A Long Time Ago….

Quote of the Day:

“Laugh it up, Fuzzball.” –Han Solo

TB loves Star Wars. I like all six movies, I like the books and I like the cartoons. I draw the line at action figures, but that’s neither here nor there. A long time ago, I saw Star Wars at the Ritz Theater in Pascagoula, Mississippi. I stood in line back across the street to Bargain Annex waiting to get in with my T-ball teammate Richie Heath. We were finally admitted and were seated in the balcony. I still remember the Death Star attack scene vividly from that first viewing. After the movie, for the next few months, all the boys at Eastlawn Elementary fought epic space battles on the swingset, twisting and turning and flying as fast and as high as we could on those tall and unsafe swings of yore. Several years later, the “baen” part of Travellinbaen came into being, Greeg’s interpretation of Luke’s pronunciation of Ben Kenobi’s name as he cried for help in Empire.  I take all things Star Wars very seriously and resent any attempt to mock the cultural significance and historic importance of the genre.

It is with this background in mind that I share with you a video first posted by friend of the blog Sam’s Mama on her site, then repeated by Calicobebop. It is sublime. Enjoy.

A couple of more Star Wars themed You Tubes I found while getting this link, including recent blog guest star Eddie Izzard’s bit on the Death Star Cantina

Check out Vader’s blank stare….

About travellinbaen

I'm a 40 year old lawyer living in Ridgeland, Mississippi. I'm several years and a couple hundred miles removed from most of my old running buddies so I started the blog to provide an outlet for many of the observations and ideas that used to be the subjects of our late night/happy hour/halftime conversations and arguments.
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10 Responses to A Long Time Ago….

  1. Samsmama says:

    I read the first sentence and thought, “Well, have I got just the video for ya!”, but then, um, ya…

    Smartass Vader was hi-freaking-larious!

  2. calicobebop says:

    Were we seperated at birth? OMFG – that one about the cantina had me in tears! God Bless You! And your love for Star Wars!

  3. coachteajay says:

    Cantina is great, I was laughing the whole time. If you haven’t seen Izzards standup, I highly suggest it, he does a spill on British History thats pretty damn funny, Its good stuff, once you get past the fact he’s a cross dresser.

  4. irvineredd says:

    Izzard is just about always awesome. He’s an executive transvestite.

  5. Jessie Lou says:

    I love the Brits and all the different words they have for things like Canteen. First time I’ve seen Izzard that I am aware of and I thought it was really good. I’m probably more like the girl in the first segment though. What I know about Star Wars is very little. I’ve seen it but it did not remain etched in my mind like it did all of yours. Although I do have a Yoda impression that I can do. And Marvin the Martian but that is another galaxy far, far, away!

  6. BR and Smiley used to do a version of the Vader gag with their cars on a young, hapless TB. It wasn’t nearly as funny back then.

    Izzard is dang funny, however, I have to say I am partial to the audio only versions of his bits.

    Calico, I have strangely developed over the years 1/2, but not a fraction more, of a secret twin language. You?

    SM, I decided to look for something to add to the post so you wouldn’t waste the trip over. Glad you enjoyed.

  7. smilyj says:

    Me and BR were mighty funny. Tb was always good fodder. Also, TB, Star Wars spoiled us with special effects.

  8. GoulaGirl says:

    How funny… I spent four hours watching The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones Wednesday morning with my son! He can quote most of the scenes 🙂 Of course, the original Star Wars is still my favorite…

  9. GoulaGirl, welcome to the TB universe! You are obviously a devoted, loving, and discerning Mom and we look forward to your contributions here.

  10. Harmony says:

    I love Star Wars but I don’t think I take it as seriously as you do. LOVED these clips..the only one I hadn’t seen was the Canteen one and I thank you for that, it was by far my favorite!

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