“In honor of the sacrifice of our men and women overseas, you don’t have to work on Monday, freeing up Sunday for a drunken barbeque.”
~The Constitution, probably
This Monday is Memorial Day, the national holiday where we remember the men and women who have died while serving in the Armed Forces by taking advantage of a three-day weekend right around the time that the weather starts finally getting warm. There’s beer, family, friends, barbecues, and we think this is the one where you’re allowed to start wearing white as opposed to the one where you should stop wearing white.
So on this particular Memorial Day, we decided to dig through the nation’s history and give you an insight into important events that have happened on Memorial Days of the past during the handful of times where we’ve managed to do something besides spilling light beer on our American flag grilling aprons.
Today in American History: Memorial Days of American History
Posted in America Fun Fact of the Day
Tagged America, Barbecue, Barbeque, Beer, Holidays, Jay Leno, Lincoln Memorial, Memorial Day, Sammy Sosa, solar eclipse, surveyor 1
“Who even gives a shit about August 26th being Women’s Equality Day, huh? What kind of bullshit is that?
~National Dog Day, which occurs on August 26th
As we saw in yesterday’s Fun Fact, Holidays are pretty cool. Even the lame holidays are fine in our book, so long as we get a day off from them. However, there are many holidays in America that you can get the day off in certain parts of the country, but not everywhere else, mainly because Alabama wants to act all douchey by giving a day off for “Confederacy Day.”
Yeah, that makes sense. “Oh, we lost a war, let’s reward ourselves with a day off from school.” That’d be like England taking a day off to celebrate losing the Revolutionary War, only the Brits would at least have the good sense to call it the, “Oh Blimey, We Bollocks Up the Wanker With This One” Day or whatever the fuck because everything that British people say sounds fucking ridiculous.
“Oh I hobgobbed the wobbler in the lift with the wassbots, blah blah Fish and Chips.” We’re pretty sure she just ordered a bomb strike on Grenada with that sentence.
With that in mind, AFFotD is here to continue our discussion of American Holidays, with a look at some of the more tenuous excuses to give people a day off from school around the nation. This list, as always will be in order of least American to most American. Continue reading
Posted in America's Holidays
Tagged A Week of Holidays, Alabama, Alaska, Bourbon, Cesar Chavez, Cesar Chavez Day, Civil War, Confederacy day, Holiday, Holidays, Martin Luter King Jr, Memorial Day, National Hot Dog Day, Seward's Day, William H. Seward, Women's Equality Day, YMCA
“Who else is ready for Memorial Day weekend? Alright, just do one of those lazy ‘This Day in American History’ things.”
~AFFotD’s Editor-in-Chief Johnny Roosevelt
As we prepare for our hyper-American Memorial Day barbeque, where we basically replace charcoal with Bacardi 151 while swapping out hamburgers and hog dogs with…well, just larger version of hot dogs and hamburgers because you can’t get much more American than grilled hamburger and hot dogs, we like to take quiet reflection on this day that has, in the past, been a Memorial Day in its own right (maybe).
Anyway, we are just going to ramble off some things that happened today, okay?
Today’s American day in American history
Posted in Today in American History
Tagged America, Bacardi 151, Beer, Bing Crosby, Casey Martin, Cheese, Hamburgers, hot dogs, Indians, Memorial Day, Middle Plantation, Rhode Island, Supreme Court, Today in American History, Treaty of Middle Plantation, Virginia, White Christmas, Wisconsin