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You Should Read - May 4

You Should Read - May 4

May the Fourth Be With You

"[The Force is] an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together."
"The Force is not a power you have. It's not about lifting rocks."
"Judge me by my size, do you? And well you should not. For my ally is The Force. And a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. It's energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter."

"Womprat" is an obsessive Star Wars font that, compared to the blood sweat and tears put into it, is an absolute steal at $200. The Aurebesh version is free. (What's Aurebesh?)

Star Wars: Visions Volume 2 Feels Like That First Step Into a Larger World: The successful sophomore season of the Disney+ anthology begins streaming on Star Wars Day, May 4.

Collected Ephemera

Helsingin Sanomat The Truth About the War: Countless Russians are unaware of what is happening in Ukraine. In a secret room hidden in a Counter Strike server, they are forced to see the truth with their own eyes.

Song Exploder New Order - Blue Monday

MEL ‘I’d Buy That for a Dollar!’ Encompasses Everything That’s Brilliant About RoboCop: The ironically idiotic catchphrase has become a shorthand for a movie, about ready to celebrate its 35th anniversary, that satirizes our distracted, dumbed-down, consumerist society

Esquire Until Now, No One Had Figured Mark DeSaulnier for a Political Man of Mystery: And yet, quietly and covertly, the California congressman may have developed a strategy to defeat GOP debt-ceiling hostage-taking.

The New Republic It’s All but Settled: The Reagan Campaign Delayed the Release of the Iranian Hostages: Suspicions have long swirled around unscrupulous campaign manager William Casey. We believe the evidence is now overwhelming.

Fast Company The ‘OK’ Gesture Now Lives in the ‘Purgatory of Meaning’: A tweak to the University of Nebraska’s logo shows how the once benign ‘OK’ sign has become a lightning rod for the culture wars.

Sojourners ‘For I Was a Stranger and You Shot Me’

Cultural Currents Searches for VPN Soar in Utah Amidst PornHub Blockage: Utah's Google search volume for "VPN" is soaring following PornHub's decision to shut down access for the state in response to strict ID laws.

Democratic Left What is the European Left Saying About the Ukraine War?

Mission Local ‘No! You Stay!’ Cops, Firefighters Bewildered as Driverless Cars Behave Badly: Firefighters smash windows to make autonomous vehicles stop, incident reports show.

The Wabbit Hole

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