It’s a small galaxy, far, far away, after all

May the Mouse be with you: The Walt Disney Co. announced that it is buying Lucasfilm, the maker of the “Star Wars” franchise, for $4.05 billion and will make more episodes of the popular sci-fi movies.

Already Disneyland character employees are desperately kissing up to their supervisor to avoid being the one who has to wear the Jar Jar Binks costume.

One Gulp at a time: Like much of the East Coast, New York City is struggling with the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, including the shutdown of its subway, power outages and flooded tunnels.

Among the emergency measures put in place after the storm, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has lifted the ban on soft drink cups larger than 16 ounces, provided that the empty cups are then used to bail out tunnels and subways.

Fortunately, Paul Shaffer was there to parrot the punch lines: One other hardship for New Yorkers was the cancellation or postponement of concerts, performances and TV shows. A Bruce Springsteen concert was rescheduled, and while David Letterman went ahead with his show, he played to an empty studio.

TV viewers noticed no change in audience reaction, even in an empty studio, during Letterman’s monologue.

More in Opinion

Editorial: Don’t reverse rule on oil train brakes

The Trump administration, in its haste to reverse an Obama-era rule, is jeopardizing public safety.

Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Dec. 13

A sketchy look at the day in politics and society.… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Dec. 12

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Monday, Dec. 11

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Editorial: Yet another owner for The Everett Clinic

After its brief time with DaVita, uncertainty returns for the clinic with its sale to an insurer.

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Dec. 10

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Saturday, Dec. 9

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Other Voices: Gas pump stickers will outline state’s tax

Motorists soon will see stickerss on gas pump that show the state’s gas tax for each gallon.

Parker: Is Trump prepared for the fury his tweet released?

Amid heightened attention over sexual harassment, Trump just had to insult a senator — a woman.

Most Read