Thursday, February 03, 2011

Stupid Thing of the Week

Big and I went to Walmart on Monday, and I bought a couple of Star Wars action figures. What can I say, I'm an overgrown fat kid. As we brought them to the register, the woman there said, "Oh, are you a Star Wars fan? Which do you like better, the new ones or the old ones?" I told her, and she said, "Oh, not me. I much prefer the new ones."

I couldn't quite grasp that. As I told Big later, I've never met a single person over the age of twelve that likes the Prequels as much as the Original Trilogy, let alone more. "I don't understand," I said. "You like the Prequels more than the old ones?"

"Lots more."


"The old movies are so boring. I can't watch the second one without falling asleep."

"The second one?" I gasped. "You mean THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK?"

"Right. Plus, the new ones make so much more sense."

I blinked. "Wait. The PREQUELS make more sense?"

"A lot more."

"Then what's the deal with Sypho Dias?"

She paused and said, "Thanks for coming in. Have a nice night."

1 comment:

Shawn said...

The prequals make no sense. I keep explaining that to my kids. My son is 13 and his classmates think he is dumb to still like Star Wars. I told him many grownups love Star Wars. He was shocked.