As regular readers of MovieFanFare will tell you, we have rather ambiguous feelings about Internet holidays. Some, such as May the Fourth Be With You and the upcoming National Classic Movie Day are a great way for the online community to share and spread love for specific films and genres. Others are, well, less impactful.
With that in mind, we will leave it to you to decide which of the aforementioned categories today’s Top Gun Day festivities fall into. What is the proper way to celebrate this day which celebrates the 1986 Tom Cruise/Val Kilmer bro fest? Here’s what the day’s official webpage has to say:
Roger. Call the ball… Top Gun Day is May 13th. What is Top Gun Day? Well it’s like talk like a pirate day, only way cooler because it allows you to quote Top Gun all day long, wear aviator sunglasses (no matter how cheap), pretend you’re a fighter pilot (“it’s time to buzz the fridge”), play volleyball in jeans, and drink Hemlock–wait, wait–I mean ICE water. Participating in Top Gun Day is so easy even Slider can do it.
So yeah, Top Gun Day. It’s a thing. Whatever you decide to do with this information is entirely up to you. We won’t judge.