Today’s ‘Star Wars’ moment: Darth Vader goes to Wall Street

Dec. 22, 2009 | 9:40 p.m.


Do not underestimate the power of a photo op…

Today the New York Stock Exchange was the scene of a stir, thanks to a visit by the dreaded Dark Lord of the Sith — no, no, not Bernie Madoff, we’re talking about Darth Vader, the evil, black-clad wizard of the George Lucas universe. No one loves “Star Wars” more than me, but is this really the best way for Wall Street to rehabilitate its image? And how many jokes will we hear on the talk shows tonight?

There was some good news, though; I hear that the makers of asthma medicine saw their stock prices soar as the raspy villain marched out.

— Geoff Boucher


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One Response to Today’s ‘Star Wars’ moment: Darth Vader goes to Wall Street

  1. Travis says:

    My GOD, when will this "Star Wars" crap go away? The last good movie was in 1980. If you want to report on some truly revelatory "Star Wars" stuff, check out this deconstruction of the awful "Phantom Menace," especially part 7, where George Lucas more or less admits he had no idea what he was doing.

    He made a couple of great movies, no doubt. Now he's lording over a dying empire, one so desperate they go to the STOCK MARKET as a press stunt?? Egad.

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