::GEEKING OUT AND VEGGING OUT::Neal Stephenson on the Star Wars sagas and their applicability as sociological lenses
"In sum, very little of the new film makes sense, taken as a freestanding narrative. What's interesting about this is how little it matters. Millions of people are happily spending their money to watch a movie they don't understand. What gives? Modern English has given us two terms we need to explain this phenomenon: 'geeking out' and 'vegging out.' To geek out on something means to immerse yourself in its details to an extent that is distinctly abnormal - and to have a good time doing it. To veg out, by contrast, means to enter a passive state and allow sounds and images to wash over you without troubling yourself too much about what it all means."
I saw Revenge of the Sith
yesterday, which was a lot less painful than I expected. I found myself enjoying the movie a lot, if for no other reason than Yoda climbing up Chewbacca (what a Wookie)!