The Gormogons were treated to an advance screening of the new movie, “Star Wars” set to open today, May 25, 1977. Everyone enjoyed it – it’s a solid storyline with classic heroes and villains that should appeal to generations to come. George Lucas struggled with the film for years. It is part of a two film contract between Lucas and Universal Studios along with his 1973 film, American Graffiti. We believe that this movie will make an indelible mark on the American film industry and will be a reference point in pop culture for decades.
Lucas draws heavily from various mythologies: the samurai (parts are loosely based on Akira Kurosawa’s The Hidden Fortress), King Arthur, American westerns, and JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Add in a dose of Buck Rodgers and Flash Gordon and the recipe is complete. The environment created is rich and entertaining as are the archetypes he created (or borrowed).
We remain wary that Mr. Lucas will get carried away with the universe he’s created and take what is a solid platform for maybe a handful of movies and create a series that just goes downhill.
The Czar wandered about the Castle and asked how each of us would be celebrating the Bicenennial of our first Independence Day.
Ghettoputer was planning on throwing hand grenades into the fishing pond. There is evidently a bass of significant size he has been after and is pretty sure it has been lurking around the hole in the bottom of the pond where he chills his bourbon. Then, whether he catches it or not, he will drink the bourbon and sleep it off on the lawn. Later, one of the local kids will probably come by and place a small, paper American flag in his nostril.
GorT will be bringing back souveniers from our Centennial and Tricentennial. Specifically, tea cakes and razzers from the former, and dihydrodines and YamdiParts from the latter.
Mandarin is planning on providing a firework celebration in which he turns the Moon red, white, and blue, before turning it back to its usual faint gray. He will do this with a Quantum Exobit Laser, with an optical relay TVRS. Also, he will eat watermelon.
Dr. J will be tuning some light sabers to hum Stars and Stripes Forever. Light sabers will of course be colored red and blue. He would like to white light sabers, but desperately needs YamdiParts if he can get them from somewhere.
Czar will be eating and drinking himself into a horrific stupor. Tomorrow will be a Bicentennial-sized headache.
Volgi, for reasons known only to him and GorT, is packing up all his shit and closing his Tehran office.
The Czar is happy to predict that one day, perhaps in February of 2008, the notable Eric Reasons Blog will launch to great success, and so do we command that each resident of Muscovy who doth proclaim loyalty to our visage read it and learn from it. Verily shalt thou spread the word. We talk like this a lot in the 1970s.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй
It sure sounds nice. But does anyone else share the Czars concern that this new Environmental Protection Agency could easily grow out of hand? Whos to say it wont declare common substances, like carbon dioxide, a toxin? Then they can regulate just about anything they want, any way they want to do it.
Keep your eye on these guys. The last time the Czar was this concerned was back when they renamed the Department of War the Department of Defense. Just had a bad ring to it.
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As some of you are already on the ARPANet, which we control, we thought we would put out a more fact-driven collection of essays for you to read. A journal, or log book, on a network bridge. A brog. if you will.
Anyway, thanks to GorT who found hacking into the ARPANet ridiculously easy (hint: dont name the very first password password), we are now taking over the low-level commands of these systems.
Meantime, how about that President Nixon, huh? Is he a RINO or what? What the heck is this Environmental Protection Agency thing hes talking about founding? Sounds like a bad bone to throw to the hippies. Before you know it, they will be banning the lead in bullets.
Well, there is only a 64K limit on post sizes, so we have to wrap this up. If you like the idea of these brogs, please write us as soon as we obtain an ARPANet mail address (an a-mail address, if you will). We would hate to go another 35 or more years before we print a second one!