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is that a light saber in your pocket.....

The big advantage of using a lightsaber, of course, is that you can both cut and toast the bagel in one stroke.

How Stuff Works: Lightsabers. Gosh, I love the internet.

ls12.jpgI would very much like to own one of these for my birthday. The $118 price tag seems cheap when you consider that I could have asked for the $375 Yoda lightsaber.

Yes, that's right. I asked for a lightsaber for my birthday.

Family? You hear that? You could all chip in. Just look what you can do with it! It..it...glows! Yea, I know it would be more fitting for me to have the Vader edition, but I just like the blueness of Luke's. Besides, when it's late at night and I'm practicing my mad lightsaber skills in the living room, it would be far better for my neighbors to see the soft blue glow in the window rather than the harsh red light, which might make some of them think I'm changing my name to Roxanne.


I got my tax return check this week. I put aside some of the money to spend on myself. I was thinking a PSP. Maybe some nifty patio furniture. Or a new grill. Or perhaps I would be really nice and buy my kids tickets to Warped Tour. Or buy my husband a super special birthday present, like his own PSP or a new light box. But wouldn't my hard earned tax money be better spent on...me? Will this lightsaber make me happy? Bring me hours of joy? Make me feel special? Can I cuddle it after I use it?

I mean...yea. It's a nice toy. And I want it.

Oh god. How many days away am I from buying a costume?

my backpack's got jets, i'm boba the fett......*

I repeat: I need help. This is worse than the great SW plague that inflicted me in 1997.


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When "Land of the Dead" is about to come out will you have a new banner in eager anticipation? Suggested tagline: "George Romero Ate My Brains".

"But wouldn't my hard earned tax money be better spent on...me?"

Well, duh...

I am all about the zombies, Joel. I will seamlessly move from SW obsessed to zombie obsessed with cold, robotic efficiency.

"Q: Can I use my Force FX lightsaber for dueling?:
A: This product should not be used to strike others. Although the blade is very durable, it should never be used for fighting or dueling. The Force FX lightsaber was produced as a collectible; it was not intended for dueling. That said, we've had several successful Lightsaber battles here at the ThinkGeek offices. How can you resist especially with the 'clash' sound effects that occur when the blade strikes another object?

ThinkGeek is not responsible should any customers who purchase this Lightsaber turn to the dark side. Nor are we responsible should you not contain sufficient Mitochlorians in your blood system to engage the force without reckless abandon."

The cure is both simple and brutal.

Dr. Who Movie Marathon -


after six or seven hours you'll come to understand that Lucas's reliance on quote special effects unquote is nothing compared to the genius of having fuzzy white blood cells attack the Doctor and his companion as they walk around a person's circulatory system (without getting their feet wet).

And, soon enough, you'll come to loathe the musical gibber-jabber of R2-D2 compared to the ruthless monotone of a Dalek.

'Dr. Who' it'll cure what ails you.

I'd also add a Star Trek movie marathon. The trials and tribulations of a crew whose mission is to seek out new life and new civilizations serves as the perfect antidote to Lucas' fantastic vision of a galaxy far, far away.

It would bring you back down to Earth...err, in a manner of speaking.

You couldn't pay me enough to sit through a Star Trek marathon.

You couldn't pay me enough to sit through a Star Trek marathon.

Oh Pshaw.....

give me one line in any of the Star Wars movies that rivals this moment of Shatnerian catharsis:


These are pretty hot too. I'm partial to Fury.

I highly recommend the PSP. The games are great, it can play movies, mp3's, photos. I've experimented uploading stuff (just music and photos at this point) and it's not too difficult.

I am and always will be a Star Trek fan, but even I wouldn't sit through a Star Trek marathon. Even if it was only the even numbered ones.

However, I am getting the urge to watch LOTR, all 11+ hours.

Ah, but the blogosphere already has its Roxanne.

So Michele, how long before you start shopping here?



Dave at Garfield Ridge

I was playing with one of these at either Borders or Barnes and Noble a few days ago. Lord, what fun--a toy for grown up kids.

Yeah, I want one, too. A lot.

$300 for a toy Lightsaber?

As a GenX kid, all I had to play with 25 years ago was a clear plastic golf-bag tube taped to a flashlight.

Maybe that explains the problems of GenX.

Or maybe it just illustrates the fact that kids nowadays have things WAY too easy.