‘Star Wars’ Day: JibJab helps the Fourth be with you


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It’s ‘Star Wars’ Day! Though the Los Angeles City Council declared May 25, 2007, as ‘Star Wars’ Day in honor of the May 25, 1977, release date of the first movie, most padawans out there know that May 4 is the more celebrated day. According to Wookieepedia: Typical festivities consist of inviting fellow ‘Star Wars’-obsessed friends to stay over, and then watching the series in succession. Light-saber fights in the early-morning hours are optional.

Hero Complex will be doing its partlater with the May 19 screening of ‘Empire Strikes Back’ (with Harrison Ford in attendance) at the ArcLight Hollywood. But today is a day to reflect on Luke and Leia, Yoda and Mace Windu and the part that you played in saving the universe from an evil empire. At least, that’s what the good folks over at JibJab want users to experience.

Using its face-transplanting technology, the site has created Star Wars Starring You. By choosing photos of friends, relatives, babies, goldfish, etc., you can help tell the story of ‘A New Hope’ or ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ or ‘Return of the Jedi.’ Become Luke, Leia, Darth Vader, Lando Calrissian ... or Han Solo.

As is customary, May the 4th be with you.

-- Jevon Phillips



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