What started as, at best, a slightly amusing dad joke, has now officially gone too far as the nation endures yet another round of recycled social media posts and awkward attempts at fandom during today’s so-called International Star Wars Day. The initial play on words between “May the Fourth” and “may the force be with you” was worthy of a year or two of merriment, but declaring an official day of celebration is jumping the shark.
The day allegedly reached its zenith in 2015 when astronauts on the International Space Station watched the film while in orbit, leaving nerds all over the world in a genuine tizz about how it would feel to watch Star Wars in space. Oh the feels, all of them feels.
And things have steadily escalated ever since, much to the chagrin of one local man. Watsonia resident Tim Glendore said, “Every year, mate. What a joke. It’s a mediocre play on words at best, and now we’re stuck with all this same old stuff each year. I’m gunna start up a new one. It’ll be called ‘May the turd be with you’, and I’ll acknowledge it on May 3 every year by dumping dog shit on people’s front door steps. Haha.”