I don't know who you are,... or where you come from, BUT.....it's truly wonderful to see ya again, you wretched hive of scum and villainy! I watched "A League of Our Own" the other day and got Madonna's, "This used to be my playground, ..." stuck in my head. I've been singing it for days now and as I've gone about sending invitations and preparing this thread, it seemed eerily appropriate. Made me feel like I was haunting this place, a la some Sixth Sense "presence". I can't believe it's been a year already. Sooooo.... what do you think of our new planetary system? I should maybe explain some of the quirky things about it, like NO SMILEY FACES!!! That one's really crippling me, I'm telling ya. Plus, there's no italics, no images, no links, and, -- this is the really scary one, -- only TEN MINUTES to edit your posts! Can you believe that?? It's a guud thing I's talks and rites so gude.... Alright, where to begin, where to begin?? There's tons of stuff that has happened in the Star Wars Universe since last year..... Hayden Christensen, Christopher Lee, and now Jimmy Smits. Migosh, -- Ewan MacGregor and Jimmy Smits? Given their bare all attitude, I half expect a Jedi skinny dipping scene in the next Episode! And Christopher Lee as a "charismatic separatist", -- what exactly is that? Sounds like a charming contortionist or something. And this isn't Star Wars stuff, but it's a close cousin..... Did you hear they're going to do another Indiana Jones? It's supposed to be out in two years, and there's even a rumour that Spielberg is trying to get Shyamalan to write it, though I don't see how "The Sixth Sense" qualifies him for action writing....? Letterman was funny, -- he said he heard that this time Harrison Ford is playing Indiana Jones AND his father. Ok, direct from Hoth... A BREAK THE ICE QUESTIONNAIRE: 1. If you could be any character in any of the Star Wars MOVIES, and live ONE day of their movie life (example: Bobba Fett, the day he falls in the Sarlacc Pit), -- Who would you be and what day would you want? 2. What's the worst movie you've ever seen and why? 3. Which would you rather do, -- Pod Race, Trench Run, or Lightsabre Duel? 4. Name something odd/strange that you like. 5. When you order a double scoop ice cream cone, what flavours do you usually order? 6. If you wear a perfume or cologne, what kind? 7. What things have you been turning to recently for entertainment? (tv, books, sports, etc) Tonight I'm going to see "X-Men". I saw the animation now and then, but I wasn't a huge fan or anything, so I'm suprised at how much I'm looking forward to seeing it. (Well, let's face it, it's not like it has been an amazing summer for movies, has it?) I'm curious to see how much Patrick Stewart can flesh out his role, Professor X has quite a few dimensions so I see some real possibilities there. And since I'm addicted to The Weather Channel and hurricane season, this probably won't surprise anyone, but I'm really, really hoping Storm does some cool stuff. Literally. As usual, this is turning into a novel so I guess I should save my rant against "The Perfect Storm" and my critique of "Walking Across Egypt" for later, but before I go, here's something for you Luke-ites: Question: "Why did it take Luke so long to find a wife?" Answer: "Because he was looking for love in Alderaan places." Ha! I know, I know, ....... pretty bad. Hey, it's been a while, -- I'm lucky I still even know how to *spell* Alderaan.