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10 October 2005 @ 09:35 am
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Fellow Americans, welcome to Columbus Day '05!

(This is quite possibly the silliest holiday ever observed.)

To make this Columbus Day really shine, I am going to celebrate by 'discovering' some places where folks have already been living for a long time. Maybe even change the names about. I don't think the people of Redondo Beach are going to appreciate this, but I'll insist that it's all in the holiday spirit and everything should smooth out alright.
Feelin': snarky
Chuck Meyerchuckm on October 10th, 2005 04:42 pm (UTC)
You could always celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving instead.
Brandy: calculationbrandelyn on October 10th, 2005 04:45 pm (UTC)

Even without being Canadian? mmm, I did pick up a turkey dinner last night at the store (wait, do Canadians even eat turkey on their Thanksgiving?).

I suppose I could; I celebrated Rosh Hashanah last week without being entirely Jewish.
Miki: Yumkitzune on October 10th, 2005 04:55 pm (UTC)

That's because Rosh Hashanah is a pussy holiday. Now, if you were to celebrate Yom Kippor...
Brandy: confrontationbrandelyn on October 10th, 2005 05:00 pm (UTC)

Bring it!

I liked the concept of Rosh Hashanah though - dipping apples in honey, emptying out your pockets, reflecting on mistakes of the past year. All sounds good to me.
ex_booktard896 on October 10th, 2005 05:02 pm (UTC)
I got the empty pockets and reflection thing on lock.
Brandy: maledictionbrandelyn on October 10th, 2005 05:04 pm (UTC)

Ah yes. I'm an empty pocket veteran too.
Chuck Meyerchuckm on October 10th, 2005 05:56 pm (UTC)
Or just make your own holiday.

Why not?
Brandy: liberationbrandelyn on October 10th, 2005 06:02 pm (UTC)

I did that in middle school. Take Off Your Pants Day got kinda old after awhile.
Chuck Meyer: cowcopterchuckm on October 10th, 2005 06:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah, plus it's not as cool now that it's gone national.

How about "Have a Sensible Lunch then go out and Get Some Air Day"?

Seems like a nice, non-confrontational, sensible holiday.
Brandybrandelyn on October 10th, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC)

pshht. I should sue.

I've got to go out this evening anyhow, but that lunch sure sounds nice. I usually have mine (if at all) around 1. Which doesn't happen for a couple of hours here.
Chuck Meyerchuckm on October 10th, 2005 06:37 pm (UTC)
Silly time zones.

I had mine about 1pm Eastie Stylie. It's a rainy day so I went to my favorite tea shop for a pot of tea and a toasted sammich.

Then I went down the street and bought new boots for winter -- I think that counts as getting some air.

Fluevogs. Best boots ever.
Brandy: dominationbrandelyn on October 10th, 2005 06:40 pm (UTC)

Ah, tea. I've been so bad lately and haven't had any in weeks. There's plenty at home though, so that's easily remedied.

I think my lunch is going to be spaghetti-O's.

Never heard of Fluevogs. Why are they so good? (I need to do strenuous clothes-shopping for my winter trip out east fairly soon.)
Miki: Himitsu desukitzune on October 10th, 2005 04:55 pm (UTC)

Oooh! Oooh! I discovered a new land populated with yuppies and surrounded by ghetto! I'm going to re-name it Los Cupcakes! ::sticks a flag into the ground::
Brandybrandelyn on October 10th, 2005 05:02 pm (UTC)

Los Cupcakes, you say? damnit. Now I have to change my confounded myspace profile AGAIN. I really loathe that place sometimes

...unlike Los Cupcakes, of course. mmm, cupcakes.
thewhimmedthewhimmed on October 10th, 2005 05:44 pm (UTC)
my kids new school actually still perpetuates pieces of the myth - he "discovered" it!! it's so insulting.
Brandy: frustrationbrandelyn on October 10th, 2005 05:50 pm (UTC)

oy. I remember getting that in grade school myself - I'd hoped we'd evolved since then.

I like your icon. :)
Gone!strong_survive on October 10th, 2005 05:50 pm (UTC)
i agree -- i never understood columbus day but hey another day off is a-ok by me
Brandybrandelyn on October 10th, 2005 05:55 pm (UTC)

I'm currently unemployed. Every day is a day off (or so it seems).
allowmetoletgo on October 10th, 2005 05:57 pm (UTC)
Don't forget to totally eradicate an entire population while you're at it.
In Columbus' diary he wrote about how kind and giving the natives were. And how it would make it that much easier to take them over. Sweet guy, that Columbus. I also like how he NEVER landed in the United States. He was a tad bit southwards. Gosh.
Brandy: evolutionbrandelyn on October 10th, 2005 06:01 pm (UTC)

Cool! so I don't have to actually go into Redondo at all. Just have them smile and nod while I take over their land.

Except I do have an interview there tonight, so maybe I should hold off on the festivities until next year. Or unless they don't hire me.

I really want to find someone who is psyched about this alleged holiday so that I can hand them a history book.
Andrew Nollan - Travels The Internet!!!!drew99_310 on October 10th, 2005 07:09 pm (UTC)
My Columbious (yes I spelled it wrong, but its now offical) day plans.

1. Start drinking at noon (T.O.P 12:06 pm) Check
2. Watch football (Ill check that after hentai games)
3. Goto O'Herns
4. Staaaaaart sluurying words and mystypin tings and wake up inda mornin with sum blond in my bed.
Brandy: consultationbrandelyn on October 10th, 2005 07:25 pm (UTC)

When are you going to O'Hearns? I have to get interviewed somewhere at 5pm, but I'm not expecting that to last too long.
Andrew Nollan - Travels The Internet!!!!drew99_310 on October 10th, 2005 10:07 pm (UTC)
Well. Happy hour starts at 4pm. I dont know how long I will be there. And if your interview dosent go to well, want me to try to hook you up with something?
Brandybrandelyn on October 10th, 2005 10:15 pm (UTC)

Yes please.

And we can do O'Hearns again some other time. I might be playing some video games with Daniel after the interview.
Sushi Boyisushi on October 10th, 2005 07:49 pm (UTC)
Don't stop there! Go into someones home and call the owners savages for living in their own way, most notably different to you (perhaps their Jewish). Then mock their ways, rape their women, kill their men, enslave any kids, and put them on a reservation generous strip of land that has no use, perhaps a desert portion of the backyard.

Tell them they cannot do anything to make a living on their own (no casino's for you fools - only for us) and all in the name of the mighty lord let's have a holiday!
Rhianonymousjanissaryjames on October 10th, 2005 09:38 pm (UTC)
I'm going to celebrate Columbus day by teaching false historical lessons based on my own euro-centric understanding of the universe.
bluvenusbluvenus on October 10th, 2005 10:57 pm (UTC)
most people got the day off today. like my mom...on the east coast...she got the day off from work. i didn't. that's because we celebrate ceasar chavez day in the spring instead. when did holidays become regional???

i'm so amused. if you claim redondo, i'll claim irvine.
Brandybrandelyn on October 11th, 2005 02:21 am (UTC)

aw fuck. I like Irvine, too. ;D
Klaus Kineticklaus_kinetic on October 11th, 2005 12:20 am (UTC)
Happy "Spanish dickhead who claimed he discovered America but in reality he stole it away from the Natives" day. :-p

Vennie Kocsisspit_venom on October 11th, 2005 03:07 am (UTC)
lol @ celebrating a dude who supposedly discovered a country where people were already living (huh?)

and canadians celebrate thanksgiving? so they slaughtered indians too, huh?