Of course it doesn't - because you've turned his comparison into something it never was. In no way was child molestation part of the comparison - it was his emotional troubles. You know...the reason why he's changing his skin color from black to white, or having babies with white women. We are talking about the mindset, not specific acts. Let's keep some perspective on this, okay?
"The two trilogies seem to have two completely different audiences." -- George Lucas
"I never leave my bed and have my blood completely replaced with virgin mormon blood every other week, and I hate niggers." -- Howard Hughes.
Yet JOE is the psychotic one."
BTW, in case you didn't notice, Joe didn't mention anything in regards to Lucas' statement. He didn't mention his own age, nor his opinion about one trilogy or the other. In point of fact, he was completely off-topic, and yet here you are, berating us for our responses to him. And as for being off-topc, you bring up more strained comparisons...are you deliberately trying to miss the point? The point revolved around Hughe's reclusivness, as well as his drive to achieve huge but questionable goals, like the Spruce Goose. This has nothing to do with blood or blacks.
I don't know why you feel this need to completely misrepresent the actual discussion, but it's not helping your stance at all.
"It's like you guys KNOW you've gone flying off the deep end, you just don't care."
The same could be said for Lucas. In fact, the same could be said for your post - perhaps even more so.
"Is there anything particularly WRONG with his GENERAL characterization of the two fanbases these trilogies seem to have? Because from where I'm sitting--I don't see it. Yes, it's a generality, which means there will be exceptions, and sometimes a fair amount of them, but jesus--I don't think his analogy is that far-fetched."
And Heaven forbid we should disagree with you.
"I could make this entire thread swallow their own tongues in about 5 minutes with the moronic self-serving histrionics you guys spew daily, but I'm nice and I save my efforts for when you guys go REALLY over the top and need to be spanked for it."
Spank away, for all the good it will do you. We'll still be here. I can't imagine you and Joe feel this need to try to change other people's minds, much less "spank" them for a difference of opinion, but this board exists for a reason, and it's a waste of your time to think you are going to make any kind of difference here, especially with the caliber of your above responses.
JediRandy: They're certainly beyond any repair you're capable of making.
MeBeJedi: You aren't one of us.
Go-Mer-Tonic: I can't say I find that very disappointing.
JediRandy: I won't suck as much as a fan edit.