Sunday, May 22, 2011


What's better than The Empire Strikes Back?

Over the past several weeks my roommates and friends and I have been watching a different Star Wars movie each Sunday night. I bet you can guess which one we watched tonight.

I'm not much of a movie guy. OK, that's not entirely true, I love going to the movies and I love watching them. I just don't collect them the same way some people do. I'm not talking about a physical collection. I mean that when people ask me what my favorite movies are I have a hard time coming up with a list that extends beyond The Empire Strikes Back.

In economics there's a concept called marginal utility. It says that utility (or pleasure) decreases as you consume more units of a certain product. So, marginal utility says that the more times I watch The Empire Strikes Back the less I will like it.

I'm glad there are a few things in life that defy marginal utility.


  1. Saturday was Return of the Jedi Saturday for my little boys. They are following in the steps that have gone before them, Master Jedi. Thanks for that.

  2. Ha, thanks Jenny. It's awesome how much your kids love Star Wars.

  3. I bet people completely freaked out in the 70's when, for the first these words were uttered, "Luke, I am your father." I bet it was like finding out Bruce Willis was really dead the whole time.