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Ready 4 Vader 2016? The Sith Lord Polls Better than Potential 2016 Presidential Candidates

On Tuesday FiveThirtyEight released a poll on various Star Wars characters and how popular they are. Jar Jar Binks is the most reviled character in the series. That’s not surprising at all. But, with a net favorability of -8 that makes the least likeable character still more popular than the U.S. Congress, which currently has a net favorability rating of -65.

What’s fun though is The Washington Post decided to compare the favorability of all of the various Star Wars characters with that of potential 2016 Presidential candidates and other well-known politicians. Not shockingly, there’s a lot of Star Wars characters who might have a good chance getting elected.

Darth Vader has a net favorability higher than all of the candidates and he killed younglings! Emperor Palpatine also has a better result than the majority of the potential candidates. I base that on the fact he could efficiently get the Death Star built.

Check out the full results below and get ready for Ready 4 Vader, Darth Vader for President!

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Gail Simone Trolls E3

If you’re not into video games, you might have missed the fact that the yearly E3 conference kicked off today showing off what we can expect in video games over the next year or two.

Comic writer Gail Simone decided to have fun and trolled the show on Twitter with the hashtag #E3 (Gail, it’s #E32014 to get the best bang). Check out some of her hilarious comments below.

Korean Spider-Man’s Erection

spider-man erectionLook Out! Here comes the Spider-Man.

In South Korea, folks are a bit stiff about a Spider-Man sculpture at the Lotte Shopping Center in Busan. The sculpture, by artist Eunsuk Yoo, stands erect high on the building… no really, the sculpture is erect… it has a boner.

Standing above, and pointing to the mall’s playground and rest area, images of little Spidey has gone viral, leading to outrage over it’s anatomical addition. Yoo, responding to demands to change the sculpture, instead deciding to bring it down from its perch.

On his Facebook page, the artist provided his reasons why:

I am the artist who made this piece. My reason for it was that I wanted apply the natural physical phenomenon to a superhero depict whats’s natural in the morning without lies and superficial-ness in a comical way.

There have been some comments on various community sites and Facebook pages that this is lewd and a disgrace to the source material. Lotte Shopping Center has received many complaint calls this morning from a certain organization, and after their meeting, it was decided that I have to either modify or take the statue down. Instead of modifying my work, I’ve decided to take it down.

 

 

It was ok for about a year and now it has to be taken down due a sudden interest in the piece, which is sad. But I understand that a piece that could be potentially interpreted as lewd can be offensive at a place like shopping mall. It’s disappointing, but I’ll reach out to the public with a better work next time.

Think Marvel was throbbing mad about this? I doubt this was blessed by them. Overall, folks should loosen up, and not be so stiff over these things…

(via Kotaku)

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