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May the Fourth Be With You — Happy Star Wars Day!

(Bob Bell)

Update: I have failed the force. I never was able to write about my love for Star Wars yesterday (yet another crime we can attribute to Osama bin Laden). I’ll have to wait until the release date to ponder over the many-spleandoured thing that is the galaxay far, far away. In the meanwhile, check out the extensive roundup by io9 of all Star Wars-all the time, including a sizzling photograph of Princess Leia and Princess Leia sunbathing on the set in — yes — the famous bikini. Or read Alexandra Petri’s take on the day here. May the Fourth be with you!

Earlier: Despite the fact that the movie released on May 25, 1977, Star Wars fans celebrate May 4 as Star Wars Day, in honor of Luke Skywalker’s catch phrase, “May the Force be with you.” (I will wax about my love for Star Wars later today, but for now, I’m working on, well, news that isn’t about Wookies.)

In the meantime, click on this link and press the button. Watch a class of young Jedis in light saber class. And if you want to see the entire movie filmed in 15-second increments by fans, check out the wonderful insanity here.

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