Government Workers Enjoyed ‘Star Wars’ Day While The World Burned Around Them

Another Star Wars Day has come and gone, unofficially of course, but that doesn’t mean folks didn’t have their fair share of fun with a galaxy far, far away. While we looked at what women from the Star Wars universe deserve to make their way to the screen, others around the globe found their own ways to celebrate. The most peculiar of the bunch were the many government bodies that decided to celebrate on social media and elsewhere. Take the Australian Senate for example, tipping the hat to their fictional counterpart:

But don’t think it stopped there. Soon, whoever is running the account got into a discussion with fans and started to ponder the realities of the Galactic Senate. They’re wondering where the Galactic House of Representatives is before realizing that it was all combined into one mega political forum in George Lucas’ vision. That means Senator Amidala and Representative Jar Jar Binks are different levels within the same system, even if one seems to have too much power and managed to ruin the entire galaxy. That said, Amidala tossed the whole thing into motion by voting no confidence on the Chancellor so really, Binks was just following by example.

The House of Representatives gets involved too for some reason, making you wonder if anything got done in Australia on May 4th. Of course, given what happened in the U.S. House today, maybe taking the day off isn’t a bad idea.

Canada got in on the fun too, with Justin Trudeau showing off his funky Star Wars socks.

Also, Transport Canada continued the Canadian government’s trend of dropping Easter eggs all over the place by putting out a fake recall for an Imperial AT-AT:

On certain All-Terrain Armoured Transport (AT-AT) walkers used by imperial ground forces, the central hydraulic system could fail in extreme cold temperatures, such as on planet Hoth or in Northern Canada. This could impair laser cannon tracking, and affect the walker’s ability to maintain balance and could ultimately result in a crash causing injury to imperial troops. Correction: Under development. #Maythe4th

Given the introduction of a new walker in The Last Jedi, this recall might end up being unnecessary. They can just scrap all the old ones and bring in the newer, bigger models. Pure destruction with no hydraulic issues.

Even the Russians got a little mileage out of the day, though some in America might not be the best of moods to laugh about the Russians and possible Star Wars references. Typical that they’d want to be Dark Side, though.

(Via Polygon / Mashable)