May The Fourth Be With You – making a pandemic run in less than 12 parsecs

Happy Star Wars Day!

I’m dedicating this year’s May The 4th Be With You to our dear Covid 19 and the evil pandemic empire… Grrr!

We haven’t missed a May The 4th in a long time at TVTA, and no frightening us with sorcerer’s ways and sad devotion to ancient religions is gonna stop us now (cough, cough – sorry Lord Vader).

Vintage mates, your humble editor has been flat out working long shifts in the danger zone, understaffed, underpaid, at times undernourished, and for sure under the spreading chestnut tree!

Yet, TVTA shall not fail to deliver some Star Wars Day joy today… even if we have to steal the Millenium Falcon and smuggle some joy through the Kessel system (or at least raid our archives for Millenium Falcon pics and imagine we’re smuggling)!

“If not joy, then let there be cheese; and if cheese be not considered a joy, then we are poorer than we imagined” ancient proverb

And so there, for it is said, and now we say it, by the power of Wooof our intrepid office cat, this year’s May The 4th post is not only virus free (and sushi free) but comes with ample pics of the Millenium Falcon!!

As my 4th wife said about me before signing the divorce papers – “He may not look like much but he’s got it where it counts.” And as Wooof’s lady cat friends say when he rolls into TVTA town in his kitty Ferrari Death Star MK IV – “That’s no moon… it’s Woof the cat!”

Enough now! On with the show!

Millenium Falcon… we love you!! πŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’˜

And finally, a TVTA May The 4th tradition…

Will this post be sushi-free?

yes, but maybe not chestnut free…


β€œUnder the spreading chestnut tree

I sold you and you sold me:

There lie they, and here lie we

Under the spreading chestnut tree.”

― George Orwell,Β 1984.



“Underneath the spreading chestnut tree
I loved him and he loved me
There I used to sit up on his knee
‘Neath the spreading chestnut tree”

13 thoughts on “May The Fourth Be With You – making a pandemic run in less than 12 parsecs

  1. I almost burned myself with hot coffee when I reached the divorce part πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    Mate,you should have a health warning before delivering such punchlines!!

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  2. Greetings my friend and May The Force Be With You and all you hold dear. Great post as always, though a little bitter-sweet for me. You see, I owned a Millennium Falcon toy as a youngling but I lent it to a guy at college who was doing a short film for a project – however he never returned it 😒 But seeing this post on such a strange May The Fourth has cheered me!…..and really? Four wives?

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    • Hi mate. You were so lucky to have a Falcon then unlucky to lose it like that, I suppose it was for a good cause but all the same, yeah, that’s bitter to take. It was out of the question to have one in our house as it was too big and costly – though I did get a very nice battle damaged X-Wing Fighter one Christmas. Thanks mum πŸ™‚
      4 wives? Tsk. Has Wooof been telling tales again and taking over my keyboard πŸ˜‰

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