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May 4, 2015 7:42 AM   Subscribe

What is May the 4th? Poet-laureate Tim Russ explains the origin of everyone's favorite holiday (and religious observance) May the 4th, and how it relates to the little known movie called "The Star War"

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posted by blue_beetle (29 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
 
Tim Russ, if you have a Patreon... here's some money. Go see a Star War.
posted by qcubed at 7:47 AM on May 4, 2015 [6 favorites]


What is May the 4th?

My BIRFDAY!
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 7:47 AM on May 4, 2015 [7 favorites]


Poet-laureate Tim Russ

TV's Tuvok? He's a Star Truck, not a Star War.
posted by Strange Interlude at 7:55 AM on May 4, 2015 [6 favorites]


Oh my god, he was also one of the guys combing the desert in Space Balls. That's amazing.
posted by maryr at 8:06 AM on May 4, 2015 [9 favorites]


That makes him a Star Balls I think.
posted by maryr at 8:06 AM on May 4, 2015 [4 favorites]


Reminds me of the Onion's outside scoop. Jackie Harvey, I think you have a kindred spirit in Mr. Russ. Very enjoyable.
posted by prodigalsun at 8:10 AM on May 4, 2015 [1 favorite]


Robot and Pill.

Incredible.
posted by Sokka shot first at 8:13 AM on May 4, 2015 [2 favorites]


Perhaps we can get him to challenge Hillary?


posted by prodigalsun at 8:22 AM on May 4, 2015


Dark Vader, perfect.

Also, I did not realize until now that Tim Russ is the guy in the desert in Spaceballs.
posted by LooseFilter at 8:23 AM on May 4, 2015 [2 favorites]


http://www.theonion.com/personalities/jackie-harvey-1017
posted by prodigalsun at 8:24 AM on May 4, 2015




Is it just me, or are Vulcans aging faster nowadays?
posted by fairmettle at 8:40 AM on May 4, 2015


What is May the 4th?

Here's a bit of outdoor | sculpture.
It's on the campus of Kent State University.
It has a bullet | hole in it.

It was put there by these | people.
Who were sent by these people.
To put bullet holes in | these | people.

For protesting this, which was bringing more of this.

War without stars: it wasn't all that long ago nor far away.
 
posted by Herodios at 9:28 AM on May 4, 2015 [13 favorites]


This made my day. Thank you.
posted by edheil at 9:35 AM on May 4, 2015


I'm looking forward to Steely Dan Day on May 19.
posted by Ratio at 9:50 AM on May 4, 2015 [7 favorites]


Well if Tuvok is having a go, I think it's only fair that the Doctor should have his say on this.
posted by howfar at 9:57 AM on May 4, 2015 [6 favorites]


And also be with you.
posted by kmz at 10:03 AM on May 4, 2015 [2 favorites]


Metafilter: Garbage Octopus
posted by lumpenprole at 10:10 AM on May 4, 2015 [1 favorite]


A reading from the Gospel according to Luke.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 11:04 AM on May 4, 2015 [3 favorites]


What is May the 4th?

Jawbreaker Day in my little corner of the world.
posted by bigendian at 12:08 PM on May 4, 2015




Happy Cinco de Cuatro Everybody!
posted by Cookiebastard at 1:37 PM on May 4, 2015 [4 favorites]




Fantastic.

no, I didn't edit my comment because I realized I quoted the same line as the title. why would I do that? plus, isn't it against the rules?
posted by frijole at 4:00 PM on May 4, 2015


"The Star War"

There was a period in my life when I hadn't yet learned to appreciate the good in all things where I spent many afternoons diligently typing away in MS Word 6.0 attempting to craft a fanfic that would show the world once and for all how superior Star Trek was to Star Wars. Sadly, all sixty three chapters of that epic story are now lost to the digital mists save for the following exchange reproduced from memory:


Picard: "Data, what do you make of this?"

Data: "Captain, based on surviving historical descriptions and the widespread use of antiquated laser technology, I believe the spatial anomaly has transported us back in time to a primitive and barbaric period long before the founding of the Federation commonly known as 'The Star Wars'.

Wesley: "The larger enemy ship is demanding we surrender or be destroyed."

Picard: "Be destroyed? By lasers? Mr. Worf, raise shields"

posted by RonButNotStupid at 4:57 PM on May 4, 2015 [1 favorite]


Best straight delivery ever. I'm so glad I saw this-- it really brightened my day.
posted by cleroy at 6:48 PM on May 4, 2015


> Picard: "Be destroyed? By lasers? Mr. Worf, raise shields"

Laser beams can't melt full shields. Death Star was an inside job.
posted by Phssthpok at 10:23 PM on May 4, 2015


For some reason it was the “X-Thing” that got me. And yeah, it's always been a minor pleasure that my second-favorite Vulcan (sorry, Sarek) was also the “we ain't found shit” guy.
posted by traveler_ at 10:35 PM on May 4, 2015


May the Fourth is the "holiday" that finally got white nerds to stop ironically celebrating Cinco de Mayo.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 9:37 AM on May 5, 2015


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