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Monday, May 4, 2009

Happy Star Wars Day!

May the Fourth be with you!

If you've been around here a while, you know I love me some Wikipedia, and here's what they have to say about Star Wars Day:

May 4 is called Star Wars Day because of a pun or play on words based on the similarity between "May the 4th be with you" and "May the force be with you", a phrase often spoken in the Star Wars movies. In common usage the joke might be presented:

John Doe: Happy Star Wars Day!
Jane Doe: What?
John Doe: May the 4th be with you!
Jane Doe: You're sleeping alone tonight

Nikki Doe: You're in!

As an example of the cultural impact of Star Wars, the joke is recorded in the UK parliament's Hansard.

Despite efforts to start a Jedi Church with 4 May as its Star Wars Day, as of 4 May 2009 there is no religion-supporting organization that promotes 4 May as Star Wars Day.

Loyal fans of Star Wars, on this day, participate in a variety of activities. Movie Marathons are common whether or not this is a weekend and the Chicagoan Convention is known to occur on this day two years ago.

So go ahead, and spread some Star Wars Cheer and remember...may the Fourth Be With You!

2 cookies cracked:

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

Its like a secret society of Masons or something, little in jokes and handshakes too I bet...

Chris Wood said...

Wisdom indeed.