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Sep 30, 2008

For all you Star Wars geeks out there...

This is mostly for my Brazilian buddy Wampa, the biggest Star Wars geek I know. But for anyone else that might be as well, go read this post written on Careful With That Blog, Eugene:

Awful Star Wars Character: Jek Porkins

This is the kind of passionate discussion of minutiae that the world needs more of.


12 people have chosen wisely: on "For all you Star Wars geeks out there..."

Paul Arrand Rodgers said...

But Porkins is such a lovable slob!

elgringo said...

That was a really long anti-fat post. I have filed the necessary paperwork to officially take offense.

Big Mike Mendez said...

Well, his name was Porkins, not Slim. Wait a minute. Porkins, Slim Pickens, Slim Porkins. Man, that's weird.

Nic Cage said...

I always thought that it was weird how people in the Star Wars universe seem to match their name.

Porkins - Fat Bastard
Ben Quadinaros - Just happened to have 4 engines on his podracer.
Walrus Man - Seriously? No name?
Hammerhead - What if he wanted to be called Bob?
Snaggle Tooth - I feel bad for Jewel...

Anyways, great post, a bit long, but very true.

Fletch said...

"I always thought that it was weird how people in the Star Wars universe seem to match their name."

Weird, or just unimaginative and simple "for the children?"

Also: Han Solo - kind of a loner.

Daniel G. said...

Hilarious! I agree that this is what blogs were made for.

J.D. said...

"I always thought that it was weird how people in the Star Wars universe seem to match their name."

This also applies to Admiral Ackbar -- good ol' fish face... "It's a trap!"

WampaOne said...

The Force is strong with this link Fletch.

Fletch wrote:
Weird, or just unimaginative and simple "for the children?"
hmmm....no :mrgreen:

Nic Cage wrote
Walrus Man - Seriously? No name?
Hammerhead - What if he wanted to be called Bob?
Snaggle Tooth - I feel bad for Jewel...

Actually, those were movie prop names. The EU took care of real names for those:

Walrus Man - Ponda Baba, an Aqualish
Hammerhead - Mamaw Nadow, an Ithorian
Snaggle Tooth - Takeel, a Snivvian

Wampa the Geek will be here all day, and don' forget to tip your waitress.

MTFBWY.

Caleb said...

Hey Fletch, thanks for the plug.

Nic Cage said...

Wow Wampaone! I thought I was a Star Wars nerd...I bow to your mastery of the Star Wars universe.

Fletch said...

Yeah...you don't mess with Wampa. He's the best, Jerry - the best!

He not only knows what midichlorians are, he knows every element they are make of and their place on the periodic table.

He can not only name all the ridiculous planets in the "Expanded Universe," he can plot them on a spatial map with his eyes closed.

He can not only name every Rebel pilot to have ever lived, he knows their kids names and their kids' pets' names.

Scary, scary stuff.

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