Force This

Yeah, another article on on the fans lining up at Grauman’s… But I had to blog this segment:

Sarah Sprague, 31, was growing testy as she tried to say the same thing to a sports reporter calling from Detroit.

“Yeah, I know it’s just a movie,” she said. “You’ve been reporting on sports, and you ask me whether I have a life?”

Then she asked the reporter if he wasn’t wasting his life covering 40 Tiger baseball games this year, referring to the team as “that losing cause.”

Detroit’s most famous sports reporter is Mitch Albom of the Free Press, known for saccharine writing and, more on the point, an article from 1999 about how Star Wars geeks need to get a life. Because everyone knows sports fans are always sane and dignified.

Not the line you’re looking for

Remember the folks waiting for Revenge of the Sith at Grauman’s Chinese Theater? They’re in the wrong line.

“The telling thing is — for me, at least — if the film is not playing at the Chinese … I have zero desire to see it at all,” a fan who calls himself Obi Geewhyen posted on the message board at “I’m in it for the lineup only and don’t give a darn about the conclusion of this lackluster, so-called ‘Star Wars’ series.”

How touching.

The story has been pretty widespread: Boing Boing, Metafilter, and Slashdot all blogged it and it’s pretty much spread all over by now. Nothing like laughing at a bunch of crazy geeks to bring the internet together.

UPDATE 4/7: The story’s made it to mainstream media, and Defamer is on the case.