The Daily Populous

Sunday September 22nd, 2019 day edition

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More than any other moment in the film, that line encapsulates the cynical critique of consumers — of us — that is the film’s satirical core.

Beneath the 1987 Star Wars parody lies a mockery of the world we still live in, a world of mass consumption and belabored explanations of plot.

God forbid it draw people away from Star Wars merch, right?

But, as I watched Spaceballs again, I became overwhelmed by the film’s endless jokes about mass consumption.

Spaceballs is actually prophetic in its critique of Star Wars and the other space franchises it references, including Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, and Alien.

Rental, Brooks acknowledges that he too is not only a benefactor of mass consumption but, like his audience, complicit in its perpetuation.

Planet Spaceball and the mess of a crew aboard Spaceball One are the byproducts of mass consumption. »

Employees at a Chick-fil-A in Houston gave away hundreds of sandwiches to drivers who were trapped by flooding on the highway

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Employees at a nearby Chick-fil-A delivered between 200 and 400 sandwiches to drivers who were stuck on the highway.

When Tropical Depression Imelda left drivers stranded on Houston highways on Thursday, employees at a nearby Chick-fil-A decided to step up and deliver hundreds of sandwiches to those who were stuck on the roads.

Read more: A Chick-fil-A employee gave out chicken sandwiches to 'stressed out' Popeyes workers amid viral battle between the 2 chains. »

How Oprah’s iconic ‘you get a car’ moment ended on a sour note

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The podcast, hosted by journalist Jenn White, explains that the concept for the mega car giveaway actually started with Winfrey’s best friend, Gayle King.

King sat next to an executive from the Pontiac car company on a flight and struck up a conversation.

They kept pushing and pushing until the manufacturer finally agreed to gift a brand new G6 to every member of the studio audience. »

Biden urges investigation into Trump Ukraine call

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DES MOINES, Iowa/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, a frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, on Saturday called for an investigation into reports that President Donald Trump pressed his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate Biden and his son.

Giuliani, the former New York City mayor, has promoted the allegations against Biden and his son, Hunter, and acknowledged that he pressed for a Ukrainian investigation.

At the steak fry, Biden called on voters to oust Trump but did not mention Ukraine. »