MONTH OF DAYS

“Your list of rich hypocrites is entertaining,” writes Steve S., of Hemet, California, “but Walk To Work Day is
not the weirdest day.” By way of proof, Steve forwards this list, with days specific to just next month:

• October 1 is World Vegetarian Day

• October 2 is Name Your Car Day

• October 3 is Virus Appreciation Day

• October 6 is Come and Take It Day

• October 9 is Moldy Cheese Day

• October 12 is International Moment Of Frustration Scream Day

• October 18 is No Beard Day

• October 19 is Evaluate Your Life Day

• October 21 is Babbling Day

• October 22 is National Nut Day

• October 23 is National Mole Day

• October 26 is Mule Day

• October 27 is Sylvia Plath Day

And October 31 is Increase Your Psychic Powers Day. But you already knew that.

Posted by Tim B. on 09/29/2007 at 12:44 PM
    1. October 5 is Pogria Day

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 09 29 at 01:00 PM • permalink

 

    1. January 29 is my day.

      And Tim, you left out September 19, Talk Like A Pirate Day, which was forgotten this year.

      Posted by mareeS on 2007 09 29 at 01:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. > October 18 is No Beard Day

      Won’t his cause offence to muslims?

      Posted by Rob Read on 2007 09 29 at 01:05 PM • permalink

 

    1. I think October 31 is a fraud.  I’ve been working on that eyebrow trick from Zapped! for years, with absolutely no results.

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 09 29 at 01:16 PM • permalink

 

    1. October 4 is National CB day, good buddy!

      Posted by ErnieG on 2007 09 29 at 01:29 PM • permalink

 

    1. Come And Take It Day is cool. Looks like I’m BarBQing next week.

      Posted by paulris on 2007 09 29 at 01:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. • October 1 is World Vegetarian Day – And they’re great with cheese and mustard.

      • October 2 is Name Your Car Day – My car’s name is Julie.  My truck’s name was Overdog.

      • October 3 is Virus Appreciation Day – Appreciate them every year when I get my flu shot.

      • October 6 is Come and Take It Day – If I go to Al Gore’s house and help myself to some of his more valuable possessions, is that all right?

      • October 9 is Moldy Cheese Day – Bleu cheese dressing, yum.

      • October 12 is International Moment Of Frustration Scream Day – Honey, I celebrate that day more than once a year.

      • October 18 is No Beard Day – I promise to shave my…er… Mr. H’s beard.

      • October 19 is Evaluate Your Life Day – Couldn’t stand the scrutiny, so I’ll skip this one.

      • October 21 is Babbling Day – Another one I indulge in quite often, as witness this comment.

      • October 22 is National Nut Day – No explanations or promises necessary.

      • October 23 is National Mole Day – We celebrate this one with guacamole, chips, and cold drinks on the back deck after Mr. H. puts the traps out.

      • October 26 is Mule Day – I have relatives in Muleshoe, Texas.  That’s the closest I can get.

      • October 27 is Sylvia Plath Day – Antidepressants will take care of that urge to stick your head in an oven.  Trust me.

      And October 31 is Increase Your Psychic Powers Day. – Or my waistline, if we don’t get enough trick-or-treaters.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 09 29 at 01:58 PM • permalink

 

    1. • October 27 is Sylvia Plath Day

      Well, that’s just crazy.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2007 09 29 at 02:17 PM • permalink

 

    1. 6.02 X 10^23

      Posted by J.M. Heinrichs on 2007 09 29 at 02:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. come and avagadro if you think you’re hard enough!

      Posted by Rob Read on 2007 09 29 at 03:04 PM • permalink

 

    1. And Tim, you left out September 19, Talk Like A Pirate Day, which was forgotten this year.

      Not by me, ye scurvy lubber!

      Posted by Merlin on 2007 09 29 at 03:08 PM • permalink

 

    1. October 15 – 21 is British Sausage Week. I can’t believe an event of such note didn’t make the official list!

      Posted by AlburyShifton on 2007 09 29 at 03:13 PM • permalink

 

    1. • October 27 is Sylvia Plath Day

      And my birthday.

      Posted by Rob Crawford on 2007 09 29 at 03:43 PM • permalink

 

    1. “Come and take it” is the translation of “Molon Labe,” which is what Leonidas told that Persians at Thermopylae when asked to drop their weapons.

      The phrase is now used to celebrate gun rights, especially against gun confiscation, but also in support of gun rights in general.

      Posted by Michael Levy on 2007 09 29 at 03:48 PM • permalink

 

    1. #13 And on that day I’ll raise a bell jar of mead, nicely warmed in a gas stove, to your birthday.

      (To show the top-notch high school I went to, we were assigned to read The Bell Jar in a literature class.  I told the teacher I didn’t want to, that I wanted read In Cold Blood instead.  The teacher’s response was “what the hell, go ahead, at least you’re reading something.” The following week was torture as he tried to discuss the book and not one person had read it.  The dumb-ass should’ve assigned the class In Cold Blood.)

      Posted by David Crawford on 2007 09 29 at 04:01 PM • permalink

 

    1. October 27th is Sylvia Plath’s birthday, though I didn’t know it had become a holiday anywhere.

      And are you sure about October 23rd?  Are they talking about the stuff you eat and not those big brown skin growths that the dermatologist removes?

      Posted by Sonetka’s Mom on 2007 09 29 at 04:35 PM • permalink

 

    1. #9 Hope our mole does not get too depressed when he finds out that October 23rd is not for frolicking.

      Posted by Skeeter on 2007 09 29 at 05:11 PM • permalink

 

    1. #13, Remind us again on that day, RC.  We’ll have a party.  And it’ll be more fun than a dreary woe-is-me poetry reading, I promise.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 09 29 at 05:16 PM • permalink

 

    1. May I just fill in a couple of the gaps here?

      October 7 – Change your socks Day;
      October 11 – Kiss a bank manager Day;
      October 30 – Slap the dog owner whose pet leaves a calling card on your front lawn Day.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 09 29 at 05:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. #13, Remind us again on that day, RC.  We’ll have a party.  And it’ll be more fun than a dreary woe-is-me poetry reading, I promise.

      Thanks, but I’m going to be at Disney World that week. If I’m online, that means things have gone horribly, horribly wrong.

      I’ve not decided if I’m going to drink my way around Epcot or eat my way around. I might do both.

      Posted by Rob Crawford on 2007 09 29 at 05:51 PM • permalink

 

    1. I actually have a good friend who celebrates Mole Day with all proper pomp, including specially printed t-shirts. If she didn’t hate children, I think she’d name her firstborn Avogadro.

      A big one here on the college campuses is Pi Day–celebrated on March 14th at exactly 1:59 PM and 26 seconds. It’s actually quite fun; they have a pi recitation contest and chalk pi to a thousand places on the sidewalk.

      And get those traps in, everybody. A frolicking commentator doesn’t want to lose a limb.

      Posted by Tungsten Monk on 2007 09 29 at 05:59 PM • permalink

 

    1. October 6 is Come and Take It Day

      Marked by increased burglary and theft?

      Posted by kae on 2007 09 29 at 06:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. I frollicking has gone into hiding…

      and further to #22, reading the rest of the comments (#6 & 14), it’s more like “Are ya feeling lucky, Punk?” day.

      Posted by kae on 2007 09 29 at 06:11 PM • permalink

 

    1. We’ve already got a dozen moles in the fridge just waiting to be fried up for national mole day.

      Posted by blogagog on 2007 09 29 at 06:15 PM • permalink

 

    1. I might be remembering wrong but I’m sure Robert Heinlein predicted this in one of his stories (haven’t read them for a long time). In discussing what they saw as the dumbing down and trivialisation of the society his protagonists were in, one of them said something like “….when did National Cancer Day become National Athletes Foot Week?” Or somehing like that.

      Posted by Francis H on 2007 09 29 at 06:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. Shattered I is, thouht Id finally hit megastardom.

      Then I find out its a chemistry term anyway.

      Whats not to love about a Mole?

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 09 29 at 06:51 PM • permalink

 

    1. Here’s one I know we’ll all want to commemorate: October 24 is United Nations Day. (well, I didn’t say just how we might want to commemorate it…)

      Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2007 09 29 at 07:18 PM • permalink

 

    1. #5 Yay for me!

      Posted by CB on 2007 09 29 at 07:20 PM • permalink

 

    1. National Nut Day?  It looks like all of October should be called National Nut Month– probably impossible to confined them all to one month though.

      Posted by Barrie on 2007 09 29 at 08:39 PM • permalink

 

    1. I’m claiming October 4th as Get Laid For free Day when all women put out for zero dollars.

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 09 29 at 08:44 PM • permalink

 

    1. #20 I’ve not decided if I’m going to drink my way around Epcot or eat my way around. I might do both.

      Oh, sweet!  Make sure you hit Norway.  They have caramelized cheese.  It’s to die for.  Or, if you decide to drink instead of eat, try Germany:  German wine, dark beer, and alpenhorns.

      #26.  Forget what I said about the traps, okay?

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 09 29 at 08:59 PM • permalink

 

    1. #30
      Works for me, Wimpy.

      Posted by kae on 2007 09 29 at 09:09 PM • permalink

 

    1. October 6 is Come and Take It Day

      “Come and take it” is the translation of “Molon Labe,” which is what Leonidas told that Persians at Thermopylae when asked to drop their weapons.

      The phrase is now used to celebrate gun rights, especially against gun confiscation, but also in support of gun rights in general.

      We’ll need a mascot.

      Posted by Teemo on 2007 09 29 at 09:37 PM • permalink

 

    1. #30 wimpy,

      you mean you’ve been paying for it all this time?

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 09 29 at 10:02 PM • permalink

 

    1. #27
      Previously known as BOHICA day.

      Posted by lotocoti on 2007 09 30 at 01:52 AM • permalink

 

    1. Aha! Now we need to figure out if my sister-in-law is crazy because she was born on National Nut Day, or if Oct 22 is National Nut Day because it’s my sister-in-law’s birthday.

      On an unrelated note, I’m in NYC for a few days, and yesterday, encountered over 30 Aussies on the street, not in one group, but little clots of them throughout the day, all tourists (I gave a couple of them directions when they asked). It was a bit statistically improbable.

      Posted by rightwingprof on 2007 09 30 at 05:28 AM • permalink

 

  1. What shadowy figure peered —glittering eyes alone appear to mark an hooded poll—out from the misty heights, from crenelated embrasure, the lichen-clad remnants of an ancient redoubt by treachery long cast down; sotto voce, came the words, muffled foggy phrases bade me whisper on and on and on again: my brothers and sisters, hear these words:

    “Seven centuries ago, mark ye well, seven centuries past the one yclept Clement forsook our order, clemency was there none; and he yclept “the Fair” was so misnamed, for by his order all fairness fled and we were undone.”

    “Ten and three, the days to count in this month of swollen moon, ten days and three in infamy will brand this day in history”

    Posted by MentalFloss on 2007 09 30 at 05:55 AM • permalink