Posts Tagged ‘star wars’

Guy Uses ‘Jedi Mind Trick’ to Get Out of Paying Tip

March 26, 2013
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The alliance partner and I were enjoying dinner at a local British pub a few nights ago, when our server arrived with a puzzled look on her face. Apparently, a patron had left her a tipless receipt that had a message on it that confused her.  After some prodding, she showed it to us. The text read…

“This is not the tip you’re looking for.”

She thought this was some kind of creepy come on. Fortunately for her, we’re well versed in the nerd arts. We explained that it was more likely a reference to the scene in “Star Wars” where Obi-Wan Kenobi used a Jedi mind trick to get by some Imperial Sand Troopers.

Jerkiness of not leaving a tip aside, how messed up is it to use the Force as a way to cheat someone out of money?

And also, how easy is it to fake one of those “A-Hole leaves message instead of a tip” news articles?

Even More Whatnot…

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First Photo of the JJ Abrams ‘Star Wars’ Sequel

January 24, 2013

starwarsOK, this joke isn’t brilliant, but it might be first.

Disney Owning ‘Star Wars’ Is Probably a Good Thing

October 31, 2012

Yesterday’s big announcement that Disney was acquiring LucasFilm has thrown all of nerddom into a bit of a tizzy. Personally, I can take or leave “Star Wars.” I enjoy the movies and culture for what they are, but have never bought into the hysteria that follows when they stamp the franchise’s logo onto a new random product.

However, some of my friends are still super huge hardcore fans. These people love “Star Wars” to the point that they have children named Luke, Leia, and Dengar. Now, child-abuse aside, some of them have greeted yesterday’s announcement with enthusiasm, while others have shown some apprehension. I thought I’d do my best to put those concerned fanboys and girls at ease with my take on why this acquisition is a good thing…

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