- Jan 2, 2000
Just wondering what excuses people have planed to use to get out of work on May 16th. I myself got lucky im off that day.
None. I'd rather work.
What was the point of that? All Star Wars/Lord of the Rings/X-Men/whateverthehellhaveyou fans know that people who do NOT consider a new installment a special occasion think/will think they're pretty frickin' weird. Do you figure that you're adding anything to the conversation by your mundane interjection? Do you think you've scored some clever points against some fanboys/girls? Do you believe this thread was aimed at YOU??
I never can figure out why some people feel it's their calling in life to rain on other people's parades. It baffles me.
Anyway, I'm not working at the moment so I'll be there in any case.
(You go David Rogers! Good for you!)
Ron's quip and a wink hardly deserves that level of vitriol.
What wink would that be? That smiley is in all of his posts and was not part of the message. I hate to pick on him because he does love Moulin Rouge :p) but I just didn't see the point of his post. (Tom, I know he's a good guy)
Again, I just can't figure out why some people feel it's their calling in life to rain on other people's parades. It perplexes me. This thread is obviously meant for Star Wars fans who are getting extremely excited about something they're extremely excited about. "Vitriol" is already coming at fans left and right everywhere they go (not so much in this place, YET, but elsewhere), and it will only get worse. Much, much worse.
Negativity towards Star Wars and Star Wars fans surrounding such a big event in our/their lives just depresses me. Don't people have anything better to do?
I am my own boss. So it won't be difficult at all.
Me too! Gonna be a big sign on the door that says "Gone to see Star Wars. Yes, I'm that kind of geek."
My brother lined up for eight hours in 1999 to get me Phantom Menace tickets for my birthday (May 19, the day it opened), so I figure I have to reciprocate this year. Plus, his birthday is May 17th, close enough to the 16th for me.
I think this perfectly sums up the feelings of both sides on this issue.
:b You're absolutely right, of course. I think I brought down the thread with my little tantrum far more than Ron's smart-alecky tidbit.
My most abject and humble apologies to Ron and all. :b :b :b