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How to Become Darth Vader

You can BE Lord Vader if you pay the right price at Christie’s Auction House in London. Christie’s is selling an original Darth Vader costume from the “Star Wars” movie franchise. The costume was made for “The Empire Strikes Back,” which was released in 1980.

The sale will take place on November 25th, and has been offered up for bid by a private collector in the United States. Rumor has it that the ensemble will fetch upwards of $300,000 US dollars.

How badly do you want The Force to be with you? Would you be willing to pay this kind of money for a costume worn in a movie – even if it IS a part of every geek’s history?

Three-way on the Freeway: My Car Accident


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On July the 15th, I was innocently tooling down the highway, headed to a local event to hang out with some friends. Out of nowhere – CRASH! Someone driving a rental car behind me smashed into the back of my car, shoving me hard into the car in front of me. I was effectively the middle of a car sandwich.

Thankfully, no one was injured. Had I known I was about to be hit, I’d have probably tensed up and been hurt. However, I had no idea it was happening until it was over and done with.

Neither the car in the back nor the car in the front sustained much damaged. My poor little Vader, however, has several owies. It’s pretty crunched up, in the front AND the back. Needless to say, Vader now has to head into the shop and have just a tiny little bit of work done. Ok – so it’s a lot of work. The car was not drivable after it happened. I just am glad that I have insurance!