Thursday, April 28, 2005

Darth Vader Gets a 419 Scam Email

Thanks to Mr Wheaton I am now spending an inordinate amount of my morning work time reading the blog of Darth Vader. And laughing out loud a few too many times while the traders on the desk are losing money on a busy day.

After only a few minutes I start thinking ok, this guy (or group?) has seen the Star Wars series over and over again. But to know the various plot lines and to work them into a humorous portrayal of the Lord's mind as he goes about his waves of galactic destruction, rebel annihalation and pursuit of the Millenium Falcon, is pure genious. Its like what would happen if Douglas Adams (Hitchiker's Guide To The Galaxy) was asked to co-write the script.

And occasionally posted with precious quotes such as"Big day. Storming the rebel ice fortress. Took a nap first so I would be peppy, " and "Whose trachea do you have to crush with your mind to get a little service around here?" it also is bolstered by a huge assorment of comments from also-well-equipped nerdy Star Wars fans.
(Remember to keep reading the comments.)

But when I read the post where Vader gets a 419 scam email from a man on Planet Tatooine in the Outer Rim, wishing to move Twelve billion Imperial Credits off the planet, I had to suppress a guffaw.

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