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Is President Bush Gay? (Answer: No, but he says "fabulous" a lot.) Is Billy Joel washed up? (NYT required) (Answer: Sounds like it.) Is Star Wars Episode Two any good? (Answer: Yes, beyond your wildest dreams.)
posted by adrober (36 comments total)

 
this is a confusing thread, adrober. why not focus on one topic?
posted by moz at 10:09 AM on March 18, 2002


As much as I love Harry/AICN's bubbly enthusiasm for EVERYTHING1, I'll trust his opinion on a movie as soon as pigs fly.

1. I'm not being sarcastic either, their absolute gungho support for anything with even a smidge of fun recorded on film is great contrast to actual critics.
posted by malphigian at 10:11 AM on March 18, 2002


Is Star Wars Episode Two any good? (Answer: Yes, beyond your wildest dreams.)

Of course I can only speak for myself, but MY wildest dreams never have ANYTHING to do with Star Wars.
posted by HTuttle at 10:12 AM on March 18, 2002


heh. heh. moz is confused. heh. heh.
posted by quonsar at 10:13 AM on March 18, 2002


Here's a front page post that needs revision...As if one of these topics wouldn't create a thousand comment thread, you've put THREE controversial subjects in a post? Yeesh...
posted by BlueTrain at 10:17 AM on March 18, 2002


What's controversial about Billy Joel being washed-up?
posted by dchase at 10:19 AM on March 18, 2002


How does a Billy Joel soundtrack for a Star Wars movie sound?

Fabulous!
posted by iceberg273 at 10:19 AM on March 18, 2002


HTuttle: Ah, so your wildest dreams have to do with Lord of the Rings, then? I understand.
posted by malphigian at 10:33 AM on March 18, 2002


memepoolitis!
dchase, your words are blasphemy in Long Island...
posted by machaus at 10:42 AM on March 18, 2002


At least we got to see a picture of Billy Joel do-si-do-ing with Elton John.
posted by kirkaracha at 10:51 AM on March 18, 2002


I was at the Billy Joel Elton John concert Friday night. Kelefa Sanneh of the NYTimes is being a sensationalist prick.

Yeah Joel was screwing up and not on his best, but the guy was suffering from an upper respritory infection and a hemorageing vocal chord. It's no wonder they canceled the rest of the dates, he's been fighting this illness for the better part of a month. There's no need to call him washed up. With all the pain and suffering, obvious even to the people in the nosebleeds, he put on an amazing performance. I doubt many showmen half his age would struggle through as well as he did. He's a guy that really cares about putting on a show for his fans.
posted by KnitWit at 10:52 AM on March 18, 2002


Ohhhh, so Billy Joel is Lord Sidious.
posted by Ty Webb at 10:56 AM on March 18, 2002


I think it's a cool post, maybe not for discussion but for linkability it's tops.
posted by cell divide at 10:56 AM on March 18, 2002


We held the force
In the palm
Of our hand
They ruled the dark
And the dark
Seemed to last as long as six weeks
On Yoda's Island

We had the rebels
They had the death star
And they were dressed
Dressed up in tights
They heard the hum of our Wookies
They baked us some cookies
And waited for us to arrive
And we would all go down together
We said we'd all go down together
Yes we would all go down together
posted by Kafkaesque at 11:00 AM on March 18, 2002


Bush likes sex with men
Billy Joel's career is through
Harry couldn't wait
posted by ColdChef at 11:16 AM on March 18, 2002


I would like to admite that right now I am wearing a tshirt that says "I (heart) MOZ" in letters approximately 6 inches high.
posted by Settle at 11:23 AM on March 18, 2002


Some of my wildest fantasies involve starwars, or at least the gold slave bikini the princess wore in ROTJ.
posted by Mick at 11:35 AM on March 18, 2002


Wildest "Star Wars" dreams?
Does C3PO-R-N
Mean something to you?

Gets his freak on with
Binary load lifters and
Fluent Bocce-love
posted by ColdChef at 11:49 AM on March 18, 2002


Mick: I'd rather have had the princess than the bikini, but to each his own.....
posted by dwivian at 11:57 AM on March 18, 2002


coldchef busts some pretty tight haikus.
posted by gangcandy at 12:13 PM on March 18, 2002


I keep dreaming StarWars trailers. Here is my LJ entry about them.
Thanks.
Also: please excuse my persistant misspelling of the word "droids". Thanks.
posted by davidgentle at 12:50 PM on March 18, 2002


ANAGRAM
MULTITOPIC POSTS SUCK = TIM CLICKS TO SPOUT PUS.
posted by swell at 12:53 PM on March 18, 2002


coldchef busts some pretty tight haikus.

Coldchef? His Haiku
prowess is like unto that
of a fly, buzzing

at first, amusing
then annoying, then cometh
the swatter: ka-whack!

For worthy haiku,
your paragon? Kafkaesque.
His Zen is twice mine.

Sulk not, good ColdChef;
thy fame is secure, thy name
honored amongst us.

Like Frostmiser, or
the white-furred yeti, ColdChef
lives in Mefi Myth
posted by UncleFes at 1:24 PM on March 18, 2002


Good Fes, tempt me not
With your syllabic banter
It sounds unlovely.

With each thought-poem
The smiting hand nearer draws
The end approaches!

As it was once said,
In a thread long departed
That the end is neigh.
posted by Kafkaesque at 1:46 PM on March 18, 2002


Does C3PO-R-N
Mean something to you?

Threepio porn. Now you know why the Ewoks worshipped Goldenrod.
posted by bargle at 2:25 PM on March 18, 2002


these aren't the pool boys
you're looking for aimlessly
swinging back and forth.

an ewok cringes
thirty more stalls for Alec
whoever knew it.

magazine clippings
their eyes flutter out of pages
I know who I am

never buying this
it sounds like death and dying
Billy Joel: stop it now
posted by Settle at 2:45 PM on March 18, 2002


these aren't the pool boys
you're looking for aimlessly
swinging back and forth.

an ewok cringes
thirty more stalls for Alec
whoever knew it.

magazine clippings
their eyes flutter out of pages
I know who I am

never buying this
it sounds like death and dying
Billy Joel: stop it now
posted by Settle at 2:47 PM on March 18, 2002


George W. Bush is in Star Wars as a Gay Jedi? Billy Joel is doing the soundtrack?

Moz, I'm confused too.
posted by DragonBoy at 3:07 PM on March 18, 2002


If you're confused just ask me ask me ask me. Ask me ask me ask me. Cos if you're confused, then it's wrong, it's wrong, it's wrong, it's wrong, it's wrong, it's wrong for you to remain that way.

Personally I find this thread really laughable (la ha ha ha ha ha, ha ha ha ha ha, oh ho ho ho, la ha ha ha ha ha....)
posted by Settle at 3:14 PM on March 18, 2002


Think once, then think twice:
Think "Does anyone know what
I'm talking about?"

Your handy haiku
guideline for future comments,
young Settle person.
posted by Kafkaesque at 3:22 PM on March 18, 2002


Is President Bush Gay? (Answer: No, but he says "fabulous" a lot.) Is Billy Joel washed up? (NYT required) (Answer: Sounds like it.) Is Star Wars Episode Two any good? (Answer: Yes, beyond your wildest dreams.)

Heh, Metafilter as the McLaughlin group.
posted by skallas at 5:40 PM on March 18, 2002


Oh dear. I sense a gay-porn GWB photoshop session coming on, with jedi knights a-leaping and Billy Joel tinkling some ivories in the background, for good measure.

And I'm at work. That's a bad thing. Stay tuned.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:41 PM on March 18, 2002


Skallas Dallas Pretty Pink Palace...WRONG!

Ok, that was me doing Dana Carvey doing McLaughlin... and as you can see I'm a brilliant mimic. And for those who were confused by my triple post, my most sincere apology.
posted by adrober at 6:44 PM on March 18, 2002


Return to your pens,
wandering haiku jedi:
nothing to see here.

Kafkaesque, put that
lightsaber down. Not for you,
is the dark side, hmm?
posted by walrus at 8:06 AM on March 19, 2002


The Billy Joel reviewer made it sound like he was drunk.
posted by mecran01 at 9:30 AM on March 19, 2002


Maybe Billy Joel just realized his classical piano album was a stupid idea, and he was a little upset about it. It's like he's lost his creative edge. His focus.
posted by ZachsMind at 5:36 PM on March 19, 2002


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