May 27th, 2005

star wars, cuke

A Jedi craves not these things...

"It sure is boring around Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire today," whines Girl, age 17.

"Yes it is," sighs Boy, age 20.

"I wish we were Jedi Knights then we'd have exciting stuff to do all the time," says Girl wistfully.

"I know. Let's fill fluorescent light tubes with petrol, light it up and video ourselves having a light sabre duel," suggests Boy excitely, hoping to impress Girl with Star Wars-related adventure.

"Oh yes! Let's!" responds Girl, all aflutter with anticipation and love for inventive Boy.

Unfortunately, a very serious mishap befell our young hero and heroine in their quest for adventure and excitement. “Adventure – heh. Excitement – heh. A Jedi craves not these things,” warned Yoda.

"Two Star Wars fans are in a critical condition in hospital after apparently trying to make light sabres by filling fluorescent light tubes with petrol. A man, aged 20, and a girl of 17 are believed to have been filming a mock duel when they poured fuel into two glass tubes and lit it.

The pair were rushed to hospital after one of the devices exploded in woodland at Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire."

Movie Mania - 136

1. Take this list and post it into your own LJ, and mark the movies you've seen (in bold).
2. Add five more movies to the end of the list.
3. Count how many you have seen. If you've seen more than 100 movies, you are a Movie Whore. Post the score of how many movies you've seen in the subject line.
4. Use a LJ-cut since you've got at least one LJ-friend who doesn't really want to see an ungodly number of movies snaking its way down the computer monitor (now at 358).
5. (optional) Question your friend's taste in movies (cuz you can). Collapse )

ink, words

Untapped Bee Potential

I am a nerd. I readily admit it. My nerdiness readily surfaces every year around National Spelling Bee time because I seriously resent the fact that my Catholic school did not have spelling bees. We did not have time for these apparently because of all the hours spent each week in mass and religion class.

We did have time once for a geography bee in sixth grade. We had to give a place name that started with the last letter of the prior place given. (Bunkie -> Eunice.) If you didn't give a name quickly enough, started your place with the wrong letter because you couldn't spell or you repeated, then it was game over.

I was still in the hunt after an hour with three boys when one smarty-pants thought he had me with Schenectady. All three of them looked gleeful at my imminent demise. I promptly responded with Yemen. That took the wind out of their 11-year-old boy sails and I went on to victory.

So if I could win a game involving geography - my weakest subject - then imagine my spelling power when I was untainted by drugs and alcohol. Combine that pristine brain with a childhood spent reading encyclopedias and browsing dictionaries and I coulda been a contender!