Get excited! It’s Friday, and it’s May the Fourth (Star Wars Day), and with the weekend just a few measly hours away, we’re here to help put you in the right mindset of who-cares-about-work-I’ll-do-it-on-Monday. Over the course of the last seven days we’ve collected 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web. With everything from NASA’s planned mission to Mars to the China-US trade war and everything in between (including why May 4th is Star Wars Day), this is Link25 (294) – May The Fourth Be With You Edition.
Let's start this week's list on this spectacular note...
The Rock, O MITO!
Posted by AdoroCinema on Thursday, September 21, 2017
WHY IS MAY THE 4TH CALLED STAR WARS DAY?
“May the 4th be with you.” What started as pun warmly shared by fans has become a full-fledged Star Wars holiday: Star Wars Day, a special once-a-year celebration of the galaxy far, far away.
One of the earliest known records of “May the 4th” used in popular culture is in 1979, as described here by author Alan Arnold while he was chronicling the making of The Empire Strikes Back for Lucasfilm:
FRIDAY, MAY 4
“Margaret Thatcher has won the election and become Britain’s first woman prime minister. To celebrate their victory her party took a half page of advertising space in the London Evening News. This message, referring to the day (click the image for the full story and other clever info and videos)