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Some genius named Jeff Bennett has unleashed the full force of the Dark Side on the Painter of Light’s treacly, bucolic world in a new series called “Wars on Kinkade.”
At the time of his death in 2012, Thomas Kinkade was the most collected living artist in America, with an estimated one in 20 homes owning one of his original paintings. Apparently this made Darth Vader very jealous and angry, so he sicked his automaton army on Kinkade’s cutesy compositions.
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Learn, you must: When looking to broaden to broaden their horizons, some take up painting, others taking dancing classes - and others take up waving around a big glowing sword.
The class is the brainchild of Alain Bloch, a 32-year-old software engineer with a lifelong love of George Lucas’ epic space opera.
Roughly 25 people meet every Sunday in San Francisco for Bloch’s lightsaber classes, which cost $10 per lesson, and don’t require a trip to Dagobah.
Photos: Jeff Chiu / Associated Press
A Jedi craves not spin-offs: The latest tidbit to gain steam in the post-George Lucas rumor mill? The possibility of a Yoda-focused film kicking off the first of many promised Disney-produced Star Wars movies.
Photo: Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times
A tiny South Pacific island will accept Star Wars coins as real money, Shan Li reports.
Each coin will be minted with a fully colored image of Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, C-3PO or other famous face from the Star Wars universe on one side, with a mug of Queen Elizabeth on the other, according to the New Zealand Mint.
Photo: A set of four Star Wars coins in a Darth Vader case. Credit: New Zealand Mint