like you i have been revolted bored sickened and soporifically aghast at the varied dullardoid attempts made to interpret “revenge of the sith” as a fable about bush

actually though i *like* this mode of examination a lot but the basic requirement is that the examiner has not just arrived at the popcult item in question a few minutes ago (if he has he will certainly resemble the “trendy vicar” of ancient legend) (abu aadvark – blog expert on middle east affairs – is by contrast named after cerebus the earthpig born)

obsessive nerdy popcult knowledge doesn’t make you hip, it makes you odd: odd is by no means a bad place to be coming at political analysis from, but it works best if you know this and not only acknowledge it but make a virtue of it