[funsec] Evil supervillian reduced to bank robbery ...

RL Vaughn RL_Vaughn at baylor.edu
Fri Jul 23 19:02:26 CDT 2010

Rob, grandpa of Ryan, Trevor, Devon & Hannah wrote:
> Date sent:      	Fri, 23 Jul 2010 15:54:18 -0700
> From:           	robert_mcmillan at idg.com
>> The Daily Mail had the best headline on this: "The Empire Strikes Bank"
>> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1297087/The-Empire-Strikes-Ban
>> k-Armed-robber-dressed-Darth-Vader-demands-cash-daring-raid.html?ito=feeds-newsx
>> ml
> He'd been *Lord* Vader, once, feared by all who had even heard of him.  As
> feared as that other lord, whose name started with V, but who was so feared that
> people would even use his name when they talked about him.  He'd even played the
> reformed villian, once, killing the evil emperor.  Heck, he'd even been the hero
> a couple of times.  Had a franchise.
> It'd all gone wrong since his lightsaber had run out of power, and the AAA
> batteries on this backwater planet weren't Imperial standard.  And now he was
> reduced to busking on the streets of Victoria, with a fiddle. 
> http://craigmacbride.wordpress.com/2008/07/13/and-on-violin-darth-vader/ 
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/cinderellas_blog/tags/darthvader/
> Or robbing banks.  It was degrading ...

And included a rather embarrassing stint as a performer:

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