I love those messages that the celebrities do for "The More You Know" commercials sponsored by NBC, mostly because I find it amusing that the networks believe we are more likely to serve in our communities if we are told to do so by a blond bombshell like Molly Sims, or that John Stamos is the residing authority on monitoring what our kids watch on TV. But regardless of the irony, I still wholeheartedly concur with many of the messages that they deliver. And if it weren't for heeding advice like this from Howie Mandel, the following dinner conversation never would have happened last night:
Drew: "I like Harry Potter better than Star Wars."
*GASP* *GASP* *GASP* The forks dropped to our plates; our mouths gaped open in astonishment. Cory donned a tone of utter betrayal and asked the inevitable, "WHY?"
Drew: "Because I like magic better than the force."
Cory: "The force is more powerful than magic. Who would win in a fight? Neville Longbottom or Obi Wan Kenobi?"
Drew: "That's easy. Obi Wan."
Drew: "But wizards can fly and jedis can't."
Samantha: "Harry Potter could take on a storm trooper, but NOT Yoda."
Thus ensued a comparative analysis on lightsabers vs. magic wands. Perhaps Howie is on to something. Maybe the very forces of good and evil are not actually fought on the battlefields, but right here at the dinner table. "Meal, or no meal."