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Sunday, December 20, 2015

NFL STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS EDITION

Star Wars, that ultimate oedipal story of good, evil, fathers and sons, returns, with JJ Abrams now in control of the story and the franchise. 

The good news: The franchise is in good hands. Abrams brings us a story almost forty years in the making. The movie holds true to the original movie with a good versus evil fight; a new alien bar scene; a fight against desperate odds with heroes new and old; and a family conflict exposed (it's not what you think, but it's so obvious it made us smirk).

The Bad News: There's almost nothing original in the new movie. It's almost- almost- a remake. There's even a brief debate on the record for making the Kessel run, with the same error- discussing the time in parsecs
which every Star Wars aficionado knows is a measure of distance and not time. Abrams brings the goof back into the new movie for old-times sake. 

Arizona at Philly:  The Force is strong in Philadelphia. Rocky. Cheese steaks. Liberty Bell.  Always strongly consider the home dog.Especially in Philadelphia in December. Eagles +4.5.  Over 47 seems a nice bet. 

Bengals at San Fran. Wheels off the Millennium Falcon  in Cincy? Bengals hostage of Jabba the Hutt? 49'ers another home dog. In Tatooine this is a rout. In San Fran a close game.  San Fran +4.5. 

Green Bay at Oakland. Oakland, where for years Raider fans wore Darth Vader masks and reveled in the dark side of the force (Al Davis), is another home dog -3.5. Consider picking the Raiders +165 on the money line. Rodgers vs. Carr. "Luke, I am your father". (Which every Star Wars fan knows Vader never said- the original scene and line are below). 






(If you don't want to watch the scene, Luke tells Vader that Obi Wan told him (hearsay but admissible not for the truth of the matter but for it's effect on Luke- part of the res gesti of The Force you might say) that Vader killed his father. Vader responds "No. I am your father." And that line goes down as perhaps- along with "play it again Sam"- as the most misquoted movie line of all time.)


7 comments:

Claude Etskine - Browne said...

You played it for her you can play it for me , if she
Can take it so can I, play it Sam

Anonymous said...

You cant watch this new movie until you watch and re-watch and re-watch Phantom Menace. It's the key to the entire series. You must study the Phantom Menace and understand its nuances before grasping the Force Awakens and even the first star wars. its the key- the master key to it all.

Rumpole said...

Even though it was probably intended as humor. a comment about people dating other people can't be posted. It might offend one of the parties mentioned, no matter how ridiculous. I apologize it was posted at all.

Anonymous said...

What about an Asa having sex with a judges Baliff during their investiture?

Rumpole said...

What about it? People have sex all the time.

Fake Jay White said...

I'm back from pneumococcal pneumonia and this is a revolting set of developments - this dolphin game is.

Anonymous said...

Rumpole at your recommendation I took my fiance to AL's Place in San Fran for our trip here. I didn't know it was considered the best new restaurant in the entire US. Thank you. She had the cod in some amazing Sunchoke curry and I had a corn-carrot risotto in a truffle cream sauce. Unbelievable. I had a hazelnut creme fresche strawberry souffle and she had some homemade peaberry coffee ice cream with braised pears and a toasted lemon slice that was sweet beyond belief. No idea how they pulled that off.

Thank you for help making our trip memorable.

A fan.