Saturday, May 4, 2013

a made up holiday.

Creating ridiculous reasons to celebrate is a wonderful way to spend one's time.  I love recognizing the likes of Penguin Awareness Day, Talk Like a Pirate Day and of course Pi(e) Day. Whoever came up with today's holiday is both a geek and a punster which is a terrific combination in my book.  So, whatever your sci-fi affiliation, "May the Fourth Be With You!"

I plan to unleash my closet geekiness with a viewing of Spaceballs later this evening. A touch blasphemous perhaps but indicative of just how the story/franchise has infiltrated pop culture right from the beginning. It will be fun to see how it is all revived (did it ever die?) with the new Disney/Lucas pairing and the continued films. Grandparents and grandchildren will be able to share memories of their first experiences with the story while going together to see the latest installment in the theaters. I can't think of another franchise that has had that kind of staying power while continually offering new/original material. (You've got remakes of classics up the wazoo but that's not quite the same.)

Oh, and in addition to tomorrow being Cinco De Mayo it is also "Revenge of the Fifth" in case you missed out on your Star Wars action the first time around.

And if you need any more convincing let's close out with these sage words from everyone's favorite diminutive (and green!) wise man.

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