Recursion shot first!

There is a picture with this post. In this picture (taken from comics101.com and then trimmed a bunch to remove everything else from possible focus) is a man.

The man in this picture is George Lucas.

George Lucas is wearing a t-shirt.

It is a Han Shot First t-shirt.

George Lucas is wearing a Han Shot First t-shirt.

Is that the sound of the universe opening a tear and sucking itself into a horrible infinite loop? It might be. The rest of the photo, for the record, shows Lucas talking to Harrison Ford who is in Indy garb. Which, I grant you is even funnier in some ways.

Because then, you see, George Lucas is wearing a Han Shot First t-shirt while talking to Han Solo. All right, actually, here is that as well.

Lucas talking to Han Solo while wearing a Han Shot First t-shirt. The recursion is mind-boggling.

 
 
 
 

93 Comments

  1. Chris July 24, 2007 at 2:53 pm #

    We just talked about this on our Star Wars podcast, Imperial Holonet Radio at ihnradio.com.

  2. Joel July 24, 2007 at 2:58 pm #

    So, then, is this the first shot of Lucas talking to Han while wearing a Han Shot First shirt? How many shots at this Han Shot First shot were missed before they shot Han?

    Han Shot First post.

  3. jabba July 24, 2007 at 4:56 pm #

    freak. hack.

  4. miked July 24, 2007 at 5:19 pm #

    my head asplode.

  5. booger July 24, 2007 at 5:29 pm #

    Link to the shirt in question.
    http://shop.starwars.com/catalog/product.xml?product_id=105047

  6. zach July 24, 2007 at 5:56 pm #

    What about George Lucas wearing a Han Shot First t-shirt, talking to Han Solo dressed as Indiana Jones?

  7. APK July 24, 2007 at 5:58 pm #

    So I gotta ask, where are you guys coming from? Welcome, one and all, but it is a sudden surge in comments.

  8. Zaphod July 24, 2007 at 6:09 pm #

    This is on the front page on reddit.

  9. APK July 24, 2007 at 6:14 pm #

    Ah ha! Thank you! Wow, who knew. Anyway, enjoy! Stay a second, look around. Try the wine.

  10. asdf1011 July 24, 2007 at 6:28 pm #

    Lucas’s t-shirt should read “I ruined Star Wars and all I got was this lousy t-shirt and a billion dollars.”

  11. some guy July 25, 2007 at 12:15 am #

    ‘Recursion’ does not mean what you think it means.

  12. FaJu July 25, 2007 at 1:31 am #

    I’m confused. Why is a shirt the cause of so much fuss?

  13. ben July 25, 2007 at 3:41 am #

    George Lucas is invincible. Harrison Ford is a healthy young man.

  14. ??? July 25, 2007 at 9:06 am #

    I don’t get it….

  15. Steve-o July 25, 2007 at 9:24 am #

    Here from Digg.com

    Pretty awesome I have to say. I can feel the very fabric of time and space tearing into trillions upon trillions upon trillions of little atoms. Heavy stuff. :)

  16. dugg July 25, 2007 at 9:42 am #

    You’ve been Dugg.

    Enjoy the Bandwith spike ;)

  17. homeless July 25, 2007 at 10:40 am #

    That was some annoying sentence structuring.

  18. Jeff July 25, 2007 at 10:41 am #

    Now if he only wore an “Stop-motion 4 Eva” t-shirt I’d be happy.

  19. meh July 25, 2007 at 12:17 pm #

    What’s to get? Geeks think it’s funny that the guy who created Star Wars, thus also having created Han Solo, was wearing a t-shirt referencing Han Solo while talking to the man who played the character Han Solo in the movie.
    It’s an inside joke that many people get. It’s hillarious really.
    It’s like when a guy named ‘George’ was a guest on the Colbert Report for having made a video spoof using Stephen Colbert’s own footage of himself doing lightsaber moves. ‘George’ being George Lucas – the man who created the lightsaber in the first place! Ha!

  20. Johnny C July 25, 2007 at 12:38 pm #

    It’s funny because George is the guy who altered his own movies to make Han NOT shoot first. Meh didn’t seem to get it.

  21. LOllonais July 25, 2007 at 12:48 pm #

    So you did not see when he was wearing the “Luke Got Leia First” shirt?

  22. mikey July 25, 2007 at 2:21 pm #

    i feel SO good for not getting this..

  23. Jeff July 25, 2007 at 2:41 pm #

    For those that don’t get it, the manipulation of classic films by their own creators has been a pretty common topic for several years now. This isn’t really geek speak. Well, maybe it’s film geek speak. But c’mon, people take part in your culture! How would you feel if Caddyshack was changed so there were no high explosives or mention of “greasy grimy gopher guts?”

  24. TK9612 July 25, 2007 at 4:06 pm #

    Hilarious and yet frightening at the same time.

  25. Lee July 25, 2007 at 4:37 pm #

    A nerd meets George Lucas and says “oh man I used to love those Star Wars movies” and George Lucas replied “what changed?” and the nerd says “the films did”.

  26. Louie July 25, 2007 at 4:51 pm #

    Anyone got a photo of Harrison Ford wearing an “I shot first” T-shirt?

  27. David July 25, 2007 at 4:53 pm #

    “Lucas talking to Han Solo while wearing a Han Shot First t-shirt.”

    Something inside of my head just **blinked** out of existence when you said that.

  28. Seerak July 25, 2007 at 4:55 pm #

    that t-shirt graphic is too sharp compared to George’s face (check the lack of beard and hair detail). I smell Photoshop.

  29. Steven Millan July 25, 2007 at 4:57 pm #

    This item is only up here because this is San Diego Comic Con convention week(with that very weekend coming up),otherwise this most revealing news(that Geroge Lucas suggestively admits that Han Solo actually did shoot first) is very irrelevant to me.

  30. Brian July 25, 2007 at 5:51 pm #

    What a bunch of idiots. This is like MONTH old news. It was on the video at the official Indy site. Dont act like its some big discovery, cuz its been seen, pointed out, and discussed repeatedly for weeks now.

  31. chuck July 25, 2007 at 6:23 pm #

    wow….this was at least 3 weeks old…right after indy started shooting in conn…I guess news doesn’t travel fast sometimes in this internet world.

  32. GeorgeIsTheMan July 25, 2007 at 7:23 pm #

    I reckon he should get a T-shirt which reads “I made three more Star Wars movies which weren’t as good and all I got was this lousy t-shirt and a million whiners who can’t get over it.”

  33. bill July 25, 2007 at 7:33 pm #

    # Brian Says:
    July 25th, 2007 at 5:51 pm

    What a bunch of idiots. This is like MONTH old news. It was on the video at the official Indy site. Dont act like its some big discovery, cuz its been seen, pointed out, and discussed repeatedly for weeks now.

    By dorks.

  34. jon July 25, 2007 at 7:39 pm #

    this is rediculously old news, what the hell is it with aintitcool.com and the rest of the bloody world. I beleive this is more of a haha I can wear this and STILL do what I want posture by lucas IMHO

  35. J July 25, 2007 at 8:04 pm #

    I wonder if Scott Kurtz is gonna get pissed by this. I mean, his Han Shot First shirt came out way before this one.

  36. DNA July 26, 2007 at 12:39 am #

    Got any pics of Lucas in a “Howard the Duck” t-shirt? Now *THAT* would be something!

  37. cnfoosed July 26, 2007 at 12:51 am #

    Okee dokee, If han shot first he should be arrested,tried,convicted and sentenced to death by death star, right??
    But since it all happened in holywoops he’ll just check in to rehab and all’s forgiven right?

  38. Mark July 26, 2007 at 8:25 am #

    T-shirt should actually read “I made three more Star Wars movies which had an excellent story which was tough to decipher through the poor acting and cheesy lines, so everyone thinks they weren’t good at all, and all I got was this lousy t-shirt and a bad reputation…. and a billion dollars.”

  39. Thrawn July 26, 2007 at 9:29 am #

    Awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  40. inj July 26, 2007 at 11:23 am #

    more info on the guy who designed that t-shirt can be find via this post:

    http://strangeplanetstories.blogspot.com/2007/07/indiana-jones-and-t-shirt-jake-designed.html

  41. Scoop July 26, 2007 at 11:34 am #

    That is not recursion, it’s called “irony”.

  42. Alex July 26, 2007 at 1:02 pm #

    The fabric of space which is stretched over the belly of Lucas in the form of a tshirt is, indeed, infinite.

  43. JoseM July 26, 2007 at 6:40 pm #

    He is just easing us…

  44. Michael Procton July 30, 2007 at 12:10 am #

    Just got linked on the Gmail news feed…

  45. Shawn August 3, 2007 at 12:54 pm #

    Only two other people have said it, but it’s true…recursion doesn’t mean what you think it means.

  46. Miguel de Icaza December 4, 2007 at 8:09 pm #

    I don’t undestand why this commotion around this matter, as it is quite simple: Greedo clearly fired first.
    Han was drunk and he’s a mess of a fighter, so there’s no reason why Greedo shouldn’t have the upper hand.
    Han got luck. Drunk luck.

  47. mais December 19, 2007 at 5:14 am #

    Here’s a very interesting short story which casts george lucas as a hard partying junkie:

    http://www.voont.com/lucasdate

    you’re welcome

  48. estetik January 10, 2008 at 7:16 am #

    Great cool page.

  49. prefabrik January 25, 2008 at 12:00 am #

    thank you for sharing

  50. prefabrik ev March 15, 2008 at 1:38 pm #

    nice page

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