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My office, a cry for help

It's not easy to tame an obsession when your best friend shares said obsession with you. She's been scurrying around to all the BKs on Long Island in an attempt to secure all 31 toys for each of us and dumped these on my lap when we met for lunch today. Bless her rebel alliance heart. She's also going to see EpIII with me (and our respective children) on Friday night (this will be my third showing) and we're going to go back to my house after and watch Ep4. If we weren't both female and married, I'd marry her. We always joke that we would have made good wives for each other. I bet she wouldn't laugh and point when I made the suggestion that we have our house built to look like the Death Star.

Anyhow, in other news, it's about 48 degrees, rainy and windy in this last week of May in New York. I feel like I should be putting up Halloween decorations.

And how could I almost forget? Les Nessman and his jolly band of 100 word authors awaits your perusal of/rating of/additions to today's stories.


"Level 3 is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be geeky."

the weather here has been cold, too. But, I'm not that upset about it because I hate the East Coast humid summers.


I watched Episode 4 (videotape, pre-"Special Edition") the other night. After watching "Revenge of the Sith" you'll be in for a shock if it's been a while since you watched "Star Wars"

"Star Wars" is a totally different movie about totally different people: In particular, listen to just about everything Luke hears about "his father" from Obi-Wan to "Aunt Beru" to "Uncle Owen." None of it agrees with ROTS and the "new" trilogy. For example, "Darth" is Vader's first name, not a title, and "I havn't gone by the name "Obi Wan" since oh, before you were born!", etc.

Not to dismiss the action-packed masterpiece that ROTS is...

n particular, listen to just about everything Luke hears about "his father" from Obi-Wan to "Aunt Beru" to "Uncle Owen."

They lied to him. Continually. As did Obi Wan. Obi freaking played him like a violin. Those Jedi are master manipulators and dishonest as all hell.

The lightsaber battles would have been interesting if the Jedi all had the same head-size-to-lightsaber-length ratio as that Luke.

I had to return my Wicket to the counter today to exchange for a Millennium Falcon. So far I have the MF, Luke Skywalker, Yoda (2), Chewbacca, and Darth Maul. Is there a schedule for when each toy is being released? I've gotta have Anakin/Vader.

I ask you, is that the desk of a sane person? Is that even the desk of a moderatley insane person?

Nice wood, tho...

They lied to him. Continually. As did Obi Wan.

"You told me Vader betrayed and murdered my father."
"Errrr, sort of. You know...from a...a...certain point of view. Yeah, that's the ticket. See, it's true. Jedi's honor, I promise."

Is Ian channeling Sullentrop?

Another Eps 4 note: When ObiWan shows up in his robes, the Sand People freak and boogie. It makes alot more sense now, knowing a Jedi slaughtered an entire village.

Does anyone still have their Star Wars Glasses that Burger King handed out the first go around?

I still have my Luke glass.

I also have some little plastic cup. I'll have to take a picture of it.

I broke my Lando glass(the last sruvivor from childhood) about 6 years ago. Considering how thin the glass was I was surprised it lasted even that long.

I think my uncle (who's a real life Comic Book Guy)may have 3 or 4.

"We have with us today a special guest, Dr. Harold Twain Weck from The Institute for Backup Trauma. Doctor, I put it to you: Is that the desk of a sane person?"
"No, Jack, I can say with complete certainty that is the desk of a seriously deranged mind. Just look at the way those items are arranged..."
"So, Doctor, what would you recommend?"
(extra sincerity in voice) "I would urge that person to get help immediately."
"Thank-you, Doctor."
"Thank-you, Jack, and may I say that is a particularly nice tie that you are wearing."
"Thank-you, Doctor Weck."
"Did you know that we doctors have come out in favor of gay marriage?"
"I'm sorry, Doctor, but we don't have time for that today."
"Oh... I see. Well, I was wondering if you were involved or, ah..."
"Doctor, I am a happily married man!"
"Ah, quite! Well, I am sorry, then. By the way, what's his name?"
--- tape ends ---

The only problem with that desk is that you have them all gathered around for the picture. As soon as you thoughfully place them around the office it will be perfect.

Oh hell no. I brought them home. I have a shelf set aside for them.

Obi-Wan lied, people died?

Give the guy a break, he obviously had a hard time living alone in a cave in the desert for 20 years talking to dead guys.

Don't forget the Burger King on Route 27 somewhere between Montauk & the Hamptons. I wish I could be more specific about the location, but I know of this place from a doomed love affair I had with a girl from Montauk. I used to stop at that BK for breakfast when I was heading back home from visiting her and the memories are a little difficult. Anyway, best of luck in collecting the whole set!