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#1242382
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Burger Chef / Burger King promotions
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SilverWook said:

I can’t recall ever seeing a Burger Chef restaurant back then. My family moved around the country several times over the years in the 70’s.
It’s possible they were operating in regions where there wasn’t a Burger King, and hence could offer the same Coca Cola movie tie-in promotions.
When I lived in New Jersey back in the late 70’s there were no Kentucky Fried Chicken locations to be found. But there was a burger chain called Gino’s that offered KFC food in addition to their own menu. That massively confused me as a kid. 😉
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gino’s_Hamburgers

JEDIT:I swear I saw the posters at BK too. I never got one for some reason. One wall in my room was already covered in SW posters and newspaper clippings. Still have all my glasses though. 😃

Thank you for the response and info …very interesting

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#1242301
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Science Fiction or Space Fantasy - what is Star Wars
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ChainsawAsh said:

Yeah, seriously. It starts with a reworded version of “Once upon a time;” an evil wizard-knight who’s also a Lord kidnaps a princess while the princess tries to contact a good wizard-knight to help fight evil; the good wizard takes a lowly farmboy yearning for adventure under his wing and starts training him to be a knight; the pair recruit a rogue and his beastly sidekick to help them on their journey; the group infiltrates the evil castle to rescue the princess; the wizard-knights duel with swords…

…yep, no fantasy whatsoever in there.

^ and this

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#1241823
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Science Fiction or Space Fantasy - what is Star Wars
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The original header on the splash page of the original Marvel Star Wars comic read …Long ago in a galaxy far far way …there exists a state of cosmic civil war . A brave alliance of underground freedom fighters has challenged the tyranny and oppression of the awesome galactic empire .This is their story ! Stan Lee presents :Star Wars the greatest SPACE FANTASY of all ! so there’s that . and the whole a long time ago in a galaxy far far away is inherently suggestive of the whole long ago and far away trope of fantasy as well .

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#1241111
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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I don’t know about this , seems to me like this " easter egg " is kind of retroactive and made up on the fly …https://www.starwarsnewsnet.com/2018/09/author-jason-fry-shines-light-on-a-long-hidden-star-wars-easter-egg.html I thought the guy was shouting " The Empire’s Down "! and I have always thought of Tatooine’s twin suns as G1 and G2 since they were named that in the 1978 Star Wars Storyboook I had as a kid and still have a beat up copy of .

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#1240821
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The all-purpose ART thread!
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suspiciouscoffee said:

Hey, which one sucks the least: 1, 2, 3, or 4? I’m thinking 3 or 4.

I am going to say 2 looks the best , I would recommend 3 books to seek out 1. How to draw comics the Marvel way by Stan Lee and John Buscema 2. Constructive anatomy by George Bridgman 3.Dynamic anatomy by Burne Hogarth . All three are excellent for teaching you to break down figures and heads into their basic components and simple shapes that will give you a good foundation to build on .These books helped me improve by leaps and bounds when I was learning to draw .Study and copy them and you will improve quickly .

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#1239819
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Culture, politics, and diversity in Star Wars
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moviefreakedmind said:

It’s such an inoffensive tweet. Whether the outraged Trump fans were anti-Semitic or not is irrelevant to the most amusing point which is that these Trump supporters are just as fragile as the “SJWs” that they hate so much.

I also find it strange that this guy is just now finding out that a “pocket” of America is white-supremacist and neoNazi. He’s just now figuring that out? I’ve known that ever since I became politically conscious and yes, those people largely voted for Trump. Go figure. These racists have plagued our country since its inception. They’re not new. They’re more vocal and emboldened now than they’ve been in a while, but there’s nothing new about them.

I don’t even see how it’s automatically ignorant to equate Trump with the Empire (and thus Nazis). He’s extremely nationalistic, militaristic, autocratic, and has no compunctions over demonizing minorities, specifically non-white immigrants. I don’t have to have been to the Holocaust museum to have made those connections.

^ well said !

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#1239627
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Culture, politics, and diversity in Star Wars
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oojason said:

‘Star Wars Writer Addresses Tweet That Enraged Trump Supporters’…

“I realized there was a pocket of America and the internet that was insolently angry and anti-Semitic,” Chris Weitz explains.

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/chris-weitz-star-wars-trump_us_5b92a9afe4b0511db3e1eedc
 

awesome article , thank you for sharing , and reminds me again that I just don’t understand how some people claim to be fans of entertainment properties that have always embodied ideas of standing against injustice while missing the inherent message and being seemingly diametrically opposed to those very ideas . This is why I always liked the tagline at the beginning of many an original Marvel Star Wars comic …" Long ago in a galaxy far,far away …there exists a state of cosmic civil war . A brave alliance of underground freedom fighters has challenged the tyranny and oppression of the awesome Galactic Empire . This is their story !"

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#1239605
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Handman said:

screams in the void said:

there is a difference between wholesome and an outright asshole

You’re not familiar with his comedy. Observe as Jon Stewart laughs his head off as Norm pokes fun at Marlon Brando’s Oscar acceptance speech. You either get it or you don’t. That’s comedy. Everyone who knows him loves him.

I am more than familiar with him and have laughed at some of his jokes in the past , however , in that article you posted , the equating of Down Syndrome to a lack of empathy diminishes my opinion of him as his comment diminishes those with down syndrome . He calls for forgiveness and a second chance and then makes that comment ? WTF ?