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Posts Tagged ‘civilization’

TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 3/30/21 – PENCIL DAY!

It was a Great Leap Forward, and responsible for the creation of more scholarly dissertations, more great works of art and more inspired doodles than any implement in the history of civilization, even though it is small, humble and unassuming. That’s right, Scribblers, it’s NATIONAL PENCIL DAY! […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/29/21 – THOMAS PAINE DAY!

Also called “Freethinker’s Day,” today we celebrate the man who pioneered political blogging, and remains one of the most influential freethinkers ever on NATIONAL THOMAS PAINE DAY! Free thought supports reason over faith, and rejects arbitrary authority, the very definition of the man. Thomas Paine’s self-published pamphlet […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 8/26/20 – DOG DAY!

Big ones, small ones, pedigrees or mutts, we salute them all on NATIONAL DOG DAY! This is the date when dogs and man became besties; August the 26th, 15,000 years ago. Either that, or it’s the anniversary of the first of about two hundred times that Lassie […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 6/7/20 – DANIEL BOONE DAY!

What is least understood about Daniel Boone is that he didn’t like people. He liked chopping wood, hunting game, growing corn and, most of all, being left alone, something we still won’t do for him on NATIONAL DANIEL BOONE DAY! There was a reason the man was a world […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/21/20 – 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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