Friday, August 7, 2009

Aren't You a Little Short for a Stormtrooper?

Today's Wonder of the World is...Embracing Your Inner Geek and Celebrating Star Wars!

As you can see, we've been letting our geekyness go wild for years.
So naturally when we brought Sam's cousin home from Kentucky for a week-long sleepover, we got out the popcorn and planned a Star Wars Marathon!
Perfect for these silly knuckleheads,

especially for cousin Luke. (His mother's name is Leah, after all!)
Everything was proceeding as I had foreseen. Until my VCR wouldn't work.
Boo hoo. My tech guy was off gallivanting in Montana, pretending to be Meriwether Lewis with his middle child Clark.
No problem! The cousins found this.

Have you seen it? I'm still speechless.
Then they moved on to this and this, and this, laughing themselves silly, until they got hungry and tried to trick me into giving them seconds on the chocolate pie.
Ha! Your Jedi mind tricks don't work on me, boys!

All this Star Wars talk reminded me of Star Wars, The Legacy Revealed, a documentary I saw a couple years ago on the History Channel which explored the history and mythology that inspired the movie. Have you seen it? Meriwether Lewis made me watch the beginning, and you know what happened when he left the room? I didn't even turn the channel to HGTV! Who could resist a nerdy documentary about a geeky movie? Especially one featuring interviews with folks from Stephen Colbert and Dan Rather to Newt Gingrich and Nancy Pelosi! Talk about a diverse crowd. Perhaps we need more Star Wars showings to bring this country together. What do you think? Shall we all link arms and try to become one with the Force?

Sorry. I'm getting a little carried away.
Thankfully, the boys did not. They stepped away from the computer and found some adventures of their own.

Have a wonder-full weekend, y'all, full of your own adventures!
Love, Becky
PS. But first watch this!


jama said...

What fun! That John Williams tribute is amazing! My DH is a Star Wars maniac and will love this post. :)

Kat said...

Everyone loves Star Wars. How can you not?
I think I may have the boys watch it today since it is a rainy, dreary day outside. :)

LW said...

I remember the first time I saw R2-D2
and CP30, I knew I was hooked.

I nicknamed one of my miniature donkeys Chewbacca,
She sounds just like him …

This was a fun post…
Thanks for all the links and videos.

Have a great weekend,

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I first saw Star Wars in Los Angeles. It had just been released and everyone in line was in costume. I really wasn't sure was we were in for. I was kinda young and my friend and I were on our first unchaperoned trip!! But, boy did we have fun!!!

Susan Sandmore said...

Proud SW geek since I was six! Have you seen the "Star Wars explained by someone who hasn't seen it" video? Here's a link:

Sherry at EX Marks the Spot said...

Looks like the substitute adventure was awesome! What wonderful times I remember walking on rocks in a creek or near a waterfall or around a lake. Great fun and so carefree.

Have a good weekend, Becky!

Susan said...

I'm more of a Star Trek fan myself, but I used to be able to whistle and sound like R2D2. That was fun to do while in the grocery store. I do love the first one that came out, especially the Cantina scene.

Susan Tuttle said...

you betcha! i was in love with luke skywalker at age 7:)

Linda Crispell said...

My son can drone on and on about Star Wars, and he has a cazillion action figures from the films.

CC said...

Ha! What a great one! My son is just starting to get interested in this genre......

Silicon Valley Diva said...

My daughter, 9 1/2 yrs, is a total Star Wars fanatic. My younger son is also, but she is obsessed.

She collects all the Star Wars figurines yet she still plays with her Littlest Pet Shop stuff too lol.

Kelly H-Y said...

What a riot! Love the pics!