Archive for July, 2007

(July 18) This Week we're celebrating . . .  Sports Cliché Week

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

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Sports Cliché Week
A week for celebrating all those ubiquitous sports clichés that are used by sports fans, writers, announcers, businessmen, and seemingly everyone else!
 Special thanks to Mike @ The Sports Cliché List for the image and the clichés

(July 17) Today we're celebrating . . .  Wrong Way Corrigan Day

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

07172007wwc.jpgWrong Way Corrigan Day

Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan … was an American aviator … (who) In 1938, after a transcontinental flight from Long Beach, California, to New York, he flew from Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York, to Ireland, even though he was supposed to be returning to Long Beach. He claimed that his unauthorized flight was due to a navigational error, caused by heavy cloud cover that obscured landmarks and low-light conditions, causing him to misread his compass…

Corrigan’s “error” caught the imagination of the … American public and inspired many jokes. The nickname “Wrong Way’ Corrigan” passed into common use and is still mentioned (or used as satire) when someone has the reputation for taking the wrong direction

source / photo source: wikipedia – Douglas Corrigan

(July 16) Today we're celebrating . . .  National Get Out of the Doghouse Day

Monday, July 16th, 2007

07162007dh.jpgNational Get Out of the Doghouse Day
Oh Oh. Screwed up again? Have you been banished to the doghouse?

Well today’s the day to ask for forgiveness and try to work on getting yourself back in the ”house.” Good luck!

photo credit: nerdmeister23 via flickr

(July 15) Today we're celebrating . . .  National Ice Cream Day

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

07152007ic.jpgNational Ice Cream Day
Its “Sundae Sunday” and there’s no better day to celebrate America’s favorite dessert – ice cream! :)

So whether its Carvel, Mister Softee, Hagen Daz, or Ben and Jerry; today’s the day to make sure to leave some room for the sweet, sweet taste of that delicious creamy goodness!

photo credit: Nicobobinus via flickr

(July 14) Today we're celebrating . . .  Bastille Day

Saturday, July 14th, 2007

Bastille Day

the French national holiday, celebrated on 14 July each year. In France, it is called “Fête Nationale” (“National Holiday”), in official parlance, or more commonly “quatorze juillet” (“14th of July”). It commemorates the 1790 Fête de la Fédération, held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789; the storming of the Bastille was seen as a symbol of the uprising of the modern French “nation”, and of the reconciliation of all the French inside the constitutional monarchy which preceded the First Republic, during the French Revolution*

*source: wikipedia – Bastille Day

(July 13) Today we're celebrating . . .  Embrace Your Geekness Day

Friday, July 13th, 2007

02042007fb.jpgEmbrace Your Geekness Day
Do your eyes glaze over when someone mentions Linux? Does your heart race at the thought of an iPhone? In fact does any news concerning Steve Jobs give you a chubby? Has your fashion sense evolved from the colors of the Superman cape you wear to work?! Are your lonely evenings illuminated only by the pale and sickly blue glow of your computer monitor?

Well then - I think its quite evident that this is the day for you. So join the elves and I as we celebrate a “very special day.”

photo caption: Ahh yes. Its the elves. Hard at work as always!

Oh Yeah!

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Oh Yeah. It’s Friday the 13th too!

BOO!

There have been a number of events known as “Black Fridays” in history. Usually, these events are devastating.
Some historians propose that the origin of the “Black Friday” was the simultaneous arrest of hundreds of Knights Templars on October 13, 1307 (Friday), to be later tortured into “admitting” heresy.*

*source: Yahoo! Answers – What is the history behind Friday 13th?

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