Smoother: Han or Lando?

Everyone loves to acknowledge Lando Calrissian as the Ladies Man of the Star Wars galaxy. On Words with Nerds, we even marveled at his similar smoothness to yours truly. Of course, no small part of this comes from the fact that Billy Dee Williams was marketed as the King of Smooth outside the Star Wars […]

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Can a Love Interest Be a Sidekick?

On the last episode of Words with Nerds (available here on iTunes and Podbean) we debated sidekicks and henchmen. One argument has continued in the Twitterverse between Craig and a legendary antagonist (Jar Jar Hater) who insists that love interests can, indeed, be sidekicks. The first example, I have to say, does not support the […]

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Improbable Match-Up: Katniss Everdeen v. Princess Leia (Skywalker) Organa (Solo)

Catfight! This one was suggested by Frequent Blog Lurker and Founding Member of the Convocation, Jar Jar Hater. But I will give credit where it’s due: It’s an inevitable and necessary match-up to ponder. I mean, Princess Leia blazed a trail for the Steinem crowd by cracking wise to her male superiors, so you always […]

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Our Hyper-Sexual Culture

This post was initially inspired by a discussion with a friend on Facebook related to the Five Star Wars Memes That Need to Be Retired Permanently. In the wake of the Anthony Weiner scandal, it seems somehow appropriate to come back and write it now. Our culture is obsessed with three things: Self Death Sex […]

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Flashback Blog: Star Wars Politics and You

I started this reincarnation of ‘kessel korner’ with a revival of one of its original posts from its days at This is a feature that I’d like to keep going because every so often I pull back on a post slated to auto-publish so I can re-work it a little bit. That happened for the one scheduled today, so enjoy this. It’s nerdy on a scale that almost makes me blush. Almost.

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