The Lucasfilm/Disney Darth Vader hot air balloon is one of the stars of this year’s KLAQ BalloonFest and it will be accompanied by an honor guard of the 501st Stormtrooper Battalion. That is, grown-up men who dress as Stormtroopers in what has to be the most misguided scheme to get laid ever. Actually, they look like they have a lot of fun and they do a lot of charity work too. I don’t actually know how many of them have ever had sex.

The 501st came by the studio today. Watch this video and find out why the Stormtroopers were such crack shots when they were fighting in the Clone Wars and why they couldn’t hit the broad side of a bantha when they were fighting against the rebels. Actually, the explanation they gave us makes a lot of sense!