Tuesday, May 03, 2005

May Day II - I'm Not Crazy

All right, critics (myself included). I totally did NOT make this up. May Day is a real holiday--and a pretty serious one at that--which is odd since we always celebrated it this way. I guess my 2nd grade teacher was Irish. Actually, come to think of it, she probably just didn't want to say "Good Morning, kids. Today we celebrate International Stick It To The Man For Screwing Us Over Day. Now, who wants to go outside and protest?". Well, in any case, I like the anonymous flower giving idea. And heck, it beats World Phone In Sick Day (also May 1st). What kind of message would that have sent to the kiddies?

Hey, did you know that it is generally believed that the distress signal "Mayday! Mayday!" is derived from the French expression venez m'aider which means "come help me"? Let's think about this. I mean, granted, "Mayday! Mayday!" might sound better in distress than "HELP! HELP!", but I think that if I were in imminent danger these days, I probably wouldn't go straight to the French for help.

Sorry, mes amis. I love you AND the Statue of Liberty you gave us, but we're all pretty certain you hate our big American guts.

3 comments:

Tot said...

BIG is right in describing American guts :)

Tot said...

wait..i think you MEANT to make that joke..i thought it was unintentional. oi :)

ed said...

Ah, would that there be anything unintentional about me, darlin'. I think too darn much.