News of the Weird / Pro Edition (May 31, 2010)

It's like this: Oh, I could post-up today, if I wanted to. However, my syndicate's editors are taking the U.S. Memorial Day holiday today and won't be around until Tuesday morning. So this week, I'm posting Tuesday morning. They're also going to take off on Monday, July 5th (for U.S. Independence Day), Monday, September 6th (U.S. Labor Day), and probably Monday, October 11th (U.S. Columbus Day), so I'll be posting on Tuesday mornings those weeks, too. I, personally, don't observe "holidays"; they are an evil, idleness-encouraging, European-statist- and labor-union-induced drain on America. See you tomorrow!
     Posted By: Chuck - Mon May 31, 2010

So, what are the rest of us supposed to do? Wait? Any idea how we're supposed to survive yet another 24hr period without our weekly fix of insanity? How are we supposed to deal with our own weirdness without a yard-stick (meter-stick here in EUland) to measure it by? I guess we'll just have to abide with baited breath.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/31/10 at 04:55 AM
Expat, you're in Greece, for goodness' sake. Surely there's a riot somewhere...
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 05/31/10 at 08:13 AM
Nope, and we don't, usually, strike until Fridays. Makes for a longer weekend, you see.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/31/10 at 08:26 AM
okay okay i'll go fix the spelling on that post!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/31/10 at 01:04 PM
*giggles at patty* I'd leave it. if you fix it, we're left with only being able to make sheep jokes.
Posted by Nethie on 05/31/10 at 01:39 PM
Sorry, but I would encourage even more taxpayer-paid idleness if at all possible. We should start a movement for an 11th federal holiday - how about Hoaxes and Weirdness Day? It could be on April 2nd, just to evaluate all the crap that happened the day before. Go labor unions, Mexican siestas, four-day work weeks, and Buddist holidays for all! (There are about fourteen of those, and they don't coincide with the western calendar). :cheese:
Posted by done on 05/31/10 at 11:14 PM
Buddhist, sorry.
Posted by done on 05/31/10 at 11:17 PM
That's a correction?

I live in the Haight Ashbury, home of many Buddists who observe at 4:20 every day..
Posted by StanFlouride on 05/31/10 at 11:21 PM
And continuously with the buds thruought the day, eh?
Posted by done on 05/31/10 at 11:26 PM
thruout? hey too many buds, here
Posted by done on 05/31/10 at 11:27 PM
i fixed it nethie, but they'll still rag me i'm sure. :lol:
buddhists worship buddha, buddists worship cheetos. :cheese:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/01/10 at 12:45 AM
If you want more holidays then you need to consider looking into the Greek calendar. There are over 3,000 name days that are celebrated, Easter is a week long affair, Christmas has 2 days, The Holy Ghost gets a day, Epiphany gets a day, Ascension gets a day, May 1st is a holiday, a couple of days go to waste because some rioters got there butts shot off 20 years ago (you actually get to destroy private property on that day), and the list goes on and on and on and.....

Adopting this may lead to financial ruin but just because we (the US) figured out how to do it with more flair doesn't mean we should overlook other avenues to success!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/01/10 at 01:32 AM
And, while I'm on a roll, dudes and dudettes: what's up with Columbus Day? The dude never made it to our shores. That was some other dude named Amerigo Vespucci. But even he was grossly out striped by some Nordic dudes in their long boats who found some of those "indigenous" dudes who were descendants of the dudes that walked across the ice bridge over the Bering Strait.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/01/10 at 01:39 AM
columbus day isn't considered politically correct anymore anyway expat. most schools no longer have it off but i think the post office and banks still do.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/01/10 at 01:56 AM
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