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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/7/22 – JOE HILL DAY!

“I never died, he said…” Born Joel Emmanuel Hillstrum on October 7th, 1879 in Gävle, Sweden, he emigrated to the United States at age 23 and became a migrant laborer, traveling the western USA in search of work, even surviving the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. None of which […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/6/22 – MAD HATTER DAY!

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?” You’d see it clearly if you […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/5/22 – STORYTELLING DAY!

Once upon a time there was a lonely little holiday, until one day it came upon a big sign on the side of the road saying, in big red letters; NATIONAL STORYTELLING DAY! Storytelling is the great oral tradition of every human society, dating back before alphabets. […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/4/22 – VODKA DAY!

Here’s a holiday to remember. Vaguely, anyway. NATIONAL VODKA DAY! What else says revelry like Pink Martinis? Well, plenty of things do, but this is, after all, Vodka Day. This clear liquid is the most versatile of whiskeys, so let’s mix up a Bloody Mary, Cosmopolitan, Screwdriver, […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/3/22 – TECHIE DAY!

You know them, you don’t especially love them, but you have to deal with them sooner or later, so we might as well celebrate their special day and get it over with. Yes, today is NATIONAL TECHIE DAY! They answer our anguished calls for tech support and […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/2/22 – INTERNATIONAL DAY OF NONVIOLENCE!

Finally, a day worth fighting for! It’s Mohandas K. Gandhi’s 152nd birthday, and all over the world, people are not kicking ass and taking names on INTERNATIONAL DAY OF NONVIOLENCE! Any idiot can get violent and, as a quick peek at the bloody mess we politely call […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/1/22 – MODEL T DAY!

Making its debut on October 1, 1908, there were more than 15 million of them made by the time it was replaced by the Model A in 1927, and was the first car built for the masses. The Ford Model T, called “The Tin Lizzie” and honored […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 9/30/22 – BLASPHEMY DAY!

There’s some places left in the world where you can still get in trouble for it, but thanks to America’s radical notion of separation of church and state, they are fewer and fewer, and so today we celebrate NATIONAL BLASPHEMY DAY! Go ahead, bring up “Jesus – The […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 9/29/22 – INTERNATIONAL CONFUCIUS DAY!

Who can deny that Chinese proverbs demand acquiescence by beginning with “who can deny?” None can deny that no one wrote more Chinese proverbs than Confucius, the reason we celebrate INTERNATIONAL CONFUCIUS DAY! Born Kong Qiu in 551 BC in Zou, the renowned teacher Confucius is known […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 9/28/22 – ASK A STUPID QUESTION DAY!

Some say there are no stupid questions. Those would be stupid people, because there’s a lot of stupid questions. Besides, without stupid questions, we couldn’t celebrate NATIONAL ASK A STUPID QUESTION DAY! This is America, dammit, where everybody gets a National Day, and today it’s that guy who asks wet […]

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