Monday Inspiration: “Be Like Han”

by Joey deVilla on February 27, 2012

Han Solo vs. Darth Vader. One of the best scenes from the best film in the series.

This little bit of Han Solo-inspired philosophy has been around since 2009, and it looks as if Daniel Miessler’s the original author. I stumbled into it only recently and have adopted it as a regular reminder to myself:

han solo shooting at darth vaderSo Han’s walking down the halls of Bespin with his old friend Lando. Leia’s there, and lookin’ good. Han thinks he’s off to dinner – maybe some wine, a little flirting, and then back to the ol’ guest quarters with Her Hotness.

But the door opens, and there’s Darth Vader.

Han doesn’t look incredulously at Lando; he doesn’t duck or run away. What does Han do?

He starts shooting at the motherfucker. He starts shooting.

Be like Han.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

harmfulguy February 27, 2012 at 1:44 am

…and never mind that shooting Vader didn’t actually accomplish anything.

Joey deVilla February 27, 2012 at 4:11 am

harmfulguy Yeah, but you can’t fault Han for trying. Had it been anyone other than Vader or the Emperor, Han’s rapid-fire blasting would’ve turned him into steaming chunky salsa.

Joe February 27, 2012 at 9:36 am

This scene is the reason I don’t buy Lucas’s reasoning for Greedo shooting first.

Han doesn’t wait for shit.

Steve Whitaker April 9, 2012 at 11:52 pm

Actually, I wrote that back in 2009 on my first Tumblr blog (which was accidentally deleted, but you can still see the reference in most reblogs). I’m shocked to see it still has legs.

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