Andy Kahl is big nerd in every way you could make that description fit. He created As Far As I Know in an effort to merge his incessant need to find and understand data about any given thing with his incessant need to talk about movies and tv shows and books and comic books and music. He's held senior analyst and research positions with a bunch of different ad tech companies, and is pretty decent at a pub quiz, but is terrible at bowling.

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 Action figures, Underoos, lunchboxes – a Jedi wants not these things (but probably buys them anyway). Star Wars, Episode 7: The Force Awakens has already wrecked just about every domestic box office record, even beating the multi-release totals of Avatar and Titanic. It’s an extraordinary rebirth of the franchise, and under its new mouse-eared guidance,…