Force For Fun: Episode 1 – Wookie Mistake

13 May


“With your wisdom, I’m sure that we can work out an arrangement which will be mutually beneficial and enable us to avoid any unpleasant confrontations.”

-Luke Skywalker, Star Wars Episode VI – Return of the Jedi

At long last. I’ve been hinting at it for weeks. But today is the day I finally get to officially launch:

free star wars stuff

At this point imagine if you will John Williams’s legendary score bursting on your ears, the familiar music bringing to the surface feelings and memories that have become an essential part of our cultural identity. The fanfare peaks. The emotions swell from within you. You’re just starting to get into it when all of a sudden…


…the needle scratches off the record.

“But wait a minute,” said my friend Shannon. “What if I don’t want any free Star Wars stuff? I come to your blog to read about your cute kids and your beautiful family. I don’t want to hear about someone trying to sell me something. That’s just obnoxious.”

OK. Here’s the deal:

Pringles, along with the people at Star Wars, have launched a 6-week campaign called “The Force For Fun”. They’ve recruited ten bloggers to help direct internet traffic towards the campaign. As incentive they’re offering participants the chance to win some cool Star Wars stuff. In addition, at the end of the 6 weeks, the blogger who directs the most traffic through his/her site to the campaign will win “The Ultimate Star Wars Weekend Getaway”. Now goodness knows how they found this blog or why they chose it to be one of the 10, but they did — and I’m very grateful. Ultimately, all they’re asking of me is to put you on to some pretty decent fan-made Star Wars/Pringles mash-up YouTube videos, and offer you a chance to win some cool Star Wars stuff once a week for five weeks. I can feel pretty good about that.

So here’s the promise we’re going to make each other:

I promise to keep things fun. I promise that I will do everything I can not to make this little contest be a drag. I will integrate it into the regular dorky stuff you typically see around here in a way that shouldn’t detract from the usual high standard of fun, dorky, family-ness you’ve come to expect.

In return, *EVERY WEEK* you promise to enjoy the videos and enter the contest I share — and really there’s no reason not to. The videos are quite clever and well made, and for crying out loud, the contest could get you some decent free Star Wars stuff. You also promise… and this is crucial… to SHARE THE HELL OUT OF THESE CONTEST POSTS every week via whatever social media platform you prefer. Remember, I’m going against nine other bloggers here, and each of us has to generate as much contest participation as possible through our own personal blogs.

So before I officially launch into the promotion, let me leave you with one final thought:

If you don’t do it for yourself, do it for my kids. I mean just look at them. Don’t these kids deserve “The Ultimate Star Wars Weekend Getaway”?



Pringles The Force For Fun Logo

This weeks Pringles/Star Wars “The Force For Fun” YouTube video is “Side of Fries — Wookie Mistake” by Brooke Dooley, Jordan Allen and Luke Rocheleau. Seriously, it’s something I could see me and my college buddies putting together before we all got — ahem — old, gray, and… well… kids. Check it out:

And now that you’ve done that, take a minute to enter yourself in the Pringles/Star Wars “The Force For Fun” giveaway. This week you can nab a sweet Star Wars themed USB drive. I bet you it holds more memory than the entire R2-D2 unit did way back in 1977. Click on the picture below to be whisked away to the Rafflecopter giveaway (I’d love to embed the widget in the body of this blogpost, but doesn’t permit JavaScript).

widgetThank you so much. Good luck. Don’t forget to share this post with everyone you know (for my kids’ sake) and to come back and do it all again every week through the duration of the campaign.

Remember, The Force will be with you, always.

-Dork Dad

10 Responses to “Force For Fun: Episode 1 – Wookie Mistake”

  1. Kirstin Stokes Smith May 13, 2013 at 9:52 am #

    Sounds like fun — good luck, DD! 🙂

  2. James Zahn May 13, 2013 at 1:26 pm #

    The Force is Strong with You, DD…

    • dorkdad May 13, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

      No. That’s just my natural musk.

  3. Mithrin May 13, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    “Wookie” Mistake? Please tell me that was intentional.

    • dorkdad May 13, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

      if it wasn’t I’ll be very disapointed.

  4. Chris Nichols May 15, 2013 at 10:05 am #

    Woo hoo! I just made it an even 100 entries. Does that earn me a prize 😀

    • dorkdad May 15, 2013 at 10:16 am #

      bro-respect //chestthump

  5. my27stars May 15, 2013 at 9:11 pm #

    Done, done, and done!!! I have tons of dork friends, so hopefully I can get you some good traffic. If my hubby wants to come here, will it count if he uses the same computer, or should he use our tablet?

  6. my27stars May 15, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

    Reblogged this on Stay at Home Trauma and commented:
    Dork friends!!! I know a few of you are already followers of DorkDaddy because he’s totally awesome, but if you haven’t checked him out, you really need to! Help me help him and try to win yourself some great Star Wars Stuff while you’re at it – this week it’s a Darth Vader USB drive. Click here, watch the video, and enter the raffle. His family can win “The Ultimate Star Wars Weekend Getaway” if his site generates enough traffic, and I love them and they totally deserve to geek-out on such a wonderful prize. Share this post with other Star Wars loving friends, too, so they can try to win. Thank you so much, and look for a new post from me next week for another giveaway!!! 🙂


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