For over four years now, I've been waiting to use the second most ridiculous line in Episode IV of "Star Wars" as a blog post title. For those of you scratching your heads, this is the line uttered when Luke's Uncle Owen is contemplating buying C3PO. "Do you speak bocce?"
Uncle Owen, you f-ing moron. No, you don't speak bocce. You PLAY it, as evidenced in this article. No wonder you and Aunt Beru wind up as Sizzle-lean outside your little hut.
Otherwise known as the sterotypical Italian-American sport, bocce is harmless enough. Heck, it's even fun! And it takes little space and not much physical ability to play it. I wish Mr. Waxler luck on his quest to get bocce on the map of the sports scene here. How long until youth bocce leagues spring up all over the HFC? I give it three years. And if the Italian-American vote were strong enough to swing the 2014 Gubernatorial primary, then twenty-eight minutes.
Oh, and OK-- so the ridiculous line in Episode IV is when Han Solo claims that the Millenium Falcon is "the ship that made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs." Han, you dumb spice jockey. EVERYONE knows that a parsec is a unit of distance, not time!!! Sheesh.