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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/19/21 – RECORD STORE DAY!

They all smelled pretty weird in an oddly pleasant way, a combination of dust, vinyl, cardboard and whatever the guy behind the counter from some foreign country, you don’t know which one, was having for lunch, something you never ate in your life. The aisles were crooked […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/5/21 – GO FOR BROKE DAY!

“Well, what’s it gonna be, punk? Feeling lucky today?” You should hope so, because today is NATIONAL GO FOR BROKE DAY! We all have something we swear we’re going to do someday, take a wild chance on something that might not go our way. Are you in […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 4/1/21 – ATHEIST DAY!

Who says they don’t get any holidays? Hell, they even have their own logo, just like the crosses, stars and crescents symbolizing other religions. Today our most fervent preachers and avid seekers of converts get their only holiday all year, one that most of them will spend furiously […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/13/21 – STEVEN FOSTER MEMORIAL DAY!

He wrote the soundtrack for the latter half of the 19th Century. Everyone reading this knows at least a few of his compositions by heart. Before Tin Pan Alley, before the Brill Building, before Bacharach/David and before Holland/Dozier/Holland, there was the Great American Songwriter Steven Foster. Being […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/9/20 – INTERNATIONAL JOHN LENNON DAY!

Imagine no John Lennon. It’s not easy, even if you try. No Beatles, no Day in The Life, no Imagine, no Jealous Guy, no I Feel Fine or Eight Days a Week. Unthinkable. He would have been 80 on this INTERNATIONAL JOHN LENNON DAY! Born in wartime […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/5/20 – 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, 10/4/20 – 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 Vodka Day after all. 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, 10/3/20 – 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, 10/2/20 – INTERNATIONAL DAY OF NONVIOLENCE!

Finally, a day worth fighting for! It’s Mohandas K. Gandhi’s 151st 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, 10/1/20 – 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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