National Funk Day

30 Oct
It occurs to me that there are only four US holidays in honor of a single individual: President’s Day (which is George Washington’s birthday), Columbus Day, Martin Luther King Day and Christmas. Not that I’m one to complain about a day off, but doesn’t Columbus Day sit uneasily with the other three?

Follow-up question: if you could pick someone to honor with a holiday instead of Columbus, who would it be? My vote: Bootsy Collins. Think about it.

2 Responses to “National Funk Day”

  1. meredithbaxter October 31, 2008 at 4:15 am #

    bettie page.

  2. Al-Kantabi November 1, 2008 at 11:05 am #

    Come on, two American dudes (one of whom actually deserves some respect), the Son of God and some Italian tourist whose major contribution to history is having set in motion the destruction of two continents of people? I don’t see what’s wrong with that.

    Instead of Columbus? Um, maybe Cesar Chavez? Or how about Bill Cosby? He tells black people what’s wrong with them, but he also wears sweaters.

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