Category: pop culture

May the Fourth Be With You!

May the Fourth Be With You!

A long time ago, in a town far, far away, I discovered Star Wars. I was ten, my brother was nine. We were at my grandparents’ house, where the adults were doing something that necessitated sticking us in the tv room upstairs to watch movies. It was 1997, and the Star Wars trilogy was airing...

Narrative and comedy in ‘The Men Who Stare at Goats’

Narrative and comedy in ‘The Men Who Stare at Goats’

I wanted to watch The Men Who Stare at Goats for one main reason.  And if you guess because Ewan McGreggor is in it, you’re right.  Kind of. Mr. McGreggor certainly isn’t ugly, but his main attraction for me was that he played Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars.  And The Men Who Stare at Goats...

Strange Fascination

Strange Fascination

I come from solidly working class people. We liked Garth Brooks and NASCAR. We prayed over each meal. We went camping. We hunted. We believed America was the best country in the world, and felt lucky to be born here. Those of us who were old enough to vote, voted mostly Republican. As I grew...

Labor Day Weekend: Some things I did instead of writing blog posts

Labor Day Weekend: Some things I did instead of writing blog posts

Participate in Force Friday by spending half my paycheck on Star Wars merchandise like a good capitalist fangirl. Played with my new Sphero BB-8 Started reading Star Wars: Aftermath (initial reaction: wtf why no, and I’m not the only one). Paint my living room ceiling. (I almost have a house. Just five more rooms to...

May the Fourth Be With You! 2015

May the Fourth Be With You! 2015

May the Fourth is my favorite holiday. Duh. The following are things I may or may not be doing today to celebrate. Lightsaber duel with dogs Stand in front of automatic doors and wave hand like a Jedi Read a Star Wars book or comic Watch Rebels Watch one+ Star Wars films Talk like Yoda...