Star Wars Day, D.J. Warren Gluck, John Mulaney, Joe Baken, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Jim Lee, and More: #GAYNRD DAILY #MAYTHEFOURTHBEWITHYOU

TODAY May 4th, is Star Wars Day. According to the online resource Wookieepedia, it is typically celebrated by sci-fi fans the world over with parties, movie marathons, Star Wars-themed toys, the occasional light-saber duel, and movie-quote exchanges on Twitter. You could also celebrate by reading one of themany Star Wars-related novels, playing a video game, or gazing at your collection of action figures in their original packaging. “It’s nice that this particular date seems to observe and celebrate the power of the Force, and we’re thrilled that Star Wars fans continue to find new ways to connect with a galaxy far, far away,” said a Lucas Films spokesperson.

Despite the fervor of some of its fans, Star Wars Day is not a religious holiday yet, although theChurch of Jediism is lobbying hard. May 25 is the anniversary of the film’s release, but we like to say… May the Fourth be with you.

Premiering today on the streaming service is the highly-anticipated final episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, “Victory and Death,” available to stream now. Created by George Lucas and shepherded by Dave Filoni (The Mandalorian), the animated series first aired in 2008 and became an entry point into Star Warsfor an entire generation, following fan-favorites like Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Padmé Amidala, while introducing major new characters like Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex. Star Wars: The Clone Wars became a multiple-Emmy Award winner and a favorite among Star Wars fans. The final season, also guided by executive producer and supervising director Dave Filoni, follows Ahsoka Tano and Rex in the events leading up to Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.

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Finally, you can now stream the entire Skywalker saga for your Star Wars Day marathon with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which arrives today on Disney+ and is available now.

THE GUARDIAN What gay men can teach us about surviving coronavirus: “Since around 1980, when the first cases were identified in the US, 700,000 people have died of AIDS. In my lifetime, it went from an epidemic with no cure to one for which we have the tools to at least approximate herd immunity. People still die. There are no certainties. And the blood sacrifice we give at the clinic every few months reminds us of this.”

AVENGERS Pin-ups!

THE PARIS REVIEW features “A Dandy’s Guide to Decadent Self-Isolation”: “Routine is important: our protagonist recommends selecting a daily menu for each season that should never be changed. Here’s Des Esseintes’ winter meal plan and sleep schedule, which can be tweaked as needed: ‘At five o’clock in winter, after dusk had fallen, he ate a light breakfast of two boiled eggs, toast and tea; then he had lunch about eleven, drank coffee or sometimes tea and wine during the night and finally toyed with a little supper about five in the morning, before going to bed. If you’re feeling snacky, then Des Esseintes recommends a hearty enema, the recipe for which is as follows:  1oz cod-liver oil, 7oz beef tea, 7oz red wine (preferably Burgundy) and the yolk of one egg. Those with a sweet tooth are advised that the best violet bonbons to be found in Paris are made by the chocolatier and librettist Monsieur Paul Siraudin, at his store on the corner of Rue de la Paix and Place Vendôme.'”

FRANTISEK KUPKA, THE YELLOW SCALE (SELF-PORTRAIT), 1907

THE DEATH OF PREP J. Crew files for bankruptcy. “J.Crew’s woes have been exacerbated by the pandemic, which has forced stores to shutter, throwing the retail industry into disarray. Retailers that were already struggling, including Neiman Marcus and J.C. Penney, are now under pressure to potentially file for bankruptcy sooner than they hoped.”

MURDER HORNETS are here. Two Tweets on the subject. #FTW

“Murder Hornets, but with the right lawyer, Manslaughter Bees”

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JIM LEE has original art for sale to benefit BINC! Lee wrote on Insta: “Day 30 and we are halfway home! Here we have one of the Silver Age great characters—COMPOSITE SUPERMAN! One of the most ingenious and intriguing villains of Superman and Batman—COMPOSITE SUPERMAN actually gains his powers from a mysterious lightning strike and Superman’s stash of statuettes of the Legion of Superheroes! Using his shape shifting powers, Composite Superman turns his skin green and takes on the striking half Superman and half Batman costume that blew my mind as a young kid reading classic reprints of the silver age! As chosen by the Ethan, the high bidder on Atrocitus—this 3 day auction will benefit struggling comic shops in need via @thinkingbinc! 9×12” pen and ink and whiteout on board.
Proceeds of this 3 day auction to benefit struggling comic shops via Binc! Winner of this auction gets to choose the next DC character Jim draws! #60sketchesover60days#comicbookunitedfund link to auction in bio above!”

Help indie bookstores through this unprecedented time in our nation’s history. Donate here. #saveindiebookstores

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Day 30 and we are halfway home! Here we have one of the Silver Age great characters—COMPOSITE SUPERMAN! One of the most ingenious and intriguing villains of Superman and Batman—COMPOSITE SUPERMAN actually gains his powers from a mysterious lightning strike and Superman’s stash of statuettes of the Legion of Superheroes! Using his shape shifting powers, Composite Superman turns his skin green and takes on the striking half Superman and half Batman costume that blew my mind as a young kid reading classic reprints of the silver age! As chosen by the Ethan, the high bidder on Atrocitus—this 3 day auction will benefit struggling comic shops in need via @thinkingbinc! 9×12” pen and ink and whiteout on board. Proceeds of this 3 day auction to benefit struggling comic shops via Binc! Winner of this auction gets to choose the next DC character Jim draws! #60sketchesover60days #comicbookunitedfund link to auction in bio above!

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ON HOLLYWOOD Actor Joe Baken [and director Gus Van Sant’s boyfriend] rips the new Netflix series Hollywood.

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Also how actual Hollywood is tho

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CONFESSION John Mulaney’s wife loves Timothée Chalamet.

GOFUNDME  Funeral expenses for DJ Warren Gluck who died suddenly last week.

 

LOOKING FOR A THIRD “We are looking for 3rd one. 👀 Tag the one who do you think it should be🔥😈
My bro @yannispaluan 😝.”

COMING SOON On Friday, May 8th, Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber will duet to benefit families of COVID-19 first responders.

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may 8 🖤 stuck with u

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EXCITED FOR SUMMER So are we!

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So excited for summer 😃

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GETTING HEAD wearing a mask. The new normal.

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*insert mask related comment 📸 @treysphotostudio

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