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I can't even describe how weird it was to watch the Rose Bowl Parade on Monday and see hundreds of Star Wars stormtroopers marching in formation. It was like The Empire had taken over Pasadena. It was awesome and it was weird and I thought it was totally cool and I was kind of embarrassed that I thought that.

As with all the weird-ass Oklahoma floats that were there for no reason (go have your own parade, Oklahoma, and get out of ours!), there was no connection to the Rose Bowl - it was just a chance for people to show off. At least with George Lucas as Grand Marshal, the stormtroopers had a connection to the parade itself, if not to the game or the theme of the bowl. Unlike Oklahoma! Oklahoma, go home!

Unfortunately, none of the pictures I've seen on Flickr have really captured what a weird clash it was to see stormtroopers surrounded by roses and football fans and shops and things, but here are the ones I liked the best:

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Stormtroopers on the parade route
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See, this guy has managed to make a link between the parade and the game!
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Um... the brave soldiers of the 1138th Musketeers. Or something.

srah - Wednesday, 3 January 2007 - 12:58 PM
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Comments (2)

gravatar sarah - January 3, 2007 - 2:10 PM -

i was SO PISSED that i didn't know about it and that i missed it. my mom called to tell me, but i didnt' get the message til like four hours later. *sob*

gravatar srah - January 3, 2007 - 7:44 PM -

Want some fuzzy NBC footage?

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