The Empire State: Darth Vader Relocates to the New York City Subway
Last month New York City was in the clutches of sexy Russian spies and bandits dressed as cats. It was awesome! Just the way comics have always told me New York should be! Well, this week, summer in the big city took a decidedly, sci-fi turn (Is “awesomer” a word?).
The New York Times reported that a ship was unearthed 30 feet below the foundation of the the World Trade Center during continued site excavation. Sadly, no aliens, but quick archaeological tests indicated that it is a sailing vessel from the late 1700s. Weird enough; but now it’s disintegrating right in front of scientists’ eyes. This thing hasn’t had air or sunlight in over 200 years, so now it’s literally vanishing back into history. It’s like one of those time travel episodes of Lost, only unlike that damn “Black Rock” ship that was stuck in the middle of the jungle, Hurley’s not getting his Ranch dressing covered hands on this one.
And while we’re underground on our Big Apple visit let’s take a ride on the famed New York City subway, that was recently taken over by Darth Vader and several Stormtroopers. Times are tough on everyone, even the Galactic Empire, so Vader has had to move operations underground – sharing space with mole men, alligators, and C.H.U.D. Good news for the dark side is that Princess Leia takes the 6 Train to Rebel Headquarters on her morning commute.
(Cue the snare drum) That’s why they call New York the “Empire State!” (BA-DUM-CHING!)
Yes, I know that joke’s in the title, but … I though … because it was funny that … Just watch the video. HERE
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