#OccupyWallSt: Luke Skywalker is the 99%


33 Responses to “#OccupyWallSt: Luke Skywalker is the 99%”

  1. Lauren Read says:

    Yes!  Star Wars explains so much: sociology, psychology, religion.  Now while taking to the streets has been great, now is the time to work on replacing the corrupt leaders.  http://OccupyGovernment.org invites voters to pledge to elect those who serve our interests and not those of the corporations.  Not only that, but there’s a web platform for candidates to get elected without corporate money.  Check it out.

  2. jgs says:

    This meme would appear to have jumped the proverbial shark. (Or equivalent Star Wars universe beastie.)

  3. Mister44 says:

    Christ – Lucas has gone too far with the Blueray additions.

  4. CSBD says:

    Thanks… for the rest of the day, I am going to be imagining Carl Rove pulling off his mask and throwing Rush Limbaugh into the Death Star Reactor core (built by Haliburton).

    Rove of course gets a nasty hernia.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Epic.. absolutely epic.  

  6. Deidzoeb says:

    Leia = princess = 1%.

    Seriously tho, there’s an elected Queen Amidala, and Leia doesn’t act as royal as Han accuses her of, but you can tell by their titles that Lucas kinda plays on our tendency to idealize monarchs.

  7. JIMWICh says:

    But what about the huge government subsidies to corporate moisture farms?

  8. Dan Muhich says:

    Epic Awesomeness. Ok Boingers, I’m giving you the chance to be the first to make your submissions . . . http://www.occupymycat.com

  9. David Pescovitz says:

    My brother just asked, “How does one join an extinct cult?”

  10. MarcVader says:

    I find your lack of demands disturbing.

  11. Palomino says:

    He was ‘Forced” into it!

  12. He owns a flying car and a T-16 aircraft, his mother is a queen, his Dad is a knight and the right hand man of the emperor of the universe.  How much more 1% can you get?

  13. Brainspore says:

    Skywalker may be part of the 99%, but he’s also about 1% machine.

  14. jimh says:

    This deal keeps getting worse all the time!

  15. Kyle Munz says:

    I might be picking nits, but it’s Photoshopper Unknown because it wasn’t photoshopped, it was GIMPed. FOSS FTW.

  16. penguinchris says:

    That’s no Photoshop…

    Looks like someone has a huge TV and a copy of the Star Wars blu-ray, paused on this frame, and held up a print-out in front of it – and then added digital noise to make it blend together.

  17. Kyle Munz says:

    +penguinchris Not quite. It’s a screencap from the DVD combined with a picture of my hand holding the printout. You’re right about the digital noise, but I only had to add it to the screencap as the printout pic was already taken with a webcam quality camera.  You’re also right about the lack of photoshop, as stated earlier, I used GIMP.

  18. Inherited off-the-charts midi-chlorian count from his dad. Luke is the 1%

  19. wrybread says:

    I’m just surprised to see that they used full justification for the text margins back then.

    And I’m glad to see that the fact that “jumping the shark” has jumped the shark is being discussed in this thread.

  20. Mario II Valenzuela says:

    Funny since the Rebellion was started by members of the 1% who wanted more power and were pissed that the lost it when Palaptine declared himself king of everything.

    Oh and never mind what happened in the books, even though they are considered cannon and would actually show that Luke was a tool for the 1%.

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