Not the line you’re looking for

Remember the folks waiting for Revenge of the Sith at Grauman’s Chinese Theater? They’re in the wrong line.

“The telling thing is — for me, at least — if the film is not playing at the Chinese … I have zero desire to see it at all,” a fan who calls himself Obi Geewhyen posted on the message board at “I’m in it for the lineup only and don’t give a darn about the conclusion of this lackluster, so-called ‘Star Wars’ series.”

How touching.

The story has been pretty widespread: Boing Boing, Metafilter, and Slashdot all blogged it and it’s pretty much spread all over by now. Nothing like laughing at a bunch of crazy geeks to bring the internet together.

UPDATE 4/7: The story’s made it to mainstream media, and Defamer is on the case.

Carrie Fisher to tell all?

This is from IMDB, so accuracy should not be assumed. Still, if it’s true, could be fascinating, so I’ll take the chance. Since IMDB news items have a habit of disappearing after a day or so, here’s the item in full:

Actress-turned-novelist Carrie Fisher is set to expose the secrets of the original Star Wars films in a behind-the-scenes expose of the classic sci-fi trilogy. Fisher, 48, kept a diary during the late 1970s and early 1980s, when she played Princess Leia Organa opposite Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill. She explains, “My publisher has told me not to talk about it… oh what the hell. When I was in Star Wars, I kept diaries. Big books full of what went on, what I thought, what I did. I am going to write them all up as a narrative. It will be riveting. Once I get started, that is. I’m months behind already.”