If you read Rants from Mommyland, you may have remember them getting a few emails from a British girl who is so crazy and funny, Kate and Lydia refer to her as their Offspring, and her writing as leaving a vibrating, buzzing sound in their heads.
I received an email with the subject line "Videos, Star Wars, and Total Ignorance" with no mention of Kate and Lydia, no mention of being their Offspring, and no mention of bruises, badger incidents, and the like. Even without any of that, I noticed that bees seemed to be buzzing in my head.
And I was all, "um, by any chance has there been a Badger Incident in your past? Because your writing voice is awfully familiar." And, it turns out that yes, the email was from Lydia and Kate's famous "Offspring #1." With her permission, I'm sharing this email with you, because of the awesome.
Thanks for the Stephen Fry Star Wars video, Offspring #1! Love him, love it, love you.
I thought you and your family and assorted humans and muchkins and manatees and EVERYTHING might like this! It's even kind of seasonally appropriate! (Well, for Christmas anyway.) (And I hope it works 'cos UK and US vidoes sometimes don't play nicely with each other and then I have to roll my eyes and sigh and try to hunt the same thing down in a different form and suchlike.) Oh! Also! You probably know (well I HOPE you know, you're too awesome not to know) about Weird Al's The Saga Begins. Because it is MADE of cool and music. Me and my sister actually thought that those were the real lyrics for a long time, until a really long car journey where the same tune came on the radio and we started singing along and our parents exchanged "Dear Maude what in the name of pastrami is going on in the back of the car?" looks.
It probably doesn't help that we have never actually seen Star Wars. Star Trek, yes. Star Wars, no. I hope you haven't fainted, 'cos the last time I imparted this revelation unto someone they threatened to do that, and honestly? Not much fun. Unless you need some sleep! That might work. But since reading your blog I've suddenly become aware of the hugely awesome Star Wars STUFF you can get! Including a Jedi bathrobe I've just seen and flailed at, because AWESOME! So I have to find it.
If it helps at all, I did have a dream about lightsabers the other night. Mine was yellow!