Saturday Scenes

Fri 10 May 2013

Use the Force, Luke.

Filed under: #satscene —— Sylvia @ 19:53

The 4th of May is a special holiday for around the world: it is Star Wars Day!

The anti-Imperialist celebrations fall upon this day simply so that Star Wars fans can wander around saying “May the Fourth be with you” and giggle happily.

Although Star Wars Day has only existed for a few years, the pun has been around for quite some time. Apparently the earliest use was 1988 in a British Television children’s show, Count Duckula, in an episode entitled “The Vampire Strikes Back”. Although there’s a claim that it was used even earlier than that as well as at least once used in complete seriousness…

Star Wars Day – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Current day Star Wars fans were not the first to introduce the line “May the fourth be with you”: when Margaret Thatcher was elected Britain’s first female Prime Minister on May 4, 1979, her party placed an advertisement in The London Evening News that said “May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie. Congratulations.” This reading of the line has also been recorded in the UK Parliament’s Hansard.

In a 2005 interview on German news TV channel N24, Star Wars creator George Lucas was asked to say the famous sentence “May the Force be with you.” The interpreter simultaneously interpreted the sentence into German as Am 4. Mai sind wir bei Ihnen (“On May 4 we are with you.”). This was captured by TV Total and aired on May 18, 2005.

On the fourth of May in 2013, these wonderful photographs were stored in ‘droids (and iPhones) and spread around the world:

And here are the Jedi that took them:

Saturday Scenes is a great way to share brief moments of everyday life across the universe!

Taking part is easy:

1. Take a photograph on a Saturday
2. Send it to @Satscenes on Twitter
3. Wait for the webpage to get updated
4. Oooh and aah over all the great submissions from all over the world!

So take a photograph this weekend and send it to @Satscenes!

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