#1  
Old 11-17-2007, 03:05 PM
Winston Smith Winston Smith is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: The Hub of the Universe
Posts: 5,021
Jedi Mind Trick

My three-year-old son is trying to pull the old Jedi Mind Trick on me. He's on the table, and when I told him to get down he levelled his gaze at me and said

I'm not on the table, Daddy.

Sigh. Kids.
  #2  
Old 11-17-2007, 03:16 PM
Tully Mars Tully Mars is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,436
Was he still on the table as you typed that?

If so, then the Jedi mind trick was to do something amusing to get you to post it while he remained on the table. The force is strong in that one.
  #3  
Old 11-17-2007, 03:16 PM
Bosda Di'Chi of Tricor Bosda Di'Chi of Tricor is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Dogpatch/Middle TN.
Posts: 30,561
Imitate Jabba.
__________________
The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.
~~~~Hunter S. Thompson
  #4  
Old 11-17-2007, 05:12 PM
bbs2k bbs2k is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: DUDE, in boston
Posts: 4,869
Holy shit, my hot ex had the Jedi mind trick like crazy. We used to get into any place for free. I don't know how she did it, and it's one of the things I miss, but man, she had it.
  #5  
Old 11-17-2007, 09:04 PM
The King of Soup The King of Soup is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 2,247
"I'm not jumping on the bed."

Stated calmly and clearly, with authoritative brown eyes staring straight into mine.

Had she not been upside-down, halfway between the mattress and the ceiling when she said it, she'd have had me for sure. I look out for asps, 'cause my daughter is the queen of "denial."
  #6  
Old 11-17-2007, 10:45 PM
CalMeacham CalMeacham is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,542
Quote:
My three-year-old son is trying to pull the old Jedi Mind Trick on me. He's on the table, and when I told him to get down he levelled his gaze at me and said

I'm not on the table, Daddy.

Sigh. Kids.



Our cats try this all the time.


Hasn't worked yet.
  #7  
Old 11-17-2007, 10:54 PM
WhyNot WhyNot is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Sweet Home Chicago
Posts: 33,496
When my son was three, he was playing outside with some friends (supervised by their parents). Suddenly he came tearing into the house, up the stairs, into his room, slammed the door, into the closet, and slammed that door.

"Um...Kyle?"

"Yes, Mom?"

"Watcha doin'?"

"Nothing....

...

...

"I'm not chewing gum!"

  #8  
Old 11-17-2007, 10:58 PM
Snooooopy Snooooopy is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Charlottesville, Va.
Posts: 10,131
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbs2k
Holy shit, my hot ex had the Jedi mind trick like crazy. We used to get into any place for free. I don't know how she did it, and it's one of the things I miss, but man, she had it.
Did she have really big Jedi Mind Tricks?
  #9  
Old 11-18-2007, 01:13 PM
Hal Briston Hal Briston is offline
Charter Member
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: A nice chunk o' NJ
Posts: 14,183
C'mon, Winston, teach your kids, will'ya? The JMT never works if you don't get the little hand wave motion right.

Sheesh...kids these days...
  #10  
Old 11-18-2007, 03:42 PM
ivylass ivylass is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Orlando(ish)
Posts: 21,258
I have photographic documentation of my husband attempting the Jedi Mind Trick. This was, of course, well before the movie came out, so my husband was ahead of his time.

His father was in the Air Force, stationed in Italy, and my MIL lived with the two kids in an apartment. The old Italian lady next door loved children, and fed my husband chocolate whenever she could.

At one point, my husband comes back home, face covered in chocolate, and when his mother asked him if he'd been eating chocolate, he said, "No, Mommy" and opened his mouth very wide to show her that there was no chocolate.

He looked so cute she quickly grabbed the camera and took a picture of his wide open mouth, his innocent eyes...and chocolate covering him practically down to his collar.
  #11  
Old 11-18-2007, 03:53 PM
Resistance is Character-Formin Resistance is Character-Formin is offline
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 119
My wife says I can do the Jedi Mind Trick, because twice she's seen me get out of being arrested by the police when they had good cause to take me in. The reality is that I had so many run-ins with the police before I got with her that I'm totally calm in those kinds of situations and good at making the police feel at ease.
  #12  
Old 11-22-2007, 01:34 PM
beanpod beanpod is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 681
My mom just reminded me of this one:

My brother was 3 and mostly potty trained and she sent him to go by himself. He was gone...and gone...and gone..."Are you ok?" "Yeah!"...and gone and gone... Finally she got up to look down the hall and sees him running toward her, stark naked, holding the comics section of the newspaper.

Mom: "Where are your clothes?!"
Brother: *glances around innocently* "Gots a newspaper!" *holds it up for inspection*

It didn't work. He was captured and re-clothed soon after.
  #13  
Old 11-22-2007, 01:56 PM
Kythereia Kythereia is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 9,925
Quote:
Originally Posted by Winston Smith
My three-year-old son is trying to pull the old Jedi Mind Trick on me.
Yeah, he's all adorable now, but you just wait until he starts dating hot mysteriously pregnant senators and talking about killing all the Tusken Raiders...
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:21 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Send questions for Cecil Adams to: cecil@chicagoreader.com

Send comments about this website to: webmaster@straightdope.com

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Publishers - interested in subscribing to the Straight Dope?
Write to: sdsubscriptions@chicagoreader.com.

Copyright 2017 Sun-Times Media, LLC.

 
Copyright © 2017