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(Warning: if you don't want to know what George Lucas had for lunch a few days ago, then be warned, meal-related SPOILERS lie below. Proceed with whatever level of caution your innate sense of food-based SPOILER aversion suggests is wise...)

Now, here's the tough thing about being George Lucas.

If you make new Star Wars movies, everyone gets mad at you. If you don't make new Star Wars movies, everyone gets mad at you. If you sell Lucasfilm to Disney so that they can make new Star Wars films, everyone gets mad at you for selling out. If everyone likes that new movie, then – you guessed it – everyone gets mad at you, despite (or perhaps because of) you having absolutely nothing to do with it.

In other words? It actually seems as though it's surprisingly tough to be George Lucas, seeing as he lives in a world that doesn't really seem to like him very much.

Plus, of course, there's the fact that...

Someone Just Took A Photo Of George Lucas Sitting Alone In An Australian Food Court, Eating Noodles

And boy howdy, did the Internet run with it. And by run with it...

...I of course mean steadfastly refused to accept why a billionaire would eat noodles in an Australian food court.

Which is actually kind of odd, seeing as that's something George Lucas has apparently been pretty fond of doing for years now... well as being something pretty much all of us do from time to time. In fact, seeing as Lucas was apparently in Adelaide so that he could hang out with his wife, Mellody Hobson, who was speaking at a conference there, it actually makes sense that he would be in Adelaide, and in need of some food.

Why Is It So Strange That George Lucas Eats In Food Courts, Then?

Well, presumably, the surprise stems from the fact that Lucas is, as far as the pop cultural consensus goes, a part of the ultra rich elite that Bernie Sanders is currently trolling to great effect. After all, Disney paid him $4 billion for Lucasfilm, right? Surely he could afford all the lobster he could eat, and have it shipped to any food court in the world?

Well, leaving aside the fact that Lucas pledged almost all of that Disney money to education charities (since he's surely still incredibly wealthy), two possible answers spring to mind:

1. Lucas is still, relatively speaking, a pretty normal dude, who is perfectly happy buying a meal in a food court and eating alone when the situation calls for it.

2. Lucas just really, really likes food court noodles.

Both of which are perfectly good reasons to eat in a food court, unquestioned by social media, even if (or, in fact, especially if) he created one of the greatest movie series of all time.

Though, that being said, the original poster's follow up tweet was pretty hilarious:

Nicely played, Ms. Fusco. Nicely played.

What do you think, though?


Where should Mr. Lucas have eaten?

via Buzzfeed


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