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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/19/17 – MALCOLM X DAY!

Malcolm Little didn’t show much promise. Smart as a whip, he used his brain as a young man to be a thief, gambler, drug dealer and pimp, a small time Harlem racketeer out of Milwaukee. Of course he was caught and sent to prison, but that’s where […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/18/17 – IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE DAY!

Frank Russel Capra deserves a day just for giving us the phrase “Platinum Blonde.” This most American of early filmmakers was actually born Franceso Rosario Capra in Sicily on May 18, 1897, and at age 5 was brought to the country he would help define, earning him […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/17/17 – TV SPORTS DAY!

It was the afternoon of May 17, 1939, and 2 college baseball teams were squaring off in Andy Coakley Field on 218th Street & Broadway in Manhattan, the Columbia Lions hosting the Princeton Tigers. It was a game like any other, except for that guy perched on […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/16/17 – ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY!

In these sensitive times, there’s few enough occasions when we can parade our genuine leopardskin coats, ivory bracelets and Bald Eagle feather boas, so let’s hear it for NATIONAL ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY! And what’s on the menu today? Rare Gunnison Sage Grouse hot wings, Plains Bison steaks […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/15/17 – NYLON STOCKINGS DAY!

There are some who would have you believe they are an ordinary piece of attire; practical apparel, mere hosiery, and not the cultural icons we celebrate on NATIONAL NYLON STOCKINGS DAY! Pity those blind fools who cannot identify fine art, the kind of legs that tell you yes, this is a beautiful world […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/14/17 – NIGHT SHIFT DAY!

You sleep when everyone else is up and at ’em, and come alive after dark, when the shadows rule, on NATIONAL NIGHT SHIFT DAY! The Graveyard Shift, they call it, the Midnight to Eight, with lunchtime at about 4AM. Today we salute those of the night shift, […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/13/17 – VELCRO DAY!

It’s all about the hooks and the loops, but who cares about that? To most if us, it’s magic. You know it, you love it, you use it all the time, and today we celebrate it on NATIONAL VELCRO DAY! Shkrriipptch! That’s the ripping sound of velcro […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/12/17 – LIMERICK DAY!

There once was a man from Manhattan, He was rico and suave’ and Latin He danced like a dervish Shaking hips, very pervish And the ladies, their eyes were a ‘battin’ Hide the children, it’s NATIONAL LIMERICK DAY! A Limerick’s a poem lascivous A rhyme naughty poets […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/11/17 – TWILIGHT ZONE DAY!

Consider, if you will, one severely traumatized WW2 combat veteran from the small northeastern city of Binghamton, NY, an actor and acclaimed writer of screenplays and TV scripts during the Golden Age of Television, somewhere on… NATIONAL TWILIGHT ZONE DAY! Rod Serling was The Twilight Zone, it’s creator, main […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/10/17 – TRAIN DAY!

It takes a lot to laugh, but it takes a train to cry, especially when you have those Disappearing Railroad Blues on NATIONAL TRAIN DAY! Other than subways and commuter lines, our mighty railroads are mostly a thing of the past, victims of age, neglect, the automobile, […]

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