Vader in His Spare Time?

VaderPhone, Vader in his spare time

All work and no play makes Darth a dull boy. This shot (not a Photoshop) comes to us via way of UKResistance.co.uk, and proves that the strange fetishes of Japanese teenie-boppers don’t just rule what will be considered cool in the next few years, they also rule the way things are run in the First Galactic Empire.

12 thoughts on “Vader in His Spare Time?

  1. It is nice to see that Darth Vader goes out and appreciate cultural diversity for purely altruistic means. *cough*

  2. Hey, you can’t fault a guy for loving his work as part of the Empire so much that he spends time outside of work figuring out how things can improve. Were that all galactic dark lords were like him. The Borg Queen could learn a thing or two from Vader.

  3. Im getting confused.

    Are you implying that the galactic empire eventually results from the japanese empire or should it be the otherwat around.

    (that long long time ago bit always gets me thinking)

    hmm….who else has the technology…

    You know when they turned Anakin into Vader, i almost expexcted the lines from million dollar man.

    ‘we can make him strong, better. faster, we have the technology’ and all that jazz

    Or the song ‘better harder stronger faster’ from Daft Punk. (The occasional techno song is ok)

  4. (that long long time ago bit always gets me thinking)

    Lucas was like 25 when he did Star Wars. “Long Long time ago” for him was… 1947-ish?

    Are you implying that the galactic empire eventually results from the japanese empire or should it be the otherwat around.

    Not the Japanese Empire, just Japanese teenie-boppers. (Read Wired Magazine’s “Japanese Teen Girl Watch” to know what I’m talking about.)

  5. Basically, “Japanese Teen Girl Watch” is a small column which spots some of the trends Japanese teen girls are moving towards. As it turns out, that particular population has been used as a predictor of off-the-wall pop culture for a few years now, since it often seems like that population’s trends tend to spread and take root in other places.

  6. Japanese – Yes. Chinese – I think it has to do more with the fact that they manufacture everything. Indian – Uhm… please see the 60’s and 70’s. Tech markets don’t usually spawn pop culture. (For the exeption of Steve Jobs.)

  7. Indian music has been making a huge mark on pop culture here.

    Not to mention popularity for indian food is one of the higest its been in a while.

    The market for it is rapidly increasing.

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