Shawn L. Bird

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poem-white November 16, 2015

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Streaks of white flash past my windshield

like I’m entering hyper-space,

hoping not to be hit by space debris

(or other cars)

’cause that’d end my trip real quick, wouldn’t it?

No one really likes  driving the highway home

through a snowstorm.

Where’s Han Solo when you need him?


poem- Jabba January 21, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:58 am
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Belly and breasts cascade

over  ample hips.

The glass reflects

Jabba the Hutt lying in state

in my living room.

That is unexpected.



Best acronym ever March 8, 2013

Filed under: anecdotes — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:47 pm
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I’ve just come across the  best acronym ever:

NASA’s  Commercial Crew and Cargo Program Office, in charge of private enterprise working in space is known as C3PO!

How did I learn this?  Why, in the official White House response to the petition to build a Death Star, of course!

Truth is stranger than fiction.


what if what comes is worse than what is? November 27, 2011

Filed under: Commentary — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:03 pm
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What if the democracy we thought we were serving no longer exists, and the Republic has become the very evil we’ve been fighting to destroy?


Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

I wonder if this is kind of what the Occupy Movement is all about? Look at how it worked out in Star Wars. Someone could be pulling strings, and what is the result of over-turning the status quo could be worse than what there is.


Striking Back at the Empire September 9, 2011

True confession.

I am a Star Wars geek.

Any time that any episode of the Star Wars movies is on TV, it is turned on.  It doesn’t necessarily mean I am watching it closely.  In fact, I’m probably not.  But having it playing in the background is like spending time with an old friend.  Just the company is nice.

Back in the day when these movies were playing in the theatres, we eagerly awaited the arrival of the second movie- The Empire Strikes Back at the time.  Waited.  Waited.  Waited.  Finally it was out and we crowded to the theatres.  We sat on the edges of our seats as the story played out, and just as things were coming to a peak of tension….

…the movie stopped.

It didn’t end, because nothing was resolved.  It just stopped.  Right in the middle.  I was SOOOOOOOOOOOO frustrated!!!!  I was angry.  I’m still angry, actually.  I remain so embittered about that theatre experience that when The Empire Strikes Back is on my TV, I ignore it as much as possible.

Take that George Lucas!

These guys apparently know my pain.  Check out this awesome video of How Empire Strikes Back Should Have Ended…  (Thanks Kelsey!)




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