ByKit Simpson Browne, writer at
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Now, 2016 will likely be remembered for a whole lot of things. It'll may be the year that the Western world implausibly "took back control of its democracy" via voter intimidation and thinly disguised hate-mongering, or the year that half of us started taking Xanax. It may yet hold the horrifying moment of realization that, recognizing the world was doomed, our most beloved alien visitors have all decided to get out while the going was good, and to shed the earthly disguises we once knew as "Bowie," "Prince" and "Rickman." Heck, it might even be remembered for not being quite so big a deal as we thought at the time. After all, Fallout 4 is fun, right?

One thing 2016 likely won't be remembered for, though, is bringing footage of iconic star speaking English to light. Though, in this particular moment, that doesn't make such a thing any less desirable to watch. Fair warning, though:

Chewbacca Speaking In English Is Just As Insane As You'd Imagine

And, if we're being completely honest, probably a fairly apt metaphor for the world right now. After all, however you feel about how what may well be the most divisive election in US history just turned out, it's difficult not to see the whole world as having been flipped-turned upside down. So, let's take a minute, sit right here, and watch a video featuring Peter "Chewbacca" Mayhew shouting at in a distinctly British accent, for reasons that aren't immediately apparent. Up is down, Left is right, and Chewbacca now speaks English.

If Chewie incongruously yelling "Where the hell have you been?" doesn't sufficiently distract you from the horrors (both real and imagined) taking place outside your window, then hopefully you can take some solace in the thought that no matter how bad things get, at least Jar Jar Binks isn't around to accidentally make anyone Emperor. I assume.

What do you think, though? Is footage of Chewie speaking English enough to distract you from your current state of joy/despair? Let us know below!



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