There’s no denying our Commander in Chief has a weird fascination with gold. That’s why this Darth Vader helmet would be perfect for him. It’s made from 24-karat gold and weighs a whopping 33 pounds. If he wants it, he’ll need to go to Ginza Tanaka in Tokyo on May 4 and fork over $1.4 million for it.
If that’s too much money, maybe he can get Mexico to pay for it.
There’s a billboard promoting the movie X-Men: Apocalypse that some are saying is inappropriate because they feel it promotes violence against women. In the image Apocalypse, played by Oscar Isaac, is choking Mystique, played by actress Jennifer Lawrence.
I have a hard time understanding the underlying logic with this criticism, mostly because it seems to be devoid of logic.
X-Men: Apocalypse is a superhero comic book movie involving superhero comic book characters. Violence in a comic book superhero movie is as commonplace as obnoxious Hawaiian shirts are at a Jimmy Buffett concert. I haven’t watched X-Men: Apocalypse yet, so I don’t know the context of this image. My guess is that it wasn’t because Apocalypse was mad at Mystique because she didn’t fix him turkey pot pie.
To associate this image with domestic violence is silly. When I saw this image for the first time, it reminded my of this famous scene from Star Wars:
I thought of this scene from Star Wars and not violence against women because I don’t think of women as victims. I think of men and women as being equal. I’m also a giant nerd. When I see someone choking someone else, I think of Darth Vader.
Gentle Giant Ltd. had a number of exclusive items for sale at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con, a mega
comic book pop-culture event wrapping things up later today. Of all the exclusives being offered, my favorite is the Admiral Motti bust. Darth Vader choked the Imperial Naval officer with The Force until Grand Moff Tarkin made him stop. It’s from the first Star Wars movie, not the forth in the series, but the actual first one that started it all.
It’s stuff like this bust that makes me want to someday go to the San Diego Comic-Con.
I checked out eBay and one person has it listed for a Buy it Now of $174.99, but it comes with free shipping. How nice of them. Other people are selling them for less money, but not by much. Evidently they only produced 1,200 of them and they come with an autograph of the actor that played Admiral Motti.
I don’t know what Gentle Giant was charging for the busts.