The Idiots v George Lucas
Because threats of Murder are so, so funny, supposed comedian Patton Oswald bombed another joke:
"I was thinking the other day that if I had a time machine... would I go back and witness something, like find out who Jack the Ripper was, or witness the Kennedy Assassination? But the first thing I thought of doing if I actually had a time machine, what I'd do is go back to 1993 or 1994 and kill George Lucas with a shovel."
O, haha, you threatened to kill an artist for following their own vision and doing the things that they wanted to do and not succumbing to the corrosive power of the focus groups like every other hack out there.
Now, I don't care if you don't like the prequel trilogy, or the fact that Lucas finally got the original trilogy to conform to his own personal vision, but do not call yourself a Star Wars fan, and do NOT threaten someone else's life.
Individuality and imagination should be encouraged and not attacked in favor of thoughtless group think. I know this was suppose to be a joke, but it is a symptom of what is wrong with our culture. Conform or we with kill you with a shovel.
I have a copy of Ratatouille that I am not sure I can watch anymore... maybe I should eBay it.
The People Vs. George Lucas - AMC TV: SciFi Scanner