Al Gore and Antonella Barba will receive their prestigious "Jedi Knight" statues in person when the Academy of Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers hold their annual "Jedi Knights Award Ceremnony" in a cow pasture in Roswell, New Mexico.
Mr. Gore will receive the Jedi Knight Award for Best Fantasy Writing; Ms. Barba will receive the Jedi Knight Lifetime Achievement Award.
Bobo "Rolls" Royce, Chairsentientbeing of the Jedi Knight Award Committee was willing to explain the logic behind these awards as he briefly paused on his way to the "Laser Sword Fencing Competitions."
"Al Gore was a logical choice for the Fantasy Writing Jedi. Science Fiction is based on science and must eventually be grounded in reality. An Inconvenient Truth is pure fantasy. You know: doom, gloom, men going too far like in Frankenstein and other fantasy classics. Fantasy is not constrained by science. An Inconvenient Truth fits like a Jedi hand in an armored glove"
"We gave Antonella Barba the Jedi Awards for Lifetime Achievement because we wanted to see her up close. Sure, we knew that she would be a controversial choice. Many people asked how we could give a lifetime achievement award to a nineteen- year old girl? Simple. Most of us went to engineering and technical schools so we didn't date much in college. We just wanted to see what it was like to see such a bombshell up close."
"Rolls" Royce said that Ms. Barba will be providing the entertainment for the ceremony tonight by singing the greatest hits from her performances on American Idol while wearing only a thong. "We told her it was very hot in Roswell and she should dress accordingly. She took our suggestions."
"Rolls" Royce said the award ceremony would be broadcast nationally, and that you should check the listings of your local public access station for times.