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  1. Put down your religion as "Jedi" when filling out any official forms?
  2. Attempted to "use the force" to get at that out-of-reach object, instead of getting off the sofa, walking over and picking it up?
  3. Said "I am your father" in a deep voice to your kids?
  4. Found out if you can hold your breath underwater for as long as Luke did in the Death Star garbage masher?
  5. Said "you are beaten" after thrashing an opponent in FIFA 09 or some other sports game?
  6. Thought "the force is strong in this one" when stuck behind an annoyingly slow driver with no opportunity to overtake?
  7. Made humming/buzzing sounds while swinging a toy sword or broom handle around?
  8. Referred to a computer or robot as a "droid"?
  9. Thought how cool it would be to have a targeting computer in your car?
  10. Attempted to "Jedi mind trick" someone into getting your own way?

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  1. Put down your religion as "Jedi" when filling out any official forms?
  2. Yes

  3. Attempted to "use the force" to get at that out-of-reach object, instead of getting off the sofa, walking over and picking it up?
  4. Yes

  5. Said "I am your father" in a deep voice to your kids?
  6. Don’t have kids but totally will when I do.

  7. Found out if you can hold your breath underwater for as long as Luke did in the Death Star garbage masher?
  8. Have to try that one

  9. Said "you are beaten" after thrashing an opponent in FIFA 09 or some other sports game?
  10. Yes

  11. Thought "the force is strong in this one" when stuck behind an annoyingly slow driver with no opportunity to overtake?
  12. Yes

  13. Made humming/buzzing sounds while swinging a toy sword or broom handle around?
  14. Obviously

  15. Referred to a computer or robot as a "droid"?
  16. Yes

  17. Thought how cool it would be to have a targeting computer in your car?
  18. Yes

  19. Attempted to "Jedi mind trick" someone into getting your own way?
  20. Often

  21. Use Star wars numbers for my PIN / PASSWORD etc

Yes

12. tried to convince your partner that if/when you have kids they should have star wars based names?

War does not make one great.

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Moth3r said:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/8003067.stm

 

Sorry for double-post but just read the article...

 

"About 390,000 people listed their religion as Jedi in the 2001 Census for England and Wales. In Scotland the figure was a reported 14,000.

The Office for National Statistics did not recognise it as a separate category, and incorporated followers of Jedi with atheists."

I was one of the 390,000 but didn't know they lumped us in with Athiests.  That's bullsh1t man!  I mean, obviously I don't believe in the force in a true sense (I'm not insane), but I'm not an athiest, I do believe in something... just can't quite define it, and as the force is basically a mix of loads of different eastern philosophies it seemed like a pretty good alternative.  Damn those government statisticians!

War does not make one great.

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Yoda Is Your Father said:

    12. tried to convince your partner that if/when you have kids they should have star wars based names?

     

    Tried on all 3 occasions.....But she was having none of it!!!

     

    But it was ok for her brother to call his son Kallel  -  as in Kal-El, last son of Krypton. That boy is gonna get the shit ripped out of him when he's older!!!

     

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    HotRod said:
    Yoda Is Your Father said:

      12. tried to convince your partner that if/when you have kids they should have star wars based names?

       

      My second Daughter's name is Jaina.

      "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." - Mark Twain.
      "A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes"...James Feibleman (1904-1987)
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      13. Dressed up in a Star Wars costume for Halloween.

       

      Twice.  I was a Jawa in the 4th grade.  The other time was a few years ago when I found out that this really cute girl was dressing up, so I had a Sidious robe made and we made a date of it.

       

      As far as 12 goes... never, no way, no sir.  Not in a billion years.

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      1. Attempted to "use the force" to get at that out-of-reach object, instead of getting off the sofa, walking over and picking it up?
      2. Ever since seeing ESB back in the early 80s I've constantly found myself wanting to pull things to me with the force and been rather miffed that I couldn't. I mean, if Luke could do it, why not me? No fair.
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      Moth3r said:
      1. Put down your religion as "Jedi" when filling out any official forms?
      2. Attempted to "use the force" to get at that out-of-reach object, instead of getting off the sofa, walking over and picking it up?
      3. Said "I am your father" in a deep voice to your kids?
      4. Found out if you can hold your breath underwater for as long as Luke did in the Death Star garbage masher?
      5. Said "you are beaten" after thrashing an opponent in FIFA 09 or some other sports game?
      6. Thought "the force is strong in this one" when stuck behind an annoyingly slow driver with no opportunity to overtake?
      7. Made humming/buzzing sounds while swinging a toy sword or broom handle around?
      8. Referred to a computer or robot as a "droid"?
      9. Thought how cool it would be to have a targeting computer in your car?
      10. Attempted to "Jedi mind trick" someone into getting your own way?

       

       

       1. No

      2. When I'm tryin to get a laugh

      3. Nope

      4. I tried holding my breath during the scene once, I almost passed out

      5. No

      6. No

      7. Yep

      8. No

      9. Kinda

      10. When I  was a lil kid

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      14. Wave your hand and pretend you are using the force when walking up to an automatic door.

       

       

      "Every time Warb sighs, an angel falls into a vat of mapel syrup." - Gaffer Tape

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         1. Put down your religion as "Jedi" when filling out any official forms?

      No.

         2. Attempted to "use the force" to get at that out-of-reach object, instead of getting off the sofa, walking over and picking it up?

      Of course.

         3. Said "I am your father" in a deep voice to your kids?

      Sure will when I have kids.

         4. Found out if you can hold your breath underwater for as long as Luke did in the Death Star garbage masher?

      Not sure.

         5. Said "you are beaten" after thrashing an opponent in FIFA 09 or some other sports game?

      Of course.

         6. Thought "the force is strong in this one" when stuck behind an annoyingly slow driver with no opportunity to overtake?

      Yes.

         7. Made humming/buzzing sounds while swinging a toy sword or broom handle around?

      Who hasn't?  Honestly.

         8. Referred to a computer or robot as a "droid"?

      Sure.

         9. Thought how cool it would be to have a targeting computer in your car?

      Yes.

        10. Attempted to "Jedi mind trick" someone into getting your own way?

      Duh.

        11. Use Star wars numbers for my PIN / PASSWORD etc

      Maybe. ;-)

        12. tried to convince your partner that if/when you have kids they should have star wars based names?

      Yes.  No go.

        13. Dressed up in a Star Wars costume for Halloween.

      A few times.  Once with my girlfriend, now wife.

        14. Wave your hand and pretend you are using the force when walking up to an automatic door.

      Every.  Single.  Time.

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      Moth3r said:

      Said "I am your father" in a deep voice to your kids?

       

       

       The day I learned my wife was pregnant, that was the first thing I said to her stomach.

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      doubleofive said:

        14. Wave your hand and pretend you are using the force when walking up to an automatic door.

      Every.  Single.  Time.

       

      Phew! Glad I am not the only one. Was kind of afraid I might be some sort of freak. ;) Those weird looks I get from the Wal-Mart greeters make me uncertain of myself.

       

       

      "Every time Warb sighs, an angel falls into a vat of mapel syrup." - Gaffer Tape

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      You just wave your hand at them and say in a calm voice, "I am not a freak.  Move along."

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      Speaking of Wal-Mart: A few years back, my brother and I were browsing the toy aisles for the hell of it, and came across some of those collapsible plastic lightsabers. We had a great time dueling. Luckily we didn't get kicked out of the store.

      "Fuck you. All the star wars movies were excellent. none of them sucked. Also, revenge of the sith is the best."

      - DarthZorgon (YouTube)

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      Those cheapy collapsibles are fantastic! You can play really rough with them and they hold up great, when they finally do give out they don't cost a lot to replace. I have two or three of the things lying around somewhere. Me and a couple of my friends use to really go at it with those things. One of them always insisted his $30 Hasbro lightsaber with lights and sound that ran on batteries was sooooo much better than our cheap $8 ones. Then one day whilst dueling with one of us his freakin' blade snapped off! It was the funniest thing. Next time I saw him he had replaced it with a cheapy.

      Once I saw the neighbor kids jousting with the things while riding their bikes. One kid somehow managed to accidentally jam his own lightsaber into his bike spokes while riding at a pretty fast speed. Flipped his bike, threw him off, bent some of his spokes, and the lightsaber came out of it with just a few deep scratches in the plastic, but still as study as ever.

      These were the ones that came out after Episode I was released. I noticed they still sell them in stores, but now with more colors and a few new hilts (when they first came out they only had green ones with Qui-Gon style hilts), don't know if the new ones are as destruction proof as those ones were.

       

      Oops, back on topic now...

      Sluggo said:

      You just wave your hand at them and say in a calm voice, "I am not a freak. Move along."

       

      That works then, eh? I'll have to start doing that from now on. Lol.

      "Every time Warb sighs, an angel falls into a vat of mapel syrup." - Gaffer Tape

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      I do it all the time at The Home Depot Where I work. I act like I'm using The Force to open the doors. As for dressing up as a Star Wars Character, I'm getting ready to start on another Darth Vader Costume. I did one years ago when I volunteered at the Louisville Zoo's Halloween Party. I had a blast doing it.

      "All The world's a stage, And In Life , We are just merely actors"
      William Shakespeare
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      You know someone should use a jedi mind trick on Lucas to release the original versions in anamorphic and restored by Robert Harris.

      " You will release the original trilogy in restored Anamorphic Quality"   Star Wars fan

      " I will release the original trilogy in restored anamorphic quality"  Lucas

      Star wars fan hands him the 2004 bullshit editions "these are not the films we are looking for"

      Lucas "these are the films you are not looking for"

      fan "move along"

      Lucas "move along. Move along"

      “Always loved Vader’s wordless self sacrifice. Another shitty, clueless, revision like Greedo and young Anakin’s ghost. What a fucking shame.” -Simon Pegg.

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      Described your dancing skills as those of a protocol droid.

      Confronted people using Greedo's dialogue.

      Created dialogue for R2's beeps and whistles?

      Thought of SW characters in the real world? Jabba as a FedEx guy.

      Gloated in full Palpatine swagger?

      Pretended to strangle those with lack of faith and/or force lightning puny weaklings?

      Gone into differences between SE and original versions with non-SW fans?

      Wished you had a good Blastech at your side?

      Dreamt of having the Falcon in your garage?

      Wished to join Rogue Squadron?

      Have a large SW action figure collection?

      Tried to build a lightsaber?

      Made fun of Lando?

      Played Jar-Jar Hockey?

      Played Star Wars Trilogy Arcade?

      VADER!? WHERE THE HELL IS MY MOCHA LATTE? -Palpy on a very bad day.

      “George didn’t think there was any future in dead Han toys.”-Harrison Ford

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      Yoda Is Your Father said:

      12. tried to convince your partner that if/when you have kids they should have star wars based names?

      One of my identical twins has the the middle name Luke, after erm, you know. Am I the only one? Does that count?

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      Let's see... I've done:

      - #8 Referred to a computer or robot as a "droid"?

      - #11 Use Star wars numbers for my PIN / PASSWORD etc

      - #13 Dressed up in a Star Wars costume for Halloween.

      I was ROTJ!Leia with her endor battle fatigues. Complete with the hairstyle. Thanks for the help, Mom! ;-)

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      C3PX said:

      14. Wave your hand and pretend you are using the force when walking up to an automatic door.

       

       

       

       Me too, every time :)