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Chicago will house the official museum of all things George Lucas and Star Wars. A widely-reported statement from Lucas says the director is sad the museum won't be located in his home state of California – San Francisco and Los Angeles also entered bids – but that Chicago is simply a better site. The Chicago Tribune reports …

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Marin and San Francisco counties both screwed the pooch.

Would have been a nice tourist trap, and help locals pay their bills.

On the other hand, it's tourist season. Why is it illegal to shoot them?

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Re: Marin and San Francisco counties both screwed the pooch.

Perhaps Chicago was selected because it is a more wretched hive of scum and villainy?

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Re: Marin and San Francisco counties both screwed the pooch.

I would have put them on about even.

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Hopefully there will be also something about the adventure games from lucasfilm/lucasarts

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"Okay sir, that's a ticket for yourself and one for your wife."

"You forgot my son!"

One more pass....

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Re: "Okay sir, that's a ticket for yourself and one for your wife."

Security: "We don't need to see their tickets":)

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How's security at this museum?

The last thing we need is crooks breaking in and stealing lightsabers.

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"the exhibits are expected to explain story-telling rather than focussing on Star Wars alone"

Lucas? Story-telling? I'd just stick to Star Wars if I were you...

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Monkey Island?

...... spank that monkey

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Surely...

..painting a wall green and walking around holding a few ping-pong balls will suffice?

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Re: Surely...

"Meeza gonna keep on a-truckin' across dis green-screen!"

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On the Other Hand

"Chicago" was at least no worse a movie. Where will that museum go?

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Re: On the Other Hand

Oklahoma...

"Oklahoma" was at least no worse a movie. Where will that museum go?

...and so on and so forth...

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Re: On the Other Hand

"Oklahoma" was at least no worse a movie. Where will that museum go?

Brazil

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Mashup time

"This is definitely lower Endor drive."

"It's 12 parsecs to Kessel, we've got a full pod of antimatter, half a hold of glitterstim, and I've got the blast shield down so I can't see anything"

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Re: Mashup time

"Illinois Stormtroopers, I hate Illinois Stormtroopers!"

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Re: Mashup time

Hut! Hut! Hut!

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Re: Mashup time

Hutt! Hutt! Hutt!

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Re: Mashup time

I'm on a mission from the force. We're gettin' the falcon crew back together. Gotta save the padawan oprhanage.

[I cannot say enough good things about The Blues Brothers. It was amazing in every way (car chases, one liners, cinematography, music, the sheer scale of the thing!) apart from not having enough Blues music. Hopefully SW VII will be better than BB2000, which may have been a worse insult than SW I.]

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I've got a bad feeling about this...

Chicago's pitiful band of rebel scum won't prevent Lucas from paving over the parking lot where football fans tailgate before games. Or ignoring a 40yo ordinance prohibiting commercial development inside of Lake Shore Drive, a beautiful 18mi stretch of greenery and beaches along Lake Michigan.

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/06/25/park-advocates-willing-to-sue-to-keep-lucas-museum-off-lakefront/

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Ah, Chicago...

...the home of "shoot first"...

....especially in February!

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O'Hare Airport!

You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villiany. We must be careful!

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Re: O'Hare Airport!

Never been, but if it's anything like Dallas/Fort Worth, you could build a spaceport there & still have room for a pod race. Man that's a big area of real estate just to land a few planes.

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If Watch Dogs gets a sequel, maybe the museum can feature in it!

But seriously, why does Chicago have thrice the tourist numbers of San Fran? I'm an American, and the only thing I associate with the Windy City is gangsters - not exactly something you want to go and see as a tourist trap, unless it's The Family for the Whole Family. (WARNING: TVTropes Reference Detected! Googling phrase may lead to loss of productivity.)

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