Meat Eater or Plant Eater?

So I was talking with my 3yr old the other day and trying to explain to him that a tauntaun was a herbivore. I was explaining that one way to tell was because it had horns and that predators generally don’t have horns.

Which led us to the Wampa.

I really don’t think it should have horns. It is a blood-thirsty predator after all. We got into quite the debate over that but finally we decided it was probably an aberration, an omnivore that due to the frigid conditions on Hoth had to adapt by eating tauntaun meat. The horns are just vestigial remnants.

And then the kid picked up Darth Maul.

Final verdict. Vegetarian. Because he has horns.

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  • Sally K Witt

    Great training for the young one!  LOL

  • Bob Warren

    Have a Super Tuesday and Happy Holidays!

  • Anonymous

    BUT . . . where’s the LEGO in it ? No story for a 3yr old without LEGO me thinks . . . 

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  • Candace Mountain

    I have a hard time envisioning Darth Maul grazing on veggies lol

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  • Jim Duckett

    Ray Park eats meat, I’m pretty sure of it. I guess a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away the rules of horns did not apply.

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  • Brent Knowles

    Yeah I doubt he would pack baby carrots and dip while out hunting Jedi.

  • Lindy Dale Ireland

    Well applied powers of deduction!

  • Anne Thomas

    Your 3-year old is quite an awesome thinker :)

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  • Omar Habayeb

    Hilarious per usual Brent! =)

  • intrepidblue

    There all vegans!!!

  • Jason Ramsey

    very nice, I love Darth Maul

  • Michael Walker

    Lol Brent

  • Aldon Hynes

    I don’t have horns and I eat meat!

  • Jimboslappyface

    But if he was a vegan he wouldn’t have the power to kill Qui-Gan.  He would be busy trying to find some red meat for protein, and Qui-Gon would have chopped off his head.

  • Randall N

    I lack horns, and I am a vegetarian! :)

  • Michelle Gilstrap

    I love that you are having this discussion with a 3 year old. This will help him as he develops. Way to go Pops.

  • Kenny Hopkins

    LOL – pretty funny :)

  • Brent Knowles

    Yeah, it was kind of interesting…

  • Brent Knowles

    Are you *sure*?

  • Pierre-Luc Gagnon

    Horns rules!

  • Brent Knowles

    Yeah I was kind of impressed too :)

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  • Paul Steinbrueck

    Usually the teeth are a good indicator, but…

  • BillyAkerman

    Are you sure your son is only three? That is too funny. Have a great time while he’s still young. Each year is cool, but when they’re younger than 5, it really cool.

  • Greg Bepper

    Isn’t it amazing how kids this age get so into this stuff … I mean right into it. I know some kids this age that can tell you ‘everything you wanted to know but afraid to ask’ about dinosaurs… Amazing! 

  • Brent Knowles

    Reasonably sure yep :)

    And yes they are fun at this age.

  • Elza van Swieten

    nice to discuss that with a 3 year old…

  • James Paten

    Hey Brent, haven’t seen much activity from you on G+. Any chance those of us following you there could get an update about new blog posts?


  • Brent Knowles

    D’oh… knew I’ve been forgetting something! I’ll try to keep that better updated going forward. Thanks!