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Happy NonHoliday!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Oggiedoggie, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    I buzzed by the bank on the way to work to get some money from he ATM and saw the shades drawn. That's when I remembered it was Columbus Day. A day like any other for me, except the bank is closed and I won't get any mail.

    I won't even have time today to discover an Indian, take his land, give him a disease and make him change his religion.
     
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Dude, you should ALWAYS make time for that. Your forefathers DIED so that you could enjoy those privileges!
     
  3. andyouare?

    andyouare? Guest

    Happy Genocide Day!

    Listened to an NPR thingy on Buffy Sainte Marie on the way back from lunch. I now feel guilty -- but full.
     
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    If we can't get the day off to celebrate a lost Italian discovering islands in the Caribbean for Spain, then this isn't America!
     
  5. Magic In The Night

    Magic In The Night Active Member

    I think we should celebrate him just for discovering the Caribbean.
     
  6. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Argh. One more day where the check isn't in the mail.
     
  7. luckyducky

    luckyducky Guest

    This is the reason I don't leave my house on Columbus Day -- no interest in being discovered.

    The only thing about this day for me is it reminds me of SOC 204 in college. The crazy prof (who was very proud of the fact that he had an FBI file) always taught one class about why Christopher Columbus was not a hero, but really just a douchey man-whore. Not in those exact words, of course, but it was the point he was getting at.
     
  8. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    What does he have against douchey man-whores? I mean, if you discriminate against all of them, that's half of Hollywood right there.
     
  9. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    I'll be covering a game on the reservation tomorrow night, so I could get a late genocide in. But most of them could probably take me. Maybe there will be a slow, young kid running around.
     
  10. Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge Active Member

    why do we celebrate Columbus day when Leif Eriscon arrived in the New World waaaaay before Columbus set sail? One of those Discovery Channel shows said he used Viking maps in charting out his voyage.
     
  11. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    As a gubmint worker, I am in favor of naming more federal holidays after murderous man whores.
     
  12. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Don't we already have a Canadian Thanksgiving thread? [/duckingiceskates]
     
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