Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A Michael Jackson National Holiday

One of the questions that keeps popping up on Facebook involves whether there should be a Michael Jackson national holiday.

On the face of it, when you first hear the idea, you think, How absurd. Then the more you think of it the absurdity continues on.

It seems to me, though, that a lot of these Facebook questions are just a means someone has for generating traffic to their app (or whatever you call all these Facebook appendages.) I can't seriously believe we're going to have a national holiday for him.

He was a fine singer, etc., blah blah blah. But there are lots of those, including Elvis, who, unless you count the marathon movies on his birthday, doesn't have a holiday. And great actors. John Wayne didn't get a national holiday. Neither did Red Buttons, no national holiday for him.

I'm not strictly opposed to more national holidays but I have reluctant to support them, for one simple reason: I hate it when the post office is closed and we don't get mail.

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