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Star Wars Fans Look For Love In Alderaan Places

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the I-can-win-your-heart-in-less-than-twelve-parsecs dept.

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Hugh Pickens writes "The Christian Science Monitor reports that devoted fans at the recent Star Wars Convention V, many dressed as Jedi knights, stormtroopers, or the indomitable Princess Leia, sat opposite one another for a series of 3-minute speed dates, in hopes of finding a connection with a fellow Star Wars enthusiast. 'Over the course of the three events, due to size and time, we turned away about 600 participants,' says Ryan Glitch. 'Yesterday, this room was packed. We had to keep shoveling people along.' Meanwhile in the main exhibition hall, a chapel was set up to allow fans to profess their love and devotion to each other in the form of commitment ceremonies. 'I've been told that we've had two commitment ceremonies from people that met at my event,' says Glitch adding that he saw eight additional couples at the convention made up of people who had attended his speed dating sessions."

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Lookin for love in all the wrong places.. (2, Funny)

men0s (1413347) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316270)

Wookie poh nuuuuub in all the wrong pwaces..

Re:Lookin for love in all the wrong places.. (1)

whovian (107062) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316380)

Will someone please get this walking carpet out of my way!?

Re:Lookin for love in all the wrong places.. (2, Funny)

blair1q (305137) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316700)

Kids today won't get that. They've probably never seen a full bush.

Re:Lookin for love in all the wrong places.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33318166)

i seen a white house full of bushes for 8 yars.

Kids today won't get that. They've probably never seen a full bush.

Re:Lookin for love in all the wrong places.. (1)

jgagnon (1663075) | more than 3 years ago | (#33318308)

In the US, we've had two of them for President. And they were full of... never mind. :p

Re:Lookin for love in all the wrong places.. (1)

Adambomb (118938) | more than 3 years ago | (#33319076)

I've had this skit stuck in my head all day since reading your post.

I hope you're happy, been singing it softly with my co-workers are looking at me like i lobsters crawling out of my ears. I must admit though, good pun/reference synergy >=(

They did it all... (1)

eegad (588763) | more than 3 years ago | (#33319556)

They did it all for the wookie. C'mon. The wookie.

What is the male-to-female ratio at these things? (2, Interesting)

axl917 (1542205) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316328)

I'd assume it is highly skewed towards the male side, which would make too few chubby Leias to go around for too many acne-scarred Wookies.

BTW, topic title == WIN.

Re:What is the male-to-female ratio at these thing (2, Funny)

Monkeedude1212 (1560403) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316410)

This is actually why they turned away 600 participants, there were only 2 females and 602 males.

Re:What is the male-to-female ratio at these thing (3, Insightful)

MarbleMunkey (1495379) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316446)

There were probably a number more 'chubby Leias' there, but they were all dudes... *shudder*

Re:What is the male-to-female ratio at these thing (1)

TomXP411 (860000) | more than 3 years ago | (#33318652)

A chubby Leia is not such a bad thing.

A Leia with a chubby... that is just wrong!

Re:What is the male-to-female ratio at these thing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33316614)

Hint: The "chapel" was there for "commitment ceremonies". I bet there were a lot more sabers-seeking-sabers there than holsters, if you catch my meaning.

Re:What is the male-to-female ratio at these thing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33316986)

I don't know... Look at the main picture in the article and tell me that doesn't look like two chicks kissing.

Re:What is the male-to-female ratio at these thing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33316622)

Obligatory picture of the chubby Leias from CV. [photobucket.com]

Re:What is the male-to-female ratio at these thing (1)

Mongoose Disciple (722373) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316672)

I'm sure, although Star Wars fandom seems to have a more equal (if still seriously unequal) male-female ratio than most kinds of sci-fi-ish fandom. At least, I know a handful of women who are into Star Wars enough to go to conventions like these, some of which are attractive enough that you wouldn't pick them as geeks out of a crowd. (Granted, those few are already married.)

Re:What is the male-to-female ratio at these thing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33316732)

too few chubby Leias to go around

Obligatory photo of some of the fat Leias from CV: in a group [photobucket.com]

Re:What is the male-to-female ratio at these thing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33316806)

:blink: All most all of them aren't fat... in fact (stewie voice) do her... do her... do her... fix the hair and we'll talk... do her... who hasn't done her...

Re:What is the male-to-female ratio at these thing (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33317728)

I'd assume it is highly skewed towards the male side, which would make too few chubby Leias to go around for too many acne-scarred Wookies.

BTW, topic title == WIN.

It is even worse....check out the picture. I'm fairly certain that the only 2 chubby girls who attended ended up hooking up with each other.

Re:What is the male-to-female ratio at these thing (1)

ArsonSmith (13997) | more than 3 years ago | (#33319474)

Wasn't many chubby ones there, http://pwbeat.publishersweekly.com/blog/wp-content/2007/05/200705291157.jpg [publishersweekly.com]

really only saw one that didn't look well above average even for the non-geek crowd. And that one was just a little old and beginning to get wrinkly.

Re:What is the male-to-female ratio at these thing (1)

Homr Zodyssey (905161) | about 4 years ago | (#33321126)

Dude...there's a two-year-old in that picture! Please tell me she wasn't speed-dating!

Re:What is the male-to-female ratio at these thing (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33369136)

It's OK, she looks 6.

Re:What is the male-to-female ratio at these thing (1)

notknown86 (1190215) | about 4 years ago | (#33321132)

In the article, they did say hetrosexual and homosexual participants. Obviously, hilarity ensured during in the inevitable hookups in the mens. "Who's yo' daddy?" yelled in the throes of passion, followed by a chorus of Darth Vaders...

Luke Screams (1)

rinoid (451982) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316338)

NooooOOOOoooOOooOOOOOOOOOOoooooO!!!!!

Master Yoda says... (1)

daeley (126313) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316344)

I do or I do not, there is no try.

Re:Master Yoda says... (3, Funny)

geekoid (135745) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316854)

Master Yoda was an idiot:
1) Didn't see the fall of the Jedi. *
2) None of his 'visions of the future' ever came true.
3) In order to do, you must try. Frankly at this point he might as well be sitting in a senile home reading fortune cookies.
4) Taught children the force using real light sabers.

*not just with his 'vision' but through common sense he shoudl have seen it coming.

I mean really, when Samuel Jackson is on your side, some serious shit is going to happen...mother fucker.

Re:Master Yoda says... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33318784)

3) In order to do, you must try

Luke was saying he was trying as an excuse to fail. Either he could keep at it until he succeeded, or he could fail.

4) Taught children the force using real light sabers.

Children used training light sabers that just hurt but couldn't kill them.

I call bullshit (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316358)

II refuse to believe there was actually a 50/50 ratio of males to females in attendance at these events, which would be necessary for speed dating unless it was a same-sex type affair.

Re:I call bullshit (2, Insightful)

QCompson (675963) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316374)

The summary states that they turned away 600 participants. I'm betting all 600 were males.

Re:I call bullshit (2, Interesting)

BillCable (1464383) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316698)

Yeah, I'm certain that's the way it went. I know a couple guys who applied but didn't make the cut. There are a ton of women who go to Celebrations, though. And Cosplay is a huge part of it. More Slave Leias than you can shake a stick at, and a good number of them respectable. I'd say overall there's about a 20/80 split female to male at Celebrations. For Dragon*Con it's closer to 40/60.

You'd be surprised... (4, Insightful)

tekrat (242117) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316606)

Once upon a time (while I was in fandom), yes, it was 99% male, and 1% female, so there was just about zero opportunity for fandom hookups.

But that has changed. Mostly due to Cosplay. Ever been to an anime con? It's now more chicks than guys, I am not kidding.

Also, the fantasy thing (dragons, wizards and so forth) has increased the female ratio at standard Sci-Fi cons. It hasn't hurt that Star Trek, Anime, Harry Potter and so forth has gone mainstream. Just look at San Diego Comic Con. It's now mostly goth chicks and vampires, thanks to Twilight.

This is *why* I don't go to cons anymore, as it's now for vapid teenagers, but for the younger crowd, this might be a good place to actually meet a girl.

Twilight (1)

phorm (591458) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316882)

I think that - twilight aside - the genre of female-friendly flicks has also improved for us guys. We've gone from sappy tear-jerker romance to "romantic comedy", which at least throws in a few chuckles for the guys.

Even twilight wouldn't be *too* bad if not for the whole wreck-the-genre-twinkly-vampire crud. At least there was *some* action and play towards the overall vampire meme (at least the first movie, haven't been dragged to the rest yet). Hopefully it will work well as a setup for some of the better series' such as "True Blood" etc, which has enough hot girls for guys to enjoy, muscular man-butt for the women, and plot for both.

Re:You'd be surprised... (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316890)

It was like that well before Twilight.

Re:You'd be surprised... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33316918)

Why would you WANT to meet a girl at these places? You're as likely to wake up with her to find your penis severed to feed her gross fetish. You'd have better luck finding a suitable female at the local mental hospital -- at least, she will be medicated.

Re:You'd be surprised... (1)

DocSavage64109 (799754) | more than 3 years ago | (#33317064)

Wow. Are you speaking from experience, or just making assumptions?

Re:You'd be surprised... (1)

Abstrackt (609015) | more than 3 years ago | (#33317144)

Why would you WANT to meet a girl at these places?

Because you know she likes wearing costumes. *wink wink nudge nudge*

Re:You'd be surprised... (1)

psnyder (1326089) | more than 3 years ago | (#33317242)

This is *why* I don't go to cons anymore, as it's now for vapid teenagers

It's always started with vapid teenagers (or younger). The original Star Wars movies (4, 5, 6) were making 3 times as much on toys as they were on the movies [latimes.com] . The good stories operate on an adult level and hold our interests as we grow. Others lack longevity. And many are infused with longevity through more adult oriented remakes (Batman Begins?).

How old were WE when we first got into sci-fi, fantasy, etc?

Re:You'd be surprised... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33320128)

Ever been to an anime con? It's now more chicks than guys, I am not kidding.

What's more, the guys are all gay. (RIMSHOT!)

Re:I call bullshit (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316876)

I'ts not the 70's anymore. There are a lot of attractive women at these vents now a days.

Stupid whipper snappers. IN my day we would have 1 women show up and she would eight 250 pounds and wearing a chain mail bikini, and we.. well no, we didn't like it.

3-minute speed dates? (1)

John Hasler (414242) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316368)

I realize that typical trekkies (and average Slashdotters) would be unaware of this, but most women like it slooow.

I do like the idea of trekkies having themselves committed, though.

Re:3-minute speed dates? (1)

daeley (126313) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316414)

A trekkie troll in a Star Wars article? Really?

Hokey phasers and ancient "captains" are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.

Re:3-minute speed dates? (1)

John Hasler (414242) | more than 3 years ago | (#33317280)

> A trekkie troll in a Star Wars article?

There are no significant differences. One kind of Hollywood "syfy" blurs into another.

Re:3-minute speed dates? (2, Insightful)

badboy_tw2002 (524611) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316524)

Depends on the age. Never underestimate the biological clock's ability to make a lady settle. Think of this like an interactive trawl of facebook/myspace. You are evaluating them on looks but you can take into account hygiene and get answers to questions like "do you have a job/car/boat" etc. This way you can skip a bad first date altogether if there are any "dealbreakers." You know, when you get to a point where you say "no way man" but you still have to finish dinner/coffee with the person - wouldn't it be nice for a bell to go off and you can run away?

Re:3-minute speed dates? (2, Funny)

COMON$ (806135) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316636)

Were I single I think I would have to use the lemon law....http://www.tvacres.com/sex_dating_barney.htm

Re:3-minute speed dates? (2, Interesting)

Monkeedude1212 (1560403) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316628)

I don't know if you know this - but Speed Dating is actually a popular thing amongst many single people (especially in the states). It removes the stigma of having to spend an entire evening with someone, having to pay out a lot of money on a date, etc etc - something that very busy people don't have a lot of time for.

Especially when girls are looking for "The One" - they feel the need to search through hundreds of guys to find "Him". 100 guys with 1 date a week would take 2 years.

With Speed dating a girl can go through that many in a month.

In most cases, speed dating appeals just as much if not moreso to women than it does to men. The idea of "Take it slow" is when getting intimate, which is not part of speed dating, thats swinger parties you're thinking of.

Re:3-minute speed dates? (1)

helix2301 (1105613) | more than 3 years ago | (#33319286)

Also with speeding you don't have to break the ice or figure out how to ask the girl or guy out. Plus if both people are at a star wars convention they obviously have something to talk about.

Re:3-minute speed dates? (1)

Monkeedude1212 (1560403) | more than 3 years ago | (#33319372)

Bingo, and those are the main reasons why guys are into it.

Re:3-minute speed dates? (1)

natehoy (1608657) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316678)

True, but you have to understand these are Trekkies. They figure, like security guards, if the relationship can survive the first three minutes until the commercial, it's good for the whole show.

Just don't wear a red shirt.

Re:3-minute speed dates? (1)

Kilrah_il (1692978) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316814)

And when they try to use the Vulcan Nerve Pinch...?

Re:3-minute speed dates? (2, Funny)

natehoy (1608657) | more than 3 years ago | (#33317554)

Standard procedure is to slump senselessly to the ground.

Re:3-minute speed dates? (1)

ArsonSmith (13997) | more than 3 years ago | (#33319616)

My favorite pickup line, "I may not be good, but at least I'm fast."

It doesn't work very well but it does test for sense of humor.

quick (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33316386)

somebody pour some chlorine into that gene pool.

Re:quick (1)

kainosnous (1753770) | about 4 years ago | (#33321964)

They did. The article said that it was open to homosexuals. I would say that socially accepting the union of people who can't figure out the most basic principle is a great way to cut down on breeding.

also.. (1)

CarpetShark (865376) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316390)

due to size and time, we turned away about 600 participants

Also due to 600 of the participants being straight males, and the other just being there because the modelling agency made her do it.

Re:also.. (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316902)

599 were straight males..

Re:also.. (1)

CarpetShark (865376) | more than 3 years ago | (#33320188)

Err... yes, that. :D

In the immortal words of Admiral Ackbar (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33316404)

It's a trap!

slashdot editors, admit it: (4, Insightful)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316428)

you greenlighted this story simply because of the clever pun in the title. it's ok, it was funny, just admit it

Re:slashdot editors, admit it: (2, Insightful)

gollito (980620) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316830)

It's the only reason I clicked through

Re:slashdot editors, admit it: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33317526)

Title likely inspired by this reddit thread
http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/d1pw6/lucas_is_changing_star_wars_again_for_bluray/

Re:slashdot editors, admit it: (2, Interesting)

mooingyak (720677) | more than 3 years ago | (#33317664)

With a title like that, do you need another reason?

Great title (2, Insightful)

david.emery (127135) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316496)

Too bad we can't mod up the title.

Re:Great title (2, Insightful)

mozumder (178398) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316590)

brilliant title

Re:Great title (1)

Larryish (1215510) | about 4 years ago | (#33320768)

I have seen it, it is ver' nice.

Blarg (1)

jewishbaconzombies (1861376) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316540)

Sooooo Hugh Pickens loves wordplay. Huge - not teeny tiny - Dickens? Nose Pickens? Loves Chickens? What Slim Pickens became after 10 years at the Fast-Food Buffet (boy did he let himself go)?

Help me out here anybody.

Ogre (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33316702)

NERDS!

Two girls, one c3po (3, Funny)

hoggoth (414195) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316720)

I'm pretty sure the two kissing in the article's photo are both women.

As if the ratio wasn't bad enough, the only two women hooked up... with each other.

Re:Two girls, one c3po (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33316964)

not so. the one in the dress is a man ;-)

Re:Two girls, one c3po (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33317394)

And as a male you're upset why?

The "right" place (2, Funny)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316724)

The only "right" place for a male fanboy to seek love is at a "Twilight" or "True Blood" fan event. And that would mean swallowing your pride long enough to pretend to like a bunch of emo vampires. Even then, you're probably going to get stuck with some goth chick who sincerely believes that cutting herself shows she has depth.

Re:The "right" place (1)

TheSync (5291) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316816)

The only "right" place for a male fanboy to seek love is at a "Twilight" or "True Blood" fan event.

No, the women there want the undead ON THE SCREEN, or at least the actors that play them, not some random guy dressed up like an undead.

Re:The "right" place (1)

kainosnous (1753770) | about 4 years ago | (#33322016)

Any fangirl that is dense enough to believe that vampires sparkle probably has a chance to think that guy really is an undead. Also, if she finds any of he Twilight story to be interesting, imagine what she might think about your latest nerd stories that actually have a plot. On the other hand, I don't know why you would want such a girl.

Re:The "right" place (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316952)

Sense, you have none.

Re:The "right" place (1)

Abstrackt (609015) | more than 3 years ago | (#33317260)

Even then, you're probably going to get stuck with some goth chick who sincerely believes that cutting herself shows she has depth.

You've never really hung out with goths, have you? Either that or all the ones I've met were fairly well-adjusted. Many, if not all, have at least some fascination with the macabre but I've never seen any who were prone to self-mutilation. Obivously there's a subset that is likely to harm themselves but that subset exists in any culture.

Common pickup lines? (4, Funny)

SnarfQuest (469614) | more than 3 years ago | (#33316968)

Wanna play with my wookie?

Wanna see who shoots first?

I'm tired of Hand Solo. how about you?

I felt a great disturbance in the Force, (1)

DigitalReverend (901909) | more than 3 years ago | (#33317368)

as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.

Don't go through with the commitment ceremony! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33317532)

I have to say it...

"It's a trap!!!"

Back in the room... (3, Funny)

RevWaldo (1186281) | more than 3 years ago | (#33317536)

- All too easy.
- I won't fail you. I'm not afraid.
- You will be. You will be.
- All right, I'll try...
- Do, or do not! There is no try!
- I..can't. It's too big!
- Size matters not! Judge me by my size, do you?
- I don't know where you get your delusions, laser brain.
- Laugh it up, fuzzball!
- You have your moments. Not many of them, but you do have them.
- Control, control, you must learn control!
- Would it help if I got out and pushed?
- It might!
- You are beaten. It is useless to resist. Don't let yourself be destroyed as Obi-Wan did!
- Impressive. Most impressive. Obi-Wan has taught you well. You have controlled your fear. Now, release your anger! Only your hatred can destroy me!

(Later...)

- How was it for you?
- Han shot first.


.

Re:Back in the room... (1)

bwintx (813768) | more than 3 years ago | (#33317938)

My kingdom for mod points! +1

Re:Back in the room... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33318720)

Awww, c'mon. Where's the
- At that speed do you think you'll be able to pull out in time?

Re:Back in the room... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33319378)

- My kind of scum - fearless and inventive!
- I have a very bad feeling about this.
- And I thought they smelled bad on the outside.
- Get in there, you big furry oaf! I don't care what you smell!
- They're coming in too fast!
- It's no good, I can't maneuver!
- Stay on target!
- We're too close!
- Stay on target!
- Loosen up!
- Uh, everything's under control. Situation normal.
- What happened?
- Uh, we had a slight weapons malfunction, but uh... everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you?
- I don't know who you are or where you came from, but from now on you'll do as I tell you, okay?
- You know, sometimes I amaze even myself.
- That doesn't sound too hard.
- Look at the size of that thing!
- Cut the chatter, Red 2. Accelerate to attack speed!
- You're all clear, kid, now let's blow this thing and go home!
- Great shot, kid, that was one in a million!
- You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought.


.

Re:Back in the room... (3, Funny)

ArsonSmith (13997) | more than 3 years ago | (#33319528)

You missed the later parts

-Get in there I don't care what you smell
-you came in that thing? You're braver than I thought.
-negative it didn't go in, just impacted on the surface.

OMG ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33317558)

:DDD Hilarious!

Aw come on! (1)

jamrock (863246) | more than 3 years ago | (#33317636)

The host of the event is named Ryan Glitch, for God's sake! Where are the Slashdot jokers when you need them to mine this nugget of pure comedy gold?

"So how did the whole Star Wars-themed speed-dating thing work out?" "Not too well; there was a Glitch..."

Something along those lines, but hopefully better. Get with it people!

Obligatory: Yellow Lasers (2, Funny)

Google85 (797021) | more than 3 years ago | (#33318630)

Met her at the Star Wars convention.
Did I mention she was looking for love?
Had to call her bluff, "Lady, you don't mean how that sounded.
The thousand-pound dude in the 'no fat chicks' shirt's astounded."
Thought she'd take it back, revoke, rescind, rewind, retract.
"You heard me," she said, "I want any man here
to descend in the cave where you conquer the fear,
and I'll steer you to side of the force that you choose.
Somebody's man enough here -- now who?"
This girl, now you have to understand,
would not look out of place on the arm of an attractive man,
so the geeks in attendance got jaws on the floor. One extends his
saber but he tripped on his cloak. I stepped to the front then I spoke:
"I ain't spitting game, look, I got a Wookiee hat on.
But these guys here are used to getting spat on
by girls. See, you put em in shock.
And this ain't the right con to quote Mister Spock
but it's highly illogical to me." Girl looked in my eye, said, "is your mind free?

'Cause I got something for you. It is shiny, it is clean.
Come on up and I'll adore you with my yellow laser beam."

Sitting in her room upstairs,
watching her wind up the buns in her hair,
I declare that "I'd like to be Luke
unless that's a little bit too perverted for you.
I could be Jabba, a Jawa, an Ewok
when we talk, 'oo ga la gee bla!'
Wait -- I seen all the flicks, all the books that I read,
don't remember any character tied to the bed.
But that's all right, I'll just pretend that I'm encased in carbonite.
And why that's a nice gold bikini; you make that?
Shows off what you got, no mistake: that's
one fine view of Chewbacca you're giving me.
Lower that down here, we could be living the
linguistic lifestyle of the protocol droid."
Here comes the part where I'm not overjoyed.
"Fire!" she said, and before I could scream,
got a steaming mouth full of yellow laser beam.

Re:Obligatory: Yellow Lasers (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33320104)

Awesome. That was just awesome. Now go fetch me a new cup of coffee and keyboard.

Re:Obligatory: Yellow Lasers (1)

neminem (561346) | about 4 years ago | (#33361940)

Now go download (or, preferably, buy) the rest of Frontalot's work already. He's pretty awesome (I think his first cd, off which those lyrics were taken, is still his best.)

IT'S A WOOKIE!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33321364)

It's a wookie [cheezburger.com]

C'mon - you know you laughed.

How long?? (1)

lupinstel (792700) | about 4 years ago | (#33343616)

Can anyone tell me how many parsecs each date was?

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