Tuesday, January 18, 2005

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH HIM

Let the madness begin.

The self-proclaimed "world's biggest Star Wars fan" is the first in line to buy a ticket for Episode III in Seattle. He started his vigil on January 1, and will stay out there until the film opens on May 19. He apparently did this for Episode I and II, as well.

And wouldn't you know it, he's also a blogger, although it's not clear to me where he's plugging in to recharge his laptop over the next five months.

You know what's also not clear? Why anyone would do this.

7 Comments:

At 12:10 PM, January 18, 2005, Blogger T.A.B. said...

For the publicity, of course.

 
At 12:20 PM, January 18, 2005, Blogger BridalBeer said...

Mm. So he can look back upon youth when in his sunset years. He's also selling shirts. He seems alright...

 
At 1:25 PM, January 18, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

See, and here I thought the "World's Biggest Star Wars Fan" would have to be AT LEAST 300 pounds!

Peace.
Fun Joel

 
At 4:11 PM, January 18, 2005, Blogger Sarah said...

You KNOW how much I love Star Wars. I host Star Wars parties, for Pete's sake. I know the movies practically by heart. I'm a formidable SW Trivial Pursuit player. I have a collection of Queen Amidala dolls.

But even *I* think this guy is crazy. See? This is why people need a little religion in their lives, to keep a sense of perspective.

 
At 4:12 PM, January 18, 2005, Blogger Sarah said...

You KNOW how much I love Star Wars. I host Star Wars parties, for Pete's sake. I know the movies practically by heart. I'm a formidable SW Trivial Pursuit player. I have a collection of Queen Amidala dolls.

But even *I* think this guy is crazy. See? This is why people need a little religion in their lives, to keep a sense of perspective.

 
At 9:40 PM, January 18, 2005, Blogger Madonna said...

I thought I was a bit nuts for traveling 2,000 miles to catch a concert once... At least that entire trip only took six days.

Camping out in line for hours, maybe even a day, for a hot ticket is one thing.. But nearly five months?! Wow...

I hope he has some way to keep himself bathed during this time. If not, they may end up having to deploy a hazmat team by the time his vigil is over.

 
At 1:47 PM, January 21, 2005, Blogger Andrea said...

"You know what's also not clear? Why anyone would do this."

So that people would blog about it and the media would cover it.

 

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Tuesday, January 18, 2005

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH HIM

Let the madness begin.

The self-proclaimed "world's biggest Star Wars fan" is the first in line to buy a ticket for Episode III in Seattle. He started his vigil on January 1, and will stay out there until the film opens on May 19. He apparently did this for Episode I and II, as well.

And wouldn't you know it, he's also a blogger, although it's not clear to me where he's plugging in to recharge his laptop over the next five months.

You know what's also not clear? Why anyone would do this.

7 Comments:

At 12:10 PM, January 18, 2005, Blogger T.A.B. said...

For the publicity, of course.

 
At 12:20 PM, January 18, 2005, Blogger BridalBeer said...

Mm. So he can look back upon youth when in his sunset years. He's also selling shirts. He seems alright...

 
At 1:25 PM, January 18, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

See, and here I thought the "World's Biggest Star Wars Fan" would have to be AT LEAST 300 pounds!

Peace.
Fun Joel

 
At 4:11 PM, January 18, 2005, Blogger Sarah said...

You KNOW how much I love Star Wars. I host Star Wars parties, for Pete's sake. I know the movies practically by heart. I'm a formidable SW Trivial Pursuit player. I have a collection of Queen Amidala dolls.

But even *I* think this guy is crazy. See? This is why people need a little religion in their lives, to keep a sense of perspective.

 
At 4:12 PM, January 18, 2005, Blogger Sarah said...

You KNOW how much I love Star Wars. I host Star Wars parties, for Pete's sake. I know the movies practically by heart. I'm a formidable SW Trivial Pursuit player. I have a collection of Queen Amidala dolls.

But even *I* think this guy is crazy. See? This is why people need a little religion in their lives, to keep a sense of perspective.

 
At 9:40 PM, January 18, 2005, Blogger Madonna said...

I thought I was a bit nuts for traveling 2,000 miles to catch a concert once... At least that entire trip only took six days.

Camping out in line for hours, maybe even a day, for a hot ticket is one thing.. But nearly five months?! Wow...

I hope he has some way to keep himself bathed during this time. If not, they may end up having to deploy a hazmat team by the time his vigil is over.

 
At 1:47 PM, January 21, 2005, Blogger Andrea said...

"You know what's also not clear? Why anyone would do this."

So that people would blog about it and the media would cover it.

 

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