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May the 4th be with you is a catchy pun that sounds like a saying in the Star Wars series, so fans of the movie have dubbed May 4th, Star Wars Day. The pun is based on the phrase “may the force be with you,” which is used by Jedi characters throughout the movie who are telling their comrades to travel safely. This day has been used for a few years, by celebrities, fans, and even politicians to express their fandom for all things Star Wars, May the 4th has gained so much traction that even the series creators are now building celebrations for the day. The way I see it, it would be foolish for the creators and owners of Star Wars to let all of the day’s free publicity go by the wayside, so they are smart to monetize this day in any way possible. I am a Star Wars fan, so I am most likely going to find myself watching at least one of the films today, but for any non fans reading this blog, I recommend starting with Episode Four since it is the first movie released in the series. The visuals and effects in the film are dated, but the story is much more compelling than that of Episode One, and it sets up the desire to view the sequels and prequels. To my readers and Star Wars fans alike, enjoy the day, and May the 4th be with you.