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Episode · 1 year ago

025 - The Neverending Journey...

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This week, Andrew talks about the long drive into the Southern California desert to Lancaster for his brother in law's wedding, including the story of what happened before the wedding leading up to Alton's solo run as ring bearer. Also, we discuss the Bad Batch, Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, and a whole lotta Grand Admiral Thrawn!

Dad. I am because well, well, and welcome to the dead oriented podcast. We are an episode twenty five. It is the quarter century mark in terms of number of episodes. Huh. How is everybody doing out there this week? I am good. At last week we did not have an episode because, as we discussed, I was making the journey with my wife and two boys down to my brother in law, Tim's wedding. So that was exciting to me and Lexie, congratulations. They are now hitched and making their way across the country to his job in Pennsylvania that he took. So they are going across the country and driving in a dodge journey, making a journey in a journey, ha ha. Anyway, I'm sorry. That was that was a terrible dad thing. I promise not to do that again. Actually, who am I kidding? I'm going to do that again all the time and nobody's going to stop me and that's just how it's going to be. So any case, yeah, the journey down there. That was a lot of fun because we also were taking our journey, as it were, and we were driving down. I don't remember if I told everybody this before we left, but we did a overnight trip so we left in the early afternoon on Tuesday. Drove down as far as Medford. Stopped in Medford at dinner time, around nine PM. Like we stopped at Medford in basically use the INLAW's house, which was empty because they were already down in California, but we use the Nimals House, is kind of a stop over. We got the boys dressed for bed, let them play around, work some of the energy because they've been in the car for four hours, you know eight dinner, all that fun stuff, and then as soon as we were done with that, we loaded the boys back up into the car and we were on the long road down into and through California. And I got to tell you, after having an experience on the east coast and you know, driving an hour gets you through like three states going the entire distance of the West Coast, I don't think East coasters fully completely understand what it is for us West coasters to drive from one state to another, because for them it's like, Oh, I can be in five different states over the course of a day. It's not a big deal, you know, like if I had made this drive on the East Coast, I could have gotten all the way from Charleston probably down to somewhere in Florida. In actually I probably have gotten all the way to the tip of Florida, depending on how far down we went. Like it just depends on how far you go, but you could make it a lot further on the eastern seaboard without amount of drive time then you can on the west coast, because we get out of Oregon which by itself it takes us about five hours just to get to the border, from up in Portland down all the way to California. But then once we get down there we have to drive the entire length of the state of California, which, if you look at it on a map, it may not seem like a big deal until you realize that it's really actually a fairly big deal. So we left Medford about thirty in the evening. We made our first...

...stop probably around eleven. We were somewhere around Shasta. We stopped at a what are they called rest area? We stopped at a rest area as we were coming down into California through the shaft area, which is beautiful by the way. Nature, you know, like I think of Will Ferrell playing Robert Goule and he's talking about nature, it's why I come here kind of thing, and that's all well and good and exciting, but what we kind of figured out very quickly as we were going in there is that we were driving through the wilderness, and the first indication of that is we get out and you stop at any rest area. I don't care how nice the rest area is, except for maybe the one in Canyonville, because the Canyonville one is actually a fairly nice rest area. I don't mind stopping there. I stopped in Canyonville because I want to get gas, because I can pump it myself, which, you know, there's the whole myth about Oregony is not knowing how to pump gas. You guys, we know how to pump gas. We just don't get to do it because our state won't let us. So, like, and I mean there are probably people out there who don't know how to pump gas, and that's fine. But like, if there's one thing that I think the most recent little miniature gas crisis on the East Coast is taught us, is that the even the people who are doing self surface may not necessarily know the best things in the world, like pumping gas into shopping bags, guys. One that is incredibly dangerous to that plastic is flimsy. I don't trust that to hold a gown, a milk question of us. Five gallons of gas. Three how are you going to get that into your car? Like, seriously, like I want to know somebody out there put this into a plastic bag, that they got it like Kroger or whatever, and is intending to put it into a vehicle later. How? There is no possible way that I can think of that you're going to get that in without dumping it all over the ground. Maybe I'm crazy, but you know, that's something I don't have to worry about people in my area going and pumping gas into gas bags. You know why? Because they won't let us do it. And I can't think of any situation in which I attendant at a gas station is going to be like well, this seems like a good idea. Like we have lost people. I don't think the unapproved station containers, like they will put it into a gas can, but they're not going to like do it into a tupperwork container. Guys, this just that is just my little rant for the day any case. But you stop most anywhere at a place that you're going to be stopping for using the restroom, like a rest area, and they're no, let's be honest, ninety percent of the time they're pretty sketch. They're especially sketch when it's late at night and you're just like okay, my wife goes, she uses the bathroom, she comes back, I go to use the bathroom. She stays with the boys who were asleep out in the back and as I'm walking up to the men's room area there is this huge sign that says rattlesnakes are active during the night in the summer. Well, one it's like summer heat right now, like I mean I think when we were going down there it was probably S S, you know, during the day. I don't know what it was at night, but it was still pretty warm when we got out there.

So there's that. I'm already freaked out because I'm using a gas station rest stop and there's all the horror stories and you know there could be an axe murder or waiting there. You don't know. You know, your mind goes wild when you're tired. But we wind up, you know, I go around there and there's nothing to really reinforce to me that there's no way that a snake got into the men's room because, first of all, they've got the little like privacy shroud that they put around the door. Yeah, that's like two feet off the ground. So a snake can easily wander up out of the Wilderness and under that. And then, on top of that, because covid and nobody wants to touch the door handles, they also lave the door standing wide open, and so you walk in there and you don't know if there's a snake in there. I'm like looking under everything that I can see, hoping and praying that there is not a snake there, because I don't want to have to hold it in until the next rest stop because it's probably another eighty miles down the road and I really had to be so yeah, there were no snakes. Thankfully I did not encounter any of those, because I would have freaked out like I would have been straight up Indiana Jones. Why did it have to be snakes? And that's just who I am, let's be honest. So I don't deal well the spiders. So a snake personally as poisonous snake, because we don't have poisonous snakes up here in Oregon, where we're at. I think Oregon has maybe four poisonous things across the entire state, and when I say poisonous, I mean venomous. You know the semantics behind it. Regardless, it was definitely not my favorite place in the world to have to stop to use the restroom. So we got done with that. We stopped it. I think mostly truck stops the rest of the way down. There was one Chevron that we stopped at. That was, I think in Fresno that that was, you know, middle of the night and it you just had to go and use the bathroom. So we stopped in there and that was fun because that was I think of all of the places we stopped it was probably the most sketchy. I go in use the bathroom, come back out, my wife goes into use the bathroom. While we are sitting there, dude rolls up on a bicycle with a giant knife strapped to his hip. Because that's totally normal and I am all for the right to bear arms, but there's something really sketchy when you're running around an urban area with a bowie knife like this. Isn't the apocalypse I don't necessarily think there was any reason that he needed to be carrying a knife that big, but you know, it wasn't Crocodile Dundee, will just put it that way. So I've never been sitting in the car with my hand on my own knife before, but I was doing that just in case. We got out of there. It wasn't a big deal, but you know, you get a little bit nervous. I think it's part of it's just being tired and when you're driving the whole night. We stopped, I think it was around Bakersfield. was kind of our last stop before we got to Lancaster and Bakersfield like the sun was coming up, the boys were starting to wake up and at that point Amanda and I were both starting to kind of burn out on it. We'd been up. I think it was probably around eight am that we rolled through there. We need to stop at a truck stop and again, truck stops are one of those things, you know,...

...they're fascinating to me because there's such a unique thing to kind of run across out in the middle of nowhere and they're generally fairly recently cleaned. Like you know, if you go to the right truck stops. They're really fairly clean. You can get whatever you need there at the convenience store. They've got a little restaurants, all that sort of thing, like they really I mean they cater to truck drivers, but they're actually not terrible. So it was interesting to just go in there. But we wound up going through getting all of our stuff and then going from there and we probably we were registering in about twenty five miles of the gallon most of the way down there. It wasn't until we got to Lancaster, or get closer to Wayncaster, I should say that we started getting into the hilly areas and going up and around and that by the end of the trip I think we'd averaged about twenty one miles to the gallon, twenty one and a half somewhere in there. So like my wife's car was making a pretty good work of it. But the time we whirled in was about thirty in the morning. We get out, hand to the boys, off to Nana and Pappy, unloaded the car and said we are going to bed. We'll see you all later. And what I mean basically Amanda and I just went straight to bed and slept for about four hours and got back up and went about our day and, you know, it was just enough sleep that we could feel rested enough to get on with things, but it was not so much sleep that we wound up feeling like we were going to run into issues sleeping later. So that was kind of the fun and exciting times of the drive down own. We get down there and get to spend some time with Tim and Lexey and I have to say, like I love my brother in La. I've always love my brother in law, but I feel a special connection to my sister in law because she is now only the second person to marry into this family and so like we're both kind of the not necessarily outsiders, because we're part of the family, but, you know, we didn't grow up in the family and so we kind of have that special connection because we're both coming at it from the outside of the family. And so, but I gave her so much crap over the course of the week and she just, you know, she's doesn't take any of it, which is, I think, what makes it fun for me to like she's probably like great, here we go again. But like, for example, heading into the wedding, I was under the impression that I was going to be able to wear cargo short not cargo shorts. That would be ridiculous because this is not the type of wedding you would wear a cargo shorts at. But I was thinking I was going to be wearing my cargo pants, my Khakis, you know, my thought process being I can stash stuff to keep the boys occupied without having to, you know, have something bulky there with us at the front of the place. They know the boys are going to be obviously the boys and going to be easily distracted and I don't know how they're going to handle this, that sort of thing. And my wife was like no, but if Lexi says it's okay, fine. So I mecks sage them in our group chat and Tim's like I don't care and like he's like I'm going to be extra on this and say no, and I joked gave her some junk about it. Right there. I'm like, I don't even have any pants that fit. I've been living in shorts and tshirts for the last year. What on Earth Are you doing to me? Kind of thing. So then I wound up going and buying new...

...pants that did not have cargo pants or cargo pockets, which was fine. You know, I need a new pants anyway, and now I have a pair of pants that I can wear that look actually fairly nice from to lucrating company. But you know, I'm snapping pictures of me. I'm like they're you happy and all of that. And then we get down there, and I mean I was giving her drunk about this all the way up to before she walked down the aisle, because at one point before the ceremony, I'm out there with the boys who were going to be the ring bearers and one of her bride'smaids is trying to figure out what to do with her phone. I'm like, well, you know, if I'd been allowed to wear cargo pants, I could stash everybody's phones in my pockets. He's like, Oh, I can't deal with this right now. So you know, I gave her junk about it and that was just kind of kind of how I was handling the situation. So it was it was fun. We get to the moment of truth. The boys during the rehearsal, they did great the first time through. Alton and Austin carried their rings down and Dutifu. We handed them off to the people that needed to get them. The second time through, they flanked the flower girl and she was the older of the three, so she kind of got to be the guiding light for them to make sure everybody got to where they needed to be. Day of boys are all dressed up. The problem that I think we ran into is we were too close to Austin's Naptime, because he was not having any of it. I tried to keep him occupied and not fussy. We went into an elevator, which honestly, was a terrible idea of to just because of the fact that that was the moment that I found out apparently Austin is afraid of elevators. As soon as it started moving he started crying and I'm like, what have I done? I've messed this up great. So we lined up going ahead and getting ready and it's to the point where they're about to go. Alton and Austin have their ring boxes and I'm trying to get them lined up with the flower girl and I'm like, okay, Bud, it's time to go, and he you can get hear it on the record of you here now, and yeah, that was Austin, basically saying he was not going to be doing this performative work. He is an independent mind and he cannot be told what to do. That's how I'm taking it at this point. I look back at Lexie. She's like, Andrew, it's okay, I'm Mike, all right, take the ring box from him, handed it off to the flower girl, who now got to do double duty, and sent them on their way. I took Austin, kept him occupied and tried not to upstage Lexi as she was coming down the aisle by sneaking in from another side. So yeah, that was that was going about as well as could be expected. I suppose it's one of those things you got to figure when you've got one ring bearer, it's one thing. When you've got to ring bears, it's a whole new set of potential difficulties, and particularly one. One of them is not even too yet. Let's be honest, little kids have minds of their own. So it was still a lot of fun. They really got enjoyed getting to spend time with their Nana and pappy and their uncle's and their new aunt and all of that. So it was definitely an experience. Then I joke that for Mother's Day I gave my wife the gift of a...

...quiet car and I gave Nana the gift of time with her grandson's which is to say that we pawned the boys off on Nana and pappy for the drive firm Lancaster up to Medford. So Sunday morning at eight am, we rolled out got on our way. It was actually kind of funny because we get on our way and wound up getting ahead of them because we went separate directions. I don't know what direction that Tom and Nancy took getting out of Lancaster, but I really wanted Duncan and honestly, Duncan donuts is on terms of chain coffees, is probably my second favorite in any particular order of chain coffees. Like Dutch brothers is obviously a special place in my heart, being an Oregon Company. But after that Duncan, and we don't have Duncan up here, so it's one of those things that it's like well, I'm gonna get it while I'm here. I actually wound up earning two free drinks while I was gone. gave one of those free drinks away because I earned it on the last day and there were literally no Duncans that I could stop at on the way up from Lancaster to burn that last thing. So I did it as a give away on my heasit and handyman profile and somebody glad we took it and so they got free coffee now. But we stopped at Duncan and then the way that we wound up getting back on the road like we want, up driving through to this giant wind farm, which was impressive because I've never been through a wind farm and gotten to see them up that close and realize those wind turbines are pretty big and the wind out there was enough that I can totally understand why you would put a wind farm out there. So we drove out. We wound up getting ahead of Nana and pappy somehow. I'm not sure what route they took versus what route we took. We actually got onto the highway ahead of them and then, you know, get on ahead of them. It turns out my wife and I are both exceptionally fast drivers on California highways and I think we were probably running about eighty eighty five most of the trip and there was not really any problem with that. I mean you had people flooring it past you at like ninety so, like California drivers have that reputation and it's why we Oregonians who have the California transplants to deal with hate the California drivers. But it is ultimately, when you're in Rome, do as the Romans do. So I had a really tragic little moment. We're driving through them, a Hoavey desert, on the way to the first stop that we made on the way back, which was Fresno. Long Story Short, we hit a small bird. My wife hit the small bird. I just freaked out over because I'm like, Oh my God, I think you hit that bird. But we couldn't tell that we'd hit the bird until we got to Fresno and I got out of the car and I didn't even look at first, but my father in law pointed out you've got a bird stuck to the underside of your hood. And we'd stopped at a in and out one to go ahead and just use the restrooms, but to to grab kind of a snack to hold us over until we got to Sacramento, of which was going to be our lunch. And so, Huh yeah, so we had a bird and it was lodged underneath, like between the hood and the fender, and I'm like great, I got to take care of that, and so I go and it was this beautiful little yellow bird.

I don't know what kind it was. It was small like. It wasn't like a canary, but it looked along those lines. It was just a beautiful little yellow bird from the Mohave desert that got itself washed in there and it was definitely dead by the time we got to Fresno. But we wound up getting there and I go with the paper bag from my fries and go over to take it off of the thing. Well, I'm thinking, mom, just slide it off, not thinking about the fact that, you know, this thing has been with you for over a hundred miles. It's probably not just going to slide off easily. And it didn't. So, Oh, I wound up popping the hood bringing it up, thinking it'll just fall off. It splodged onto something once I take it off. Yet No, no, it was literally stuck to the hood. It was a little bit horrifying. So I had to take it and basically scrape it off with the paper bag and then stick it in the paper bag and toss it in the trash and like it was just one of those things, like I'm like, I feel terrible, this little bauty, and that was just how the day went. So we wound up going up to Sacramento. We stopped for lunch. We were planning to do chilies, but it turns out Chili's could not seek a party of seven and the amount of time it was going to take to seat a party of seven across two seats was going to be a couple of hours and we really wanted to get home to Medford. So that did not happen. I did not get to use the old office. I feel God and moving in this Chili tonight joke, like it was just absolutely like not happening. So we wanted up having chipotle and then driving the rest of the way back to Medford. I think Amanda and I stopped one other spot on the southern side of the California Oregon border at another truck stop, went in, got something to drink, out a few more snacks and we drove the rest of the way into Oregon, got into Medford. We stayed the night down in Medford and then the next morning. We left with the boys for the rest of the trip on Monday. Got Everybody home safely and yeah, it was it was good time. So Tim and Lexie got to spend their weekend, or not in a weekend, it was there a honeymoon in San Diego, spend some time down there and then they are currently driving across the United States as I'm recording this for the second time. They are currently in Texas, I believe, and kind of making their way over to Pennsylvania and so yeah, that'll be exciting for them to kind of get on with their new life. Completely new location for both of them because they're both from the West Coast, Alex he's from California, and Tim is obviously from Oregon. So yeah, it'll be fun for them. It was a fun trip for us. It was definitely a lot of driving and that is one of those things I made to said well, I'm not doing that again. It really kind of drew home the point that if we get to the point where we have a travel trailer, we don't have to make those long drives like you can just pull off at a rest areas, take a nap for a little bit, get up and then go on your way like the obviously there is no reason that we would have had to make that entire long drive.

If we'd wanted to just stop somewhere, we could have, but regardless, that was our fun trip for the week. So we're going to go ahead and take our first break when we come back. We are going to talk a little bit about the new bad batch episode, actually just the bad batch in general. I don't think we've really gotten the chance to have a really good look at it, but it is dumthing. We're definitely enjoying the series so far, and then also talk about the mighty ducks game changers. Also going to talk a little bit about books and audio books more specifically thrown ascendency. The second book in that trilogy, which is titled Greater Good, came and I did get to finish that while we were on vacation. I also have gotten into air to the empire audio book, So we're going to talk about that in a little bit. Stay too, and we are back. Thank you again so much for tuning in to the Dad delorri and podcasts on this week's episode. Of what we're streaming, what we're watching actually even what we're reading and start out with the bad batch. So for those of you who are not familiar with the bad batch, it is kind of a spin off of the clone wars. The bad batch was introduced during the first segment of the last season of clone wars and it's basically like the a team of clones. They're all different, with enhanced abilities, but it's definitely something that is is different from your regg clones, as they call them. So the first two episodes I really enjoyed. The third episode definitely it's providing a very unique look because you're going from basically order sixty six. You started out the season with just order sixty six being executed in the bad badge being around it at not really knowing what's going on because their inhibitor chips are not the same as the regs and maybe defective and not necessarily working. But you get a nice little cameo from Caleb Doom, Aka Canaan Jeris, from rebels as a Paddawan, and so that was a really cool kind of thing to see in that but then you're going in and you're kind of seeing that transition from the Galactic or republic to the Galactic Empire and how that is affecting things. You get to find out why the storm troopers are not clone troopers and kind of getting to see that transition. The third episode really brings that one to home and it's going to be very interesting to see how they handle it. I kind of I'm noticing a theme with the Star Wars Properties that I'm hoping is not like a recurring theme. But you look at the Mandalorian and you've got basically this warrior taking in a child and going across the galaxy having adventures, basically, and then you've got the bad batch, which is basically if you were to take the Mandalorian and take three men in a baby and merge the two. You're basically looking at that and it's a very interesting way to play it. I just hope that this isn't going to be a recurring hey,...

...let's take every star wars series and make it about some warrior taking in a child and all of that, like if and or shows up and he's taking in a kid that he doesn't know anything about and going across the galaxy with him. Like, I'm done. I'm out that you guys have run out of ideas now, but I really don't get me wrong, I really enjoy where we are going so far with the bad batch and I want to see how this plays out. Additionally, this week mighty ducks game changers. It's been fun because getting to see this, you're kind of seeing Alex, who kind of emerges as the antithesis of the mighty ducks feel at this point, because at this point the ducks are the powerhouse, which is what the Falcons were in the original and, excuse me, at that point, like she starts, the team just be all about having fun, but then the kids start winning games and it's no longer about the fun. She starts talking with a couple of the parents who have come to the team who were former duck parents as well, and they start all getting in on the hey, we're all in to win this sort of thing. And the episode ends with Evan Coming to the realization I've got to fire my mom as coach. You kind of get the idea that it was always going to be set up for Gordon Bombay to come back to coaching by the end of this season, and now you get the realization on how that's going to happen, because at this point Alex is taking everything too seriously. She's gotten done her boss's skin and her boss feels threatened by her, and so it's exciting for her because she's kind of been in the background of her boss has stuff all of this time and so for the don't bothers to become a problem for her makes her really happy. But she's getting to the point where she's driving the kids like the coach from the ducks would have been driving them, and that is bothering everybody because that's not what they signed up for. So it's going to be interesting as we go into next week. They're heading to the state tournament, which the ducks are also in, and it will just be a really fantastic time to kind of get to see how they're going to handle all of this. Also, just a shout out to the one kid whose name I can't remember, but he's the one with all of the nice hockey gear that doesn't know how to use any of them, for coach Bombay finally finding a way for him to get involved with the team because he was the only one who had not scored going into the last game of their season and they wound up giving him his opportunity, and so that was a really cool thing. I think he's kind of now become the crazy puck handler that dwayne was in mighty ducks too. So we'll see how it all plays out. It's going to be a lot of fun going on through here. We still got a few episodes left of that and that will be exciting. So then, as far as outside of streaming books, I did get to read throng greater good, which that is an excitement for me just because I've always loved the character grant, admiral thrown. I knew of him all the way back with air to the empire trilogy, and so when they brought him into rebels, I was excited when they had the name dropped by Asoka during the mandalorian about thrown. Where...

...is he like? It's all stuff that I'm really excited to kind of see them develop the character more, and the books have actually been a really good outlet for it. I initially when Disney took over and made everything legends and then started ringing in a new cannon and bringing a new authors, I would really put off by that. It didn't help that the first book that I read was aftermath, which was written terribly, and I will go to my grave saying that the author of that book did more to Sour me on Star Wars, I think, than anything that Disney has done to date, and I mean that's saying a lot, because you know, people didn't necessarily like the direction that the prey sequel trilogy went, and I get that. I enjoyed parts of it. There were other parts that I'm like really and parts of it just didn't feel completely fleshed out, and so kind of getting to go around and see what would have been like that was just one of those things. I would have been interested to see how they changed the process if Princess Leia had been available to actually shoot more scenes instead of having to rehash stuff that she'd already shot. Regardless, they didn't have the same creative freedom that they did because of the loss of Carrie Fisher, and so I feel like we would have had a different movie had she been available still. But all that said, like Chuck Wendig, his prose just rattled me to my core because everything was in present tense. I read through the first book and swore I was not going to read the other books and I put off for a really long time. I did not pay for hard backs. For those I did actually wait until I could get them on the cheap on digital download and then I read them that way and I was happy with myself because it gave more set up for the movies, but at the same time it was not a series that I would say I enjoyed reading. Now counter that to bringing back Timothy's on and his knowledge next protise on thrown and having him do more development of that character, whether it be during the empire years where we got out of the first trilogy, or getting to look at his previous history with the Chiss ascendency and going through that in this current trilogy. Regardless like he's a fascinating character, because he's not. You're just let's put everybody under our thumb and crush them kind of person like he wants to understand the cultures that he is engaged with, and seeing more of that character for me is fantastic and kind of seeing how they address things with him, and I'm excited for the third book to come back. But coming into this series kind of made me go, okay, I really want to go back and remember what he was like in the air to the Empire Trilogy, and so I actually had some free audiobook credits and I decided to go ahead. I'm going to go through and use them on the air to the Empire Trilogy and and I'm almost done with book one in that series and very early on I was reminded of something, and I don't want to get anybody's hopes up, most a...

...specifically mine, but the air to the empire trilogy is set a mere five years after the destruction of the Beato death star at end or. The MANDALORIAN is set five years after the destruction of the Second D star at end or. We've now gotten a throng named drop out of Asoka during the MANDALORIAN timeline. Nobody knows where thrown is at this point and in the book he is actually been out on the frontier in the unknown regions, which theoretically is where Ezra wound up taking them when they finished the series of rebels. Theoretically. So there's through what is it now three or four different series in the Mandalorian timeline at this point and they're allegedly going to be building up to a big crossover event which dare I hope will be hopefully, fingers crossed the air the Empire Adaptation. They obviously can't do everything exactly the same. For one, you can't put Carrie Fisher in as Leia. More specifically, you can't have her having twins because the twins don't exist in Disney's timeline. That's fine, you make changes, you do you. But the other thing that got my thinking going, though, is Luke is the one that comes to save grow Gou in the end of season two of the Mandalorian and I started thinking about it and I remembered all of a sudden there was a Qune of Luke during the year of the Empire Trilogy. How do we know that the luke that picked up growgo was the same luke that you know was off with Leah and doing all the adventures? Or was that the clone? Now I know you can go to the lightsaber color and say, well, it's green lightsaber and the clone Luke used the blue lightsaber. I get it. You can go that route. I'm just saying it's entirely possible that was a quote, in which case we've got a reason for Grog to be saved from Luke. I'm not going to push that theory too hard because I'm sure there's probably somebody out there on Internet already doing that and being like this is what Jesse's going to do, and I don't know that. I've got no inside knowledge of anything. What I can't tell you is I'm excited to see what they do with it. So that is that. All right. We're going to take our last break. When we come back, we are going to be discussing this week's question of the week. Stay tuned and we are back. Thanks again so much for tuning into the Dad Dolorian podcast. I hope that you guys are just having a fantastic day. We are pod next question of the week this week. What book bongs and everyone's bookshelf and quite frankly, I'm just going to come out and say it like I'm going from a fictional standpoint here,...

I'm going to have to go with air to the empire, the trilogy specifically. I know that's three books and that's technically lying, but I think it's something where it was one of the best written of the Star Wars books that was out there. Timothy's on did masterfully and developing different lower and things that we are still seeing in the series today, even if it's still being pulled out of obscurity. In some senses could because they made everything legends, but it was honestly, I think that was one of the things that kept star wars alive was the ear of the Empire Trilogy and just the books that they put out when they didn't have movies, because we didn't know when we were going to get star wars movies back then. You know, the Star Wars books were about all we had for a long time and that was something that I think Timothy's on was a big part of that. I think that's why Disney finally came to their senses and brought him in to do more stuff on thrown, because I think there was a whole lot of storytelling and creativity that could be used there that they hadn't tapped into yet. So for me I think the ear of the Empire Trilogy has to be even if it's legends, I don't care. It was still a fantastically written series. So all right, that's it for this week. Hope you guys are having a great week. Whatever you're doing, I hope you're crushing it. We'll see you next week and remember, parenting is a complicated profession. Stay safe out there, my friends,.

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