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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/21/14 – POET’S DAY!

    Roses are red, concrete is gray, let’s say “forsooth” ’cause it’s NATIONAL POET’S DAY! Shall we gyre and gimbal in the wabe, count the ways we love thee, quoth the raven, or just lose ourselves in one quixotic odyssey after another? Poetry doesn’t care about making sense […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/20/14 – RADIO DAY!

bedeepbedeepbedeepbedeep… this just in: It’s NATIONAL RADIO DAY! Drive time news, Top 40 hits, Oldies stations, NPR, Jazz, Classical, Grunge, Alternative, Blues, ballgames or angry guy talk shows, we’re still big radio people, no matter what else they invent. Before television, there was a Golden Age of […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/19/14 – AVIATION DAY!

  Look, up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane!” Stop right there, Superman Opening Credits Guy, it’s a plane, and today is NATIONAL AVIATION DAY! Established in 1939 by President Franklin Roosevelt, National Aviation Day celebrates, well… aviation in America. Good call, FDR, since aviation […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/18/14 – WIZARD OF OZ DAY!

We’re not in Kansas anymore. Even if your are, it’s still NATIONAL WIZARD OF OZ DAY! On August 18, 1939, one of the iconic movies of all time was released, “The Wizard of Oz.” We all know the story: Young Kansas farm girl Dorothy gets conked on […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/17/14 – FULTON’S FOLLY DAY!

Robert Fulton started thinking about powering ships with steam engines when he was a 12 year-old farmboy in Pennsylvania, so August 17, 1807 was a sweet day for him, NATIONAL FULTON’S FOLLY DAY! This was the day his North River Steamboat took its maiden voyage on the […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/16/14 – RAMONES DAY!

  You knew them, you loved them, you miss them, and you know damned well that Sheena is a Punk Rocker. Let’s rock NATIONAL RAMONES DAY! On this date in 1974, The Ramones played their first show at the legendary nightclub CBGB’s on The Bowery in lower […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/15/14 – RELAXATION DAY!

Here’s an underwhelming holiday for Dog Days: NATIONAL RELAXATION DAY! It’s mid-August and Summer is starting to get on our nerves big time. Blank stares and lethargic gestures are all we can manage before sundown, and we’re subsisting on takeout slop, Cheetos and Dr. Pepper. Remember those […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/14/14 – VJ DAY!

69 years ago today the global slaughter that was World War 2 came to an end when Japan surrendered, making August 14th NATIONAL VJ DAY! VJ stands for Victory over Japan, and with the announcement of their capitulation, the biggest and bloodiest war in history was over, […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/13/14 – INTERNATIONAL LEFT HANDERS DAY!

  Lefties of the world, stand up! Today is your day to shine, and brag about how cool it is to be left handed. Dammit, it’s INTERNATIONAL LEFT HANDERS DAY! We all know being a lefty is cool. How are Jimi Hendrix, Albert Einstein, Barack Obama, Scarlet Johanson, […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/12/14 – PERSONAL COMPUTER DAY!

You know them, you love them, sometimes you want to fling them out the window, but you can’t do without them. You’re using one right now on NATIONAL PERSONAL COMPUTER DAY! Before this date in 1981, a personal computer was an abacus, and the only ones with […]

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