Archive for the ‘Fail’ Category

More Of The Same From EW & ThinkGeek

February 14, 2011

Reader David Strohmenger forwarded along this eyeroller from Entertainment Weakly, a publication I’ve boycotted since 2002:

I just wanted to let you know that the Bullseye page of the latest Entertainment Weekly takes a shot at the prequels. There is a picture from the Super Bowl commercial with the caption ‘Finally a Star Wars prequel we can get behind.’ I guess I shouldn’t be surprised; this is the same magazine that gave the Clone Wars movie an ‘F’.

The funny part is its online arm EW.com has been a happy part of the Clone Wars Booster Club for some reason.

And while perusing ThinkGeek’s site, I noticed that when you run a search for Star Wars, there’s a box at the top of the page that says “Han’s equation: Ep 4-6 > Ep I-III.” Go check it out yourself. I’d never noticed that before and it pretty much ensured that I’ll never buy anything from those guys unless and until they 1) remove it and 2) apologize. Fans of the whole saga have to fight for respect; we’re not gonna get it otherwise.

StarWars.com Up To No Good Again

February 2, 2011

Granted you have to really look for it among the cheery Clone Wars images splashed on the StarWars.com website, but click on the “From The Web” tab on the far right of the main page and you’ll see a link to an article on some site called “Blastr.com” with the tease, “Six Amazing Comic Book Artists Jam To Make Jar Jar Cool.” Before you get really excited, I’ll have to break the sucker punch coming to those PT fans hoping for something that sounds as awesome as that teaser. Most of the six pieces are what you’d expect along with mondo Jar Jar trashing by the artists, Blastr.com, and the usual parade of angry PT haters in the comment section.

In other words, don’t waste your time.

Thanks for nothing, StarWars.com.