LunchPost: Andre the Giant has a…[UPDATED]

03.06.11

OK, Shepard Fairey I ain’t, but at least Ben recognized that this was Andre the Giant. Which is funny, because, until the other day, when we watched some Princess Bride scenes on YouTube, he thought Andre was fictional. We had a game, when he was little, to see who could spot more “Andre the Giant Has a Posse” stickers on lampposts. It was a fine way to pass the time and curtail whining if we had a lot of blocks to cover. When I showed him the Princess Bride clips, his eyes goggled. “Andre is real? Is he really 7 foot whatever?” Yes, Ben, there was a giant, and if you run outside and look up, any street lamp or stop sign back will tell you he was 7′ 4″ and weighed 520 lb.

 

Wow. That’s pretty cool. He’s got a wampa as part of his posse. The wampa, btw, is the savage yeti-like creature that attacks Luke Skywalker in Empire Strikes Back.

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