Okay, this is pretty slick. Someone’s created a parody of the New York Times’ coverage of Osama bin Laden’s killing, but in this version, instead of President Obama announcing bin Laden’s death, it’s Darth Vader announcing the death of Obi-Wan Kenobi. It even links to information about Obi-Wan’s “compound” (actually, the Wookeepedia page for his hut).
It’s a little jarring to see Darth Vader in the Obama role and Obi-Wan Kenobi in the role of terrorist, but the design is letter-perfect Times style, and don’t miss the comments (including appropriate spam and many replies). I also like the subtle touches, like the “Autos” tab replaced by “Starships.” And, unlike the New York Times, the Galactic Empire Times is not behind a paywall.
HT: Nate Wilson