I’m not a fan of science fiction, so I must be the only living American who hasn’t seen any of the Star Wars movies (nor have I seen Planet of the Apes or others of that ilk). Nevertheless, pinch-blogger Matthew Cobb—apparently a fan, though I won’t hold it against him—has informed me that today is Star Wars day (“may the fourth be with you)”, so for the greater geekhood I’ll mention two items.
The first is that there is a Church of Jedism. Basing a religion on science fiction may sound dubious, but not really: have you seen the theology of Scientology? Check out the website above and this Guardian article which documents the church’s growth. The tenor of the faith may be lighthearted now, but just wait. . . tax-exempt status is next.
And, we have a March of the Penguins in honor of Star Wars day two years ago: