I wait an entire year to use that pun. It’s almost the perfect pun: wordplay, Star Wars, makes my wife’s eyes roll, normal people get it right away, etc.
Speaking of Star Wars, don’t you sometimes wish you could wave your hand like Obi-Wan and get people to do/not do the things that you don’t want them to do. Now, I realize that this falls into a category that sounds suspiciously like the dark side. And, I get it, really, I mean, I’d be using it all the time for minor stuff because I don’t have the discipline to be a Jedi. I’d be too easily swayed by getting my own way. <hand wave>You want to make me chocolate chip cookies for no reason</hand wave> Plus, how big of a nerd am I that I just used HTML code to signify a Jedi mind trick? You be the judge.
Take yesterday for instance, I can think of no less than 3 things where I would’ve used the Jedi mind trick.
- You do not want to give that rambling sermon.
- You do want to be born today. Aside: Seriously, when is this baby coming? Is it wrong to use Jedi mind tricks on babies?
- You do not want to steal a base against the Red Sox. Carl Crawford…aka THE FLASH!
Plus, that whole using the Force to levitate things would make laundry so much easier. And, with a lightsaber to mow the lawn!? Seriously, just call me the domestic Jedi!
See you in the funny papers!