That Awkward Moment When You Have to Explain Your Pet's Geeky Name

9/30/2016 Laura Watkins 0 Comments


One of Erik's favorite childhood memories is of dad, Den, taking him to see Return of the Jedi when it was first shown in theaters. While Den isn't a huge Star Wars fan himself, he gets that we are. Den is more of a classic comic book and westerns fan. But we think the fact that our kids' 81 years old grandpa is pretty geeky himself is pretty great. 
 
Emo Kylo Ren demanding we serve him
The other day, our cat, Emo Kylo Ren (we just call him Kylo), was upset and Erik teased, "You're not a very happy radar technician, are you?" It took me a second before I got it, but Den really didn't understand. If you don't either, that's okay. Most people wouldn't get it. I'll explain. ;)


Kylo Ren from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 We told Den how Kylo Ren is the bad guy in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and how he's a big baby, always throwing fits and that Adam Driver, the actor who plays Kylo Ren did a Saturday Night Light sketch:
 


So, Erik was joking that our cat was Matt the Radar Technician from the skit.
 

The video made Den laugh (especially the muffin part) but since he hasn't seen the movie yet, we didn't explain why our cat is Emo Kylo Ren.


After seeing the movie, we discovered the funniest Twitter account! "Emo Kylo Ren" claims to be "ren's rights activist" and posts on Twitter on his behalf.  He follows just 2 other Twitter accounts: Darth Vader and Hot Topic. On occasion, there have been some pretty great Twitter battles between Emo Kylo Ren and another account called Very Loney Luke. See for yourself. These are some of my favorite tweets:

 

 

 




 
 
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