It's May the Fourth. You know what that means, Star Wars fans. Happy Star Wars Day!
May the Fourth is a take on what Obi-Wan Kenobi would have sounded like had he uttered his iconic May The Force Be With You line to Luke Skywalker with a lisp.
The six Star Wars films are cinematic jewels and helped launch Harrison Ford into superstardom due to his portrayal of Han Solo. It made George Lucas a household name and a very wealthy man. We were also introduced to Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher through the films.
May the Fourth is a trending topic on Twitter today, with millions of fans spreading cheer to each other.
May the fourth be with you. Yessss, tweeted Yoda, or at least someone purporting to be the green and wise Star Wars character.
For you Star Wars fans out there, here are five ways to celebrate Star Wars Day:
1. Send a friend a May the 4th e-card from the official Star Wars site.
StarWars.com has 15 different varieties of e-cards to mark Star Wars Day. Check them out here.
2. Geek out on Star Wars gear.
Star Wars collectibles and merchandise are aplenty on the Internet. Think you have every Star Wars item ever produced? Check out these lightsaber chopsticks or Star Wars-themed fold-up stereo headphones. For female fans, there's These Are Not The Boobs You're Looking For Move Along t-shirts on Amazon - a take on the famed These Are Not The Droids You're Looking For Line uttered by Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: A New Hope.
3. Participate in a lightsaber flash mob
Word is The Unofficial World's Largest Lightsaber Flash Mob will be held today at the University of Texas-Arlington campus, according to theforcenet. Won't be in the Arlington area? There's no doubt the flash mob will make its way to YouTube. Or you can always gather your own flash mob.
4. Get a girl using a Star Wars pickup line
This dorkly.com article is chock full of Star Wars pickup lines, including I feel a great disturbance ... in my pants. [CAUTION: These probably won't work.]
5. Veg out and have a Star Wars marathon
Preferably on Blu-Ray, there's no better way to pay homage to the Star Wars franchise then to gorge on the masterpieces created by George Lucas.
On the off chance you don't have the entire film collection, Wal-Mart has the complete saga on sale for $89.96 here.
When you're done with the films, there's always the Clone Wars TV series for your viewing pleasure.
There you have it - everything you need to celebrate May the Fourth, a.k.a. Star Wars Day. Enjoy!