May 11, 2010

Where's Rusty? The Horrible, Horrible Truth Edition

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A eureka! moment at Disneyland's Star Tours yesterday. A horrible horrible eureka! moment. I'm pretty sure this is not the way Archimedes did it:

Ever notice that C3PO likes to hang around with little dudes? I always thought he was just, you know, gay -- which is creepy enough as it is -- but come on now, it wasn't just R2D2 and Luke: remember how he just loved those little ewoks?

To make things worse, think about how young little Ani Skywalker was when he first developed that "special relationship" with C3PO.

So, did C3PO know how to say "our little secret" fluently in Bachi, binary, and six million other forms of communications? I think so.

Also, this explains a lot about Anakin Skywalker's descent into the dark side over a woman. Can you say overcompensation?

So, maybe the "C" in C3PO stood for Chester, and maybe it didn't. All that I'm saying is that the next time an effete gold android offers free child care, think about taking a pass.

iPhone update: oops, thanks Dan Collins for the correction.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:55 PM | Comments |