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Viking arrivals. [What Day Is It?]

October 9th, 2011 by

Do you know what today is?

It's October 9, and that means it's Leif Erikson Day.

Leif is credited with one of the first "discoveries" of what is now America.

And so, in his honor we present Joel Veitch's immortal (now deleted off of his site rathergood.com by fear of lawsuit) take on Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song."

With viking kittens.

Yup. You'll see; but beware... thar be auto-play ahead, matey.

"Our Hearts Are Broken, But Not Our Spirit!"

September 11th, 2011 by
Our Hearts Are Broken, But Not Our Spirit!

In 2002 I won this huge plastic Made-In-China cup out of a claw machine at a Denny's in Bakersfield, CA. I won it on my second try by grasping the cup's handle with the claw.

On 2001/09/11 I was woken by a phone call from my roommate's girlfriend. She said turn on the TV. We did. I remember all my adrenaline dumping into my blood. My heart raced. I didn't understand what was coming through my eyes into my brain.

Now, ten years later, the United States Of America is a crippled nation with two wars depreciating everything that was good about it pre-9/11.

Who invades the wrong country? Who even does that? It reflects poorly. Very poorly. And should be remembered as such.

For now, we still have a cup to drink out of. And time to turn things back towards a more positive course.

Do you know what today is?

August 1st, 2011 by

It's the first of the month.

Steppin', yo.

hay

(Photos via 9freepictures.com and dogpuppieswallpapers.blogspot.com.)

It's Dr. Hunter S. Thompson's 74th birthday.

July 18th, 2011 by
Duck Hunter S. Thompson by Tim Tomkinson

Hunt on, Doctor. Hunt on.

D-Day Plus Sixty-Seven [What Day Is It?]

June 6th, 2011 by

"Es una cosa muy seria. Es una cosa muy seria." - combat photographer Robert Capa. ("This is a very serious business.")

Today is June 6, 2011.

It is now sixty-seven years since D-Day.

Don't forget.

"Brian, what's the history of Cinco De Mayo?" [What Day Is It?]

May 5th, 2011 by

From those gleeful merchants of brevity at 5-Second Films comes this important piece of historical context:

Further:

De nada.

(Gracias to Nick and to 5SF.)

Bring The Gold. [Do you know what today is?]

March 17th, 2011 by

From beloved animator Brad Neely comes this important treatise on St. Patrick's Day -- or as we call it: Amateur Drinkers' Night.

As an aside to Pat: It's easy to say you chased the snakes out of Ireland when there weren't any there to begin with.

Today is a day to honor those who still dream.

January 17th, 2011 by

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tavis Coburn MLKing

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Whatever your life's work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

The time is always right to do what is right. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

To you, the reader: do what is right.

(Art via thisisnthappiness by Tavis Coburn. Video via YouTube's superjsuh.)

A new year? Somewhere.

January 1st, 2011 by

Hey.

It's still early yet. I bet you're still asleep.

Do you know what today is?

It's the first of the month.

SLEEPY KITTEH TONGUE

SPLAYED KITTEH IS SPLAYED.

(Images via catster.com and poormojo.org.)

2011? Let it come. [Fuck You Friday]

December 31st, 2010 by

It's a Fuck You Friday.Every day is a new day.

Do you know what today is?

Fuck-yes, it's a Fuck You Friday.

One year ends, another one begins. Each day is what you make it. Each day is yours.

Onward, friends. Onward.

Go.

2011? Go.