Star Wars Fans Go Berserk! May the Farce Be With You!


Okay let’s get this straight, I am not a Star Wars fan, a trekkie, or anything related to the sky past my vision. But, I do understand how being a fan of something gets personal– but this my friends is a tad ridiculous.

Movie-goers at the ArcLight Theatre in Hollywood screamed in anger when the film The Force Awakens was stopped midway and restarted 15 to 20 minutes later. ArcLight studios ruins Star Wars for fans? Listen guys- a couple still pictures, and the entire shebang is ruined? Holy crap!

This in fact would only happen in the first world, and I am sure someone sitting in a theatre in Bombay would not have the same reaction. Now, I might be a little ticked off if that happened to me in a movie, but I guess the reaction of those folks put the ‘fan’ in fanatical. Or, was it all just a social experiment?

I say the sheep fleecing continues big time in movies, books and God only knows what else. People get more upset about movies and sports than they do over constant government corruption. Think about it … Roswell, Area 51, the so-called Moon Landing, the “new” Coke – and now this. This wasn’t a fluke – “The Force Awakens”? Be afraid – be very afraid!

Bigger question–how would you like to sit behind the moron with the big white Mickey Mouse head in the video? I’d dump my 32oz Coke on him getting up. The biggest issue? Listen, kids drugs and iPhones do not mix–stop filming vertically on your iPhones. Is it really that hard to not film things sideways?

Meanwhile in Syria…..

“Happens to every guy sometimes this does” 

– Yoda

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

2 responses »

  1. Thanks for the “vertical filming” comment. I’ve seen a number of clips like this on ye olde tv news lately and as I don’t own an iPhone, I’ve been wondering what the blurred vertical bars are about. Now I know “how”; will wait to learn “why.”


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