Beer, superheroes and Jedi

What do they have in common?

Well, Molson beer has a series of questions on their label, designed to provoke conversation. Naturally, they are only superficially philosophical, because what sounds like wisdom after your sixth beer is actually much closer to idiocy.

Anyway, the other day, the bottle I happened to be drinking posed the question:

"Which would you rather be: an ugly hero, or a sexy villain?"

Hrm. Tough question, but I would go with villain. (Duh.) Forget the physical aspects - villains just have kewler powers. (We've already established a connection between beer and superheroes, thanks to their question - here comes the Jedi.) Jedi are, in essence, heroes, with the Sith being their villain counterparts. Heroes can leap around, lift X-wings (or possibly only small rocks), do keen things with their lightsabers, and influence the weakminded. Sith can do all of the above, plus toss force lighning and crush tracheas - even over the phone. C'mon, like that's a contest.

And, a random Wii/Jedi thought. In Empire, Yoda states "A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack." In the Wii game, Lightsaber Duels, every character has a Force bar, which measures how much they can use the Force. Use the Force for anything, and it drops. How do you restore it? Attack, attack, attack - damage is what refills the bar. Apparently, all the Jedi are Sith in training.


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