Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Star Wars Day

I'm a day late getting to this but I thought I would let you know that I found out yesterday was Star Wars Day. I was on twitter.com and saw searches for #starwarsday topped the searches list. Being a Star Wars fan (I was 9 when the first movie was released) I decided to check it out.

I wondered if May 4 was the date of an important release of one of the movies. It wasn't (although all six movies were released in May). Maybe George Lucas was born on May 4. No, he was born on May 14. A main actor's birthday? No. Then I realized that Star Wars Day occurs on May 4 so that you can take the opportunity to say to someone on that day, "May the 4th be with you," a play on the May the Force be with you quote from the movie.

Is that cheesy? Oh, yeah. Does it give those of us who love Star Wars (it stands alone atop my list of favorite movies) to quote favorite lines from the movie ('Help me, Obi-wan Kenobi. You're my only hope')? Definitely. It also helps get me in the mood for my second favorite internet-inspired holiday - Talk Like A Pirate Day on May 19.

I hope you have a great Cinco de mayo!

-- Peace, Jamie

Star Wars Day Links:
USA Today

Ways to Celebrate Star Wars Day (from Star Wars:Blogs):
1. Watch Star Wars. Any one or all six will make for a great Star Wars Day!

2. Tell some one that, "the Force will be with you...always."

3. Become a Jedi, like your father before you.

4. Use at least 3 quotes form the saga in your daily routine. For example, "I have a bad feeling about this" or, "Laugh it up, Fuzzball" or, "Impressive, most impressive."

5. Do or do not. There is no try.

6. Destroy a Death Star.

7. Use the Force to open the door at the grocery store.

8. Hold a toy Lightsaber duel with someone.

9. Give birth to twins and name them Luke and Leia.

Let the Wookie win.

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