The force is strong in this one!

Discussion in 'The Clubhouse Bar' started by nick_w, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. nick_w

    nick_w Guest

    I've just seen this on the BBC website and simply trying to think of the image of seeing this has had me in stitches for the last five minutes, utter brilliance!

    Drunk Darth Vader's Jedi assault


    A man posing as Darth Vader attacked a Star Wars fan, who had founded a Jedi Church, a court has heard.
    Arwel Wynne Hughes, 27, from Holyhead, Anglesey, admitted assaulting Barney Jones and cousin Michael with a metal crutch. They suffered minor injuries.

    Hughes, who was drunk and dressed in a black bin bag, shouted "Darth Vader!"

    Earlier, when Hughes failed to arrive on time, District Judge Andrew Shaw issued an arrest warrant, adding: "I hope the force will soon be with him."

    In the event, Hughes turned up and the case at Holyhead magistrates court resumed.

    The court heard he had jumped over a garden wall wearing the bin bag before the attack.
    Outlining the case againt Hughes, prosectutor Nia Lloyd said Barney Jones had recently started the Jedi church in Holyhead - in honour of the Star Wars' good knights.

    It had about 30 members locally and "thousands worldwide".
    The cousins had been filming themselves playing with light sabres in the garden before the attack.
    Hughes admitted two charges of common assault.

    The court heard he has a "chronic alcohol problem" and had drunk the best part of a 10 litre box of wine.
    Mrs Lloyd said: "He was wearing a black bin bag and a cape and had a metal crutch in his hand."
    Mrs Lloyd said he was shouting "Darth Vader".

    She added that Hughes hit Barney Jones over the head with the crutch, leaving him with a headache.

    He then laughed and hit Michael Jones in the thigh, causing bruising.
    Both men were left upset by the incident and they believed it was pre-planned.
    She added that the pair believe "very strongly in the church and their religion".

    Hughes could not remember the incident and only realised what had happened when he read about it in local newspapers, the court told.
    Defending, Frances Jones said alcohol was "ruining his life" and he had no idea where he got the crutch from.
    The court head Hughes had previous convictions, including affray, assault and disorderly behaviour.
    The judge warned Hughes that jail remained a possibility before adjourning for pre-sentence reports until 13 May.


    The Empire is Striking back I believe!
     
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  3. melon

    melon Guest

    It would've been so hard for the Judge and all those involved to keep a straight face through all of it.
     
  4. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    :lol:
    Jesus tap dancing Christ some people have too much time on their hands!
     
  5. melon

    melon Guest

    I don't understand how these guys can say they really truly believe in this faith though...don't they realise it's made up?!

    Then again, all religion is made up.... I suppose I can understand when I consider that!
     
  6. C A Iversen

    C A Iversen Guest

    Maybe they believe in the principles of the Jedi Knights and not so much the super powers of said Jedi's?

    If so, that's only mildly nuts. If not, we have another Scientology on our hands!
     
  7. Exactly.........but i must admit steve-o does have a point.
     
  8. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    :lol:
    For me, they went all the way nuts when they established a church.


    True, does that mean that half the planet is nuts? Or half nuts? :p
     
  9. Laetca

    Laetca Guest

    I'm assuming you never heard of Pastafarians then? XD

    I knew a lot of people (thousands!) put 'Jedi Knight' as religion when they were asked to fill in a survey, I didn't know people actualyl made Jedi Churches
     
  10. shtove

    shtove Guest

  11. nick_w

    nick_w Guest

    I knew a lot of people (thousands!) put 'Jedi Knight' as religion when they were asked to fill in a survey, I didn't know people actualyl made Jedi Churches
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    And I am one of those people!! by default anyway. The old man put it on the census last time it came around. No one mess or I shall smite you with my mind, lightsabre or a handy crutch!
     
  12. BLR

    BLR Guest

    How do you explain the creation of the universe, science still doesn't account for the creation of the matter that eventually led to the big bang....now, I'm not scientist but can matter just exist out of no where?
     
  13. fcukernaut

    fcukernaut Guest

    How do you explain the creation of the universe, science still doesn't account for the creation of the matter that eventually led to the big bang....now, I'm not scientist but can matter just exist out of no where? [/b][/quote]

    Can random deity just exist out of no where? Actually, I'm not going to get into this argument because, quite frankly, I don't give a **** either way.
     
  14. BLR

    BLR Guest

    Exactly, that is why surely the rules of science (as they are today) are fundamentally flawed. ;)
     
  15. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    Exactly, that is why surely the rules of science (as they are today) are fundamentally flawed. ;) [/b][/quote]
    Are you saying that religions (I take it you're Christian?) aren't fundamentally flawed either?
     
  16. Macsen

    Macsen Guest

    They're odd people up in Anglesey, I've always said.
     
  17. BLR

    BLR Guest

    I am saying that whatever we believe in at the moment doesn't explain the creation, the only thing that could, would basically revolutionise the way we think about the universe....I think that perhaps it could be a creator, as if you think about it using the basic rules of science the very beginning cannot possibly exist without some kind of divine intervention which doesn't neccessarily play by the rules of the universe, something that would blow our minds if we were to actually understand how it works....wierd, science turned me to god. :p
     
  18. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

  19. shtove

    shtove Guest

    I am saying that whatever we believe in at the moment doesn't explain the creation, the only thing that could, would basically revolutionise the way we think about the universe....I think that perhaps it could be a creator, as if you think about it using the basic rules of science the very beginning cannot possibly exist without some kind of divine intervention which doesn't neccessarily play by the rules of the universe, something that would blow our minds if we were to actually understand how it works....wierd, science turned me to god. :p [/b][/quote]
    Makes perfect sense.
     
  20. nick_w

    nick_w Guest

    I believe in the Chaos theory personal, simply because sh*t happens!
     
  21. Ha ha ha that's class!
     
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