Thursday, February 28, 2013

Pig Day and a suggestion for peanut butter lovers

The Usual Suspects highlight National Pig Day and National Peanut Butter Lovers Day as choices for Friday, March 1.

You know a microminiholidayette is on the brink of the big time when it has its own Wikipedia page, as National Pig Day does. According to Wikipedia, Pig Day "was started in 1972 by sisters Ellen Stanley, a teacher in Lubbock, Texas, and Mary Lynne Rave of Beaufort, North Carolina. According to Rave the purpose of National Pig Day is 'to accord the pig its rightful, though generally unrecognized, place as one of man's most intellectual and domesticated animals.'"

If pigs are so smart, perhaps some porker can explain why some people have designated Friday as National Peanut Butter Lovers Day. Didn't we just celebrate National Peanut Butter Day?

(That, by the way, is an example of a 'rhetorical question.' Regular BOD readers know well that we observed National Peanut Butter Day on January 24.)

Usual Suspect claims "the average child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before he or she graduates high school." This is a fascinating statistic, if true, but it does not explain the need for two peanut butter-themed microminiholidayettes in such close proximity. And... early warning here... National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day looms on the horizon (April 2). Wouldn't it be best if we could roll these competing days into one single, sticks-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth celebration?

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