maybe luke skywalker is as tall as my thumb

My older brother, a professor at a prestigious university, came to visit last week.  He shared many insights, but my favorite was this.  We were discussing our expansive collection of hand puppets, and I commented that none of the puppets are life size.  He said, Yoda is.  I say, No, the Yoda puppet is only about one foot tall.  He pointed out that Star Wars never clarifies the size of the humanoid characters (Luke, Han, Obi Wan).  This is, after all, in a galaxy far, far away.

Maybe the entire Star Wars series takes place in a space the size of my microwave oven.

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