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….