Sunday, June 17, 2007

Boba Fett obsession

What's the deal with Boba Fett? Is it the suit? The name? Why do people think he's so cool? Isn't he kind of an intergalactic jackass?

4 comments:

Quinn said...

I'm getting my info second hand (I'm a Han girl), but a girlfriend of mine says it's the suit. He's mysterious. And he's a bad boy. Chicks dig bad boys.

Neel Mehta said...

Theories, some more personal than others:

1. He's a bounty hunter. Back before they made shows about this line of work on TLC, that sounded like a really cool job.

2. He works with Darth Vader and Jabba the Hutt, but he's really his own man. (Of course, that was before Episode II, when we learned that a million other guys looked just like him, and that he himself wasn't exactly an original.)

3. His action figure was the coolest. He had the weapon on his forearm and could fly. By comparison, Han Solo had interestingly painted pants.

Pete said...

Been there, done that, wore the underoos. He was the subject of the coolest sketches of all the most humanoid Star Wars creatures in the book at the school book fair I went to in ~1982.

Sadly, I no longer have the underoos. But you should ask a certain former online WNBA, NBA and NFL editor about Boba Fett. He not only got the underoos for a birthday, but he also insisted upon wearing them for the rest of his birthday party.

Mrs MMM said...

I'm surprised you don't know. But I think Quinn's right on the money. It's the suit, and the mystery. Plus, you know he's a badass because Vader looks pointedly at him when he says, "And NO disintegration."

I'm laughing my ass off at the idea of that particular online editor wearing Underoos -regardless of character - during his birthday party.