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Today's XKCD:

mouseover text: Fans eagerly await 2015's 'Space Fights: Power Gets Up', although most think 1999's 'Space Fights: The Scary Ghost' didn't live up to the hype.

Yesterday I was at lunch with three colleagues, whom I will call Alice, Bob and Carla.

Alice: What about Star Wars?  My kid is into it. Bob: No, but I always liked Star Trek, especially the series with Picard Me: The Next Generation? Bob: That's it. Alice: We don't know what to do for the kid, about the last three movies. Me: Oh, forget those.  To me, this is the order in which you should show your kids the Star Wars movies: Ep. IV, Ep. V, Ep. VI and... you're done. Alice: Are you going to the new one? Me: Of course! If not the midnight show that Thursday night, surely for one of the early evening shows that Friday! Alice: Is your wife going to go with you? Me: Definitely! Alice: ...Willingly? Me: (laughing) Yes, yes.  She's every bit as geeky as I am. Carla: I don't know much about Star Trek, but Star Wars I am familiar with.  Luke and Laura, right?

When we recovered some composure, we reminded Carla that Luke and Laura was the "Wedding of the Century" on General Hospital.

This article was updated on May 9, 2023

David F