Vote, or Vote Not. There Is No Try.

June 9, 2012


An unexpected by-product of last week’s Caption Contest: The discovery of how many people have never seen a Star Wars film.

People.  Seriously.

If you read John Locke’s Social Contract, you know that as a member of society, you have certain expectations.  Obligations.  You stop at red lights.  You don’t steal.  You defend other people’s rights to autonomy and dignity.  And you see the original Star Wars trilogy.  Then, you complain that George Lucas is ruining the films with endless tinkering.  That’s What Civilized People Do. 

(Side note: another by-product of my posts this week was the discovery of how many of my readers live in Nebrasksa.  India, and Nebraska.  I’m still working on that one.)

But I also understand – as a civilized person – that I must respect other people’s baffling decisions to, say, not see films that are awesome and part of the cultural lexicon.

Regardless, the proposed captions this week were, as usual, terrific. Take a moment and choose from the finalists below. Because voting is what civilized people do, as well!

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30 Comments on “Vote, or Vote Not. There Is No Try.”

  1. 1pointperspective Says:

    Guilty as charged. I have no desire whatsoever to see any movie with the word “Star” in the title. No “wars”, no “treks”, no “80”, no “is born”, no nothing. I do not feel any sort of emptiness inside due to my lack of space movie viewing. I do realize that I am not welcome at any Comicon conventions and I am disqualifying myself form voting rights for this week’s caption contest.

    See you next time?


  2. Soma Mukherjee Says:

    Now I may have not seen Star wars as any Civilized person would but i did vote as any civilized person would
    hey you didnt know!!!!
    The Indians are made to sign a contract that we will follow The Byronic Man if we want to blog in wordpress..( also a very civilized thing to do)
    dunno about Nebraskans though


  3. Curly Carly Says:

    I have to admit I haven’t seen it either. It made submitting a caption and voting pretty difficult.


  4. k8edid Says:

    Gawd – yet another contest pitting Peg-O-Leg against Maineiac. Darla and Peg and taking over the universe.

    I’ve been dragged to both Star Wars and, I believe, Star Trek movies in my lifetime. Can’t say that I watched them (or that I enjoyed them). I didn’t enter, but then I was still basking in my glorious triumph last week. Erectile dysfunction and bears – Cannot. Miss.


  5. skippingstones Says:

    Love the movies (well, the originals), and love the captions!


  6. Howlin' Mad Heather Says:

    How anybody could not see Star Wars is inconceivable to me. And yes, that word means what I think it means.


    • The Byronic Man Says:

      I would like to see a Star Wars/Princess Bride cross-over.
      “Hello. My name is Enigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”
      “No, Enigo. I am your father.”
      “Really? Oh. I don’t know what to do with that…”


  7. H.E. ELLIS Says:

    At one point in my blog I mentioned that I’d never seen any of the Star Wars films. I was received so many shocked responses that I finally watched all three movies and then did an entire blog post about it.


  8. benzeknees Says:

    I pity people who have never seen Star Wars (any or all of them), they don’t know what they’re missing!
    And I really have to get caught up here, I keep missing my chance to be in the poll!


  9. She's a Maineiac Says:

    And here you guys were, all in shock I had never seen a Godfather movie?

    I’ve probably seen Star Wars a million times now. (my husband and I are both big fans)


  10. pegoleg Says:

    I can’t believe there is anyone who has not seen the Star Wars movies – only the first 3, which didn’t end up being the first 3, which started the most confusing, stupid renaming of movies debacle ever to happen. (Go reread what Byronic said about the social contract, pretty high brow stuff, by the way) But to then brag about that sad omission – inconceivable!

    They’re all good, but Michael’s really gave me the giggles.


  11. Go Jules Go Says:

    Dang, Darla and Peg are battling it out over here, too! Watch out for those two!


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