The Hilarious Reason Mark Hamill Was Once Fired From Jack in the Box

Mark Hamill in Los Angeles in 2018
Mark Hamill in Los Angeles in 2018
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Legendary Star Wars star Mark Hamill apparently wasn’t cut out for a job at a fast food restaurant.

The 67-year-old actor told the hilarious story of how he was fired from Jack in the Box while still a struggling actor while appearing on The Late Late Show With James Corden.

As ComicBook.com reports, Hamill explained to Corden and fellow guest Bradley Whitford that he just couldn’t turn off his need to be "in character" while he worked the drive-thru window.

"I always was trying to find the theatrical aspect of it," Hamill recalled. "I was in the back all the time, making shakes and minding the grill, and I always aspired to work the window ... The one chance I had at it, it never occurred to me not to be in character as the clown, as the Jack in the Box clown! Who would want to hear [robot voice] 'What is your order?' I wanted to hear [clown voice] ‘What’s your orderrrrrrrrrr?’ My manager didn't think it was very funny. He told me to go home and never come back. I got fired! Fired for being in character!"

But don’t worry, Hamill eventually got his revenge: becoming an iconic voice actor.

While Hamill is best known for playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars film franchise, he has also achieved immense fame voicing the character of The Joker for decades, debuting back in the 1990s with Batman: The Animated Series. The actor alluded to this retribution by adding to his story with Corden: “Why you ... [shakes fist] I'll show you! One day I will be the Joker and then you'll be sorry!"

A new iteration of Hamill’s voice will be debuting with his role as a reimagined version of Chucky in the Child's Play reboot, hitting theaters June 21. You can also catch Hamill playing Luke Skywalker—perhaps for the last time ever—in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, premiering December 20.

[h/t ComicBook.com]

This Innovative Cutting Board Takes the Mess Out of Meal Prep

There's no way any of these ingredients will end up on the floor.
There's no way any of these ingredients will end up on the floor.
TidyBoard, Kickstarter

Transferring food from the cutting board to the bowl—or scraps to the compost bin—can get a little messy, especially if you’re dealing with something that has a tendency to roll off the board, spill juice everywhere, or both (looking at you, cherry tomatoes).

The TidyBoard, available on Kickstarter, is a cutting board with attached containers that you can sweep your ingredients right into, taking the mess out of meal prep and saving you some counter space in the process. The board itself is 15 inches by 20 inches, and the container that fits in its empty slot is 14 inches long, 5.75 inches wide, and more than 4 inches deep. Two smaller containers fit inside the large one, making it easy to separate your ingredients.

Though the 4-pound board hangs off the edge of your counter, good old-fashioned physics will keep it from tipping off—as long as whatever you’re piling into the containers doesn’t exceed 9 pounds. It also comes with a second set of containers that work as strainers, so you can position the TidyBoard over the edge of your sink and drain excess water or juice from your ingredients as you go.

You can store food in the smaller containers, which have matching lids; and since they’re all made of BPA-free silicone, feel free to pop them in the microwave. (Remove the small stopper on top of the lid first for a built-in steaming hole.)

tidyboard storage containers
They also come in gray, if teal isn't your thing.
TidyBoard

Not only does the bamboo-made TidyBoard repel bacteria, it also won’t dull your knives or let strong odors seep into it. In short, it’s an opportunity to make cutting, cleaning, storing, and eating all easier, neater, and more efficient. Prices start at $79, and it’s expected to ship by October 2020—you can find out more details and order yours on Kickstarter.

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The Writers of Avengers: Endgame Explain Why Captain America Wasn't Able to Lift Thor's Hammer

Chris Evans as Captain America.
Chris Evans as Captain America.
Marvel Studios

One of the best moments of Avengers: Endgame came when Captain America, played by Chris Evans, was worthy enough to lift Thor's hammer during the final fight with Thanos. Steve Rogers/Captain America's journey in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been one of the most interesting to watch, and seeing him lift Thor's hammer was a stunning conclusion to his arc. However, the moment left some fans wondering why Steve wasn't able to wield the weapon in prior battles.

ComicBook.com recently hosted a quarantine watch party of Avengers: Endgame, where the film's writers, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, were asked why Steve didn't lift the hammer during the Avengers Tower party scene in Avengers: Age of Ultron. According to Markus, it had to do with Cap's best friend Bucky, a.k.a. the Winter Soldier. Markus said Cap couldn't lift the hammer because he knew the Winter Soldier had killed Tony Stark's parents. However, this information doesn't come to light until Captain America: Civil War, so Steve might have been burdened with the secret, making him unworthy to lift the hammer.

There have been other opinions on why Steve didn't life the hammer until Endgame. As ComicBook.com reported, Marvel Studios executive Louis D'Esposito has his own view on the matter.

"If you remember from Ultron, they were all sitting around in the Avengers complex in Manhattan, and there's a party, and they're all a bit inebriated, and they're loose, and they're having fun, and they're all trying to pick up the hammer," D'Esposito said. "It's Captain America's turn to try, and you look over to Thor's face, and he says, 'I think he might be able to do it,' but Cap doesn't pick it up. But Cap could've always picked it up. He didn't want to at that point because it would've not been right."

No matter the reasoning, watching Cap lift Thor's hammer was incredibly satisfying. Rewatch Avengers: Endgame, along with tons of other fun titles, with a subscription to Disney+ here.

[h/t ComicBook.com]

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