You ever joke around with your friends and say “oh man, my friends are such nerds” because they like watching The OC or love playing video games? Well, I can genuinely say that my friends actually are nerds. Right now a few of them are spending valuable daylight hours sitting out on the street in LA as part of the Star Wars line. Sure the movie doesn’t come out until mid-May, but there my friends are lining up like a bunch of sick losers. Dear Jesus.
But don’t worry–it’s not just a bunch of virgins gathered for the single purpose of being the first geeks on earth to witness the last installment of the Star Wars franchise…they have a purpose! The members of the line are attempting to raise $20,000 for the Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation. They’ve already earned 28% of their goal, so dig deep you nerds in hiding and give to a good cause!
If you saw today’s Boing Boing post, you are probably well aware that you can dial the public payphone right by the line and speak to a genuine Star Wars geek at any hour of the day! The phone number to call is (323) 462-9609. (Please don’t talk dirty to them, you don’t want to excite those kids too much.)
I made the mistake of calling the phone number myself just a few minutes ago. I spoke to a young man named Josh who was telling me how he was going to take pictures of his nether-regions with a stranger’s camera phone. This is the kind of quality conversation you could have if you dial the aforementioned number. Being real nerds, you can also talk to them via AIM: LiningUp2005. Lord have mercy on their pitiful souls.