Wednesday, May 18, 2005

You *Might* Be a Star Wars Geek If...

What's this, two posts in two days?

A friend of mine sent this to me a few weeks ago, but I've been saving it for today because tonight is the opening of Episode III (midnight showing!!). Ironically enough, I've known this guy for a couple of years and never would have guessed he was enough of a geek to write this list (even after eating lunch with him two or three days a week for the last 3 or 4 semesters). He's asked that his real name not be posted on the net (thus the fake name), but he did give me the ok to put his first name: Chris. For those of you who know a plethora of Chris's like I do, he's not C. Rausch, nor C. Lindsay (as should be self evident), thus he's that other Chris I hang around with.

Moving on, I present to you: The Top 27 Clues You Might Be A Star Wars Geek (by Brad "Chris" Juego):

27. While you were camping out, waiting to buy advance tickets for the first showing of The Phantom Menace, you and your buddies reenacted The Empire Strikes Back in its entirety.

26. Your reenactment of The Empire Strikes Back was delayed by a violent argument about whose turn it was to be Darth Vader.

25. The next day, the movie theater gave you and your buddies tickets at half price just to make you go away.

24. You named your dog “Jabba the Hutt”.

23. You know more Star Wars trivia than George Lucas does.

22. By the time your local movie theater stopped showing The Star Wars Trilogy: Special Edition, you knew everyone who worked there on a first-name basis.

21. By the time you’d returned to see The Phantom Menace, they still remembered you.

20. You own enough Star Wars toys to re-enact any battle from any movie.

19. Your Darth Vader impression puts James Earl Jones to shame.

18. You know more about Han Solo than you do about your parents.

17. When you look up Star Wars in the encyclopedia, your name is listed in there along with George Lucas’, Obi-wan Kenobi’s, Darth Vader’s, and Luke Skywalker’s.

16. While other people have dreams about flying, you have dreams about killing Jar Jar Binks.

15. Or Ewoks.

14. You work lines from Star Wars into conversations. In fact, you work lines from Star Wars into all your conversations.

13. Three years ago, when you tried to build a lightsaber, the US government confiscated it and the blueprints, the Secretary of Defense made you promise to never build one again, and two FBI agents have shadowed you ever since.

12. You can whistle R2-D2’s lines from memory.

11. Alec Guinness came to your house and told you to get a life.

10. Like C-3PO, you are fluent in Basic, Wookie, Huttese, Toydarian, Dug, Jawa, Ewok, Twi’lek, Ugnaught, Bachi, the language of Tusken Raiders, and the language of astromech droids.

9. You can name the languages that I failed to mention in that list.

8. You willed that your huge collection of Star Wars toys and merchandise be preserved in the official Star Wars museum in a wing named after you.

7. Talk like Yoda you do.

6. You know more about Tattooine than you do about Earth.

5. You intentionally avoid taking your asthma medicine so you can sound more like Darth Vader when you breathe.

4. You legally changed your name to Boba Fett.

3. Somewhere out there, there is a big book that contains every scrap of knowledge that can be known about the Star Wars universe: biographies of every character, history and geography of the Star Wars universe, info on weapons, droids, ships, everything. You wrote that book.

2. You wrote a very detailed list of signs that you may be a Star Wars Geek.

1. George Lucas sent you a “thank you” note.

2 Comments:

At 10:51 AM, Blogger Amy said...

Hee hee, that's funny!

I would definitely be teaching a section of 153. As in, I would be a teacher, providing me with valuable experience before my own student teaching. They used to pay you just to take the class, but the University regulations now say that they can't do that, so now you get paid to 'grade the homework'. I'm kind of excited about it.

What's wrong with flat panel moniters? And yes, it is really good for me because while I do do a ton of stuff on the compy, I also have to do a lot of paper filing and orginizing and stuff, and the extra desk space is spectacular. :)

 
At 6:21 PM, Anonymous Ethne said...

That was so funny! It was great! :D

 

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