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 national baseball writer for NBCSports.com. He writes about things other than sports at Craigcalcaterra.com. He lives in New Albany, Ohio with his wife, two kids, and many cats.

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