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MLK Holiday celebration

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Drip, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    How are you celebrating the King Holiday?
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Watching Carnage and doing laundry.
  3. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

  4. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Staying indoors, as its 15 degrees outside. That's the trouble with this holiday. There are no activities linked to it. It's not tied into some seasonal idea (Christmas-solstice, Easter-start of spring, Labor Day-end of summer, etc.). It really is a birthday, random in nature.
  5. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

  6. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    It's funny, maybe it's just that it is the only holiday that was created in my lifetime and I followed the efforts to make it happen, but I've always felt guilty if I didn't do something on occasion of the MLK Day, whether attending a service, watching a particular movie - Eyes on the Prize is always a good option - or just doing something to better my community.
    The holiday is unique because it honors a person who was never elected to an office, never had any official power, yet showed how much impact one person can have on the world.
    On a trip through the South a few years back I visited many of the sites key in the Civil Rights Movement. I'd always thought of that time as "bad history" and era to be looked at with regret, it wasn't until I talked with a woman in Birmingham near the 16th St. Baptist Church that was bombed when she told me she always thought it was "good history" because it showed what people could do when they worked together and were willing to make sacrifices for what they believed in.
  8. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    The day means a lot to many different people. Some use it as a day of remembrance, others use it as a day of service, some use it as a day of peace. Many along here are too young to recall what he did for Americans, not just African Americans. He spoke about having a country free of color lines and stigmas. It was a Utopian thought that still has meaning to many.
  9. rmanfredi

    rmanfredi Active Member

    Asking Bono to write a chronologically incorrect song about me.
  10. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Great song musically, terrible song lyrically. (As I recall, that's Bono's assessment as well.)

    And to answer the bigger question... working. Like always.
  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Day of peace? Are you saying that on the other days they practice violence?
  12. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    You figure it out and get back to me.
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