a short aside

An older Mark Hamill got in the lift at work today. Come to think of it, Mark himself is somewhat age-ed, maybe it was him? My very own Luke Skywalker!

“Ladies, check out my light sabre!”

Cue scream.

I always thought it a pity that little Mark never became bigger. In life, and in film. I guess I’ve always had a penchant for the short man, they seem like such a neat little package. Somewhat emasculating? Apologies. As a tallish woman, this penchant goes unanswered because a small man will simply make you feel like a large woman, which just ends in tears really. A lot of famous actors are short. William Goldman had an obsession with the short movie star (which he talks about in his book, Which Lie Did I Tell?)

He once saw Stallone in a swimming pool and surreptitiously sidled up to him, to answer for himself – just how short is this guy?

Answer: pretty bloody short.

Published by the wuc

I'm a chick living in Australia, working for the man. I hate office work with a passion usually reserved for James Cameron, but somehow I ended up with a career behind a desk, stapling my forehead at random intervals.

3 thoughts on “a short aside

  1. You’re like Rain Man in this post. But, like Rain Man, there’s an underlying brilliance.

    Don’t feel sorry for Mark Hamill though. He has had a massive, productive, wealthy and lauded career after Star Wars, just not in the regular circles – he’s a much sought after voice character actor who also produces his own stuff.

    Qantas. Definitely Qantas.

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