Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Conversational Highlight No. 2

Don't worry, I'll stop this soon. It's just one of those weeks.

ME: So, we have the upper hand over the client. Excellent.

M: For now...

ME: Yes, like the Empire at the end of The Empire Strikes Back. You be whatsisname, and I'll be that other guy.

M: C3PO and R2D2?

ME: No, we're the Empire - we're evil. You be Darth Vader, and I'll be...his boss*.

M: You could be an ewok. A bad one.

ME: A renegade ewok. Cool.


* I think "The Emperor" was what I was grasping at here. Doh.

19 comments:

LC said...

Lessons I have learned the hard way #37: Never, under any circumstances, tell your GF that she looks a bit like a fluffy little ewok, before asking her to perform the ewok dance from the end of Return of the Jedi. Even if you go to the trouble of downloading the ewok dance music from the internet for her, she won't find it funny. Really, it's just not worth it.

patroclus said...

I can imagine. I hope she beat you cutely about the head with a small stick.

Smat said...

I must be the only person in the Western world never to have seen any of the Star Wars films.

Urban Chick said...

and i am perhaps the only person to have seen them and erased them from my memory on leaving the cinema (a skill i am so very proud of)

cello said...

Darth Vader having a boss. That was just plain wrong. Just imagine his yearly appraisal.

lauren said...

smat, fear not. i never got the whole phlemgy breathing thing, or the silly hair.

and cello 'yes, so your objectives for the next year are?'
'inflict as much peril as is possible. and see a doctor about this bloody chest infection.'

nb - if any details in this post are wildly inaccurate, please don't vilify me, for i know bugger all about the subject matter

Fizzy good said...

I saw one of them. I fell asleep.

LC said...

Ahem...

http://www.erwintang.com/jedi02.html

surly girl said...

star wars. feh. i'd rather eat my own arse.

Jack Spanners said...

It's good to find out that there are others who don't like Star Wars and that I'm not some sort of freak (for that reason anyway). I watched the first one when I was 9 or 10 and have never seen another one since.

Now Star *Trek*, well, that's a different story.

patroclus said...

Well let's face it Jack, you've probably seen the best one. It was all downhill after The Empire Strikes Back, anyway. Which I've only seen once - and that was last Christmas, so please don't be thinking that I'm some kind of expert.

I mean, I don't even have an opinion on how Greedo managed not to kill Han Solo at point-blank range in the Mos Eisley cantina, which I believe is the entry-level test for true Star Wars geekery.

Wyndham said...

Surely the level-entry geekery test would be the one about Obi Wan Kenobi not remembering he used to own a droid. Was he lying? Has he gone senile? Is he being sarcastic? Does anyone care anymore?

Kalista said...

I have never seen a Star Wars film. This is often met with "where've you been living for the past 18 years,a box?"

patroclus said...

Oh come *on*, ladies. It's not all teddy bears and rasping throats, you know. You've also got Harrison Ford in his absolute prime - verrrry tasty.

Erwin said...

My, isn't it so fashionable among the Internet intellectual elite to disparage Star Wars...

Well, thank you for putting down your Hemingway first-editions and letting the world know your opinions...

www.erwintang.com

entropy said...

The old Ewok dance music was so much better than the "remastered" version with the sodding panpipes. I used to like the ending. Now I feel vaguely depressed and have to shout at the TV.

patroclus said...

Well, hello Erwin and Entropy. May I be the first to say I have no idea what you are going on about. But welcome to my blog anyway.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a dog-eared copy of The Old Man and the Sea that I'm trying to finish.

Tabby Rabbit said...

>>It was all downhill after The Empire Strikes Back, anyway. Which I've only seen once - and that was last Christmas<<

Er, would that be the day that you watched Star Wars, The Empire Srikes Back AND The Return of the Jedi - all in one sitting?????

patroclus said...

Ah, come in, Ms Rabbit. I've been expecting you. Welcome!

And yes, it was that time. But I fell asleep at the climactic point of Return of the Jedi, thus missing not only "the most important bit" (whatever that was), but also the ewok dance. Still, apparently it's not the same now it's been remastered.