Bad news: Beloved cultural icon turns to life of crime

posted at 7:38 pm on July 23, 2010 by Allahpundit

Alternate headline: “Not even Sith Lords safe from recession.” I’ll give you four theories for why this costume instead of any other. One: He’s that much of a fan. This is “Star Wars” we’re talking about, after all. Two: He was nervous about pulling the job, needed a get-up that would put him in the proper commanding mindset, and — bingo. Three: He wanted to get the people inside the bank to lower their guards so that he could surprise them and dressing up like the world’s biggest nerd was one way to do it. Quoth Gothamist: “[F]or the first time in history, a grown man in a Star Wars costume successfully stopped people from laughing at him.” Four: He knew that the sheer goofiness of this caper would earn him some goodwill, which in turn could mean a lighter sentence if he’s caught. Hey, there’s always the chance that the judge is a giant nerd too.

Actually, I suppose there’s a fifth: He’s building a new Death Star. They don’t come cheap, you know.

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There is a Cheney Joke in there that will piss of the left someplace…………

RealMc on July 23, 2010 at 7:39 PM

He has turned…to the dark side.

Electrongod on July 23, 2010 at 7:39 PM

Job market that bad, eh?

Wethal on July 23, 2010 at 7:40 PM

I find my lack of funds… disturbing.

Mary in LA on July 23, 2010 at 7:40 PM

It has to be number one. Any other would require a viable thought process.

OldEnglish on July 23, 2010 at 7:44 PM

I know Comic-Con is a little pricey…

… but Dude!

Seven Percent Solution on July 23, 2010 at 7:44 PM

I’m so glad everyone had a smile on their face when they were talking about it. I’m sure the bank teller reacted the same way.

YoungAmerican on July 23, 2010 at 7:44 PM

No light saber?! Buzzkill…

rcpjr on July 23, 2010 at 7:45 PM

When I implore people to join the dark side this is not what I mean…

NotCoach on July 23, 2010 at 7:46 PM

Sorry…

… forgot the linky for effect.

Seven Percent Solution on July 23, 2010 at 7:46 PM

When they catch the guy, it’s going to turn out to be Spencer Ackerman, mark my words.

Mary in LA on July 23, 2010 at 7:47 PM

Be on the look out for a black man, *racist*, six-five, seven with the light saber. Last seen diddling a storm trooper on the death star.

HornetSting on July 23, 2010 at 7:49 PM

I’m so glad everyone had a smile on their face when they were talking about it. I’m sure the bank teller reacted the same way.
YoungAmerican on July 23, 2010 at 7:44 PM

You need to change your name to TooYoungToLoseMySenseofHumor.

oddjob1138 on July 23, 2010 at 7:51 PM

Man. Why can’t stuff like that happen around me? My first reaction would have been to turn towards a back room and yell “hey Luke! you’re Dad’s here!”..

Guardian on July 23, 2010 at 7:51 PM

Seven Percent Solution on July 23, 2010 at 7:46 PM

Did you guys see the story at Ace where the Comic-Con folks confronted the Fred Phelps group? Very funny.

http://www.comicsalliance.com/2010/07/22/super-heroes-vs-the-westboro-baptist-church/

Cindy Munford on July 23, 2010 at 7:53 PM

“I feel a great disturbance in the Force. As if millions of Obama Thumpers suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced.”
In voting booths near you.
Nov. 2012

Electrongod on July 23, 2010 at 7:58 PM

Did you guys see the story at Ace where the Comic-Con folks confronted the Fred Phelps group? Very funny.

http://www.comicsalliance.com/2010/07/22/super-heroes-vs-the-westboro-baptist-church/

Cindy Munford on July 23, 2010 at 7:53 PM

Cindy…

… you have put a smile on my face a mile wide!

THAT… IS… FANTASTIC…!!!

(Allah, this needs its own thread)

Seven Percent Solution on July 23, 2010 at 8:02 PM

This is destined to be on the Smoking Gun’s World’s Dumbest Criminals next installment.

tru2tx on July 23, 2010 at 8:05 PM

Well, after he got turned down for that business loan what other options did he have?
(It’s a family guy reference)

azkag on July 23, 2010 at 8:07 PM

“Look, I am your robber.”

DamnCat on July 23, 2010 at 8:07 PM

Nice attempt to deflect suspicion AP

DarkCurrent on July 23, 2010 at 8:08 PM

I saw this on another site, just the still of Vader with the gun. I thought it was a joke.

Blarg the Destroyer on July 23, 2010 at 8:09 PM

wasn’t he already a criminal? murdering at will, enslaving billions, numerous assault and batteries… seems like he’s just doing what Sith do…

Kaptain Amerika on July 23, 2010 at 8:12 PM

Cindy…

… you have put a smile on my face a mile wide!

THAT… IS… FANTASTIC…!!!

(Allah, this needs its own thread)

Seven Percent Solution on July 23, 2010 at 8:02 PM

ROFLMAO

Jesus: “Fred’s got issues”.

tru2tx on July 23, 2010 at 8:12 PM

There’s Rusty!

Good Lt on July 23, 2010 at 8:17 PM

I guess we all know who to thank for this: GWB.

cynccook on July 23, 2010 at 8:20 PM

The cops should start looking for suspects here.

ncborn on July 23, 2010 at 8:22 PM

And here.

ncborn on July 23, 2010 at 8:23 PM

He robbed a Chase bank? Good! I hate Chase!

Stick it to the man, Darth!!!!!111!!!!!1!1!1!eleventy1111!!!!!!

SagebrushPuppet on July 23, 2010 at 8:28 PM

I can’t believe they didn’t caption this with “Unexpectedly.”

cynccook on July 23, 2010 at 8:30 PM

There is a Cheney Joke in there that will piss of the left someplace…………

RealMc on July 23, 2010 at 7:39 PM

Funny you say that, cuz when I saw this video this morning on Fox & Friends, I turned to my husband snd said, “Gee, I guess Dick Cheney has recovered from his heart surgery!”

Special K on July 23, 2010 at 8:32 PM

tru2tx on July 23, 2010 at 8:12 PM

Classic…

“Is this thing on?”

Seven Percent Solution on July 23, 2010 at 8:33 PM

He robbed a Chase bank? Good! I hate Chase!

SagebrushPuppet on July 23, 2010 at 8:28 PM

You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

;-)

Mary in LA on July 23, 2010 at 8:36 PM

I can’t believe they didn’t caption this with “Unexpectedly.”

cynccook on July 23, 2010 at 8:30 PM

I would have settled for James Earl Jones coming in the studio and doing a voice-over.

Electrongod on July 23, 2010 at 8:37 PM

Shows how bad things are. If you really want the stuffin scared out of you, check this out. It shows unemployment by county from January ’07 up to today!

http://www.goiam.org/images/articles/news/iam-news/multimedia.htm

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on July 23, 2010 at 8:37 PM

This… is CNN a holdup

azkag on July 23, 2010 at 8:44 PM

Why’d he use a gun and not a light saber?

lonestar1 on July 23, 2010 at 8:46 PM

Chad Vader of YouTube fame, will spoof this after he gets off work at the supermarket.

lonestar1 on July 23, 2010 at 8:48 PM

Man. Why can’t stuff like that happen around me? My first reaction would have been to turn towards a back room and yell “hey Luke! you’re Dad’s here!”..

Hey, Guardian – you can come over and clean the coffee off my monitor.

ROFLMAO and tears running down my cheeks!

CanuckInPA on July 23, 2010 at 8:54 PM

“All right, I’ll tell, I’ll tell.”

“The combination is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5″

clement on July 23, 2010 at 9:13 PM

I find my lack of funds… disturbing. – Mary in LA

Hahahaaaaaaaa … awesome!

Tony737 on July 23, 2010 at 9:19 PM

I saw this on another site, just the still of Vader with the gun. – Blarg the Destroyer

How uncivilized!

Tony737 on July 23, 2010 at 9:21 PM

AP! That is too funny.

tom0508 on July 23, 2010 at 9:27 PM

Hahahaha he made his get away on a bicycle! In full costume. LOL. You know he lives in his mom’s basement, and is prolly a blogger….wait a muniute, where was AP?

Alden Pyle on July 23, 2010 at 9:36 PM

Oh no. Just had a horrible thought.

After seeing this, how long before Hot Air’s favorite unemployed Storm Trooper turns to a life of crime?

red winger on July 23, 2010 at 9:38 PM

“The combination is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5″

clement on July 23, 2010 at 9:13 PM

That’s the same combination on my luggage.

Electrongod on July 23, 2010 at 9:38 PM

C’mon! This is just some poor slub who was just canned from the local candy-gram company.
Only one question. I thought the unemployment extension was suppose to prevent this sort of thing from happening.

chickasaw42 on July 23, 2010 at 10:29 PM

Cue heavy breathing by James Earl Jones…

Khun Joe on July 23, 2010 at 10:41 PM

He robbed a Chase bank? Good! I hate Chase!

SagebrushPuppet on July 23, 2010 at 8:28 PM

You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

;-)

Mary in LA on July 23, 2010 at 8:36 PM

Oh, you’re good!

SagebrushPuppet on July 23, 2010 at 11:06 PM

Why’d he use a gun and not a light saber?

lonestar1 on July 23, 2010 at 8:46 PM

He thought the lightsaber might tip off his identity.

SagebrushPuppet on July 23, 2010 at 11:07 PM

Sweet, Sensitive Darth Cheney vs. Crazy Uncle Joe

Ok, lefties, Darth has something in common with our wonderful former Vice President. Cold calculations? Relentless dedication to a goal? Water nasal spray?

I love the guy, anyway. See? He had this drive to WIN! And that causes problems in present day USA though it earned my admiration.

BTW, didn’t The One threaaten future suitors of His lovely daughters with drone attacks? YES HE DID! I think waterboarding is preferable to having my eyes crushed and boiled in my skull. And Dick Cheney never made jokes about his rough policies.

And look what you gave us in the slot. It is the Crazy Uncle Joe Show and I am NOT talking about the show on Melrose in LA. I shall not praise the Groundlings since some people there refused to believe I was a conservative.
So I used my super evil powers to launch a ton of bad Karma on two of them. But back to our current VEEP.

Even without the profanity, visiting closed restaurants, not knowing about Articles of that basic law document which libs want to burn worse than The One’s transcripts — the guy was on really strange sides of foreign policy questions. American Indians told me that they wish he was around and making treaties in the 1800s!

And the LA show? Since the tickets are cheap, I shall return. Maybe if I wear the right outfit, they will believe I am a rightwinger.

IlikedAUH2O on July 23, 2010 at 11:10 PM

I find my lack of funds… disturbing.

Mary in LA on July 23, 2010 at 7:40 PM

THREAD WINNER.

Caiwyn on July 23, 2010 at 11:14 PM

For some reason I can’t discern, posts like my last “travel” a lot. So write your most wicked around here as the local comments keep it company.

I would add only that I wish Mr. Soros would provide some better pics and video to the media. He not as spooky as he seems and if any of his lackeys had a brain they would fix the problem.

IlikedAUH2O on July 23, 2010 at 11:23 PM

THREAD WINNER.

Caiwyn on July 23, 2010 at 11:14 PM

Wow, thanks — I’ve never won a thread before! :-)

Mary in LA on July 23, 2010 at 11:40 PM

He’s just trying to spread the wealth around. He learned from the best.

Electrongod on July 23, 2010 at 11:43 PM

The most surprising thing about this report is the teenager at the end there used the word “infamous” correctly. Not 100% sure he KNEW he was using it correctly, but he did.

Warner Todd Huston on July 24, 2010 at 2:09 AM

Guess you could say he restored his balance by force.

Noocyte on July 24, 2010 at 2:23 AM

I woulda liked to have heard that one go over the radio. APB on a Sith Lord riding a Schwinn.

Jerricho68 on July 24, 2010 at 2:59 AM

Something tells me if the bank employee had been this woman, Darth’s gun would have discharged.

Captain Scarlet on July 24, 2010 at 4:22 AM

“Look, I am your robber.”

DamnCat on July 23, 2010 at 8:07 PM

Nice. I think this has to at least tie for thread winner.

macblanegirl on July 24, 2010 at 5:12 PM

The first place to investigate, is the local 501st legion hall.
http://www.legionxxiv.org/celebration2/c3capitolsteps.jpg

Slowburn on July 24, 2010 at 8:43 PM

“Look, I am your robber.”

DamnCat on July 23, 2010 at 8:07 PM

Nice. I think this has to at least tie for thread winner.

macblanegirl on July 24, 2010 at 5:12 PM

I concur!

Mary in LA on July 25, 2010 at 1:37 AM

Man. Why can’t stuff like that happen around me? My first reaction would have been to turn towards a back room and yell “hey Luke! Your Dad’s here!”..

Now that cracked me up! :-D

Mary in LA on July 25, 2010 at 1:38 AM

All of the bank employees should have all grabbed their throats, made choking sounds, fell down and played dead.

Speakup on July 25, 2010 at 3:08 PM