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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/23/14 – TALK LIKE SHAKESPEARE DAY!

What light from yon flatscreen breaks? Forsooth ‘n shit, it’s NATIONAL TALK LIKE SHAKESPEARE DAY! The Granddaddy of all English writers, the Bard himself, William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon would have had a field day with today’s English language and its 172,000-word vocabulary. Old Bill had to get […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/22/14 – EARTH DAY!

Who’s from Earth? A show of hands, please. Good, it’s almost unanimous, so lets’s have a big hand for INTERNATIONAL EARTH DAY! At 4.5 billion years old, the planet doesn’t look a day over 3.8 billion, and is home to more and more of us every year, […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/21/14 – INTERNATIONAL ROME DAY!

Even when you’ve been raised by wolves with your twin brother Remus, sooner or later a fellow wants a taste of Bright Lights, Big City, so on this day in 753 BCE, Romulus got busy on the banks of the Tiber River on INTERNATIONAL ROME DAY! It wasn’t built […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/19/14 – RECORD STORE DAY!

They all smelled pretty weird, a combination of dust, vinyl, cardboard and whatever the guy behind the counter from some foreign country, you don’t know which, was having for lunch. The aisles were crooked and cluttered, and the wooden bins of records were a wreck half the […]

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TODAY’S ANNUAL DAY, 4/20/14 – EASTER FUNDAY!

This doesn’t happen very often, but when it does, it’s your cue to stock up on extra Peeps and chocolate on NATIONAL EASTER FUNDAY! That’s right, another Two’Fer holiday, when Easter Sunday and Pot Smoker’s Day collide. He is risen, all right, and she’s pretty high too, […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/18/14 – ANIMAL CRACKERS DAY!

Today we get a Two’Fer Friday holiday for the price of one name. By Margaret Dumont and all that is holy, this day we celebrate NATIONAL ANIMAL CRACKERS DAY! Ah, Animal Crackers . . . You know them, you love them, you consumed them by the string-handled […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/17/14 – ELLIS ISLAND DAY!

We’re all sons and daughters of immigrants in America, if not immigrants ourselves. If your people emigrated to the United States between 1892 and 1954, odds are they passed through the hallowed place we celebrate on NATIONAL ELLIS ISLAND DAY! Starting with 15 year-old Annie Moore from […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/16/14 – INTERNATIONAL CHARLIE CHAPLIN DAY!

By never saying a word, he spoke every language, and became the most famous man in the world, making today INTERNATIONAL CHARLIE CHAPLIN DAY! One of the world’s first movies stars, Charles Spencer Chaplin (b. April 16, 1889, London, England) was a monumental talent; writer, actor, director, […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/15/14 – JACKIE ROBINSON DAY!

  Historic milestones aside, the man could flat out play the game of baseball, which makes this day even sweeter on NATIONAL JACKIE ROBINSON DAY! On April 15, 1947, the first black man to play Major League Baseball took the field for the Dodgers at Ebbet’s Field […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/14/14 – DICTIONARY DAY!

It’s National Library Week, so at least one day this week has to be NATIONAL DICTIONARY DAY! What’s your favorite, Funk & Wagnalls? Webster’s? American Standard? Oxford? These days, more often than not, a dictionary and a Thesaurus are built right into our computers, every word, definition […]

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