Perhaps folks are getting a bit over invested in Baby Yoda

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/12/05/perhaps-folks-are-getting-a-bi.html

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I was one of those who thought that Baby Yoda was ridiculously adorable the first time I saw him.

After the last couple of weeks of assaultive memetic overexposure I now want him to die in a sarlaac pit.

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Bonus: he’ll be able to enjoy almost all the thousand years of being digested.

Mandalorians were cool when they were villains: I especially liked the way the Clone Wars cast them as nasty ex-Confederate thugs. I hate the whole tough, vicious bully = hero shit that always happens in American media.

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Anyone want to clarify for me what the current definition of a “mass murderer” is, because, based on what we’ve seen on screen, I’m not sure the Mando qualifies (yet)? Now, Peloton users i would worry about…

Okay but the song parody is actually really well done and funny.

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He didn’t kill all those Jawas in self-defense.

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So they weren’t stealing/looting his property?

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If you spot some punks dismantling your car that doesn’t give you legal license to start taking them out with your sniper rifle.

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Well, ‘mass murderer’ rather implies killing many people all at once; whereas say, a serial killer murders many people, but at different times/locations.

Mando is, by definition, a contract killer; although murdering people isn’t always a ‘necessary’ part of the job.

What is this you speak of?

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Baby Yoda looks like an alien Gremlin who ate after midnight.

Today is the first time hearing “Baby Yoda” or noticing. At any rate, back to ignoring the whole trope. :sleeping:

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Thanks for trying. :money_mouth_face:

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Some might argue against of a vicious pogrom of detention and dismantling.

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I’m pretty sure they firmly established that Mando isn’t exactly a big fan of droids’ rights though.

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I’m pretty sure next to nobody in Star Wars seems to be. Even house droids like C-3PO and R2-D2 aren’t given full autonomy. :man_shrugging:

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I guess you could argue that the real monsters were the people who programmed droids to desire autonomy. I mean, I’m glad to have a smartphone that can interpret voice commands but I would be really disturbed if the next update made Siri pine for equal rights.

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@knoxblox
Vicious’ not ‘viscous’.

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I’ll just leave this here…

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I’m just now ingesting my first caffeine of the day. Gimme some slack.

Maybe the word visceral was floating around in my head…

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