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One night while tucking Abby into bed she sweetly chimed, "good night! Sleep tight! Don't let the bed bites bug you!" I like her thinking. Sometimes life bites. The trick is to not let it bug you.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Mormon Urban Legend:
A Model for Yoda President Kimball's Face Was?

For years I've heard the story that when George Lucas- or was it Frank Oz- first invented the Star Wars "Yoda" character, he used Mormon Church President Spencer W. Kimball's face for inspiration. Something about his loveable, wise, respectable look supposedly appealed to him. I must admit, the likeness between the two has always prompted me to believe. With all due respect, President Kimball's ears bear a suspicious resemblance...
I've been making a half-hearted attempt to find evidence that the legend is true, but haven't yet come up with any evidence. I'm not so sure I want to know the truth. I like the whole idea, having a great fondness for both President Kimball and Yoda. Yes, I realize that the mere fact I am expending so much thought on this subject relegates me to utter geekdom (as though I have ever lived anywhere else)!
If you've got time to kill, check out Yoda's musical side. My kid's think this video is hilarious, but I don't think it gets good 'til the end. May the force be with you!

1 comment:

apple slice said...

I would have chosen Pres. Kimball as a model too.