Friday, May 10, 2013

May 11 is Twilight Zone Day

Mental Floss is one of the many sources that confirm that Saturday, May 11 will be Twilight Zone Day. Usual Suspect Holiday Insights was one step ahead of our crack research staff (then again, who isn't?), confirming that Twilight Zone Day is not anchored to the release of the television program or the birth or premature death of creator Rod Serling.

Apparently, Twilight Zone Day really does exist in its own dimension -- a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind, a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas.

Holiday Insights is also among the Usual Suspects offering Eat What You Want Day as an alternative microminiholidayette for Saturday. Or, you could combine the two by sitting on the couch all day, watching Twilight Zone reruns while eating what you want.

If you do that, however, you may find yourself in desperate need of exercise. Belly dancing, according to some, is a wonderful core-strengthening exercise. And Saturday will also be World Belly Dancing Day. We won't tell you, however, where our crack research staff wanted to take that one.

Usual Suspect says that Saturday will be National Miniature Golf Day. And what is one of the hazards typically encountered on a miniature golf course? Why, a windmill, of course. And Saturday, Brownielocks adds, is also National Windmill Day. Of course, this may be a celebration of windmills used as an alternate energy source -- but is it a coincidence that these two microminiholidayettes should wind up on the same day? Or is it something more sinister? (Cue music from The Twilight Zone.)

Wikipedia's Daily Digest for May 11 says that the City of Byzantium was renamed "New Rome" on May 11, 330 -- but the Wikipedia article on "New Rome" insists there is no evidence that Constantine ever officially gave his new capital city that name. What accounts for this discrepancy? Is it just the fact that Wikipedia can be edited by anyone and everyone -- or is there some darker motivation afoot? (Cue music from The Twilight Zone again.)

In fact, go ahead: Hum that Twilight Zone theme over and over again on Saturday. Especially as you're picking through the nearly empty racks at your local store looking for even a reasonably acceptable Mother's Day card....

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