Scrapped poster for Episode I/Acapulco Restaurants Gungan Fiesta!! promo
(That I made up!)
Last February, moviegoers watched the thrills and spills of yesteryear with the release of Star Wars Episode I 3D. For many young fans, it will be their first time to experience the excitement of seeing their favorite scenes come to life on the big screen. Many older fans will have to sit with a bunch of fucking kids as they relive the beginning tale of George Lucas’s epic space opera in stunning real D™ 3D.
There is a great disturbance in the force! Or is there? Since it’s original theatrical release in 1999, Episode I has been talked about with mixed reviews and subjected to muy moy controversy. One of the biggest griefs that older fans share is the dislike for the ever-so-wacky character Jar Jar Binks. On the other side of coin, many younger fans truly enjoy watching the slapstick humor of the unlikely Gungan hero.
Secret it is not! Lucasfilm had high expectations for Jar Jar, as did the numerous licensing companies that came through, looking to get their products adorned with all of the new and exciting creatures from the upcoming Star Wars film. They would ask “Wow! What’s this salamander looking dude? He sure looks happy!” Then, the Lucasfilm rep would explain: “Oh! This is Jar Jar Binks! He’s going to be the next Chewbacca/C-3p0!” Easy sell! The next thing you know, Jar Jar’s likeness was plastered all over the place. However, when word got out about the people’s hatred for Jar Jar, many many ad campaigns were prematurely pulled.
So, I present to thee, such an ad. A never-before-seen (fans really like that kind of shit) promotional ad campaign from Acapulco restaurants.* This fucker never saw the light of day!
*ad is some fake ass shit and is intended as satire. The image displayed is an artist’s depiction of some type of shit that most likely went down on some peeps that got straight up played. No copyright violation, defamation, or slander is intended for the good folks at Acapulco. You guys should eat there and spend a lot of money even though the food there is straight up bullshit -but that’s just my opinion.
This week’s webcomic from my boy and his schnauzer. :)
Winston and I go on some pretty amazing adventures together. Like to outer space.
My parents made me this super cool spaceship (The Millennium Falcon, have you heard of it?) and this weekend, Winston and I went on lots of space adventures in it. Winston seemed more interested in bacon treats than exploring the vast reaches of the galaxy, if you ask me. We smuggled diapers to Tatooine and completed the Kessel Crawl in less than 12 parsecs all without getting caught by the Hutts, so I’d say it was a pretty good weekend overall.
After Winston and I returned from our space expedition, we watched Star Wars in our Millennium Falcon in the living room. Best day ever.
52 Weeks of Star Wars is David Eger’s weekly photo project starring various characters from the Star Wars franchise. Go and take a look at egerbver.tumblrPhoto:.com
Oh hey! That’s our kid and our schnauzer wookiee! We built our 9 month old son his own Millennium Falcon. You can read the full story and check out our Flickr gallery - We Made the Millennium Falcon - to see all of the process photos from start to finish as we made it.
Looks as though he’s been re-blogged all over Tumblr!
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Babies in Star Wars attire are my weakness.