Monday, June 4, 2012

Today the inventors of micro-mini-holidayettes stoop to cliche

Surely cliche must be the explanation for suggesting that June 4 is both Old Maid's Day and Hug Your Cat Day.

Yet, you know and I know that, while it is sometimes the case, not all old maids are cat fanciers -- and surely not all cat fanciers are old maids. And yet the stereotype has crept into public consciousness and is furthered by the not-coincidental-at-all scheduling of both these observances for the same day.

We here at The Blog of Days will do our part, therefore, to ignore both of these observances.

There is a serious event to commemorate today.

On this day in 1989, the ironically-named Peoples' Liberation Army crushed Chinese dissenters in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square.

Freedom isn't free.

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