Mitt Romney (left) and Mark HamillOne thing we can learn about Mark Hamill, superhotty of the year, 1977: man likes to talk! About politics, about lemonade, about Mitt Romney, about droids, about Zorro, about Mitt Romney, about droids …

“I knew nothing about Mexican history or anything. But just the idea of a privileged person fighting for the underdog – there’s something very romantic about that,” Hamill told “I guess it goes back to Robin Hood. People that are fighting for the middle class and for the Have-Nots. It’s something that we see even playing out in the presidential race.”

“And if you don’t vote for Barack Obama, you’re insane,” he added. ”Cause without him, I think the middle class will completely disappear. And you look at Romney and I’m sure he’s a nice guy, but I think he’s like The Thing — he only imitates human behavior. He’s not actually human himself.”

[OnTheRedCarpet, via Wonkette operative “lettuceprey”]

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  • freakishlywrong

    "He is not the droid we're looking for"

  • ChessieNefercat

    Well, I like Luke Skywalker a whole lot better than Arpaio's rentboy, Chachi!

  • johnnymeatworth

    How many years worth of tax returns did Darth Vader release during the Sith Lord approval hearings?

    • Terry

      None. The Sith Lord started to choke as he began asking Vader for the returns.

      • emmelemm


    • The Death Star was a capital loss so he didn't need to pay any taxes.

      • The Death Star was built in Bermuda?

    • cletar

      I find your lack of tax returns disturbing.

  • Oblios_Cap

    And you look at Romney and I’m sure he’s a nice guy, but I think he’s like The Thing – he only imitates human behavior. He’s not actually human himself.”

    An amazingly astute observation by one of those elitist Hollywood types.

  • el_donaldo

    Mark Hamill? Are we sure that's not Tom Arnold?

    • Cut the man some slack: if you lost half your face in a car accident, you'd be pretty bloated too

      Or, to put it in nerdspeak: "When fifty years old *you* reach, look as good *you* will not, hmm?"

      • emmelemm

        I buhleeve he is 60. Don't quote me on that.

        • el_donaldo

          It's been a long time.

        • bikerlaureate

          Wikipedia agrees with you.

  • Dashboard Buddha

    Oh dear…calling people insane while at a comic-con.

    • va_real

      For your RDA of irony.

  • MittBott's beverage identification routines were corrupted when they uploaded the donut recognition software.

  • ChernobylSoup

    I think we all know whose side the Force is on.

  • Jus_Wonderin

    Right Wing name calling in….3….2…1…

    • ChernobylSoup

      Oh, then it will be ON. Nobody, and I mean Nofuckingbody, says shit about Luke Skywalker in my America.

      • emmelemm

        I'm in your posse.

        • Boredw/Gravitas

          Then let's check out some birth certificates after that.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Man, he was so good in "Corvette Summer."

    • prommie

      As good as Ron Howard in Eat My Dust.

  • The Force is strong in this one.

  • freakishlywrong

    With apologies to C-3PO.

  • edgydrifter

    Hamill's got it all figured out. Romney has to destroy the middle class so that there will be more peasants for him to save. He's a romnantic hero.

  • SexySmurf

    What's a Star Wars? Is that like a spinoff of Storage Wars?

  • CrunchyKnee

    I'm sure most wing nuts like the last few Star Wars movies the best anyways.

    • bonghitforjesus

      Wingnuts love Jar Jar Binks!

  • bumfug

    As long as there's no big dramatic moment where I find out Mitt's my dad.

  • LettucePrey

    Holy shit, one of my tips finally made it through!

    You like me, you really like me!

    • Lettuce now praise LettucePrey! ~

    • Extemporanus

      It must've been the green nail polish that did it.

      • She showed her tits. Works every time

        • LettucePrey

          Apparently you gotta drink with these people to get them to notice you!! Grandma was right.

          • bobbert

            The green bikini couldn't hurt, amirite?

        • Extemporanus

          Fukui-San would beg to differ with you, sir.

          (You had to be there…but weren't, so HA-ha!)

  • Since Darth Vader was like Hitler it makes Mark Hamill the Son of Hitler!

  • Goonemeritus

    I don’t know if a political endorsement by an actor whose main film role had him frenching his sister helps us

    • Geminisunmars

      It plays in Appalachia.

    • prommie

      God, you have elicited long-forgotten memories of youth! I have not used "french" as a verb since 7th grade!

      • Goonemeritus

        Why when I grew up that’s what all the kids called it, whether they wore an onion on their belt or not.

        • prommie

          I never did figure out what "necking" and "heavy petting" were.

          • Goonemeritus

            As an Engineering student I was in possession of a rigorous analytical description of both including stick figure diagrams indicating motion but I rarely got to make use of the knowledge.

          • prommie

            I was an engineering student for 2 semesters. I did well enough to get accepted into the school of engineering, and after 2 semesters of statics, dynamics, physics, differential equations, and fortran programming, I had managed to pass 2 courses, and straight out flunked 6! Fucking 6 Fs in a year!

          • Goonemeritus

            The only difference between most students that graduate with that degree and those that don’t is they just keep going. That’s why many take 6 years to graduate; BTW the first year is the worst it did get easier.

          • prommie

            I was asked to pursue other avenues. They wished me well in my subsequent endeavours.

          • Oblios_Cap

            "Go spend some time with your family."

          • Goonemeritus

            My violin teacher did that to me.

          • Fare la Volpe

            Did they also pull the old "It's not you, it's us" speech?

  • Luke also knows a thing or two about daddy issues.

  • emmelemm

    I am now in love with old, chubby, non-good-looking Mark Hamill.

    Look at him, referencing The Thing! Adorbs!!!!!

    • BaldarTFlagass

      Man, I thought he was talking about Ben Grimm, not John Carpenter. Thanks for pointing that out!

      • Oblios_Cap

        A fellow comics nerd!

    • Isyaignert

      "Adorbs" what a great word!!! Yay!

      • emmelemm

        I believe it comes from CuteOverload commenters.

  • SmutBoffin

    The Romney camp instantly demanded an apology, saying: "[The Candidate's] empathy subsystems are at maximum output. One would have to have been hit on the head multiple times by an abominable Hoth monster in order to not recognize the concern Mitt has for the well-being of the spice miners and moisture farmers of Our Great Empire."

  • SorosBot

    Fear leads to anger; anger leads to hate; hate leads to suffering – yep, sounds like the tea party right there.

    • HogeyeGrex

      And that's just the official platform.

  • radio-of-owls

    While I deeply respect Mark Hamill's insights into contemporary American and international politics, I for one will withhold judgment until the equally influential public intellectual Isaac Washington weighs in.

  • elburritodeluxe

    Mark Hamill will have to answer for his outrageous comment about Mittens. Not just to the American People, but also to Mr. Scott Baio, as well.

    • JustPixelz

      Scoptt Baio = Death Star*
      * former star, now nothingburger

  • MissTaken

    I guess Ann Romney won't be wearing the slave bikini after all.

    • va_real

      It just didn't look right with all that gold jewelry.

    • WhatTheHolyHeck

      You never know. Chris Christie hasn't given up on capturing her just yet.

  • SorosBot

    Bah, I hear he was friends with a deadbeat smuggler who refused to pay his debts to the job creator Jabba the Hutt!

  • Allmighty_Manos

    Of course the big difference is that the Thing was able to do a pretty convincing imitation of a human.

  • noodlesalad

    Limbaugh the Hutt will be throwing Mark to the rancors shortly.

    • OneYieldRegular

      Clearly it was part of a vast left-wing conspiracy against Mitt Romney that Mark Hamill was selected to play Luke Skywalker decades ago.

  • didgen

    This is why my personal space encompasses the exact distance that my hearing covers. Even if I totally agree with you, that would drive me insane.

  • satyricrash

    But I was going to Toshi station to stash hundreds of millions of dollars in undeclared income!

    • noodlesalad


    • You can waste time with your bundlers later.

    • viennawoods13

      You better have those voting machines on the south ridge fixed by November or there'll be hell to pay.

  • Luke Skywalker Knows A Droid When He Sees One *Cough Mitt Romney Cough*


    • SorosBot

      R2 has a hell of a lot more humanity and empathy than Mittens.

  • If Mittens was a Star Wars film, he would definitely be "Return of the Jedi". That was all about merchandising the shit out of a really obnoxious product too.

  • metamarcisf

    In my book, Mark Hamill will always be THE Joker.

    • I love that he shook off the very real danger of being serially typecast in science fiction flicks only to go into voice acting and get serially typecast as cackling maniacs instead.

    • BoatOfVelociraptors

      I was going to go with "Can you Believe this Joker!?" sort of thing, but you beat me by hours.

  • RadioSlut

    Welcome to Planet Nerd.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Has Mark been taking voice lessons from Harvey Fierstein?

  • MissTaken

    Presidential Debate Question #1:

    Did Han shoot first?

    • bonghitforjesus

      Yes. Debate over.

      • UnholyMoses

        But only in the original not-filled-with-stupid-and-useless-bullshit-updates one. The newer versions have Greedo shooting first.

        The only thing that keeps me from hating George Lucas with every fiber of my being is the fact he gave the Robot Chicken folks the rights to do their thing with Star Wars.

        And, boy, did they ever …

  • KeepFnThatChicken

    Nerdy as hell, but i bet he gets more sex than Wilt Chamberlain.

  • Barry shot first!! (and boy did he.)

  • MissTaken

    I read on the internet that Romney was involved in an Ewok sex ring and that's why he won't release his tax returns.

    • emmelemm

      Yub NUB!

  • freakishlywrong

    I'm waiting for Triumph the Insult Comic Dog to weigh in.

  • owhatever

    OT Presidential Debate Question:

    How is Ann's horse?

    • KeepFnThatChicken

      Glue, dog food or Jello? (an allegory to "Fuck, Marry, Kill" for horse people)

    • Geminisunmars

      Follow up question:

      How is Ann's horse's ass?

  • SayItWithWookies

    Well — that explains why Mitt stays outside and powers down when everyone goes to the cantina.

  • SorosBot

    Meanwhile Anne Romney is raising dewbacks for the Tattoine Olympic Dressage competition.

  • JustPixelz

    Michele Bachmann's response:

    Mesa cause one, two-y little bitty axadentes, huh? Yud say boom de gasser, den crashin der bosses heyblibber, den banished.

  • ChernobylSoup

    Obama, a Trekie, endorsed by a Star Wars idol. Is there nothing this man cannot do?

  • mavenmaven

    I want whatever he's on.

  • FakaktaSouth

    I am still a Han Solo girl, but I do like the way Luke talks. I am glad they put his face all back together that time he crashed it up.

    Also, what does Jason Bateman say? We've almost covered all of my adolescent hot guys, lets do him next.

    • OurHoboSenator

      I am so (retroactively) ashamed to admit I had a huge crush on Kirk Cameron when I was a teenager.

      • SorosBot

        Well I had a crush on his sister (from Full House), who is apparently just as bad but not as well known.

        • FakaktaSouth

          The Cameron sister who was bulimic or the show one who was bulimic AND a meth head? Either way, I'd rather date either ONE of them than whatever this is KC has turned into. Shut up and just shut up some more.

          • SorosBot

            The oldest one, his real-life sister who as far as I know was not a meth-head but is a Jesus head and activist in favor of home-brainwashing-and-lying-schooling. The former meth-head middle kid from that show turned out much more well adjusted and normal.

    • prommie

      But aren't we all really just waiting for Jimmy JJ Walker to tell us who is the most Dy-No-Mite candidate?

    • prommie

      I heard Han Solo is always stroking his own wookie. The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire. . . .

      • FakaktaSouth

        HIS OWN? Oh lord, not if I was around. That is a travesty.

        • Isyaignert

          I told my husband that if young James Garner comes to the door, he has to get lost for a couple of hours and I have to do the same for him if Jane Seymour comes a knockin'.

  • Monsieur_Grumpe

    I kind of thought of Mitt as a Jar Jar Binks kind of character only evil.

  • ChernobylSoup

    George Lucas must have taught Romney how to retroactively fuck things up.

    • emmelemm

      Oh, shit. That is the best comment of this week, possibly OF ALL TIME.

      /Star Wars nerd

    • Extemporanus

      Great shot, kid — that was one in a million!

      • bobbert

        Don't get cocky.

  • …I missed the racist bit?

    In Hamill's early career, true, he did the northwest-Georgia patrol officer role pretty good, with a decent hick accent, even~

  • SorosBot

    Mitt responded that he always preferred The Phantom Menace anyway.

  • Extemporanus

    The obvious takeaway from all this is that Romney's VP pick will be a short, bald, gay, non-English speaker with a dick like a third leg.

    He's dooomed!

  • OneYieldRegular

    Whew. Well I'm glad we have the sci-fi vote locked down.

  • rickmaci

    Bet MittVader is wishing he had command of a Death Star right about now.


    In an equally significant endorsement, Jar Jar Binks has come out for Romney. "Eeesa BEEEG mon."

    • Right, but Jar Jar also endorsed the Emperor, so that tells you everything you need to know about that.

  • ChernobylSoup

    How so?

  • Fox News Headline: The Joker endorses Barack Obama.

    • That's almost as much win as The Animated Series.

    • Dr. Nick Riviera

      Correction: The *best* Joker endorses Barack Obama

      • Oh, you're trying to pick a fight with someone there, aren't you?

        I honestly put Hamill, Ledger, and Nicholson in one big Joker-ey triumverate, they were all very good in very different ways, with various fidelity to the comics. Which is honestly kinda appropriate for the Joker anyway.

        That said, there's no question that Kevin Conroy is the only voice of Batman, ever.

    • Corrugated Palin

      Well, did you really expect him to get along with Bane? As the Trickster once put it, when supervillains want to scare each other, they tell Joker stories.

  • Pop Quiz:

    "We don't serve their kind" is…

    a) A line from Star Wars
    b) A line from Mitt Romney's country club
    c) All of the above

  • Estproph

    I always figured Mitt for a couple of Jawas standing one on top of another in a human suit.

  • Beowoof

    C3PO has more heart and balls than Rmoney. Design flaw?

  • Oblios_Cap

    Hamill described "Sushi Girl" as "a very violent, gangster picture in the sort of Quentin Tarantino mold."

    I'll have to watch that when it comes out in On Demand (for free). I can't imagine that's anywhere near as good as that classic of the cinema "Kung Fu Hustle".

  • Red 5 is cutting across the axis, trying to draw their fire.

  • One womp rat down…

  • CogitoErgoSumo

    Presidential Debate : Obama "If you strike me down, I shall only become more powerful than you can imagine."

  • If it means wingnut conservatives will start avoiding comic book and sci-fi conventions in protest, I must insist Mr. Hamill attend each and every one.

  • ttommyunger

    Another Solar System might be a better fit for the Mitbott 3000, no?

  • 12X34X

    He nailed Romney to a T. The force must be with him.

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