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Jedi Knights Course Offered By Queen's University Belfast

samzenpus posted more than 5 years ago | from the major-in-gameboy dept.

Education 180

Starting in November, Queen's University Belfast will offer a course that will use the psychology of the Star Wars Jedi Knights to teach students communication skills and personal development. The university's publicity material reads 'the course "Feel the Force: How to Train in the Jedi Way" teaches the "real-life psychological techniques behind Jedi mind tricks"' and promises to explore 'wider issues behind the Star Wars universe, like balance, destiny, dualism, fatherhood and fascism.' The course is very affordable but the droid fees are outrageous.

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180 comments

Mind Trick (5, Funny)

gbulmash (688770) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972059)

This is not the comment you're looking for.

Move along.

(sorry, couldn't resist)

Re:Mind Trick (1, Funny)

statemachine (840641) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972505)

(hand wave) *Yours is the comment we need to highly moderate.*

All you've done is planted the suggestion that you're not looking for your own comment...

(hand wave)I need to watch Star Wars again.

Re:Mind Trick (0, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24972613)

This is not the comment you're looking for.

Move along.

(sorry, couldn't resist)

Dang it. I was about to post "First scruffy nerf-herder".

Re:Mind Trick (5, Funny)

rubycodez (864176) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972935)

I am a 450 lbs. pizza-fed virgin living in my mother's basement. Your mind powers will not work on me, boy.

Re:Mind Trick (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24974943)

My kind of girl - what's your number?

Re:Mind Trick (5, Funny)

bickerdyke (670000) | more than 5 years ago | (#24975207)

Pizza the Hut?

mockery of the education system (3, Insightful)

jgarra23 (1109651) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972099)

That is just awful.

No not really (-1, Flamebait)

EmbeddedJanitor (597831) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972285)

Sure it is a BurgerFlipper degree, but there are already so many other useless study areas already. Universities love serving up shit like this because it's an easy way to get funding for having lots of students without having to have pesky stuff like chemistry labs and professors that know a thing or two.

Perhaps this is at least stupid enough that it gets the attention of parliament etc to rethink the role of universaities.

Re:No not really (5, Informative)

RichardJenkins (1362463) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972671)

Sure it is a BurgerFlipper degree
No, it is a one day course.

Universities love serving up shit like this because it's an easy way to get funding for having lots of students without having to have pesky stuff like chemistry labs and professors that know a thing or two.
Not really. This is a one day philosophy course. I'm beginning to suspect you may not have read the article, or at least understand it.

Perhaps this is at least stupid enough that it gets the attention of parliament etc to rethink the role of universaities.
Parliament decided to make students pay for tuition through the nose long ago - anything that allows universities to raise cash will not be looked down onby the government. And.. I don't think this is stupid. I really hope this attracts people who'd otherwise discount any form of educatoin as viable.

Re:No not really (1, Funny)

TheRealMindChild (743925) | more than 5 years ago | (#24973199)

"educatoin" indeed

RTFA? On /.? (1)

EmbeddedJanitor (597831) | more than 5 years ago | (#24973593)

Bah!

Re:No not really (1)

Exitar (809068) | more than 5 years ago | (#24974873)

"I'm beginning to suspect you may not have read the article"

You are new here, aren't you?

Re:No not really (1)

jgarra23 (1109651) | more than 5 years ago | (#24973235)

Exactly why it is terrible. Serving the lowest common denominator is just a celebration of mediocrity, something higher education is supposed to not be. This as bad as standardized performance exams like the SAT and ACT or quotas in just ruining anything worthy in higher education.

Re:No not really (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24975067)

Christ do you lot write stories for the Daily Mail in your spare time or something? You are all reacting like they are offering a 3 year degree course in this. Its just a one day course that will engage people in topics they might not usually consider and it might even be fun. You all need to get the fuck over yourselves, you really do.

Re:No not really (1)

lottameez (816335) | more than 5 years ago | (#24973861)

I think it's just marketing. How many other classes at Belfast University make it onto /.?

Re:mockery of the education system (5, Funny)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972321)

What d'ye mean, man!

I took the "Sword in the Stone" course they offered a few semetsters back, and now I'm "Dux Bellorum", soon on my way to being the legendary Once and Future King of England! And need I remind you of the lovely ladies, swathed in luxurious white samite, that just crawl all over a SitS alum? I think not.

They say that 'strange women, lying around in ponds and distributing swords is no basis for a system of government'. I couldn't agree more - but what a way to sway the midaeval babes!

Re:mockery of the education system (3, Funny)

lottameez (816335) | more than 5 years ago | (#24973707)

You shouldn't call it an education just because some watery tart threw a sword at you.

Re:mockery of the education system (1)

qc_dk (734452) | more than 5 years ago | (#24975237)

I agree, also you are not going to get any medieval babes, just because some aquatic biddy bestowed a scimitar upon you.

Re:mockery of the education system (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24972409)

No one is pretending to offer an academic qualification.Queens is offering a philosophy course that tries to map ideas to a context familiar with and appealing to laymen. Consider this quote and stop being so bloody melodramatic:

"The one-day course costs £23 and Dr Baird hopes to attract 30-40 students. "

Re:mockery of the education system (2, Insightful)

caitsith01 (606117) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972417)

Agree.

Universities might think they are being quirky, hip and clever doing this stuff, but what they are really doing is legitimising the view that anything vaguely humanities-oriented is a waste of time and should not be funded by any government or serious organisation. Unis are already struggling for funds in these areas, so why give the critics actual ammunition to help them?

If they really want to do something useful, they could try to integrate humanities subjects into non-humanities disciplines, to restore the notion of getting a 'well rounded education' and to give students of those disciplines a broader, better developed understanding of their discipline's context in the world. E.g. get mathematicians study the history and psychology of maths; get lawyers to lawyers study criminology and sociology; get engineers to study subjects which encourage a more holistic understanding of the effect of their discipline and the ways in which it can help or damage humanity and the environment.

In fact, fuck it: every single degree should include a component of studying (real) literature and history. The reason why should be self-evident if you take a quick look at Ms Palin's attempted book-banning antics.

Re:mockery of the education system (2, Informative)

MindlessAutomata (1282944) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972847)

Palin didn't attempt to ban books.
http://www.snopes.com/politics/palin/bannedbooks.asp [snopes.com]

Don't read everything you read on Digg or DailyKoS. Sheesh. I think every single degree should include a component in critical thinking and research... can you guess why?

Re:mockery of the education system (2, Informative)

lysergic.acid (845423) | more than 5 years ago | (#24973189)

uh... you might want to read over that snopes article yourself.

she may have failed in her efforts to have books removed, but she did initiate discussions with the city librarian about removing "objectionable" books.

so i don't think the GP's statement is inaccurate.

Re:mockery of the education system (1)

MindlessAutomata (1282944) | more than 5 years ago | (#24974503)

Yes, she did ask that, but unlike what he said, she did NOT request a list of books to be banned, ever. He was referring to the list of books; the list was a phony. Nothing more needs to be said.

How cute that I was modded down. Obama camp out in full force, "changing" politics as usual I see. I don't even like McCain or Palin; I'm just sick of the Obama fan's constant mudslinging and at times repeating lies. If the people on DailyKoS are anything like Obama then I really hope he doesn't become president (not that I hope McCain does, either...).

Re:mockery of the education system (1)

lysergic.acid (845423) | more than 5 years ago | (#24974703)

where exactly does he refer to a list of anything? here is what the OP wrote:

The reason why should be self-evident if you take a quick look at Ms Palin's attempted book-banning antics.

he referred to her attempt at banning books--which she did.

how cute that you still haven't read that snopes article you linked to.

Re:mockery of the education system (2, Insightful)

flabbergast (620919) | more than 5 years ago | (#24974695)

If they really want to do something useful, they could try to integrate science subjects into non-science disciplines, to restore the notion of getting a 'well rounded education' and to give students of those disciplines a broader, better developed understanding of their discipline's context in the world. E.g. get science journalists to study math; get lawyers to lawyers study computer science; get business majors to study subjects which encourage a more holistic understanding of the effect of their discipline and the ways in which it can help or damage the engineers they will soon "manage".

There, I fixed that for you. I knew English majors that were proud of the fact that they never had to take a math class in college. Or anything related to engineering/physics/math. But I also knew engineers who were proud that they never had to read fiction in college. Being well-rounded goes both ways, its not like being a humanities major makes you well rounded.

Re:mockery of the education system (4, Interesting)

kipman725 (1248126) | more than 5 years ago | (#24975141)

As an engineering student may I just say thats a bad idea. People trying to enforce their morals on me by encoraging a holistic understanding just annoys me. If I want to build a death ray for a mad dictator I will. Also that would mean less time studying what I'm actualy paying for.

Re:mockery of the education system (1)

Roger W Moore (538166) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972523)

I find your lack of faith....disturbing

Re:mockery of the education system (-1, Redundant)

duckInferno (1275100) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972683)

Or, in the immortal words of yoda:

Find lack I faith disturbing your of.

Re:mockery of the education system (5, Interesting)

YttriumOxide (837412) | more than 5 years ago | (#24974243)

I wish people wouldn't do this... I see it a lot and it just makes you look like an idiot. To made a "Yoda-like" sentence, you do NOT just muddle the words up at random. Yoda has an idiosyncratic style to his speech, but it's not just random.
The quoted text, in Yoda's style of speech would be something like, "Your lack of faith, disturbing I find". Essentially, take the object (or object fragment) of the sentence first, then the adjective that the subject is being described as (if present) and finally the pronoun and verb.
He doesn't actually always follow this exact style though, but I assume it's more of a slip-up on the writers part. Sometimes he'll slip and make the sentence more like, "Disturbing I find your lack of faith", or "Your lack of faith, disturbing find I" (although this latter one more rarely and only with the third person as far as I've noticed - "Stupid, is he" (instead of the more standard "Stupid, he is" in Yoda's style))
Yoda's speech, it's also worth pointing out, is NOT grammatically incorrect - archaic, unusual and odd are all good words to describe it, however "incorrect" it is not.

And no, I'm not a Star Wars geek at all (I actually never really got in to it that much, although I have seen all 6 of the movies), but I AM a linguistics geek and find it really disturbing that anyone's quality of English could be so low as to not immediately recognise how Yoda's sentences are constructed (I was "comfortable" with it by about the third time he said anything the first time I ever watched it)

Re:mockery of the education system (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24972567)

I find your lack of faith disturbing.

Re:mockery of the education system (1)

kramulous (977841) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972815)

I find your lack of faith ... disturbing

not really (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24974023)

well, not really if that helps americans TO SEE that Darth vader is your father..

and that you should take the red pill. oh wait, that's another movie

real life (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24974183)

yes ok, I know we are the empire (US) ?

but what are you? a rebel from some JavatheHut's conclave resistance from the middle east?

we will get fully control over there. there are some interesting resources for our machinery.

Re:mockery of the education system (1)

renegadesx (977007) | more than 5 years ago | (#24975105)

That is just awful.

Agreed, uni students are too old to begin the training

ConEd (1, Troll)

wiredlogic (135348) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972159)

IOW. Learn how to be a con artist using this fictional philosophy as a framework.

summary made a mistake.... (-1, Troll)

phaetonic (621542) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972191)

Queen's University Belfast Community College

what crap (2, Insightful)

jollyreaper (513215) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972193)

I was planning on writing a snarky comment that the students would be better served studying the religions and philosophies that George Lucas ripped off his pop-culture understanding from but the Idle interface has given me something new to bitch about. How long ago did this thing roll out of their collective asses and why does it still look this awful? They should just heel this turd down the shower drain and be done with it.

Let me see your resume. (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24972233)

These aren't the skills you're looking for.

sounds like (0)

v1 (525388) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972239)

someone has bats in their Belfast

New Test? (0)

NuclearError (1256172) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972257)

Do you have to pass a Midi Chlorian test instead of SAT (or the equivalent)?

Psychology? (1)

perlchild (582235) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972311)

I think they need to look at the han solo character first, if they're looking for psychology. The Jedi order sounded like a great idea, until we met the Jedi council...

Re:Psychology? (1)

i.of.the.storm (907783) | more than 5 years ago | (#24973469)

Han shot first!

Future Sith Lords? (4, Funny)

Nathanbp (599369) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972315)

Jedi training worked so well for Anakin Skywalker after all...

Re:Future Sith Lords? (1)

NoobixCube (1133473) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972667)

I can just picture graduation. Someone doesn't pass, and he yells out "You're all COWARDS!! YOU DON'T KNOW THE POWER OF THE DARK SIDE!!!"

Re:Future Sith Lords? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24973769)

Jedi training worked so well for Anakin Skywalker after all...

Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader's character is based in part on the Athenian statesman and Socratic interlocutor, Alcibiades Cleiniou Scambonides, a classic example of what happens when education goes awry with a nations chosen son and as a result, causes that nations downfall.

Shameful pandering (0, Offtopic)

Oyjord (810904) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972365)

As a professional educator, I find this type of class simply shameful pandering. It's no wonder we Americans are some of the least educated people in the industrialized world, wasting our time trying to make learning fun and cool! *facepalm*

Re:Shameful pandering (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24972477)

You do know that Belfast is in Northern Ireland, right? This is a British college, not an American one.

That said, I don't disagree with you at all.

Re:Shameful pandering (1)

Oyjord (810904) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972517)

Yes, I should have been more clear. I was transitioning into the notion that we in America are constantly doing the same thing at our colleges and universities (I see it all the time at my college), but I, erm, kind of skipped over the transition, heh. Sorry. :)

Re:Shameful pandering (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24972867)

Bull. You weren't paying attention, didn't read the TFA, went off half-cocked, and made an ass of yourself. Don't make it worse with a pathetic, transparent excuse.

Re:Shameful pandering (1)

Roger W Moore (538166) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972557)

Of course he didn't know that! Didn't you read his comment?

Re:Shameful pandering (2, Insightful)

NoobixCube (1133473) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972723)

Case in point, when a professional educator didn't realise Belfast was in Ireland (or at least didn't read it thoroughly) :P

Re:Shameful pandering (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24973967)

NORTHERN Ireland.

Too late (0, Offtopic)

mrslacker (1122161) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972387)

I put "Jedi Knight" as my religion on a census way back in 1998.

Re:Too late (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24972711)

Thanks for identifying yourself as a loser.

Re:Too late (1)

lottameez (816335) | more than 5 years ago | (#24973805)

Hey now, no need to be nasty. They need to be counted too.

jedi course you say? (1)

floatingrunner (621481) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972399)

is yoda-speak english a pre-requisit for this course?

Re:jedi course you say? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24972721)

Educational standards declining they are. Burger-flippers, not true Jedi warriors, such courses will produce.

Re:jedi course you say? (1)

coren2000 (788204) | more than 5 years ago | (#24973259)

for this course, requisit is yoda-speak ... yes .... mmmmm

I'll ask what everyone else is thinking... (3, Funny)

MeepMeep (111932) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972407)

Is there a 'How to make a lightsabre' lab?

(and make sure to follow up 'Coping with Accidental Autoamputation 201')

Re:I'll ask what everyone else is thinking... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24972457)

(and make sure to follow up 'Coping with Accidental Autoamputation 201')

I thought you said "Accidental Copulation".

Re:I'll ask what everyone else is thinking... (1)

Hal_Porter (817932) | more than 5 years ago | (#24974785)

There's no danger of copulation with these people, accidental or otherwise.

Re:I'll ask what everyone else is thinking... (1)

Orion Blastar (457579) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972699)

Yes and also a "Learn to use your bionic limb" class for those who accidentally amputate their own hands or had a fellow Jedi or Sith amputate theirs by mistake or on purpose, whatever. After passing that class, you get a neat black glove and matching black outfit to go with the bionic hand.

Also don't forget "How to speak with R2 units", "How to speak Wookie", and "How to tell if that hot babe in the metal bikini is really your long lost twin sister or not" courses.

That is nothing. (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24972431)

I hear about a country were a vicepresident candidate want to teach that the world was created in 6 days and that there is no evolution.

Making comparations, this is a genius class.

Course material exposed! (5, Funny)

syousef (465911) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972453)

Course material week 1: Lucasfilm business plan

1. Create 1 fantastic movie using lots of unknown talent very well suited to the role and breakthrough special effects.
2. Follow up with second epic film with weak ending
3. Complete the trilogy with not so brilliant film. Basic plot still brilliant, but add Ewok side plot for marketting
4. Build up marketting empire. Sell toys and licenses to computer games. Revel in the special effects success of the first 3 films. Spend spare cash on special effects empire and loan out for other films.
5. When marketting empire wanes, executive produce 3 crappy equally spaced prequels.
6. Produce bad cartoons when it turns out that your usual talent is less animated than the animations.

After each step above Profit!!!

Next week: Hookers and blow. How to maintain a family friendly facade.

Re:Course material exposed! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24973721)

2. Follow up with second epic film with weak ending

weak ending? oh my gosh!

it's the best final

you guys like fast, clear, white/black, good/evil, give me a medal, good work boy, do it quick, yes/no/c'mon!, fireworks endings !
(we in europe love that movie... :) so intense.., so complex ;)

Re:Course material exposed! (1)

TheVelvetFlamebait (986083) | more than 5 years ago | (#24974389)

Basic plot still brilliant, but add Ewok side plot for marketting

Basic side plot exactly the same as first brilliant movie!

With breathtaking suspense, the rebels had to deal with a space station the size of a moon that could destroy planets. Now, how was poor old George going to finish his trilogy with the bang it deserves? Well, he just created a second death star! Oh, but this one had shield generators, and an emperor inside! Plus the old trench through which pilots had to fly while being chased by enemy fighters was replaced by a tunnel (through which pilots had to fly while being chased by enemy fighters)! And instead of that famous 2m hole requiring great skill and mastery of the force to hit in a single try, there's a big open space with a big thingy in the middle that can be shot by a one-eyed fighter pilot on an all-night bender!

Nah, I'm just kidding. It was a fun movie, even if it did feel a little bit too much like the first sometimes.

In other news (1)

Brett Buck (811747) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972459)

Parliment is rushing back to London to vote on dropping their accreditation!

      Brett

Where do I sign in? (1)

Boron55 (1060136) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972461)

I sincerely want to sign in. This is a one day course and costs a little. I would call it a public lecture, if not the price.

As a fan of StarWars I would gladly pay my money for the opportunity to learn more of Jedi philosophy and how it can be applicable in our life.

Forget Jedi School (1)

sleeponthemic (1253494) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972501)

I'd like to enrol in the Han Solo School Of Seduction.

(He's a master! He hits A2 soo fast).

Re:Forget Jedi School (1)

ag0ny (59629) | more than 5 years ago | (#24973017)

As requested [amazon.com] .

Negative Reinforcement Education (1)

kmahan (80459) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972571)

So you put on a blacked out helmet and the prof shoots you with a taser which you try to block with a staff?

Re:Negative Reinforcement Education (1)

scottrocket (1065416) | more than 5 years ago | (#24974233)

RogerRoger.

So what are we saying here. . ? (2, Funny)

Fantastic Lad (198284) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972577)

"When the student is ready, the application form will appear"?

-FL

halfway through the course (1)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972597)

a straight A previous graduate of the class returns and slaughters everybody

when asked about the appropriateness of this event, the professor shrugs and mumbles something about trying to be more kid-friendly

and that maybe he should have had an outside advisor look over the syllabus first, rather than just furiously typing it out in one evening and posting it without any peer review

when asked for feedback at the end of class, most students evaluated the class thusly: "showed a lot of promise at first, but failed to capitalize on goodwill and got rather lukewarm and stultified at the end"

What about the Sith? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24972599)

Why isn't there a corresponding course for aspiring Sith?

Hmmmm? They have something against the Dark side?

Bunch of damned racists.

Re:What about the Sith? (1)

TheVelvetFlamebait (986083) | more than 5 years ago | (#24974417)

Your comment reminded me of this comic. [xkcd.com]

Offtopic? Come on mods! It's the idle section!

Jedi Knights course? (5, Funny)

Orion Blastar (457579) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972661)

You know, unless they start them training out young the Jedi council won't approve them to be trained. Also Master Yoda won't approve if he senses much fear in students. If these requirements are not met, chances are they will turn to the dark side and use their hate and anger instead of logic and reason.

I also heard rumor that Harvard and Yale have started their Sith Lords training course for those who don't fit the Jedi criteria.

There is also a "Using the Force for Dummies" book that is being written so the drop outs of those courses can still use the force even if they fail college.

As for me, I am a space pirate ninja from 4096 AD, I already have psionics training that far exceeds what the force training can do.

Re:Jedi Knights course? (1)

fireheadca (853580) | more than 5 years ago | (#24973029)

Bah, you are not threat to us space pirate ninjas from 8192 AD. All your base are belong to the dark side. Make your peace.

Re:Jedi Knights course? (1)

Orion Blastar (457579) | more than 5 years ago | (#24973421)

Yeah but in 8193AD you'll have to deal with the Vampire Fleets [wikia.com] because in 8192 all Imperial and Solimani star ships got converted to the Microsoft Windows MCXXI codename "Pasidy" as Microsoft contracted out the Vargrs to outsource the design of it. It replaced the Amiga Research OS 4096 as the standard for your star ships, but in doing so made your star ships vulnerable to malware. The Twelve Colonies made the same mistake when they went to Microsoft to outfit their new Battlestars and Vipers with the latest and greatest from Microsoft until Cylon malware infected them and Commander Adama had to pull out the old Viper designs that still used Amiga Research OS and were immune to the malware.

So try to fight us space pirate ninjas from 4096AD when your starships turn into vampire fleets and your technology in 8193 AD turns against you.

John Titor failed in his mission because he took IBM technology and it got infected with malware, had he taken Amiga technology like AROS, he'd succeeded. So then I was sent to the past to get Amiga technology so we could help fight the malware.

Even your guns and light blades get infected and turn against you. Pwn3d!

Obligatory Yoda (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24972695)

Wonder I am, people not way like this reply wrote...

You will never find... (2, Funny)

actionbastard (1206160) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972719)

a more wretched hive of scum and villany...

jesus fuck! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24972757)

do they make all students take it up the ass to prove how much a bunch of fags they are? this is soooo fucking homosexual that it screams 'pound me in the ass in the public restroom'.

btw: why is this section the worst looking and worst functioning part of slashfag? fucking bullshit. should be removed. cmdrdildo is a bitch.

Re:jesus fuck! (0, Offtopic)

evenmoreconfused (451154) | more than 5 years ago | (#24973075)

>this is soooo fucking homosexual...

>cmdrdildo is a bitch

Sounds like you could be in for a good time tonight.

(I know, I shouldn't fall for these trolls, but I couldn't resist.)

Re:jesus fuck! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24973479)

Your ideas intrigue me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

Re:jesus fuck! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24973761)

and me without my mod points. well done.

New pick up line (1)

NaishWS (1263540) | more than 5 years ago | (#24972955)

Hey, least now it could be legitimate to tell a girl that you are studying to become a Jedi.

Re:New pick up line (1)

coren2000 (788204) | more than 5 years ago | (#24973283)

Didn't you learn ANYTHING from the prequels???!!!???

Desire leads to jealousy, jealousy leads to anger, anger leads to the dark side.

Two Words.... (4, Funny)

coren2000 (788204) | more than 5 years ago | (#24973325)

Wookie Porn

Re:Two Words.... (1)

inKubus (199753) | more than 5 years ago | (#24973911)

Three words: Wookie on Ewok

Be real (2, Interesting)

Daengbo (523424) | more than 5 years ago | (#24973691)

Call it a Buddhist seminary.

One last mind trick (1)

uss (1151577) | more than 5 years ago | (#24973801)

When its time to receive the grade for the course, you will see an A, but every employer you send the grades to, won't.
Or is that redundant?

great (3, Insightful)

Brain Damaged Bogan (1006835) | more than 5 years ago | (#24973947)

another religion being taught in schools...

Re:great (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24974343)

Well, considering most all colleges were started as places to teach ministers, that shouldn't be surprising.

too bad this isn't a religion, its just some geek obsessed people who accept a completely fictional movie, admittedly by its author and creator, as reality.

sadly enough, people actually believe stuff like this, just like "there is no God"

Re:great (1)

Brain Damaged Bogan (1006835) | more than 5 years ago | (#24974447)

the joke
^
|
|
your head

*whoosh*

Omg... (1)

Schmyz (1265182) | more than 5 years ago | (#24974127)

there are soo many great onliner responses to this story I cant even begin to come up with something witty. I do have to admit...I got a bad feeling about this....do you think the professors will have sudden feeling of thousands of voices crying out in pain then suddenly silenced all at once on exam days???

Re:Omg... (1)

wize-acre (1362517) | more than 5 years ago | (#24974309)

And that is why you fai

Subject (2, Funny)

Legion303 (97901) | more than 5 years ago | (#24974497)

In other news, George Lucas was overheard mumbling "fucking geeks."

star wars intersects academia at joseph campbell. (1)

johnny_4_president (635478) | more than 5 years ago | (#24974781)

campbell, whose work unites the studies of mythology and psychology, wrote "Hero With a Thousand Faces", an excellent study of myths and archetypes. lucas used many of his ideas in the star wars films, http://www.moongadget.com/origins/myth.html [moongadget.com] and campbell has some interesting things to say about the movies.

my favorite quote is from an interview with bill moyers, when campbell calls vader a bureaucrat:

CAMPBELL: Darth Vader has not developed his own humanity. He's a robot. He's a bureaucrat, living not in terms of himself but in terms of an imposed system. This is the threat to our lives that we all face today. Is the system going to flatten you out and deny you your humanity, or are you going to be able to make use of the system to the attainment of human purposes? How do you relate to the system so that you are not compulsively serving it? It doesn't help to try to change it to accord with your system of thought. The momentum of history behind it is too great for anything really significant to evolve from that kind of action. The thing to do is learn to live in your period of history as a human being. That's something else, and it can be done. MOYERS: By doing what? CAMPBELL: By holding to your own ideals for yourself and, like Luke Skywalker, rejecting the system's impersonal claims upon you. ...When Ben Kenobi says, "May the Force be with you," he's speaking of the power and energy of life, not of programmed political intentions."

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