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Chewbacca, the growling and screaming walking carpet of the original Star Wars trilogy, never seems to get as much love as all the other characters.
Luke is the savior of the Force, Leia is a strong and impressive woman, and Han Solo is just plain cool. While Chewbacca has his fans, he has never really reached the same popularity as the others … and there may be a reason why.
YouTube user crisper68 decided to cut together all of Chewie’s scenes in the original trilogy (A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi) into one massive super-cut to find out! And, it is interesting to note just how much screen time the loveable fuzzball actually has in each of the movies (13, 18 and 9 minutes, respectively).
Doesn’t seem like a lot, now does it?
But, be sure to watch the videos below anytime you need a smile, as you can’t help but love the Wookie!
We hate stereotyping, but honestly, most of us nerds are out of shape (except for maybe our thumbs, what with all the button-mashing they do). Is there anything that appeals to our sci-fi love AND will help us gain greater flexibility? It’s not *real* exercise, is it?
No. There is another.
Star Wars Yoga is the brainchild of Matthew Latkiewicz, a McSweeney’s columnist and fan of the holy (original) trilogy. Latkiewicz took photos of himself doing yoga poses that resemble things from the famous George Lucas myth — TIE fighters, speeder bikes and Wookiees, among them — and used those for a fake marketing proposal for Lucas himself. You can see the “exchange” of emails and ideas on Latkiewicz’s site.
Honestly, it looks like these could easily substitute for any boring yoga poses you may (or probably not) already be doing. Tell you what: try out some Star Wars Yoga poses, take pics of yourself doing so (fully clothed, please!), and send them to us. Maybe we’ll do a follow-up show-and-tell post with the best ones.
It’s a bit of old news (his blog posts about Star Wars Yoga are from 2009), but it’s been making the bored-at-work social media rounds again, so it deserves a fresh mention. Check out a few poses below, and then head to Latkiewicz’s site for the rest.
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