Wednesday, January 05, 2005

The Ides of January

New feature on the website, check it out:

The Ides of January

Ha, ha. Holidays funny.


Alex said...

Just to clarify about this, because I couldn't figure out how to specify in the feature:

Dia de los Santos Reyes and Hari Raya Haji are ABSOLUTELY TRUE descriptions of holidays that actually exist.

The rest of them are pretty fake, though.

christopher said...

For the record, February's Eve is my birthday.

I guess it's alright if it's two things, but still.

Anonymous said...

I really like the idea of a holiday for Adam and Eve. In fact if I had the time or talent I'd write a rock opera on that wonderful pair. What better drama than original sin!

But getting back to the idea of having January more holiday friendly, it is necessary to point out that traditionally January is when we make our resolutions - that is, decide that we no longer want to have fun of any kind.

I won't make the easy remarks about why Martin Luthor King got his in January. You figure it out. But I will insist I am not a racist unlike some others who might be in charge of the holiday declaring thing.

Anyway, over the last 30 years or so the exception to the "no more fun" rule was The SuperBowl. But notice now the correction that natural selection sometimes takes a few years to make. Voila, the Superbowl is now in February.

To end I feel the asbolute proof of my thesis is Valentines Day. After six weeks of piety we feel like shooting someone with a bow and arrow so we can get laid.

That's the way I see it anyway. But I do appreciate your efforts, Alex. Oh if only it could be as you propose. That it can't I feel is the proof we all need that there is no God.

That would be the end of my rock opera "Adam and Eve". They wind up throwing God out of paradise chastizing him in song that there can be no free will if limits are imposed. "Tree of Knowledge, My Ass". That would be the name of the finale.

mary said...

and i hate that i usually have to observe Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, when clearly the 17th is my ACTUAL birthday. geez, does this mean he gets 2 birthdays, the real one and the one everyone else celebrates? and how come everyone is okay with this? can we "observe" my birthday on the 14th because a Monday birthday party never works out...