John Scalzi examines a number of DesignFAILs in Star Wars.
Yes, I know, I want one too. But I tell you what: I want one with a hand guard. Otherwise every lightsaber battle would consist of sabers clashing and then their owners sliding as quickly as possible down the shaft to lop off their opponent’s fingers. You say: Lightsabers can slice through anything but another lightsaber, so what are you going to make a hand guard out of? I say: Dude, if you have the technology to make a lightsaber, you have the technology to make a light hand guard.
Ha ha ha. More here.
I disagree that this is a fail.
Thanks to Phil for the tip.
Also, a recent conversation I had with some friends:
ALL OF US: [Discussion of various baby names we like & disike]
ME: If Scott and I have a kid, he wants its middle name to be “Batman”.
SCOTT: I didn’t say anything about “middle” name.