Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Propaganda or Geekery?

You've gotta have priorities in life.
You've gotta know who your people are.

Today, I was offered tickets at the office to a big environmental
rally my employer is backing.

But my wife called up and said she'd been given free tickets to
tonight's sold-out Star Wars in Concert performance (narrated in
person by Anthony Daniels and including movie props & costumes on
display) at GM Place. And these are good seats. Very, very good seats
- row 7: closer to the orchestra than Han was to Greedo when Han shot
first.

Now, I'm all for recycling, taking the stairs instead of the elevator,
and taking care of the plants around the house, but this enviro
presentation/discussion/show isn't really my scene. It seems to me
like this sermon is going to be preaching to the converted - plenty of
folks who take sustainability more intensely than I do.

Now, the Star Wars musical performance on the other hand... Tickets
that were a gift to us from a friend to watch a really well put-
together show and listen to a great set of often moving scores to some
of my favourite movies (and how often do you get to see Daniels'
antics in front of you on stage?). Being among thousands of fellow
fans (some sporting costumes) from all walks of life enjoying
themselves. Spending a nice evening with my wife.

No contest really.

Save the Earth if you want to, but tonight, I'll look to the stars.

If that's wrong, if that's the Dark Side, then call me...
Darth Tubby!
('cause I can't think of a cool Sith handle)


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