Archive for January, 2008

(Jan 13) This week we're celebrating . . .  International Printing Week

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

International Printing Week
Educating and promoting the importance of Graphic Arts and Graphic Artists as well as the Printing Community in our everyday life.

Just imagine what your world would look like without their work. What would the Web look like? Plain, bland, with probably a lot of “programmer blue”? Functional. Yes. But really, really dull.

And who could imagine MTV without its bold and striking graphics and visual humor? Apple without is cool visual style? Magazines, books, TV, movies, the Web? All would be so boring without the ideas, vision, and work of the Graphic Arts community.

(Jan 12) Today we're celebrating . . .  Penguin Awareness Day

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

Penguin Awareness Day
Penguins seem to be everywhere lately. So what better time to celebrate these best dressed birds than with their own special day.

(Jan 11) Today we're observing . . .  "Designated Hitter" Day

Friday, January 11th, 2008

“Designated Hitter” Day
Celebrating the 35th anniversary of baseball’s adoption of the “Designated Hitter” rule

photo credit: NJ Baseball via flickr

(Jan 11) This week we're celebrating . . .  Cuckoo Dancing Week

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Cuckoo Dancing Week
Honoring the memory of the comedy team of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. So let the sweet, sweet sounds of "The Dancing Cuckoos" (their theme song) be heard far and wide this week!

And of course any celebration of “Stan and Ollie” just wouldn’t be complete without a mention of their film Babes in Toyland. What would my childhood’s Thanksgiving Day celebrations have been without the perennial viewing of Babes in Toyland in all its black and white TV glory…

And to brighten up my day (and hopefully yours) I found this trailer for the movie Babes in Toyland ! Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! View the video after the jump.


(Jan 10) Today we're observing . . .  National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
Educate yourself about alternative ways to keep warm this winter and cool this summer. As well as your options to keep your gas tank filled without breaking the bank.

(Jan 09) Tonight we're observing . . .  Muharram (Islamic New Year)

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Muharram (Al-Hijra – Islamic New Year – begins at sundown)
The Islamic New Year begins on the first day of the first month (Muharram) of the Islamic calendar and is known as 1 Muharram. It is generally observed with quiet reflection and prayers.

New Year on the Net - When January 1st isn’t New Year’s Day
Al-Hijra: Islamic New Year

(Jan 08) Today we're celebrating . . .  Show and Tell Day at Work

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Show and Tell Day at Work
Who says your kindergartner has to have all the fun? Its a Tuesday and work sucks! Its still early in the week and we need some humor and fun. And now you can really show your office mates just how weird you really are.

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