… This Just In …



[Breaking News: from another strangely irrelevant moment in our newsroom…]

“Who is that behind you? Jesus?” my editor asked, noticing my son’s artwork from several years ago on the wall behind me.

“No, it’s George Lucas,” I replied. “You can raise and lower him with this little tab in the back.”

I demonstrated the Amazing Ascension Action! capability of my son’s art piece.

My editor raised a brow. “I’m pretty sure thats supposed to be Jesus… you know, ascending into heaven.”

I took a long look at it. “No, that’s definitely George Lucas. It’s how he probably dresses when he’s hanging around Skywalker Ranch.”

“You’re serious?” said my editor as she moved the figure up and down. “Why in God’s name would George Lucas be dressed in robes ascending into the heavens?”

I shook my head. “Have you even SEEN the Star Wars movies?”

You be the judge: Is this NOT George Lucas?!?
You be the judge: Is this NOT George Lucas?!?

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I was a journalist, humor columnist, writer and editor at Siuslaw News for 23 years. The next chapter in my own writer’s journey is helping other writers prepare their manuscript for the road ahead. I'm married to the perfect woman, have four great kids, and a tenuous grip on my sanity...

54 thoughts on “… This Just In …”

  1. hmmmm, maybe in his younger days and seeing how it is several years old, i suppose it could be passable for George Lucas.But the lack of chinage (is that a word), protruding from underneath the beard leads me to think that your son was either a) being very nice to George’s likeness or b) he didn’t give Jesus long enough hair.

  2. Definitely George Lucas but maybe a 20 years ago George. I don’t think Jesus had quite the coiffure. Plus there’s no yellow glow behind him and we all know that Jesus had a yellow glow coming from his backside. Although, if you squint and puff a few off a joint the white in back with smiley faces looks a bit like wings. But Jesus didn’t have wings so…meh, definitely Mr. Lucas.

  3. Clearly your son goes to Parochial school. Get ready to go to church every Sunday . . . the teacher will ask you. I mean your son.

  4. If you think about it, that project may have be done prior to the release of the Episode I: The Phantom Menace and the (I wish it could be forgotten) introduction of Jar Jar Binks.

    After that, many true fans may believe he is heading in the other direction.


    1. You know, maybe the fourth Indiana Jones was Lucas’s way of breaking the news to us about his true origins? I really need to watch that movie and Chariots of the Gods again .

  5. Actually, I was thinking of Arthur Fonzarelli (Fonzie) in the last seasn of Happy Days. To me, it is either George Lucas or Henry Winkler. However, I am beginning to realize that it could be both.

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