I was going to let the day pass without notice, but I really have no good reason to be coy on this matter. Happy birthday, Star Wars. *sniff* You're 30 years old today, and yet you don't look a day over 12.
A little link-love: lots of fan-boys are linking to this piece by James Lileks, and for good reason: he achieves a crucial balance between public embarrassment and private joy that most of us 40-year-old Freaks of the Force are striving for. Yahmdallah has read all six pounds of The Making Of Star Wars, and has left me wishing his scanner was up and running. And the BBC has compiled a list of 30 facts most of us already know about Star Wars. Still, it's good to be reminded that Star Wars was beat out by Annie Hall as the Academy's Best Picture Of 1977. Feh. If you remain unsure as to which is the movie of greater cultural value, I ask you: just how many blogs are devoted to parsing over the dialogue between Woody Allen and Diane Keaton?