Thursday, February 08, 2007

Random

So February is perhaps the most random month.

It's the only month that is consistently mispronounced.

It's the only month with 28 days.

It's a month without any real holidays (c'mon Valentines day is so freaking made up - we celebrate love on the anniversary of a massacre? sure thing . . . Halmark, I'm on to you). I think that they moved the Superbowl to February just to give the month a boost.

I love the whole black-history angle, but it seems kind of cheap that they have one (real) ethnic history month and they use the shortest one.

And have you noticed that the movies in February are just about the worst all year? It's the longest possible time to the Oscars and several months until the summer blockbusters so we get the fine cinematic masterpieces like: Norbit, Hanibal XII (Teething Ring of Gore), Ghost Rider, The Astronaut Farmer, and Jim Carrey's latest comedy: The Number 23 (I think it's about how they make Dr. Pepper).

I vote that we sleep through February. We could celebrate Mexican history and take all of our siestas from the entire year in one month.

9 comments:

Adam said...

I always wondered why there isn't a "middle class white guy" history mo. I'm feeling kinda left out.

Mark said...

I know what you mean. The Onion had an article about "Black History Month Week" where now, once a year, we spend a week in February honoring the men who thought up black history month.

It's a good thing that the Mexicans haven't been complaining about this, because they are a larger minority than the blacks are. I'll tell you one thing, if we ever have a Mexican history month, it'll be a blast! Those folks know how to enjoy themselves.

Olivia said...

If we celebrated Mexican History Week, we could eat Mexican food all week

James Wood said...

Olivia, that would make for a very stinky week!

Mark, I love "The Onion" they consistently make me laugh.

Adam, I think all history should be broken up into easily digestable socio-ethnic packages. Then we don't have to think about how different people interact with one another.

Olivia said...

maybe in your house!

KMiV said...

Mark, out here in Portland we have Mexican month. May fifth seems like a month long event in our neighborhood.

Tim--February is also random because it is the only month that gets to have an extra day every 4 years. And we all get excited about it--especially if someone is born on that day.

KMiV said...

Sorry James--didn't mean to call you Tim.

everyday.wonder said...

Teething ring of gore. Dude, I just about fell out of my chair. I hate February's. This is definitely the lamest month. Except for the fact that sometimes we get snow, but we're already running out of month...

James Wood said...

No worries, Rob . . . er Ron.

Jason, I'm glad you appreciated what I considered to be the funniest thing in that whole post. I was afraid it was going to be an Andy Kaufman type joke (only I would think it's funny). I feel all validated and fuzzy now--thanks.