Jan
07
2008

Young padawan defends mother with lightsaber. Jedi council impressed.

A reenactment of last week's battle: Observe how the young Jedi holds the hilt of his saber with his lips as well as his hands. An ancient and effective technique.
A reenactment of last week's battle: Observe how the young Jedi holds the hilt of his saber with his lips as well as his hands. An ancient and effective technique.Courtesy linkswamp
Is everyone excited about the Star Wars exhibit coming to the museum this summer (June 13-August 24)? Of course you are. Some things are almost universally loved, things like tee ball, ninja turtles, thin mints, and, naturally, Star Wars.

Sure, you can dress up as an ewok for the exhibit, or as everyone’s favorite effete robot, and if you play your cards right (see the link above) you can get yourself some early tickets, but, as far as I’m concerned, you’ll be hard pressed to prove your devotion to the series after the events of the last week.

Yes, a little boy in England has just proven himself to be a most courageous Jedi by defending his mother with a toy lightsaber. Where did this happen? Where all epic battles happen – on the street, the street in front of a bakery.

As the boy and his mother were walking to their car, a strange man approached them and verbally abused and punched the mother, provoking a “Star Wars-style attack” from the eleven-year-old boy. Clearly finding himself out matched, the attacker soon fled down the street.

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, this would have made a lot more sense. Still, it’s pretty awesome here on Earth.

As a special treat, and a Science Buzz exclusive, we have obtained actual footage of the young man practicing his lightsaber fighting techniques. Check it out. And come see Sar Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination this summer. Everyone who’s anyone will be there.

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JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

PS - In answer to your questions: No, that video isn't "old."
Does the Sistine Chapel get "old"? Does the Mona Lisa? Exactly.

posted on Mon, 01/07/2008 - 12:57am

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