Saturday, August 24, 2013

Sunday is Go Topless Day, Kiss and Make Up Day

The last Sunday in August is designated as Go Topless Day. This microminiholidayette has its own website (which explains that Go Topless Day always falls on the Sunday closest to Women's Equality Day -- Monday, if you're making plans).

But you don't care about whether this observance is legit or not, do you? You're probably just here looking for salacious pictures.

We know that's what our crack research staff wanted to post, but we had to remind them -- again -- that The Blog of Days is located in the Family Section of the Intertubes.

Anyway, Sunday, August 25 is also Kiss-and-Make-Up Day. We're not certain why this should be the one and only Kiss and Make Up Day. If you screw up Wednesday or a week from Tuesday with your significant other, will your significant be willing to wait until next August 25 to kiss and make up? We don't think so either.

We think the better rule would be, if you're in the doghouse, any day can be Kiss and Make Up Day... and it darn well better be.

Other Monday observances include National Second-Hand Wardrobe Day. You'll recall that we just observed Thrift Store Day (on August 17). This sounds like and instance where two microminiholidayettes might both benefit from consolidation.

Sunday is also National Banana Split Day. Our crack research staff advises that this microminiholidayette pertains to the dessert item and not to the late 1960s television show.

But the theme song got in your head anyway, didn't it?

Such a catchy lyric, too: Tra-la-la, tra-la-la-la....

OK, OK. Conductor Leonard Bernstein did not include the Banana Splits theme in his repertoire at the New York Philharmonic. We bring him up because Bernstein was born on August 25, 1918. Cartoonist Walt Kelly (Pogo) was born on August 25, 1913. Actor Van Johnson was born on August 25, 1916.

You may need a martini (shaken, not stirred) when you consider that Sean Connery turns 83 on Sunday. Glam rocker Gene Simmons (Kiss) turns 64 on Sunday. Kiss, you may have heard, recently bought an Arena League football team, the Los Angeles Kiss. So far as we know, musician Elvis Costello does not own a piece of any professional sports team. But he also has a birthday Sunday; he turns 59.

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