When I recently left a lucrative supermarket job to pursue my Starving Writer phase, I couldn’t help feel survivor’s guilt. I fled with my soul intact, but how could I lend moral support to those left behind?
Then there was the question of my legacy. What would my loving contribution mean to Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd ten years from now? I had to leave behind a message for the ages.
Also, the staff room really needed some coffee mugs.
There they remain to this day; silent sentinels to the stars.
Posted on October 12th, 2004 by Ben K
This edition is dedicated to the cast of popular Australian Sitcom “Hey, Dad!”
For giving us an excuse to go outside between 1986 – 1994.
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If there’s one thing you can’t accuse George Lucas of, it’s poor marketing. The merchandising blitz promoting The Phantom Menace was huge – even larger if you happened to be an ant at the time. Even so, certain Star Wars merchandise fell by the wayside, gathering dust faster than anything out of Hoover Labs.
It’s news to me, but apparently not everybody enjoyed the antics of Jar Jar Binks. Why? Maybe the ironic juxtaposition of an unashamedly comedic character in a serious fantasy universe was too much for deeply-invested fans to handle. Maybe he lacked the charismatic mysteriousness of Boba Fett or the sex appeal of Bib Fortuna. Or maybe he was just fucking annoying.
For whatever reason, unwanted Jar Jar merchandise can still be found in bargain bins everywhere. Unwanted, that is, until now.
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