Sometimes in a good way, sometimes in a not-so-good way (ie. irresistable urge to giggle everytime Ewan McGregor disrobed, revealing his tan coloured, skirt-ish tunic - Ewan in skirt = laughable!) but at least it managed to sustain my interest for the duration. There were the expected moments of annoyance (no more talkie! whip out those lightsabers and dance monkeys!) but also some unexpected perks (why Anakin, you are so very pretty! until you get messed up by lava and look hideous of course), the biggest of which was Obi-Wan's giant lizard! Ohhh, where can I get me a giant lizard? That thing was awesome, although the sound guys did a crap job of giving it a voice, but that's a teeny complaint.

It got me thinking, as Obi-Wan was bumping along on his super cool giant lizard, that the world would be a much better place if all our automobiles were replaced by giant lizards! Those things sure can motor, they don't require petrol (though I'm sure some form of sustenance would be needed) and how much cooler would road rage be? Some moron cuts you off at the lights on his giant lizard, so you get your giant lizard to chomp him! Ha! Oh, I just realised I answered my own ponderings of potential sustenance. Plenty of morons on the road, I know my giant lizard would be well fed. And then of course, I could form my own army of giant lizards (after disposing of their moronic riders) and have a glorious escort everywhere I went. Wheeeeeeeeeeee!

Yes indeed, giant lizards are cool.

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