Anna and Carlo watching “The Empire Strikes Back”: a play in three acts

Anna: Why don’t they just shoot the ion cannon at the Imperial Walkers?

Carlo: Yeah.

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Carlo: Who would win in a fight: Chewbacca or Harry Potter?

Anna: Harry Potter would.

Carlo: Incorrect.

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Me: If the Millennium Falcon can’t go to light speed, how do they make it from Hoth to Bespin? That would take years, even if the planets were as close together as the Earth and Mars. And they’re clearly not.

Anna: [rolls eyes]: That’s a dumb question. It’s just a movie.

Craig Calcaterra

Craig is the author of the daily baseball (and other things) newsletter, Cup of Coffee. He writes about other things at He lives in New Albany, Ohio with his wife, two kids, and many cats.

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