I just found out it's Star Wars Day! Who knew?! Wikipedia that's who. My Middle Boy went through a serious Star Wars phase. He insisted on being Vader and we had to call him Lord Vader (at age 3 I might add). I still remember going to the first Star Wars movie back in 1977. I would have been about 9. I say about so as not to reveal my real age. I recall my parents being concerned about the possible violence in the movie. Oh how far we have come. A little arm cutting off scene is hardly a head turner anymore. Was it rated G or PG? I forget (since I am so old). I still remember my mother having some sort of mental block when it came to saying PG. She'd repeatedly say it GP. It was a new-fangled system back then.
I saw it multiple times while it was in the theater. My older brother Chris taking me each time. It was almost a spiritual experience what with the force and the evil dark side and all. I could swear George Lucas was inspired during the entire production.
And now I am going to do something inspired and cut this blog entry short! Happy Star Wars day and may the force be with you!
Feel free to share your Star Wars memories!
PS Here is a joke for you...
A heavy breathing D Vader voice says:
"Luke, I know what you're getting for Christmas"
"How do you know?"
D Vader answers:
"I felt your presents"