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Happy Star Wars Day!

May the fourth be with you.

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An Empirial attack ad against celebrating this noble holiday.

Rebels are traitors to the empire, and the force is used for mind control.

Some of the sounds are so memorable, you’d know them anywhere.

Here is a link to the post for May the 4th from last year, with many excellent Star Wars Recruitment posters. And another to some Star Wars Arts and Crafts. Below the fold a few more Star Wars videos. (more…)

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Happy Star Wars Day to all.

No! Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.
–Yoda

Princess Leia Organa as Rosie the Riveter in a Rebel Recruitment Poster

The obvious reason for choosing May 4th as Star Wars day is the homophone between “May the 4th be with you” and “May the Force be with you.” But the lore behind the day does not end there. As ABC News reports:

German news TV channel N24 mistranslated George Lucas in an 2005 interview, interpreting his famous line, “May the Force be with you,” as “Am 4. Mai sind wir bei Ihnen” (We are with you on May 4). Thus a holiday was born.

The first film was released on May 25th, 1977 and I can’t help thinking that Lucas missed an opportunity there.

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