Friday, September 21, 2007

Parodies

I had a thought this morning, along the line of some of Chesterton's themes about the Catholic Church, and its utter uniqueness.

Most readers of this blog are aware of the awkward position of the Catholic Church in US history. Prevailing WASP culture was deeply suspicious of a mass of immigrants with allegiance to a foreign pope. I find it very interesting that this same force is still at work and can be seen in the career of any sincere Catholic entering politics. What I find most amazing is how so many people in politics, even on the Supreme Court, are talking about "international law" and following European models and precedents in some cases. Does nobody see the contradiction here?

totally unrelated.

Ive noticed alot of Chestertonians are into Star Wars. I would really like to see a parody video of George Lucas in a traffic stop for DUI or something. My reasoning? Given 20 years to plan, he was unable to come up with a consistent story. Imagine how he would fall apart with a flashlight in his face trying to come up with something on the spot.

2 comments:

Tim J. said...

Can't claim to be into Star Wars. Loved the first two, then the wheels came of the franchise, IMO. Just thematically a mess and inexcusably dull.

ucas could take some pointers from J.K. Rowling on how to build a story to a climax. By the time Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader, I couldn't have cared less how it happened. Episode 3 was melodramatic to the point of being campy. I WANTED to like it, I really did...

Tim J. said...

Sorry, that should be "Lucas could take some pointers..."