Archive for May 27th, 2007


BREAKING: Mark Steyn Doesn’t Like Star Wars

May 27, 2007

Somehow, for some unexplained reason, Mark Steyn’s opinion on the original Star Wars made memeorandum today.  And for reasons even harder to understand, I actually read it.  Steyn decided to commemorate the film’s 30th anniversary* by…bashing it …again (as he simply reprinted an opinion he wrote 10 years ago).  Well, since I already wasted a few minutes of my life reading Steyn’s witty poking, I figured I might as well waste a few more poking right back.

First off, does anyone really need to write a review on Star Wars anymore?  I mean, aside from maybe a few Amish people or some monks in Tibet, I think it’s pretty well established that people have seen that movie (probably multiple times) and have formed their own opinion on it.   Oh, it’s been 30 years.  Great.

Second, an even better question would be: Who really gives a rip what Mark Steyn thinks?  Steyn.  You know, one of those guys who was wrong about everything concerning the Iraq war, a guy who thought the VT students weren’t heroic enough, and a guy who I heard on the radio say that another terrorist attack on the US would actually be good for Bush politically.  Apparently, there are people out there who wait anxiously for Steyn’s opinion on anything and everything, so memeorandum gave him the nod. 

So, This is my “Sunday Steyn“. I’m putting it here ’cause I really, really, really, want to know what a Canadian-born former disc jockey turned neocon thinks about this icon of American pop culture. Don’t you?

*That goofy StarTrib piece, incidentally, was written James “The Bleater” Lileks.  If you want a good laugh, check out the Bleater’s mocking of the Democrats’ objections to Bush’s Iraq war policy from Oct. 2002.  Talk about being wrong.  It’s amazing that people actually still pay people like Steyn and Lileks for their opinions, and even more incredible that they are taken seriously.