Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tatooin' Indiana

With triple digit temperatures in the New York City Metropolitan Area, brains are frying in the pan just like eggs on the sidewalk, so all I can muster up is a little bit of an amusement.  We all know that George Lucas and Steve Spielberg are collaborators and otherwise sympatico filmmakers, so this mash up of Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark seems altogether appropriate, not to mention well-executed:

It is, of course, quite gratifying to know that Jawas are no friends of the Nazis, and in fact are quite willing to take them on.  As a nomadic people native to the desert planet of Tatooine, they clearly have more in common with the ancient Israelites of the Middle East than they do with the coldhearted denizens of Germania.  I also recall how these creatures were also the roadies for Neil Young's Rust Never Sleeps tour (really, I'm not kidding).  They sure do get around, and they sure do have a jones for killing the bad guys!  And these days, it sure does feel like we're out in the desert sun, maybe for a little bit too long...

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