Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thursday Poll

I'm sure you are all waiting with baited breath about my opinion on the whole Disney acquisition of Lucas Film. et. al.  I'm sure you really want to hear what I think about George Lucas' retirement and subsequent sale for 4 BILLION with a B dollars of the Star Wars Galaxy and all that lies within.  Well here is what I think. (not that I REALLY think that you have been waiting to hear my opinion. In fact, I don't even want to hear my opinion, but I have to write about something, so here it goes.)
1) Disney claims that they will leave Star Wars alone like they have left Marvel & Pixar alone. I'm happy about that.  
2) The acquisition by Disney means more Star Wars movies, TV shows, etc. It could mean a Star Wars Themed Amusement Park.
3) I'm concerned about the costume makers being that Disney is very protective of its intellectual property. A slew of Cease and Desist letters might be sent out by the Happiest Place On Earth's team of lawyers
4) I'm not sure what that means for Star Wars Celebration conventions. I'm hoping they keep having them, but I fear that the vendors for such conventions will be impacted by the copyright and trademark and whatever other legalese the Disney Lawyers can cook up.
5) I'm wondering how the members of the 501st will be affected by this recent acquisition.
6) I'm excited to see what they have in store for Episodes 7, 8 & 9.  If anything, it can't be worse than Jar Jar Binks and Hayden Christensen's acting
7) I'm happy that we can now add Princess Leia to the ever growing list of Disney Princesses
8) I'm very excited that Star Wars will have a whole new generation of kids hooked on the franchise.  It was disconcerting to see so many tweens and teens have no idea what Star Wars is at a recent costuming event.  I blame poor parenting for this.
9) I'm looking forward to new characters added to the Star Wars Universe.  Hopefully some of them will be of the Sith persuasion and I can dress up as them!
10) I have no control over this entire thing. What I think or how I feel will have no impact on this merger/acquisition/etc.  I am not going to automatically become upset or celebrate because I just don't know how everything is going to work...but even if I did know, it still wouldn't make a difference. I still love Star Wars, Darth Vader and the Storm Troopers.  What will happen, will happen. Let's hope there isn't some wretched Buzz Light Year/Darth Vader mash up animated flick any time soon.
May The Force Be With You.
On To The Poll!

1.  Lip Of The Day? - Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain Le Brillant Jewel Lipstick Compact in Betsy #B62. A sweet cool toned pinky-mauve.

2.  Last movie seen in a theater?  Did you like it? - Argo and YES!  It was excellent.

3. Most recent beauty acquisition? - Lancome Highlighter from the Holiday Collection. Review shortly!

4.  Best movie to watch on a plane? - The Empire Strikes Back!  Duh.  Of Course The Fifth Element is also an excellent one to watch!

5.  Would you rather spend $50 for ONE awesome beauty item or $10 for FIVE just so-so beauty items? - I would rather go for quality over quantity at this point in my life. I'll spend $50 on a holy grail item for sure.


  1. I just laughed out loud at "I blame poor parenting for this." :-D

    (Good parenting is why my 2.5 year old went as Yoda for Halloween.)

    1. That's wonderful, if I saw another baby pumpkin I'd barf! lol

  2. I hate to say it, but I think Star Wars is the most overrated franchise ever. The only good thing about the first three is Harrison Ford. I couldn't care less what disney does with it.

    1. Just balm today. Love & Toast's Candied Apple. Yum

    2. Resident Evil 5. It was okay, but not worth the 17.50 we spent to see it. Losts of action, about two seconds of plot. Going to go see the new Silent Hill next :)

    3. Black Radiance Illusions Lip Gloss in Rose Gold. Nice, but way more sheer than their radiant line, can't really see the duochrome on your lips.

    4. If you're going to get on a plane (which I probably never will again) I would say Tucker and Dale vs Evil. I've watched Fifth Element so many times I could probably write the script out from memory.

    5. There is nothing you could do to get me to spend 50 bucks on one beauty anything. Some of those 2 dollar ones are amazing. I'd like to point at the new Pure Ice polishes, which are absolutely phenomenal, and 1.97 each at WalMars (no, that's not a typo)

  3. I never even saw the Star Wars movies but I love the Knights of The Old Republic MMORPG!

    1. Lip Of The Day? - The Body Shop Vanilla lip butter

    2. Last movie seen in a theater? Did you like it? - I think that was Spiderman... But tonight I'm gonna go see Paranormal Activity 4 with my brother and his girlfriend.

    3. Most recent beauty acquisition? - A couple of Lush products.

    4. Best movie to watch on a plane? - Definitely not Snakes On A Plane. Then again, Snakes On A Plane is never the best movie to watch. Anywhere.

    5. Would you rather spend $50 for ONE awesome beauty item or $10 for FIVE just so-so beauty items? - I'll go for quality then.

  4. Loved Star Wars, of course, I am older. LOLled for realz at "bad parenting" YES!

    1. nude
    2. Looper was pretty original I thought.
    3. False eyelashes
    4. Best thing on a plane? Sleep! Hate flying!
    5. depends on item foundation=50, nailpolish $10 ; )

  5. 1. Lip Of The Day? - I'm afraid I didn't wear anything on the lips today.

    2. Last movie seen in a theater? Did you like it? - I am just back from seeing Skyfall and LOVED it

    3. Most recent beauty acquisition? - Did a huge pharmacie skincare haul in France yesterday, including a couple of masks for dehydrated skin.

    4. Best movie to watch on a plane? - Anything where there's no plane crashing.

    5. Would you rather spend $50 for ONE awesome beauty item or $10 for FIVE just so-so beauty items? - I definitely don't spend money on so-so items no matter how much, so I definitely pick the good $50 item.

  6. I have to laugh imagining Princess Leia as a Disney princess. Singing brightly as she floats on her tiptoes through Endor. George Lucas has done very well for himself I have to say.

    I am very unpretty today being holed up at home for the last few days due to Hurricane Sandy. All is ok, just a major problem to get to work being that the NYC subways are down.

  7. I'm so happy Disney purchase Star Wars I really do think they will redirect this franchise that was going DOWN!!!! The first movie shouldn't never be done, it destroy the franchise and the impact of the III one. Please go read Lainey Gossip (not affiliate not my blog) and read what she said about the purchase .... The employee are brutal with Lucas so funny.

    1. Lip Of The Day? Annabelle Twistup in Royale (nice fuchsia- purple color)
    2. Last movie seen in a theater? Did you like it? OH my gone tis been so long I think it was the last Harry Potter! AND YES i loved it, I cried when Professor Snape found Harry's mom dead and baby Harry was crying in his crib! so sad.
    3. Most recent beauty acquisition? Annabelle Twistup in Royale :P
    4. Best movie to watch on a plane? I think a Midnight in Paris from Woody Allen is by far the most charming film to watch before landing in France
    5. Would you rather spend $50 for ONE awesome beauty item or $10 for FIVE just so-so beauty items? 50$ for ONE awesome beauty item by far!

  8. 1. Lip Of The Day? - AM: Dior Lip Glow, PM: Lipstick Queen Butterfly Ball in Trance.

    2. Last movie seen in a theater? Did you like it? - Pitch Perfect and yes, very much!

    3. Most recent beauty acquisition? - MAC Superb highlighter from the Glamour Daze collection.

    4. Best movie to watch on a plane? - I dunno...ideally it'd be something rather long but you get sucked into so you lose track of time.

    5. Would you rather spend $50 for ONE awesome beauty item or $10 for FIVE just so-so beauty items? - $50 for one awesome one.

  9. I don't think the acquisition will hurt indie vendors. Disney has the good (financial) sense to not do anything to dissuade conventions; they may not benefit directly, but they're smart enough to know that these things keep the legacy strong.

    1. tarte lip gloss in Heath.

    2. Oogieloves, and yes, I loved it. I wish it got more publicity, though, as it had abyssmal box office numbers. It was supposed to be an interactive viewing experience, where kids could get up and sing & dance along, but that was never explained in the trailers.

    3. NARS Nepal, and 3 Kat von D liners @ $3.50 each in Homie, Eyegasm, & Rhi-Venge.

    4. I don't watch movies on a plane. I prefer reading or listening to music, unless I'm sleeping.

    5. I have no preoblem paying $50 for a great product, but I won't pay alot for something that I can get at a lower price. I've tried foundations & lipstick on every end of the price spectrum, but I've found siilar results with HE & DS, so why bother? Eyeshadow, however, I do find a difference, so I choose to splurge there.

  10. Lip: Buxom Full-Bodied Gloss in Va Va Voom
    Movie: Iron Man 2. Yes, really, it's been that long.
    3. A couple Stila convertible colors, yet another Tarte blush, and two Bare Minerals 100% natural lipglosses.
    4. I don't watch movies on planes; I sleep through flights if Ican.
    5. I'd pay $50 for a great item in a heartbeat; I'm not a fan of most drugstore makeup.

  11. The star wars acquisition gives me great fear that disney will destroy what little is left of the franchise. 1-3 were horrifyingly bad. I am a diehard DIEHARD fan of 4 and 5 and cant even imagine what disney will do. Their bullshit rules about everything are really sad. And yes, i worry about the 501s, because they are so utterly awesome.

    1. Lip Of The Day? - nothing! i go to work at 2am!

    2. Last movie seen in a theater? revival of Beetlejuice on the bigscreen! Such a pleasure

    3. Most recent beauty acquisition? - omg! Tough as Nails Spacing Out nail polish (indie) AWESOME AWESOME!

    4. Best movie to watch on a plane? - I hate flying. No movie. Pill then unconciousness.

    5. Would you rather spend $50 for ONE awesome beauty
    item or $10 on 5 so-sos? 50 on an awesome one? I got talked into a 75 jar of Dermadoctor scrub and I will never stop thanking my Sephora Bitch (aka Nicole the Fabulous) for talking me into it!


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