Star Wars Day: May the Fourth Be With You

Share your memories and love of "Star Wars"

Happy Star Wars Day!

Why is today Star Wars Day? Because of some delightful wordplay: "May the Fourth be with you."

Star Wars has embedded itself in our common culture the way few movies do. Even people who aren't big fans of the movies know the Imperial March music means something wicked this way comes. Big cinnamon rolls can make one think of Princess Leia. 

Share your memories of that galaxy far, far away. Did you (or your parents) wait in line for hours to see the original?

Did you and your friends turn broom handles or sticks into lightsabers and have your own epic battles? Or maybe it was using your bikes for landspeeder races.

When you say, "I love you," does your spouse say, "I know?"

If you've ever used Yoda-talk with someone, called your principal "Emperor Palpatine," or referred to a particularly hirsute man as a Wookie, 'fess up here.

Were you a Han girl while your best friend was all about Luke? Perhaps you were more a Lando Calrissian kind of girl. Or are you young enough to wish you were Padme, so you could have Anakin and Obi-wan at your side?

Do you have Star Wars collectibles, like action figures or lunchboxes? Share your photos here!

While we may love Star Wars, we may not necessarily love everything George Lucas has created in that world. Take our poll and let us know which character you wish got nailed with a blaster.

Chris Mazzolini May 04, 2012 at 03:46 PM
Jar Jar was worse than the Ewoks, but I will grant you this: The Ewoks were the harbinger of all the doom that was to come.
Jason Lea May 04, 2012 at 03:51 PM
You mean Princess Leia. Princess Lea will be the name of my first daughter.
Melissa Hebert May 04, 2012 at 04:21 PM
There better be cinnamon rolls at that baby shower.
Carol Murphy May 04, 2012 at 04:43 PM
I remember taking 5 children to see the movie when we lived in Ann Arbor, MI. What a treat it was to have them all sit quietly then get in the car to go home only to start reliving the entire movie!
Susan Ruiz Patton May 04, 2012 at 09:39 PM
@Jason -- what ever !


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