How To Celebrate May The Fourth 20 Different Ways, Because Your Inner Jedi Needs A Day To Shine
The brilliantly audible "May the Fourth be with you" pun was first used in conjunction with Star Wars in 1979 by author Alan Arnold when he was chronicling the making of Empire Strikes Back. And that mention created a wave of grassroots adoption of the humble fourth day of May as Star Wars Day. Whether you identify more with the dark side or the Jedi, here are some terrific ways to celebrate May the Fourth.
I know that you're going to be suuuuper productive this Star Wars Day and won't spend a minute playing on the internet looking for the best Star Wars references from the Google Doodle to slightly less obvious hidden gems just waiting to go viral. But I'm sure your boss will understand the temptation as pretty much anyone that was alive in 1977 or later has had some exposure to the near-universally loved space opera. Like would you trust someone that doesn't like Star Wars? I mean, maybe The Phantom Menace, but the original trilogy is just so good.
So here are some weird and wonderful ways to celebrate the movie franchise that brings generations together and busts box office records every time a new film hits the big screen.
1. Rock the side buns
What other day of the year is this considered acceptable — besides maybe Halloween?
2. Bring your Wookie to work
If your office is dog-friendly, bring your little furball with you to work and tell everyone that it's your best wookie friend.
3. Go camping on Endor
Find the nearest forest and set up shop like Han, Luke, and Leia did in Return of the Jedi.
4. Have a movie marathon
This one is a little on the nose, but watching your favorite Star Wars flick never gets old.
5. Bake Star Wars cookies
This recipe for Storm Trooper cookies from The Crepes of Wrath is totally on point for the occasion.
6. Confess to all of your relatives that you are, in fact, related
Ten points if you do it in a James Earl Jones voice.
7. Send out Snaps asking for help (preferably from Obi-Wan Kenobi)
You're my only hope! Hopefully your friends will get the reference and not go into panic mode.
8. Talk like Yoda all day
See how long it takes before your friends completely stop texting you.
9. Tweet your beeps with BB-8
It's honestly the best way to subtweet in the history of Twitter.
10. Or indulge the angst of Emo Kylo Ren
It's so good, and no, I'm still not over it.
11. Listen to the score as you fly through space... I mean, drive on the freeway
Just don't try to make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, because that's like... dangerous.
12. Drink a Firestone Wookey Jack
Responsibly, of course.
13. Or drink a Han Solo
It's got vodka, gin, rum, and Bourbon in it, so be sure to let Chewie drive home.
14. Watch Thumb Wars
Because it's a classic.
15. Or just watch the Rogue One trailer over and over
OK, but who is Jyn Erso anyway????
16. Spend your billable hours researching the mystery of Rey's parents
It's important that you know these things, so dedicate a whole bunch of time to finding out!
17. Don't do chores, and tell your roommates it's because you were practicing using the force
Best excuse ever!
18. Terrify your pets with this remote control BB-8
I'm pretty sure my puppy would go totally insane if this thing were rolling around my apartment, but it might be fun to find out. And it's only $115 on Amazon (Prime!)
19. Spray paint your entire body gold and refer to your friends as "master"
The weird looks you get will be well worth the time it will take to scrub the paint off of your body.
20. Heckle Siri for some great Star Wars easter eggs
If you have an iPhone, Siri will have some fun with you via a string of Darth Vader references. Just tell her "I am your father" a few times, and enjoy her increasingly snarky retorts.