...But I won't pre-empt her for long! I have a Movie Whore posting almost ready to go, so you might get two posts from me today, but suddenly this morning I saw in my "Search Keywords" list the following entire phrase:
“vader was framed t shirt explained”
Really? I once mentioned somewhere in a comment that “Vader was framed” is one of my favorite t-shirts (that I’ve seen, not own). That’s very funny to me that someone wants it explained!
So I thought that, on behalf of the non-nerdy-set, who may not understand the humor of “Vader was framed”, I will use my apparently far-reaching platform to explain MY understanding of it!
First: Don’t overthink it. There’s no secret. We’re not implying some kind of hidden subplot, or ulterior motive from when Quai-gon removed young Anakin from his mother and home planet of Tatooine.
…in fact, the t-shirt might have been out before the prequels. I don’t know.
Second: It’s funny because Darth Vader is the grand-daddy “mother puss-bucket” of wicked bad-guys! Okay, so ultimately he has an 11th-hour conversion. Yippee. The damage has been done. He coldly chokes the guy at the round table who insults him “You don’t frighten us with your sorcerer’s ways…” choke-choke-choke. He kills everyone in his way. He blows up a planet to make a point. I bet he'd kick puppies if there were any around.
Which brings me to, thirdly: I believe that (number 2) counts as “irony”. We are saying Darth Vadar was framed for all the evil things he did, when it is clear that he made the conscious decision to do all that stuff. It's like saying Hitler was framed. Only Star Wars is fiction...or if it's not fiction at least it happened "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away."
Now, did you really need the explanation? I’m thinking that this search was made by someone associated with a Star Wars nerd who is trying to taste the kool-aid. Like many of my coworkers who just don’t get it and laugh when I quote the movies. Good for you for trying!
“You will never find a more wretched hive
of scum and villainy.”
So Mr. or Ms. Unique Vader Searcher? I hope I helped illuminate what makes that shirt so funny!