In Which We Learn Darth Vader Has A Drinking Problem

Monday was our anniversary. I had explained this to my boss, who imediately said “Don’t worry about coming in that day, then!”, which was awfully sweet of her.

The day was spent watching rented movies (Juno, which was good, Alien Vs Predator: Requiem, which was not so good), eating at a local diner, and just generally being disgustingly and adorably a couple.

It was a good day.

I’ve stumbled across this article, which indicates that the Sith Lord, Darth Vader, may have a bit of an alcohol problem.

A man posing as Darth Vader attacked a Star Wars fan, who had founded a Jedi Church, a court has heard.

Arwel Wynne Hughes, 27, from Holyhead, Anglesey, admitted assaulting Barney Jones and cousin Michael with a metal crutch. They suffered minor injuries.

Hughes, who was drunk and dressed in a black bin bag, shouted “Darth Vader!”


Hughes could not remember the incident and only realised what had happened when he read about it in local newspapers, the court told.

Defending, Frances Jones said alcohol was “ruining his life” and he had no idea where he got the crutch from.

Are my favorite bits.

Seven Things Sci-Fi Fans Should Stop Doing.

It’s a very interesting article. One thing that struck me in a very funny-yet-also-true sort of way, was the following:

People With Different Taste To You Are Not Inferior
Okay so you prefer the remake of Battlestar Galactica to the original. Chances are that many or most people agree with you. But that doesn’t make you better than the people who don’t like the new BSG. It’s entirely possible for two intelligent people to hold contradictor opinions. Taste is a personal preference, nothing more.

It’s also quite funny that they would cite the Battlestar Galactica fandom specifically, as I am of the decidedly small group of people who prefer the 1970s Battlestar Galactica to the more modern remake. I am also a part of the decidedly large group of people who get flack for disliking the new version. I’m told I have no taste or that I am “lame” for not liking what is “an obviously superior series”, at which I simply laugh because of the very point made above.


Published by Rob Kaas

Biographical information? I was born 37 years ago. I've lived a little here and there since then. I do not look forward to death. Biographical enough for you?

One thought on “In Which We Learn Darth Vader Has A Drinking Problem

  1. I’m glad you had such a great anniversary. Sometimes doing very little other than enjoying each other is just what you need. <3 you guys both.

    The BSG point/argument is fab. Yes, it holds true for almost every topic known to man, but most people will never concede that their opinion is not the answer to life itself. I gave up trying to argue with people like that, which is why you don’t see me around the ‘net much anymore. You know the rest… ;)

    <3!! So hard! :)

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