Holidays & Days of Note for May 23rd, 2013
* Feast Day of Hermes Trismagistus (Hermes the thrice blessed) patron of alchemists.
* Waisak Day (Indonesia) Day when the birth, death & enlightenment of Buddha is celebrated in Indonesia.
* Declaration of the Bab (Baha’i ) Starts at sundown yesterday,
* Penny Day (U.S.) and yet. http://www.retirethepenny.org/ Citizens for Retiring the Penny, who have been at this for something like 10 years and yet the penny hangs on.
* Jake Day Jr. (Discordism).
* Defenestration of Prague (Prague, Poland) Defenestration is an almost forgotten word that means “the act of throwing something or someone out of a window,” this day in Prague commemorates the day in 1618 when some royal officials were thrown out a window in a castle by some noblemen, but survived the fall by landing in a cart full of manure. (McFly!)
Holidays & Days of Note for May the 22nd, 2013
* International Day for Biological Diversity (International)
* National Maritime Day (United States)
* National Sovereignty Day (Haiti)
* Republic Day (Sri Lanka)
* First Reported modern sighting of the Lock Ness Monster (1933,) Whom some say is not a real living creature but is instead a shape shifting phantom that was released due to the activities of Aleister Crowley at his Scottish home of Boleskine on the shores of Lock Ness.
First reported sighting of Mister Roger’s Neighborhood 1967. However not even the wildest conspiracy buffs say Crowley had anything to do with that.
Holiday for May 20th, 2013
* Victoria Day (Canada)
* Feast of Aphrodite and Eros (Ancient Greece) From sundown the 20th till sundown the 21st tomorrow. Victoria would not be amused.
Above: Aphrodite and Eros by Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini (29 April 1675 to 2 November 1741)
What do you think about it?Presumably, Tumblr can start inserting ads between users posts like Twitter inserts sponsored posts.
i really dislike that paragraph in the news article -.-
That’s it Yahell has it.
Goodbye Tumbler, it was fun while it lasted.
Holidays & Days of Note for May 18, 2013
* Armed Forces Day (U.S.)
* Festival of Pan (Ancient Greece)
* Festival of Faunus (Ancient Rome) Faunus being the Roman name for Pan.
This first part of this video explores the disturbing effect the Internet has been having on our brain’s ability to focus. I didn’t get around to watching the second part, but it’s probably more things like that about the brain and stuff.
That’s part the reason I walk to and back from work each day, gives me an hour to ruminate on things… and then there is the exercise too.
Jesus Was A Hipster? 7 Funniest Ways Christian Churches Are Trying to Get Hip With the Kids.
Alabama lawmakers vote to ignore new federal gun control laws
The Senate passed legislation Tuesday declaring that “All federal acts, laws, orders, rules or regulations regarding firearms are a violation of the Second Amendment.” It also says federal laws in violation of the Second Amendment shall be considered null and void in Alabama. The vote was 24-6.
It’s the first of May, some people are celebrating May Day or international Labor Day, some of a more esoteric bent are celebrating Beltane, while in Hawaii it’s the 86th annual Lai Day.
Thing is, those who are doing that are all getting it wrong!
As of 2006 in the United States May first is Loyalty Day. Don’t believe me?
“NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 1, 2006, as Loyalty Day. I call upon all the people of the United States to join in support of this national observance, and to display the flag of the United States on Loyalty Day.”
Yep, seems just about every President creates at least one national holiday, Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national event, Woodrow Wilson gave us Mother’s Day, and I think it was Truman who signed off on Father’s Day. That’s the big time.
There are others that did not quite make it. Like President Reagan’s National Ice Cream Day (third Sunday in July because otherwise it’s so hard to get people to eat ice cream at time), Loyalty day hit the ground running… in a nose dive.
I just thought I would let you know about it in case no one sent you a card… or asked for your papers.
Holidays for April 22, 2013
* Earth Day (world wide) see link
* Jelly Bean Day (U.S.) Some call it National Jellybean Day, but as Congress never voted on it, it’s not its just jellybean day, It is unknown who came up with this, I have to figure it was to give the Neo-Cons, Oil companies and others of that ilk something to do on the 22nd, you eat jellybeans with the ghost of Ronald Reagan or whatever.