Weird Holidays – October 12, 2012

ScreamCreative Commons License photo credit: CHRISTOPHER MACSURAK

Today is INTERNATIONAL MOMENT OF FRUSTRATION SCREAM DAY, which encourages everyone to go outdoors at noon (Greenwich time) and scream for 30 seconds.  ***MARLAR: For assistance in getting a really, really good scream, feel free to visit my resume page and print out a picture of me.

Today is CHILD RAMBUNCTIOUSNESS APPRECIATION DAY, a time to admire the energy of children.  ***MARLAR: Which often causes momentary screams of frustration.

Today is NATIONAL DOODLE BUG DAY.  ***MARLAR: I don’t know what it is, but I certainly don’t want to be the one in charge of cleaning up after it.

Today is also NATIONAL DOO WAH DIDDY DAY, the day in 1964 when Manfred Mann’s “Doo Wah Diddy” reached #1 in the U.S.  ***MARLAR: Is it just me, or does “Doo Wah Diddy” sound like something a doodle bug might leave behind?

Today is the TRUE COLUMBUS DAY, marking Christopher Columbus’ discovery of American on October 12, 1842.  ***MARLAR: Of course, he was looking for INDIA, not AMERICA.  So we celebrate every year the accomplishment of a man getting lost, refusing to ask for directions, finding a place to park, and then saying, “I meant to come here!”  Kind of like your annual summer vacation.

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