Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Wondercon #2- The Officer...

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I'm sure he's a nice enough guy, but... I bet the man in black could send one serious shiver down the back of many a WWll concentration camp survivor. The guy was giving me chills just from the documentaries and movies I've seen, I mean, look at him- to the SS manor born.

Fortunately, this is not a 21st. century neo-Nazi rally- just another day at the Wondercon comic book convention in San Francisco this past Saturday. Many will recognize both uniforms from the Star Wars movie series. Maybe Lucas got it a little too right, it's about as reminiscent of a Nazi SS officer uniform as one can possibly get. And this guy's really got the aristocratic Nazi phenotype and posture down cold- not to mention the piercing far away glaze in his eyes. If it wasn't for the kid looking every bit the everyday bored and slacker teen (and thereby helping disperse the illusion), the man in charge could very much be deciding who lives and who dies on a pleasant spring day in some parallel universe (or in a galaxy far, far away). And his rather large cohort, the white winter Waffen look a like, would no doubt supply the muscle to carry out his superior's orders.

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