By hclagopus - Norway
Today, I brought a fluorescent tube to the store to make sure I got the correct replacement. Trying to charm the sexy cashier, I waved the tube in the air, saying "I need a new light sabre, there is no force left in this one and the Empire is attacking." Turns out she'd never heard of Star Wars. FML
hclagopus tells us more :
OP here. I did not try to pick her up - I am a 42 year old married father of three and even if I wanted a date I have enough knowledge of the world to know that hot twentysomething blondes prefer hot twentysomething hunks - but I did try to make her smile, and failed miserably. And my geek level is so low that I read paper papers and constantly need my twelve year old son to help with my Iphone. (Plus I`ve never seen the sequels) I realize the girl probably lacked humour more than Star Wars knowledge, but what the heck. My wife laughed her ass off when I told her, though, bless her.
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By  thisiswilli_fml  |  5

Oh Well...i never watched any star wars myself too!

  asticks  |  4

His and her lives are probably more fulfilled than anyone who would try to charm a beautiful girl with that joke.

  picturescrazy  |  24

I haven't watched any of the movies yet either. I'm glad I'm not alone.
But I would have gotten the reference... even if you haven't seen it, how on earth would you not know what a light saber is?

  Dekarian  |  7

81 - If you think Disney making the next Star Wars movie is bad, you probably thought The Avengers sucked. That was made by Disney, too, by the way.

  evilplatypus  |  38

81 - Yes, because Lucas Films did such a bang up job with episodes 1-3.

Seriously though, if Disney can do WORSE than 1-3, they need a medal of some kind because that'd be a difficult task.

  MistaKrista  |  8

Personally, I think that even if the girl didn't understand the reference, the fact that OP tried so hard should have gotten a laugh out of her. Or maybe that's just me. Then again, I like funny men, and Star Wars.

  tsent8  |  15

#1 were gonna gather all the nerds at comic con (hell we'll even take the Trekkies) and show up at your house and run you through with a lightsaber then feed your body to the wampas


81, did you think Pulp Fiction sucked too? Disney owns Miramax also.

I really don't see a problem with it except the fact that people keep saying they're bound to suck just because Disney's making it..

By  sandracore  |  15

well, don't assume everyone knows or likes the same things as you do next time

  Link5794  |  18

OOOOHH, you need some ice for that burn?

  Welshite  |  39

Of course it does. That way you can make infamous sexy comebacks like "I know" when your leading lady admits her love for you. They tend to swoon over that one.

  ksuth  |  25

Personally I love Star Wars and if a guy made a reference about it to me, it would be a very good start. Although OP's line wasn't very good...

  the_wombat  |  6

I'm 26 and a mom, and by most standards, I'm pretty hot. I say most, since some people with terrible taste may not find me attractive. Not only do I love Star Wars, I build Star Wars Lego sets in my spare time and have Star Wars brunches. You could probably get my number with a good light saber line

  RedPillSucks  |  31

Since when is Star Wars a part of (fill in blank) culture?
Don't get me wrong, I loved all the episodes (even the prequels), but I would go as far as to say they're a part of my culture.

  alliewillie  |  22

Star Wars is still going strong after more than 30 years, now will have another trilogy, sells millions in merchandise every year, has countless spinoffs, cartoons, books, figures, inside jokes, references in every form of media, etc. Nearly everyone can at least recognize it and after 3 decades it still has a huge following. This makes a big mark on pop culture which in turn is one part of the "American culture".


Everyone, please. I'm expecting a mass thumb down, but before that. I love star wars, seen all of em. But, are you seriously going to say it's part of the "culture"? I understand liking something and feeling the need to defend it, but... Come on... It's 2012.

Star Wars died out ages ago. Even when it was "the thing" back then (if that's something you would say) you don't go around making Star Wars references to pretty woman and expect positive feedback. It'd be good if you were in a sci-fi convention, but general public? No.

  Sir_Loin257  |  4

134-Star Wars will never die out... It is sadly going through the normal life of a series was a great trilogy for the first 3 then it became middle aged and was still doing alright with its new 3 movies and now it is about to become a hospitalized senior citizen with Disney at the wheel. But I'm off topic it is a great series and will never die out making your argument invalid.