In 1977, I famously said of you
You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.
OK, that's over 35 years ago. You'd think things would be forgotten. But this is the Age of the Internet, where every stupid action and every dumb deed is Forever. Words come back to haunt you like a bad bowl of borscht. Truth is, I can now go to #occupy_[anyplace] and encounter far more wretchedness, more hives, more scumminess, and certainly more villainy as well.
Long and short of it, I should not have used the word "never" in that quote. As a Jedi, it is my duty to live an honest and forthright life. So I apologize and beg your forgiveness for grossly overstating your wretchedness. (Except you, Greedo. You're still a buttstain). And please don't lawyer-up and come after me for slander or libel or any of that crap. I am an itinerant hero - nearly penniless. And my 401k has gotten, like, really raped the last couple years. So, please, please, accept this most heartfelt apology.
Obi-Wan ("Ben") Kenobi
cc: NYT Editorial Board; Law Offices of Crook and Bender, LLC
PS - Hey Darth, instead of zapping Alderaan, how 'bout we thumbwrestle? If I win, you zap Zuccotti Park instead. Text me and let me know, K?
Heh. I feel a strange disturbance in the force - like millions of hippies, suddenly incinerated. Along with a lot of body lice and a couple of rats.