Growing Up Star Wars

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(WARNING:  THE FOLLOWING POST IS RATED “M” FOR MAWKISH)
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Looking for a hardcore dose of un-ironic Star Wars nostalgia?  Want to remember what young-you felt for Star Wars, before Jar Jar, Jango and Jedi Younglings?   Before the 800 million billion Star Wars parodies where the only joke was that something not Star Wars said something from Star Wars?
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This flickr slideshow will make you forget everything terrible that happened after the Ewoks’ original Yub Yub song played its final notes.
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These pictures really do seem like they are from a long time ago in a galaxy far far away.  Were these shot during the 1980s or 1940s?  There is a lot of genuine emotion in these photos.  Do kids today love Power Rangers and Pokemon as much as the photostream kids loved Star Wars, with such pure and overwhelming adoration?  Call me old, but I think not.
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As we watched this stream in the Simpsons writers’ room, there was no snideness, or crapping on these photos.  Only deep, private personal affection.  I think I even saw one of the writers tearing up.  I just hope it wasn’t me.

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