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Please Leave Han Solo Alone, South Windsor Town Hall Offices Closed, Library Sked

Here are five things going on in the area today.

Good morning, South Windsor! Today is Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013; there are 322 days left in the year.

Dear People Who Control Star Wars Movies (aka Disney):

I am fully prepared for you to completely destroy any meaningful memory that I have left from my childhood by ruining the Star Wars franchise. George Lucas pretty much did it with the three God-awful prequels he produced in the early to mid 2000s.

I understand that there is going to be a Star Wars Episode VII, which is expected to be helmed by J.J. Abrams. That’s a nice start to at least making the film somewhat palatable.

I also hear that you are doing breakout movies based on individual characters, because, you know, you didn’t buy the name Star Wars for $600 gagillion to look at old C3PO action figures. You bought the name Star Wars because you want to recoup your $600 gagillion investment and make another $1.5 million gagillion.

Hence the breakout movies.

I have one request. Please, please, please leave Han Solo alone. He’s the baddest of the badasses. And Harrison Ford was perfect for that character.

Don’t make an individual backstory about a young Han Solo, played by someone else. Leave him alone. You’ll only ruin him, thereby detonating a nuclear warhead on the last vestiges of anything decent from my first 10 years.

Thank you.

Here’s your Daily 5:

1. Town Hall offices are closed in observance of Lincoln’s birthday.

2. Reading Roundup at the South Windsor Public Library today at 10 a.m.

3. Learn how to borrow e-books from the library at 6:30 p.m.

4. Greenleaf Pottery classes at 6:30 p.m.

5. Celebrate Fat Tuesday at Mohegan Sun at 9 p.m., because why not?

Michael Sullivan February 12, 2013 at 06:22 PM
Ted - you must already be aware that the Han Solo character has _already_ been forever made a complete wuss by the now famous "Greedo shot first edit" when they re-released the original trilogy?!? He's just too nice and loveable to shoot first - only in self defence! Plus anybody who dances with and hugs Ewoks is also forever a wuss in my book...
Ted Glanzer (Editor) February 12, 2013 at 08:14 PM
Michael, it's a fair point. But remember, I saw the first movie in the theaters and Han shot first. Plus, he uttered the greatest line in the history of movies. Leia: I love you. Han: I know. Plus he made a lot special modifications to the Millenium Falcon. Han ain't no wuss.

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