And now, some more useless info to crud up your hippocampus…
In an apparent attempt to make nerds cry, curmudgeonly actor Harrison Ford stated in an interview with ABC News that Han Solo, the space cowboy he portrayed in the only three Star Wars movies worth watching, was “not so interesting” to him and “should have died in the last one (Return of the Jedi), just to give it some bottom” and make him more fascinating. Um…what? Seriously, why even bring this up other than to get geeks who are still debating whether “Han shot first” into a frenzy? What grim suggestion is Ford going to have next in order to spice up other Star Wars characters? Should Yoda have been tall? Should Jabba the Hut have gotten lap-band surgery? Should Chewbacca have been infested with a bad case of space flees that drove him into insanity? Should Luke Skywalker have partaken in incest with Princess Leia? Should Boba Fett have taken off his helmet and, in the process, entirely remove his cool mystique? Oh, wait, they actually did that last one in the new movies…or is it the old movies? Oh, really, who gives a darn about any of this? No one old enough to have pubic hair should be holding a conversation about a movie containing a character named Jar Jar Binks…or Bilbo Baggins or Dumbledore for that matter.
Until next time, keep your head hidden in the bushes and your eyes on the stars.