Saturday, July 14, 2012
Bastille Day or International Nude Day -- even the French will have a hard time deciding what to celebrate today
Our crack research staff here at the Blog of Days has logged hours and hours and hours searching for just the appropriate illustrations for today's celebrations.
Somehow, I think they found this illustration of the Storming of the Bastille rather quickly and spent the rest of their time looking for (and at) images for International Nude Day. As the publication deadline approached, all we could get in repeated calls to the research staff was heavy breathing. And giggling.
There is a consensus on the Internet that Nude Day started in New Zealand some years ago, which seems odd given that it's winter there. Since the observance has also taken off (*ahem*) in recent years here in the United States, it may truly be said that today's observance is international.
Maybe we can just combine the celebrations: Liberte, egalite, nudite!