Thursday, June 27, 2013

Paul Bunyan Day and Insurance Awareness Day

Most of the Usual Suspects proclaim Friday, June 28 to be Paul Bunyan Day in honor of the giant logger of legend (shown here with his equally legendary big blue ox, Babe).

No matter how much a fan you are of the Paul Bunyan legends, it's probably best if you don't try and pull a giant fir tree from the ground to floss your teeth on Friday.

Friday is also Insurance Awareness Day. Our crack research staff gave us a memo outlining their suspicion that insurance salesmen may be behind this most micro of microminiholidayettes (duh!) -- still, it's not a bad thing to review your insurance coverages now and then to make sure you are adequately insured.

We're more inclined to celebrate the birthday of Mel Brooks, born Melvin James Kaminsky in Brooklyn on June 28, 1926. Brooks turns 87 on Friday, which means he still has 1,913 years to go before he really becomes a 2,000 year-old man. We hope he makes it.

England's King Henry VIII was born on June 28, 1491. He didn't make it to 2,000 either, but if you had such marital problems, you'd age quickly, too.

One of George Washington's bodyguards, Thomas Hickey, was executed for treason on June 28, 1776.

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