Wednesday, May 04, 2011
I'm going to go get my spot for the parade! (Star Wars References)
There'll be a parade, right? There has to be, because it's Star Wars Day!
Or, more accurately, "Thtar Warth Day." Today being May Fourth, a day Star Wars fans have dubbed "Star Wars Day," because... do I have to spell it out for you? Okay:
May the Fourth Be With You.
The day actually comes -- according to ABC News, which figured it could spare some manpower to report on this critical issue -- from a mistranslation of a George Lucas interview by a German TV channel, making this just the latest in a long list of achievements of Western Civilization which owe their birth solely to German mistranslations, a list that includes "toast," and "James Van Der Beek."
As legend (?) has it, George Lucas was interviewed by, probably, some Germans on German TV, and said "May the Force be with you," but those wacky (?) Germans mistranslated it as "We are with you on May 4th," and "Star Wars Day" was born.
But don't for a second think that a single day could serve as a celebration of the only thing our culture bothers to worry about anymore: There are actually two Star Wars Days: The other is May 25, commemorating the day the movie was originally released to begin filtering into our bloodstreams like... like... what's the word I'm searching for, here? I'm sure it'll come to me.
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