Wednesday, October 26, 2011

November takes us in circles

On November 1, 1914, the bra was patented. Shhh! Don't tell Victoria I'm revealing her secret.

November 2 is Look for Circles Day. I hope they're easier to find than my car keys.

November 2 is Look for Circles Day. I have no idea what you should do with them after you find them.

On November 3, 1952, Clarence Birdseye marketed frozen peas. Children have been protesting ever since.

High fashion models are elated that Clarence Birdseye marketed frozen peas on November 3, 1952. Thanks to that milestone, five models can collectively buy one box of the vegetables and enjoy dinner for a week.

On November 7, 1874, cartoonist Thomas Nast depicted the Republican Party as an elephant in a cartoon in Harper's Weekly. I wish we could pack up some current GOP presidential contenders and lock them in the elephant's trunk.

On November 11, 1620, pilgrims aboard the Mayflower just off the Massachusetts coast signed a document calling for a "body politick". The natives misunderstood, thinking they were invited to a "bawdy potluck". They called the feast Thanksgiving because they got to unload that multi-colored corn.

November 16 is National Button Day. I wish several politicians would observe it by buttoning their lips.

November 19 is Have a Bad Day Day. Just to be safe, let's ask Congress to take that day off.

November also brings cold and flu season. When it comes to the cold or flu virus, it is definitely better to give than to receive.