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May the Fourth be with you!

Today is Star Wars Day! The greeting used by fans today, “May the Fourth be with you,” is a play on the SW movie farewell/blessing “May the Force be with you.” It’s said to have originated when Margaret Thatcher was elected Britain’s first female Prime administer; on that date, May 4, 1979, her party ran a congratulatory newspaper ad bearing the message, “May the Fourth be with you, Maggie.” The date was quickly adopted by fans for celebration of everything Star Wars.

And who else is excited for the new Star Wars series, being released starting in 2015?? As I’m a fan mostly of the original trilogy (the prequels weren’t great at all), I like the fact that the new movies will be sequels, set after the events of Return of the Jedi. I always thought that would be a cool time to set new movies in, and now here comes the new series!!

Anyways, to round out this post, here are some pictures 😀








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2 thoughts on “May the Fourth be with you!

  1. Interesting…didn’t know the origin of that!


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