Friday, August 17, 2012

Jack Layton Day, huh?

August 22nd is being co-opted by self-annointed tradition inventors and other sundry mythology mongers as Saint Jack Layton Day in the city of Toronto and beyond. Richard at Eye on a Crazy Planet suggests that we act now to restore the good name of August 22nd, a day long cherished for its non-association with coloured ribbons, trendy social causes, or identity politics sloganeering. Sounds good to me. Take back August 22nd.

Here's my contribution, via

Stay thirsty, my friends.

h/t Blazing Cat Fur

Update: If August 22nd is your birthday, you share it with such celebrities as Cindy Williams and Valerie Harper, musicians Tori Amos and John Lee Hooker, writers Ray Bradbury and Dorothy Parker, baseball players Carl Yastrzemski and Paul Molitar, U.S. army commander General Norman Schwarzkopf, and Tiananmen Square commie butcher Deng Xiaoping.

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