"Star Wars" Day: May the Fourth

Say it with us now: May the fourth be with you. Yep.

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    Will you wear your Stormtrooper get-up on Sunday, May 4? Or do you wear it every day? (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/Getty Images for adidas)

    Let's be honest here, because there's no sense in not being completely direct on the topic: For some people, every day is "Star Wars" Day.

    Every. Single. Day.

    And thank goodness, too, because life is far too short to not be into exactly what you like. Want to spout Obi Wan Kenobi-isms thrice daily? Rock a Solo-style vest at the office? Wear Leia buns to school? 

    Do it.

    But the most force-tastic, droidian cinematic space opera of all time does actually have a holiday, of sorts, and the date is as easy to land on as the Forest Moon of Endor.

    Know it?

    Yeah, you do. Even the beast that's swimming around in the Death Star's garbage compacter could guess the date. And, really, that hero-craving creature didn't have all that many brain cells to spare, given that its only goal was pulling Luke underwater.

    It's May 4th, or May the fourth, as in "May the force be with you."

    That's not the date "Star Wars" first debuted -- say it with us now: May 25, 1977 was the mythical moment -- but May the fourth has a cheeky ring, and goodness knows Jedi do possess a cheeky side. (Don't dispute: Yoda is the cheekiest character ever, and, no, that summation doesn't diminish the master's hardcore on-fire saber-wielding mojo.)

    Want to celebrate with other fans? Complex in Glendale has a "Star Wars" Geeks Who Drink Quiz on that afternoon (name: Let the Wookiee Win.) Jawa-up your outfit and go Glendale to commune with other interplanetary people in all the May 4th ways.

    Hold on. Now we're sitting here and scratching our heads. Didn't something else happen this week, that had to do with the "Star Wars"-verse? Hmm. Thinking.

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