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Field Theory: It's just like the droids at the Cantina

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  • Evan Yates,

    For "droids" read "negroes", for Mos Eisley read "Mobile Alabama in the 1950's". The droids are effectively slaves, an underclass..

    Besides, what would a droid orderin a cantina? CRC? It looks like the kind of place that would have a two-drink minimum and if you ain't buyin' you ain't stayin'

    Hamiltron, Te Ika-a-Māui • Since Nov 2006 • 190 posts Report Reply

  • Naly D,

    I don't think the ability to live-blog the game would be the concern, probably more the ability to live-stream it?

    Wellington • Since Sep 2008 • 307 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    probably more the ability to live-stream it?

    Given the iPad has no camera, probably not. You also aren't allowed video cameras, but how many videos have we seen on YouTube from Yankee Stadium?

    For "droids" read "negroes"

    Wow, I hadn't thought of that. And they were kidnapped and sold as slaves to the Skywalkers...

    It looks like the kind of place that would have a two-drink minimum and if you ain't buyin' you ain't stayin'

    For that band there was probably a $10 cover charge. In the new digital version you can freeze frame and see a small stamp on Luke's wrist.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2081 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    On a side note and a complete tangent. You know when C3P0 and R2D2 get turned away from the Cantina in Mos Eisley?

    Because they're got nothing against bickering old married gay-bots, but "that sort" have their own lube bar just around the corner? :)

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12046 posts Report Reply

  • BlairMacca,

    There are two types of people in college: Jocks and Nerds. As a jock, it is my job to give the nerds a hard time....

    Wellington • Since Apr 2007 • 201 posts Report Reply

  • Naly D,

    Given the iPad has no camera, probably not. You also aren't allowed video cameras, but how many videos have we seen on YouTube from Yankee Stadium?

    I was referring to the 'no laptop' ban, and by definition the iPad is a laptop - "A portable computer that is small enough and light enough to be used on one's lap.". Second it would be a lot easier to conceal a camera than a laptop, and that's not streaming the game in real time anyway [yet!]

    Wellington • Since Sep 2008 • 307 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Given the iPad has no camera

    It could be as simple as, like most people on the planet, the powers that be at be at Yankee Stadium can't believe the iPad has no camera or, indeed, a USB port.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4941 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    Besides, what would a droid orderin a cantina? CRC?

    Well, they were fond of oil baths. So perhaps when Craig refers to their own bar round the corner, he really means whatever the 'droid equivalent of a Turkish Baths is.

    It must have been a nightmare for the cantina bar owner, though. If your clientele consists of multiple sentient species, then keeping your stock up to date would take some organising. No wonder he was so grumpy. Perhaps he just decided he'd simplify his operation and keep the overheads down by sticking to normal life forms and not artificial builds?

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    Well, I waited a day, but hey, you must have expected it, right?

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Wain,

    During the recent Cricket T20 World Cup on ESPN Sportscenter the two presenters bantered about how they didn't understand cricket because it was too confusing. And while it is compared to baseball, it's nothing compared to football, hockey and basketball.

    Now you've GOT to be talking about NFL, American football right? Which BTW no one outside the US calls football.

    Association football (actual football) isn't confusing at all. Apart from the offside rule, and that only got complicated when some idiot decided there was passive and active - as in the winning goal in Monday night's Socceroos-All Whites friendly.

    Since Nov 2006 • 141 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    It must have been a nightmare for the cantina bar owner, though. If your clientele consists of multiple sentient species, then keeping your stock up to date would take some organising. No wonder he was so grumpy.

    Larry Niven did a rather interesting story collection called The Draco Tavern -- whose narrator is the bartender and owner of the only bar at the only spaceport on Earth (unfortunately it's in Siberia not somewhere more agreeable). How the hell do you pay the rent when most of your clientèle's idea of a night on the razzle is sitting around giving themselves mild electric shocks? (You also have to learn to dodge questions about what you really do with the high volume of pedigree lab rats that pass through the loading dock never to be seen again...) :)

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12046 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    Well, I waited a day, but hey, you must have expected it, right?

    It's these sorts of things that restore your faith in humanity.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6217 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    It's these sorts of things that restore your faith in humanity.

    While still being absolutely certain that we're all doomed. But, hey, if we're fucked you might as well have some fun while you're at it. :)

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12046 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    It's these sorts of things that restore your faith in humanity.

    The Iddie Izzard Death Star Canteen is also restorative in that sense, but I've posted that before I think.

    "I'll have the Penne a l'Arrabiata."

    Gold.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    being absolutely certain that we're all doomed.

    Ah. That explains your support of the National party. ;)

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Ngaire BookieMonster,

    Well, I waited a day, but hey, you must have expected it, right

    *whispers quietly* I love Richard Cheese. *shame*

    At the foot of Mt Te Aroh… • Since Nov 2009 • 173 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    *whispers quietly* I love Richard Cheese. *shame*

    *whispers even more quietly* I quite like Barry Manilow's original. Especially at parties where everyone is 35+, uninhibited, and a little bit trollied. *end overshare*

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    Actually, that was a bit ageist. 40+ may be more accurate ;-)

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    50

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16838 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Irvine,

    More importantly, does Mos Eisley allow laptops? Did Han shoot Greedo 'cos he suspected him of surreptitious fucking about on a netbook under the table?

    Auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 241 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    Well, in the original, Greedo kept his hands in view over the table, and his fatal error was to allow Han to move his under the table. Han shot him cold.

    In the crappy updated version, L*c*s CGI'd it so that it looked like Greedo shot first.

    But I'm sure we'll get a new version soon, where Greedo is surreptitiously updating his facebook profile, unfriending Han and thus driving him into a killing rage.

    Anyway, if you've ever wondered what star wars would be like if they had facebook, here it is.

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Irvine,

    Har, "Status: In a wretched hive of scum and villainy lol"

    Auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 241 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    what star wars would be like if they had facebook

    rofflenui

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16838 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    rofflenui

    C-3PO FTW!

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

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