Today, we've got a good five holidays today.
International Stuttering Awareness Day
Make A Difference Day
World's End Day
Caps Lock Day
Timothy Leary's Birthday
International Stuttering Awareness Day is obvious in meaning, we all know what an awareness day is by now. But, not everyone knows exactly what stuttering is; I doubt the majority of people do. Stuttering has nothing to do with one's intelligence or even mental retardation, and supposedly comes from neurophysiology problems; which is to say one's nervous system. More importantly, those who severely stutter are gonna get all degrees of bullying because of, indeed, how stupid stuttering can sound. Emotional stress caused by stutterers being insulted for their speech disorder can actually compound the problem of stuttering and make it worse. And we all know what monsters bullying can create, so this day of awareness is definitely worth reciprocation to those who know little about stuttering, and especially those who get a kick out of insulting a speech disorder.
Make A Difference Day is widely known and "celebrated" through, indeed, making a difference. Millions of people around the world donate money, join food drives, help on community-related projects, etc. etc. on this day. Many holidays that have to do with making a difference aren't all-that popular, but MAD Day (lolacronymfail) sure as hell is. Even if the holly-jolly and generosity in all of us can be miniscule, or we don't have much to give period, being a good person once a year shouldn't kill any of us. Since the principle behind this day is obviously great, and it's a widely participated day, this gets my holiday pick of the day.
World's End Day "celebrates" the date October 22nd, 1844 as the day some religious nutjob predicted the end of the world via the Second Coming. It's also known as The Millerites' (the name of those following his religion, the narcissistic asshat...) Great Disappointment, because, as you all can tell, the world is still here today. Oh, funfact; another batshit-crazy religiontard claimed the day before yesterday was the end of the world. If these idiots are so damn set on seeing rapture, they better give up their current stupidity and just play Bioshock. Which I recommend all of you do if you haven't already. =D This would get my GTFO holiday pick of the day if it weren't for the fact I can rub it in religion extremists' face, and because of... .... ...
CAPS LOCK DAY IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU THINK IT IS, AND I'M GLAD I DIDN'T POST EARLIER NOW THAT I KNOW ABOUT IT. DO NOT WANT! A DAY HIGHLY DESERVING OF GTFO HOLIDAY PICK OF THE DAY. OH, AND ANYONE CELEBRATING CAPS LOCK DAY ON MY FORUM IS GETTING THEIR POSTS DELETED/THE USUAL EDIT. ;D /DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY
Timothy Leary is one of the most controversial psychologists America has seen, no doubt. He advocated and promoted certain hard drugs for various psychiatry-related reason. Some of his claims are actually legitimate, particularly with LSD. But of course, they were too controversial for the generic white collar congress man and typical housewife that controlled the US back in those days, back when we advocated freedom with a big helping of hypocrisy. Some regard him as a druggie who's words are nothing more than an addicted fool who knows scientific terminology, some think him as revolutionary for his time and even still so today.
I'm happy I'm posting so late Caps Lock Day won't destroy my beloved wiichat for a day, but disappointed Make a Difference Day didn't get a bit extra publication... =/ Did anyone do anything for Make a Difference Day/what would you of done if I weren't a late jackass?
EDIT: With posts back on time, I wouldn't recommend reading these posts back to back; especially any of you who don't like a wall of text on top of a wall of text. :P
Today, we've got a solid five holidays.
National Mole Day
Swallows Leave San Juan Capistrano
TV Talk Show Host Day
iPod Day can kiss my ass. Apple doesn't need any extra ****ing profits from a day of celebration, nor does it need any sort of extra awareness. Not to mention I personally don't buy iPods, they're just expensive MP3 players. -_- GTFO!
Mother-in-Law Day is the exact same as Mother's Day, but of course, is for your Mother-in-law. Not everyone is very close with their Mother-in-law, but if you are, you should certainly take the time to make her know you love 'er. And no, for those of you unmarried and youngin' folk, this isn't the same as Grandparents Day.
National Mole Day is about... Moles... Yeah. Not the most interesting creature, not something the public fears or hates (except maybe gardeners), not really an important animal-related day. Meh.
Swallows Leave San Juan Capistrano refers to the day Cliff Swallows (a species of swallow, obviously) leave a Spanish mission they inhabit in California called San Juan Capistrano; although, I hear modern industrialization has severely lowered the amount of swallows living in California. A day parallel, the Return of the Swallows (sounds like a terrible sequel to The Birds), is also celebrated. Another... boring holiday. Today ain't too exciting, is it?
TV Talk Show Host Day is not only in honor of said talk show hosts, but also pays homage to Johnny Carson, easily one of the most well-known American talk show hosts. Considering I'd love to drop most of today's modern talk show hosts, I have no love for the day itself. But in homage to Carson and The Tonight Show, it's at least worth a mention.
... For five holidays to choose from today, they all sucked. None of them get my holiday pick of the day.
Default - Coffee Day! Every day is coffee day!
Last edited by trollface; 10-23-2011 at 10:05 AM.
Calm down. Coffee day is not going anywhere.
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On the other hand Dennis Ritchie died recently and he was part of making Unix and the C programming language.(google it a lot of games are made using it)
No fan fare for him.
Its always the ones that dont get "Front page news" that do the most good.
(Les Paul, Ronnie Barker, Jeremy Beadle)
I just realized I put "23rd" as "23th". HERPADERP
Today, we've got four (much more mention-worthy) holidays.
United Nations Day
UN World Development Information Day
Independence Day (Zambia)
Labour Day (New Zealand)
United Nations Day is exactly what you think it is: a day to commemorate and make known the many accomplishments that came to fruition thanks to the UN. An actually justified holiday that isn't religious certainly is a rare one...
World Development Information Day is a day of awareness for development and modernization issues third-world countries and many rural territories experience, as well as for the need to strengthen international cooperation so that development issues can be easier tackled. This day is intentionally held on UN Day so it has more publicity, which is a good thing. Undeveloped countries are the ones most stricken with poverty (outside of our shit economy, anywho...) and lagging behind the modern times, so getting countries up to speed and better equipped to move forward hits quite a few birds with one stone. Promoting good international relationships is icing on top of the political cake, too. For that reason, this gets my holiday pick of the day.
With all this UN greatness, the calender finds a way to be all-too ironic with Zambia's Independence Day. It celebrates the date of October 24th, 1964 when Zambia earned it's independence from the UN. Seeing all these independence days, I'm curious which one was the first... Or the first day to be called so, at least.
New Zealand's Labour Day commemorates the date of October 24th, 1840 when the eight-hour working day resolution was passed. We all know how common the eight-hour work day is today, so back when it was non-existent, you can bet hard workers were damn-well happy about it.
So, about my pick today.
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... Uh, international peace and cooperation ftw.