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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, 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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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 9/29/20 – 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, 9/28/20 – 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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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 9/27/20 – WRECK OF THE OLD 97 DAY!

It had been 2 years since Casey Jones went up in flaming immortality in The Cannonball Express, but that cautionary tale was the last thing on Engineer Joseph A. “Steve” Broady’s mind as he tried to slow down his train down to a safe speed approaching the […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 9/26/20 – JOHNNY APPLESEED DAY!

John Chapman doesn’t ring a bell with most people outside the Chapman family, but mention apple seeds and hard cider, and you’ll know why we celebrate NATIONAL JOHNNY APPLESEED DAY Born on September 26, 1774, in Leominster, Massachusetts, John Chapman became an American legend in his own lifetime as Johnny […]

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