Star Wars Really Isn’t a Lifestyle

Apparently, I will be the only person on the planet at work tomorrow. I honestly don’t mind single-handedly propping up the world economy so the rest of you stiffs can enjoy yourselves at the multiplex. Over at Foton’s Office, I’ll be answering the phones, finalizing sales presentations, doing a little artwork, probably filling out a few payroll tax returns, too. Seriously. I. don’t. mind.

Wired has an e-article today about Star Wars fans and their — how to say? — compulsive devotion to the series, including a fan tattoo site, an R2 builders’ club (I’m not making that up), and an online toy museum, whose poor curator is well over his bandwidth allowance with Geoshitties — no doubt thanks to the mention in Wired.

Also, some other Star Wars related articles in the left sidebar, as well as an article about p0rn bloggers. It’s a hellish industry. P0rn, not blogging. Not that I read it. I’m guessing.

If you still don’t have your wardrobe finalized for tonight’s midnight showing,’s Do It Yourself Star Wars Props can help. Most of these look pretty time consuming — I recommend you stop wasting time on the net and get going. DO IT NOW!

About those props, if you’re a jedi, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency has a short list of Embarassing Things That Might Happen to You While Using a Lightsaber.

I would have thought the fact that you’re carrying around a plastic toy would be embarassment enough. Learn something new every day.

More Star Wars Links To Click I Have

The pace quickens: the ads, the watercooler talk, the ringtones, the wallpapers, the planned absences from work, the toy displays, the monologues.

David Letterman’s Top Ten Things Never Before Said by a Star Wars Character.

Are you like me? Do you want to beat anyone wearing a Stormtrooper costume with their plastic laser gun? Good.

We’re going to need more targets, there’s just not enough to go around. Take time today to send the instructions for Building a Stormtrooper Costume to all of the Star Wars fanbags you know.

So many of the pre-release reviews spend far too much time apologizing for Movies 1 and 2. Ya ya, we all have excuses and I don’t know anyone that didn’t hate Movie 2, I mean active, bile-filled hate. We’ve moved on. Is THIS one any good?

Two reviews that are well-written and interesting of their own merit: One that loves Movie 3 and one that doesn’t (popup alert on 2nd link).

Lastly, a flickr photo set from the Star Wars Celebration III, April 2005 in Indianapolis. Lucas approved with properly displayed ©’s ™’s ®’s! More details about the convention were detailed in USA Today, bloglike format.

Much dedication for their hobby they have.

I would guess that some of them have their own blogs where they write humorous anecdotes and post news items, almost every day, for NO PAY.

What kind of a pathetic nutjob would do that?