Weird Holidays – August 24, 2009

• Today is NATIONAL KNIFE DAY.  ***MARLAR: During the first week back to school for some kids?!?!  Are these people NUTS?!?! 

• Today is FLITTING APPRECIATION DAY, a time to recognize those who have perfected the art of flitting around.  ***MARLAR: Or perhaps a day for those who can actually use the word “flitting” in a proper conversation.

• WEATHER CLICHÉ DAY, marking this date in 1897 when editor Charles Dudley Warner of the Hartford Courant published the sentence, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.”  Many incorrectly attribute the quotation to Warner’s close friend, Mark Twain.

• Today is “THE FACTS OF LIFE” DAY, marking debut of the popular NBC-TV sitcom on August 24, 1979. A spinoff from “Diff’rent Strokes,” it starred Lisa Welchel, Mindy Cohn, Nancy McKeon, Kim Fields, Charlotte Rae, and Molly Ringwald.

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