Thursday, June 28, 2007

Stormtroopers can't shoot - but they can do science

Crystal Lake Il, is getting ready for their annual Gala Parade coming up this Sunday. And it looks like they'll have a very cool float. Apparently one of them is going to be a large scale replica of Darth Vader's TIE Fighter.

However, that's about all I got out of the article that made sense. It also says:
Between 15 and 20 people from Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin are expected to don the costumes of three factions of Star Wars characters and march along the TIE fighter.
Three factions of characters? You mean, the Light Side, the Dark Side, and then the oft ignored by ever so mischevious in a lighthearted manner Grey Side?

I suspect what they really mean is that three chapters of the 501st Legion (a dedicated bad guy Star Wars costuming group) from the three states will be showing up.

But the part of poor journalism that really cracked me up was the next part:
Empirical Stormtroopers will march with rebel allies and lightsaber-wielding Jedi Knights, Whitaker said.
Empirical stormtroopers? As in they are guided by experimental data? Man. No wonder the Empire had such a hard time. They filled their battlestations with a bunch of scientists!

4 comments:

Anna Lemma said...

You've been tagged by The Underground Unbeliever. Go to the website for the post with the rules.

TheBrummell said...

The third faction of the force isn't the gray side, it's the Chocolate side.

"The ability to destory worlds is nothing compared to the power of this Toblerone bar, commander. I find your lack of taste disturbing."

Also, nice find with the Empirical Stormtroopers.

"These were no sand people.... only Empirical Stormtroopers are so precise in their measurement of multiple variables and redundant controls.... Welcome to Mos Eisley. You will never find a more gruelling and petty peer-review process than here. We shall have to be cautious!"

Thomas said...

First, the other part of the force is the Paisley side, everyone knows that.

Second, for a bunch of Empirical storm troopers, wow, their shit sure violates the laws of physics with distressing regularity.

Anna Lemma said...

You've been tagged by The Underground Unbeliever. Go to the website for the post with the rules.