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By Luke Broadwater | May 23, 2011
On Sunday's episode of "Family Guy," which served as a parody of "Return of the Jedi," Jabba the Hutt dropped Chris Griffin (playing the role of Luke Skywalker) into a pit.   What horrors awaited him there? Snakes? Scorpions? Lions? No. A giant, drooling, snarling Rush Limbaugh.  Ranting about tax-dodgers (which is odd, because Rush has defended corporations who don't pay taxes on his show) Limbaugh chased Skywalker throughout the pit, until Luke activated a falling gate, which struck the cartoon conservative and killed him.  It must have been a cathartic moment for those around the country who hate Limbaugh.
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By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2014
As the 2000 Ravens embraced their defensive identity and a run-first offensive strategy, head coach Brian Billick -- coordinator of wide-open passing offenses in Minnesota -- joked that he'd been " pulled over to the dark side . " Almost 14 years later, an artist in Mexico has designed a football helmet to better depict Billick and the Ravens' fall. In a project posted on behance.net , artist John Raya shows off his Star Wars-themed redesigns of helmets for the teams in the AFC and NFC . Raya substituted each NFL city with a planet from the Star Wars universe and each NFL mascot with a character or creature from the the sci-fi staple.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | May 8, 2005
As Luke Skywalker, Mark Hamill grounded George Lucas' Star Wars (1977) in the restless spirit of a farm boy wet behind the ears on an arid planet. He found the first trilogy's heart and soul as the budding Jedi Knight who learns that his arch-enemy, Darth Vader, is his father in The Empire Strikes Back (1980). And he gave Return of the Jedi (1983) a whiff of maturity among all the cuddly, teddy bear-like Ewoks as Luke learned that his feelings for Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) should be those of a brother to his sister.
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By Luke Broadwater | May 23, 2011
On Sunday's episode of "Family Guy," which served as a parody of "Return of the Jedi," Jabba the Hutt dropped Chris Griffin (playing the role of Luke Skywalker) into a pit.   What horrors awaited him there? Snakes? Scorpions? Lions? No. A giant, drooling, snarling Rush Limbaugh.  Ranting about tax-dodgers (which is odd, because Rush has defended corporations who don't pay taxes on his show) Limbaugh chased Skywalker throughout the pit, until Luke activated a falling gate, which struck the cartoon conservative and killed him.  It must have been a cathartic moment for those around the country who hate Limbaugh.
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September 25, 1990
Report on Mrs. BushBarbara Bush dipped into Sidney Sheldon and Scott Turow over the summer, took a fancy to television's "America's Funniest Home Videos" but was baffled by Bart Simpson and his acid-tongued cartoon family. "It was the dumbest thing I have ever seen, but it's a family thing, and I guess it's clean," she said in a recent interview in People magazine. During her summer vacation in Kennebunkport, Maine, the first lady said she found time to work out daily and catch up on her reading,Star wars?
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By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Sun Staff Writer | February 27, 1994
Three years ago, Luke Skywalker was an unwanted dog, a survivor of the greyhound racing industry but a failure as an adoptive pet.On Friday, he trotted eagerly from one set of loving hands to another, nuzzling residents of the Lorien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hickory Ridge, bringing joy to humans whose illnesses have left them as confined as Luke once was.With Luke was Whisper, another dog that had outlived his usefulness as a professional greyhound,...
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | May 19, 1999
WASHINGTON -- GI Joe has gotten huge. Impossibly, seam-splittingly, unattainably huge. And that could mean big trouble for little boys.A new analysis of the changing physiques of action figures, by Harvard psychiatrist Dr. Harrison G. Pope, shows that today's figures -- from Joe to Batman to Luke Skywalker -- are rippling with huge pecs, delts and triceps they didn't have decades ago.Scaled to human size, the biceps of a GI Joe Extreme measure 26 inches around....
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By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2014
As the 2000 Ravens embraced their defensive identity and a run-first offensive strategy, head coach Brian Billick -- coordinator of wide-open passing offenses in Minnesota -- joked that he'd been " pulled over to the dark side . " Almost 14 years later, an artist in Mexico has designed a football helmet to better depict Billick and the Ravens' fall. In a project posted on behance.net , artist John Raya shows off his Star Wars-themed redesigns of helmets for the teams in the AFC and NFC . Raya substituted each NFL city with a planet from the Star Wars universe and each NFL mascot with a character or creature from the the sci-fi staple.
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By Arin Gencer and Arin Gencer,Sun Reporter | July 2, 2007
Thirty years have passed since America was given a new hope, then watched an empire strike back and a Jedi return, but an exhibit at Geppi's Entertainment Museum in Baltimore serves as a reminder that the Force is still with us. Filled with just a sampling of a local collection, the museum's Special Edition Gallery features glass display cabinets are chock-full of Star Wars paraphernalia: a box of Queen Amidala bandages, giant PEZ dispensers with Darth...
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By Abigail Tucker and Abigail Tucker,SUN STAFF | June 13, 2005
Dak Ralter was dead in every way that a rebel pilot could be dead. He got blasted early in the Battle of Hoth, his body sizzling and smoking in the cockpit behind a wide-eyed Luke Skywalker. Then, in case there was any doubt about the matter, an Imperial AT-AT stomped his snowspeeder with a hoof the size of a satellite dish. The desecration didn't end there. Sometime after the movie, The Empire Strikes Back, hit theaters in 1980, he was robbed of his name - it was changed to Dack, possibly due to a copyright conflict with the Dak ham brand.
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By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,mary.mccauley@baltsun.com | December 11, 2008
Of the 1,200 performances that Charlie Ross has given of his One-Man Star Wars Trilogy, the most memorable might have been a show he performed in Dubai in early 2006. "Some people in the audience were in full Lawrence of Arabia gear, with flowing robes and head-wraps," he says. "It was quite strange to see that mixed crowd genuinely enjoying themselves. I shudder to think that there might be people living in the desert who watch Star Wars on televisions in their tents, but it's completely possible."
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By Arin Gencer and Arin Gencer,Sun Reporter | July 2, 2007
Thirty years have passed since America was given a new hope, then watched an empire strike back and a Jedi return, but an exhibit at Geppi's Entertainment Museum in Baltimore serves as a reminder that the Force is still with us. Filled with just a sampling of a local collection, the museum's Special Edition Gallery features glass display cabinets are chock-full of Star Wars paraphernalia: a box of Queen Amidala bandages, giant PEZ dispensers with Darth...
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By Abigail Tucker and Abigail Tucker,SUN STAFF | June 13, 2005
Dak Ralter was dead in every way that a rebel pilot could be dead. He got blasted early in the Battle of Hoth, his body sizzling and smoking in the cockpit behind a wide-eyed Luke Skywalker. Then, in case there was any doubt about the matter, an Imperial AT-AT stomped his snowspeeder with a hoof the size of a satellite dish. The desecration didn't end there. Sometime after the movie, The Empire Strikes Back, hit theaters in 1980, he was robbed of his name - it was changed to Dack, possibly due to a copyright conflict with the Dak ham brand.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | May 8, 2005
As Luke Skywalker, Mark Hamill grounded George Lucas' Star Wars (1977) in the restless spirit of a farm boy wet behind the ears on an arid planet. He found the first trilogy's heart and soul as the budding Jedi Knight who learns that his arch-enemy, Darth Vader, is his father in The Empire Strikes Back (1980). And he gave Return of the Jedi (1983) a whiff of maturity among all the cuddly, teddy bear-like Ewoks as Luke learned that his feelings for Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) should be those of a brother to his sister.
NEWS
By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | May 19, 1999
WASHINGTON -- GI Joe has gotten huge. Impossibly, seam-splittingly, unattainably huge. And that could mean big trouble for little boys.A new analysis of the changing physiques of action figures, by Harvard psychiatrist Dr. Harrison G. Pope, shows that today's figures -- from Joe to Batman to Luke Skywalker -- are rippling with huge pecs, delts and triceps they didn't have decades ago.Scaled to human size, the biceps of a GI Joe Extreme measure 26 inches around....
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By Dave Barry and Dave Barry,Knight Ridder/Tribune | May 2, 1999
IT'S COMING! PUT YOUR ear to the page and listen ... Bom-bom! Bom bom bom bom-bom! Bom bom bom bom bom! Bom bom bom bom ... That's right: It's the theme from "Star Wars," the movie series that gave the world a whole new lexicon, including such phrases as "the Force," "Death Star," "light saber," "lexicon" and "licensed merchandise.""Star Wars" has become an important and cherished part of our shared cultural heritage, like Starbucks and Pez. And soon another chapter will be added to the "Star Wars" legend with the release of the long-awaited new installment in the series, "Episode I: The Empire Gets a Building Permit."
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By Dave Barry and Dave Barry,Knight Ridder/Tribune | May 2, 1999
IT'S COMING! PUT YOUR ear to the page and listen ... Bom-bom! Bom bom bom bom-bom! Bom bom bom bom bom! Bom bom bom bom ... That's right: It's the theme from "Star Wars," the movie series that gave the world a whole new lexicon, including such phrases as "the Force," "Death Star," "light saber," "lexicon" and "licensed merchandise.""Star Wars" has become an important and cherished part of our shared cultural heritage, like Starbucks and Pez. And soon another chapter will be added to the "Star Wars" legend with the release of the long-awaited new installment in the series, "Episode I: The Empire Gets a Building Permit."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,mary.mccauley@baltsun.com | December 11, 2008
Of the 1,200 performances that Charlie Ross has given of his One-Man Star Wars Trilogy, the most memorable might have been a show he performed in Dubai in early 2006. "Some people in the audience were in full Lawrence of Arabia gear, with flowing robes and head-wraps," he says. "It was quite strange to see that mixed crowd genuinely enjoying themselves. I shudder to think that there might be people living in the desert who watch Star Wars on televisions in their tents, but it's completely possible."
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By Kevin Washington and Kevin Washington,SUN STAFF | February 15, 1999
Fast-paced and engaging, LucasArts' Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D is a spiffy, arcade-style flight game for Star Wars aficionados who don't have time to master sophisticated flight simulators.In fact, the hardest part of this game may be getting it up and running. More on that later.Set in the period between the original ``Star Wars'' film and ``The Empire Strikes Back,'' Rogue Squadron plops you into Luke Skywalker's seat as you pilot the various craft he made famous in George Lucas' films.
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By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Sun Staff Writer | February 27, 1994
Three years ago, Luke Skywalker was an unwanted dog, a survivor of the greyhound racing industry but a failure as an adoptive pet.On Friday, he trotted eagerly from one set of loving hands to another, nuzzling residents of the Lorien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hickory Ridge, bringing joy to humans whose illnesses have left them as confined as Luke once was.With Luke was Whisper, another dog that had outlived his usefulness as a professional greyhound,...
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