This used to be an epic thread
This used to be an epic thread
"NY State of Mind"
After writing three days outside of Mozilla specifically to avoid crashes, my PC itself crashes. Even though I saved multiple times, none of the three remain.
****ing rage quit.
March 4th coming really ****in' late because my computer is an anger-inducing whore.
Courageous Followers Day
March Forth - Do Something Day
National Day of Unplugging
National Grammar Day
Old Inauguration Day
World Day Of Prayer
Admission Day (Vermont)
Learn What Your Name Means Day
Pound Cake Day
Courageous Followers Day is the day to give followers... a pat on the back?? Yeah, that's just-plain stupid. Anyone can be a damned follower, doesn't take much talent to swallow orders or merge with the crowd. Stupid holiday is stupid. GTFO!
March Forth - Do Something Day is on March 4th. Get it? Get it?! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH-- no.
This is the day to do something you don't normally do. Because apparently you need a once a year holiday to tell you to do somethin' new... My PC must of crashed because these holidays are bloody terrible.
National Day of Unplugging luckily doesn't complete a trio of holiday idiocy today. On this day, you don't have to literally unplug everything, but just stay away from technology as a whole from sun-up, to sun-down. In other words, you're supposed to get a life for one day if you don't yet have one. That's all fine 'n dandy, but... This holiday is for nothing more than the promotion of certain religious views. Yeeeaahhh... Do not want.
National Grammar Day is a holiday in which nobody wins. Let's face it, EVERYONE on Wiichat has improper grammar. I would of loved to destroy everyone for said shitty grammar, but... I'm guilty of it too, obviously. While it's a bit late to celebrate, in the spirit of the holiday, how 'bout y'all install spell check into your web browser if ya haven't already, yeah? ... You really should. Or else.
Old Inauguration Day celebrates the original date that the new US President (including Washington) would begin his term. This date was the norm from 1789 'till 1933 when FDR changed the date to the now-standard January 20th. There really ain't nothin' to celebrate, though... ... ...
World Day Of Prayer is the day for Christian women, and only women, to pray 'round the world. Because apparently God is happy when everyone prays en masse, and your faith-quota is filled for an entire year. GTFO!
Vermont's Admission Day celebrates the day the Green Mountain State became the 14th state in 1791. Nothin' special obviously, so here's a fun fact for ya. In French, vert mont means "Green Mountain". Pretty obvious where the state name, and the name itself, comes from.
Learn What Your Name Means Day is the day to, well... yeah. Pretty much every name has some sort of foreign roots, and therefore, a meaning. You should be able to find your name's hidden definition here. Quite a few names don't make any ****in' sense, too. Apparently I was named after a channel; as in, the water kind.
Originally Posted by SSBfreakCK
While I'd prefer a plain-ol' cake, I've no problems with celebrating Pound Cake Day. Most people don't know that the name of this delectable dessert is actually very relevant, and very simple: one pound of all four main ingredients in cake which would be flour, eggs, butter, and sugar. Making everything a 1:1 ratio in food, particularly baking, isn't always a good idea. But my god does this food pull it off without a problem. You might of missed Pound Cake Day, but feel free to treat yourself to some anyways.
Blaaaaah damn you computer... March 5th, as well as a retro article, coming soon.
Today, we've got a solid five holidays.
Cheese Doodle Day
Multiple Personality Day
Casimir Pulaski Day
Crispus Attucks Day
Odds are you haven't so much as heard of absinthe; so let me enlighten ya. Absinthe Day celebrates the spirit of the same name. I'd love to divulge in my own palate experience with the drink, but... Can't say I've ever been blessed to have any. On a more important note, absinth has been banned since before Prohibition because of all the world wide anti-booze talk of the temperance movement. Even after the repeal, absinthe was still being unfairly criticized of being akin to drugs because of the very small amount of thujone in it; scientists believed it was what caused the psychoactive shit absinthe was well known for. Not that it caused ridiculous trips anyways, that's just a bunch of temperance-hater bullshit.
Cheese Doodle Day celebrates that very unhealthy but very popular "cheese" snack; can't say I understand what all the stupid hubub 'bout 'em are, since I don't like 'em... Though, I'd say the crunchy Cheetos are good. If ya've got a deep fryer (you lucky fat bastard, you :P), you should make it a goal to make your own homemade cheese doodles. As a general rule of thumb, anything homemade properly is a thousand times better than mass-produced, preservative-filled garbage.
Multiple Personality Day is just as confusing as handling a multiple-personality disorder. Who the **** made a holiday out of this? And why, even? ... Hard to have a holiday acknowledged if you don't know if it's for awareness or celebration. -_-;
Casimir Pulaski Day celebrates the Polish dude of the same name for his services in the American Revolution. He was originally from a Polish family of nobility; one of many that fought against Russia to keep the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth against the communist bastards in the 18th century. Unfortunately, the uprising failed and he fled to the US to become a simple soldier. During his time as a soldier, he actually saved George Washington's forces from total annihilation, and likewise, Washington's life.
Washington is known for failing miserably for the first half of the American Revolution. He was being forced to retreat as was unfortunately normal, when the Brits started setting up to cut off their escape route in secret. Since other important generals in the battle were busy keeping the enemy busy or guiding the line of retreat, Pulaski was authorized to take whatever straggling soldiers he could find to fight off the counter-retreat tactics being employed. He was successful, and made a brigadier general for both his bravery and key tactics in preventing the retreat from being an absolute failure. He continued to do many grand endeavors, particularly training countless US soldiers; notably for the role of cavalry; as well as helping in numerous key battles of the revolution. He died as a true war hero on the battlefield, wounded mortally by a cannon's grapeshot. Ain't much better to choose from, so I might as well honor this revolutionist with my holiday pick of the day.
Crispus Attucks Day honors the man of the same name, who was the first shot dead during the Boston Massacre of 1770. While it's unknown whether this guy was a runaway slave or a free man at the time, he was one of the posthumous poster boys for this pointless day of death. "First to defy, first to die."
Retro-post coming eventually.
December 28th is up. No CPU crashes, fantastic. SLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP