Tuesday, April 1, 2008

People, You Just Can't Make This Stuff Up!

I get several little e-mail news bulletins.
This was just too good!
A pair of brothers are so devoted to Star Wars,
they have started their own religion, called "Anglesey Order of Jedi".
Inspiration apparently struck after the release of the UK's census data in 2001. 390,000 listed their religion as Jedi.
Yes, tis true!
Things are apparently flourishing for the new religion,
as they are in the process of extending their reach from the UK,
to the Philippines and Florida.

It would seem that the Order of the Jedi is a risky one.

Recently, while filming a documentary with his cousin, Barney Jone (co-founder), who also goes by the title "Jedi Master Jonba Hehol" was attacked
by a crutch wielding man dressed as Darth Vadar.
(Where was his trusty light sabar?)

Some of Vadar's victims included Barney, a hairdresser and the media crew on the scene.
The Force must have been strong with Jones and company,
as the cameraman filmed it,
and now the North Wales Police are searching for Vadar.
Oh, Yoda where are you??


**** I don't think anyone was hurt too much. I didn't see any such reference in the many entries on the web that I looked at...you may feel free to laugh!****


Hey it's Amy Shipp said...

Some people are so wacky! I can still remember when I saw "Star Wars" for the first time in the theater. I was in 7th grade... But I fall asleep now when we go to the midnight movies on Thursday night (Cause the fam can't wait till tomorrow, for a reasonable showtime??!) to see all the other "Episodes" as they come out! I know better than to say I am a fan! The first thing people would ask is: which costumes do you have? Ummm that would be NONE! Haha great post!!

freetofly said...

Amy, we must be the same age! I was, too! And I also remember! It is just IMPOSSIBLE for our kids to understand what a HUGE deal a new movie was like that back then. I have a confession to make: I LOVE to go to midnight Thursday movies! I'm just weird like that...sadly, hubby is not so into that (blue moonish, maybe!)...but it's all good! Yeah, I know, no memorabilia or costumes here, but definitely a movie fan! :)

luvmy4sons said...

You've got to be kidding me! Now I have heard it all! There are just as many weirdo Trekkie's out here...don't know if it's ben declared a religion though! Cute!

Karolee said...

We are big Star Wars fans in this house - but nothing along those lines!

freetofly said...

Leslie & Karolee,

Yup! Some nutty people out there! We are truly sci-fi fans, Star Wars, Stargate SG1, Star Trek, etc, etc, but....you are not likely to see a shrine or costume here! :)

Have a great day, Ya'll!


Denise said...

Some people are really wacked out, nutso. lol

Sharon Brumfield said...

Goodness girl!
That is almost as bizarre at the pregnant man living in New York. I saw a commercial saying that Oprah was going to interview him and so I googled him. For true!!!!!--he is real and expecting.He just thought that it was not fair that only women could have babies.
Crazy world.

Carole said...

I love Yoda.

May the Force be with you.

My boys and I had so many light saber fights when they were little. I can make a light saber out of newspaper, pixie sticks, kindling, and when all else fails my arm.

Renee' said...

It's funny but sad too!


Ally said...

Hi there maria,

i am finally making the rounds.... Thanks for dropping by and catching up with me!

I know that me and you are the same age so I know that we saw Stars Wars at the same time!!!! I was really "impressed" when it came out like you said, and then when it came around again my boys loved it too. I haven´t seen the movies for a long time and was just thinking about them the last couple of days and wondering where they are... they are videos you see and not DVD´s and I think my sister must have them. It´s funny that you would do a post about Stars Wars too!! Sadly to say, it´s amazing how people can take things to extremes... I find that so sad. Hope you will be feeling good soon...sorry that the "bug" has come back to your house!

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