What in the world joes George Carlin have to do with the conversation? Please just stop Lord Tyrannus. You are really starting to get on my nerves. Comment on this thread again in an inapropriate manner and I will report you and close this thread. Anyway. In ANH, Tarking makes a comment that surely Kenobi was dead by now. It seamed to me that no one thought him or Yoda were still alive. I think this just supports the idea that Bail had to be in some sort of contact for those 18 years.