I'm as big a fan of Star Wars as the next geek, though not as much as Glen, so the idea of celebrating the franchise on a specific day sounds great. I'm not opposed to having special days for stuff like that, and I'd probably also get behind a Biker Mice From Mars Day, but that's just me. That said, perhaps we've all gone a little overboard with this whole "May the fourth be with you" thing. Yeah, it's that time of year again.
May the Fourth be With You
Today is Star Wars Day, apparently -- something to do with the pun "may the 4th be with you." As our friends at Switched point out via Twitter, a lot of people are apparently searching Google for Star Wars quotes and Yoda quotes right about now. Maybe it's a British thing? The more substantive bit of news on the discerning Star Wars geek's calendar is that the 30th anniversary of the theater release of The Empire Strikes Back is coming up on May 21st, and LucasFilms is going to be making an event of it, with lots of red carpet screenings and charitable events. The folks at online humor studio JibJab have come up with a novel way to celebrate: In collaboration with LucasFilms, they've rolled out a feature on their site that lets you insert the faces of you and your friends into scenes the original Star Wars trilogy. The effect is strange, to say the least: