Star Wars Holiday – May the Fourth Be With You Today
May 4th is your day if you're a Star Wars fan. TBS will air the first seven movies and it began this morning at 2:30 a.m with Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and end the day with Star Wars: The Force Awakens at 8 p.m. They show The Force Awakens again at 11 p.m.
They've made it an annual TV tradition like Christmas Story on Christmas Eve. I know that makes my brother-in-law Johnny V very happy because now he has a good reason to wear his Wookie and Jedi Knight costume.
I'm not sure but I think he got his wife a Princess Leia outfit for Mother's Day but don't tell Laurie because he wants it to be a surprise. He's in for a surprise but not the kind he's hoping for but I digress.
May the 4th kicks off a month of Star Wars celebrations. George Lucas birthday is May 14th, 1944. The seven live-action movies of the Star Wars saga debuted in May and it began with the original Star Wars on May 25th, 1977. In three weeks from today, May 25th, "Solo: A Star Wars Story will be released.
On May 4th, 1979, Margaret Thatcher was elected Britain's first female Prime Minister. Her party put an advertisement in the newspaper that said "May the fourth be with you, Maggie. Congratulations."
On St. Patrick's Day, everyone is Irish, so today we are a little geeky. In the case of my bro in law, a little geekier than normal.