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I've made some references to funny man Patton Oswald's famous George Lucas comedy skit a few times in the past -- in fact, I just mentioned it in my last post -- but I just discovered that a stealth YouTube user has uploaded it, accompanying a rather remedial but still appropriate video collage from the Star Wars films.
It's worth its own post: This is the defining statement of nerd rage in regards to the quality of prequels. Patton hilariously boils down the problem with Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith: George Lucas is obsessed with showing us what cool things were like before they were cool.
Or, as Patton puts it (in a bit unfortunately cut from this video): "I don't care where the stuff I love comes from! I just love the stuff I love!" Or, to sanitize his famous analogy, if Darth Vader as a kid is cool because he grows up to be Darth Vader, a photograph of Jon Voight naked should be pin-up material for the ardent Angelina Jolie fan.