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A Jedi? Or the Knight from Canterbury Tales? Or…Crazy?

February 1, 2012

There are a lot of heroes in this world.  Some of them save people, some of them save animals, some of them clean things no one else wants to clean, some of them build cool buildings, some of them put out fires, some of them stop bad guys, some of them write really funny blogs, some of them cook great food, some of them brew great coffee, etc.  There’s no end to this list.  It could go on forever.  Mostly because this is a completely subjective definition.

I’ve often wondered if Jedis really exist.  Some diehard [Star Wars] fans might say, “Yes, absolutely.”  Some moderate but possibly more grounded-in-reality fans might say, “Obviously not.”  Some faux fans might say, “What the hell are you even talking about?  Do you mean to refer to Jada Pinkett Smith?  Because that’s not how you say her name.

Us poor hopeless romantic-type folks sit around dreaming about whether or not Jedis exist, or whether superheroes exist, or about whether or not there is some awesome battle going on in a galaxy far, far, far, far, far, far, far, far, far, far away, or about whether or not the man sitting next to us is going to rip off his conservative button-down shirt to reveal a stunning musculature and a skin-tight body suit.

Others take it upon themselves to BE those dreams.

For example, this Oregon man took it upon himself to bring Jedi knights to the real world.  While hanging out in a Toys ‘R’ Us, as many middle-aged men do, he decided to start lightsaber fights with random customers in the store.  Then, he took it outside and lightsabered the police, too.

You MAY SAY he’s a crazy…you MAY SAY he’s a little bananasss…you MAY SAY he’s just slightly cuckoo (apparently that is actually a bird)…but nay, I beg to differ my dear friends.

First of all, I would like to point out that his last name is “Canterbury.”  Didn’t you ever read Chaucer’s famed Canterbury Tales?  No?  You did go to school, didn’t you?  Oh…….no….?  Well the knight is one of the major characters.  And I wouldn’t mark it totally out of the realm of possibility that this man was simply channeling his own proven heritage of knighthood.  I mean, who doesn’t want to be a knight?

I also don’t blame him for taking it a step further, and trying to become a Jedi Knight.

Because, really, there isn’t much difference between Chaucer’s knight and a Jedi….lightsabersword…when it manages the daunting task of cutting someone’s hand off, it’s all the same in the end.

In addition, take a good hard look at this mans’ eyes.  He is raising one eyebrow, and it is really, really, really creepy.  I’m pretty sure he is doing Jedi mind tricks, or attempting them. 

If your laptop starts hovering, you’ll know why.


“Whan that Aprille, with hise shoures soote, The droghte of March hath perced to the roote And bathed every veyne in swich licour, Of which vertue engendred is the flour……”

5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 1, 2012 1:18 pm

    I love this! I am a Star Wars nut and often worry like I go too far, but you have remedied that anxiety. HA!

    • February 1, 2012 1:53 pm

      Don’t worry! There is ALWAYS someone crazier than you, and I’m likely to find out about them. Sleep easy now!


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