December 13, 2012

Look at the size of that thing!


If you build it, they will come. (Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved)

Yes, as Buzzfeed was quick to notice, the official petition to secure resources and funding for a Death Star has passed the 25,000-signature threshold, which means that according to stated White House Petition policy it will require an official response. 

I love America so much. It just shows that, when push comes to shove, we can come together, as we have always done, to demand fictional solutions to real-world problems. 

This is even better than the news that the plot to strangle Justin Bieber with a paisley tie was thwarted. (Say what you will about Bieber, no one wants to die that way.) 

Sure, I’m on the record questioning the wisdom of carrying this project all the way through, but — well done, America. The Force is strong with this one. 

Alexandra Petri writes the ComPost blog, offering a lighter take on the news and opinions of the day.