Archive for the ‘Star Wars’ Category

Alternative title: People Ranking “Solo” as the Worst Star Wars Movie Are Insane. The release of “Solo: a Star Wars Story” has been a weird one for “Star Wars” movies. It hasn’t set the world on fire, so many have been quick to blame everything and declare it the worst entry. I’ve heard some actual […]


A few weeks back I had my day made when the Rollin’ Clones (the UK’s preeminent Rolling Stones cover band) started following me on Twitter. I was only upset to see that they weren’t playing in the States any time soon. I suppose I could travel… But that was just for starters. Long time people […]


Henry has shown the first true signs of interest toward “Star Wars,” so I had some parenting decisions to make. Backstory: for his birthday in August, he received a Lego Speeder Bike set (complete with Biker Scout, Stormtrooper and two anonymous Rebel soldiers) and a Jedi Starfighter as featured in the prequels. He took right […]


It’s really happening. On Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at approximately 18:20PM PST, my four-year-old son requested we not only watch a “Star Wars” movie, but that we make lightsabers out of cardboard tubes. I had the worst poker face in the galaxy.


That’s a mantra of mine. We all need mantras, which is to say “I need mantras.” To get through our day, little helpful phrases remind us of who we are and who we can be and keep us going when we want to bail out. Why Vader? Why not Batman? For the very specific reason in that […]


As a concerned, caring parent, I’ve spent the better part of my free time pushing my personal pop culture obsessions onto my son. This feels natural. I’ve had some hits and misses, and here they are: Hit: “Wall-E.” The initial viewing came when Henry had a fever and got a “full-movie treat.” Rachel picked this […]


Recent developments have led to a number of my friends asking me “Have you heard about THIS? What do you think about THIS?” Here, now, I address these important matters, of which there are only* two: 1.) The Release of Adam-West-style Batman toys. I’m mildly excited about this, even though they don’t look like “playable […]