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Overnight Thread

By Wyatt Earp | May 25, 2011

Yes, that is an Ohio State logo on my blog. No, I am not an Ohio State fan.

I’m a Michigan fan, and as such, I really hate the Buckeyes. It’s pretty much the law. Unfortunately, some folks break the law all the time, especially when it comes to birthday presents.

I received a birthday present from a blogger in April, with the caveat that I post a photo wearing said present. Click the above link.

It’s Wednesday, so here’s a very special Humpday History Highlight:

On this day in 1977, Memorial Day weekend opens with an intergalactic bang as the first of George Lucas’ blockbuster Star Wars movies hits American theaters.

The incredible success of Star Wars–seven Oscars, $461 million in U.S. ticket sales and a gross of close to $800 million worldwide–began with an extensive, coordinated marketing push by Lucas and his studio, 20th Century Fox, months before the movie’s release date. “It wasn’t like a movie opening,” actress Carrie Fisher, who played rebel leader Princess Leia, later told Time magazine. “It was like an earthquake.”

And geeks like myself can practically quote the film verbatim from beginning to end.

Tonight’s post is brought to you by the coolest ship in the galaxy:

Topics: All About Wyatt, HHH | 12 Comments »

12 Responses to “Overnight Thread”

  1. ed Says:
    May 25th, 2011 at 1:02 am

    I think we need a video of those quad laser cannons the Falcon had.

  2. ed Says:
    May 25th, 2011 at 1:18 am

    Hmmmm…. my youtube-fu skills are weak. I couldn’t find anything with those quad cannos.

    I did find two pretty cool videos.

    One shows the awesomeness of the Falcon.

    The other shows the crappiness of the Falcon

  3. ed Says:
    May 25th, 2011 at 1:25 am

    OK, here is the , and you get some good shots of those cannons.

  4. ed Says:
    May 25th, 2011 at 1:29 am

    Now this is just hilarious.

    (Yeah, there’s not much Falcon, but she makes a dramatic appearance at the very end.)

  5. Picky Says:
    May 25th, 2011 at 3:06 am

    I think it’s a legal requrement that any time you refer to that particular university, you have to call it THE Ohio State University (with emphasis on the definite article). Because THE Ohio State is evidently better than any other university by the same name.

    (Hawkeye LOLZ!)

  6. GroovyVic Says:
    May 25th, 2011 at 5:04 am

    See how grateful he is, folks? He didn’t even mention the Penguins shirt, and he likes them…

  7. Bill R. Says:
    May 25th, 2011 at 11:37 am

    OMG Wyatt, to think I had the utmost respect for you. Oh well, tell your friend it looks like they’ll have a new football coach this year. Wolverines!

  8. Wyatt Earp Says:
    May 25th, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Ed – My son Kyle’s favorite action figure is the TIE Fighter Pilot. All decked out in black, it’s a kickass character.

    Picky – Saying THE Ohio State University is better than saying THE suspension of members of our football team.

    GroovyVic – Yeah, I was surprised you even put that one in the box.

    Bill R. – I wore it the other day for the first time. I felt so dirty afterward.

  9. GroovyVic Says:
    May 25th, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Gawd Wyatt. Stop whining.

  10. Chris C Says:
    May 25th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    I saw it on Opening weekend and waited hours to get in. I was 8. I saw it five more times in the theater that Summer.

    That movie changed everything about space sci-fi.

  11. Wyatt Earp Says:
    May 25th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    GroovyVic – But it’s my only talent!

    Chris C. – I saw it 7 times in the theaters. Film changed my life.

  12. bob (either orr) Says:
    May 26th, 2011 at 10:51 am

    I think we have a blossoming Big 10 thing going on here. Wyatt’s Wolverines, Vic’s eternally corrupt Buckeyes, my better half (and kids)’ beloved Nittany Lions, my Spartans… What say, fellow Big Ten (er, 12) fans?
    Of course, there’s also NASCAR… where Kyle Busch may be able to drive on the track, but not on the streets of North Carolina… and the NHL… because of my name, I gotta root for the Broons in Game 7 vs. Tampa.