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.
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?