Of course these two good folks have a lot in common. They are both part of the metropolitan elite who think that the real downside of Brexit is that there might be a shortage of folks to serve them organic semi-skinned macchiatos at £6 a pop in ponsey London cafes. They both know who I am and say that I swear too much in podcasts. But they have a deeper bond. And it is once that marks them out as total freaks. Today is May 4th. you know the 4th of May. May the 4th be with you! Still Paul Scott does not get it, nor will Olaf who I am seeing later. Today is Star Wars Day.
I have seen every Star Wars film. Some ( such as 1 which is in fact IV) I have seen dozens of times. I can recite lines. I am sorely tempted to put my religion as Jedi on the Census. I have Star Wars T-shirts either bought or gifted to me by a wife who understands that she is next best thing to Princess Leia Organa. Sorry but no woman can compete with the Princess. I am a 100% out and proud Star Wars geek.
But surely everyone has seen at least 1 Star Wars film? You have to be very odd not to know who Darth Vader is or that he is Luke Sykwalker's Dad? And also Leia's father. Well some folk are just not normal. Both Paul Scott and Olaf proudly boast that they have never watched a single Star Wars film. Freaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaks!