Weird Holidays – September 17, 2012

Today is CONSTITUTION DAY, which commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who, are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens.  ***MARLAR: But it’s not a national holiday, because we don’t read it anymore.  (Sadly, as a kid the most I learned about the Constitution was from School House Rock.)

Today is DOUBLE-DIGIT COUNTDOWN DAY. You now have 99 shopping days until Christmas.  ***MARLAR: Feel free to begin panicking.

This is PLAY MY MUSIC OR ELSE DAY.  In 2002 a 27-year-old gun-toting musician forced a southern Brazilian radio station to play his debut album for more than an hour after apparently having no luck opening the doors of show business. The incident ended after 70 minutes when Vinicius dos Santos surrendered to police. Nobody was injured and the deejay later informed listeners where they could buy the musician’s album.

Today is DOGGY DIAPER DAY. On this day in 1996 the U.S. issued a patent (#5,555,847) to Wanda M. Kelly for her Disposable Dog Diaper.  ***MARLAR: What can you say about your life when you suddenly realize your changing diapers on a dog?

Today is DON’T TELL ME HOW TO DRIVE DAY.  In 1988 research results were released indicating that Americans did not want talking cars, cameras, or appliances that told them what to do or how to do it.  ***MARLAR: After all, that’s what a spouse is for.

Today is M*A*S*H DAY, marking the TV shows premier on this date in 1972. It lasted 11 years.

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