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