Sign of the day

by Joey deVilla on January 11, 2019

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Here’s what happened to that oft-repeated Star Wars refrain, “I have a bad feeling about this”, in the opening scene:

The original lines for the following are:

Palpatine: He is a Sith lord.

Obi-Wan: Chancellor Palpatine, Sith lords are our specialty.

…and here’s the subbed/dubbed version:

And during the lightsaber fight between Count Dooku and Anakin:

Here’s the first of a set of highlights from the movie…

…and here are more: part 2, part 3, and part 4. I think they all make the prequels a little more bearable.

May Force be you travelling alongside with for great fortune!

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And on the eighth day, God created “Vangroovy”

by Joey deVilla on January 9, 2019

You could say the same for Portland.

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Happy “Hump Day!”

by Joey deVilla on January 9, 2019

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It’s a gorgeous morning here in Tampa — hope your “Hump Day” is going just as well!

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A lot of what you need to know about the mentality of Trump’s base appears in the final sentence of this New York Times article on the government shutdown’s effects on people who voted for him:

“He’s not hurting the people he needs to be hurting.” That person voted for Trump to not to bring themselves up, but to bring others down — a particularly toxic, violent, and even deadly form of “crabs in a bucket” thinking. The Atlantic was right: The cruelty is the point.

Recommended reading

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What I’m NOT watching tonight

by Joey deVilla on January 8, 2019

Public restroom hand dryer, with the text 'Push button for a short speech by Donald Trump' written on it.

I have better things to do than watch a falsehood-filled speech by Trump, but I will be reading the New York Times’ summary and fact-checks later.

Recommended reading

Thanks to Cameron Barrett for the find!

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One of my favorite photos of us

by Joey deVilla on January 8, 2019

Joey deVilla and Anitra Pavka, sitting together and smiling in a booth at Kojak’s Ribs, Tampa, January 2016.

I’m posting this photo for no other reason than it’s one of my favorites of Anitra and me.

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