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June 30, 2005

It's Tardsday!

That 1 Guy at Drunken Wisdom educated us on the origin of Thursdays a while back. Thursdays are actually derived from Tardsday.

Thursday is actually derived from "Tardsday." This is the day in which all of the idiots come out to celebrate by doing as many stupid things as possible. How else does one explain leaving for work 5 minutes earlier than usual, but arriving at work 10 minutes later than normal?

So, in honor of Tardsday, we will be commemorating individuals who improve our gene removing themselves from it - known as the Darwin Awards.

Every Thursday, I will post either a winner from the Darwin Awards or my own Tardsday Award Honorary Mention. Feel free to participate by posting your own Tardsday Honorary Mentions.

Need an example...

Clement Vallandigham was a well-known Northern Democrat who campaigned for states' rights during the Civil War. In 1863 Vallandigham was convicted of treason for his speeches attacking the administration of President Lincoln. He was banished to the South, where he continued to voice his political views.

After the war Vallandigham became a lawyer. In his last appearance in the courtroom he represented a client on trial for murder. The accused man's defense was that the victim had drawn his own gun in a fashion that caused it to fire, killing himself. To prove the defense argument, Vallandigham demonstrated the victim's method of drawing a gun -- using the loaded evidence gun as his prop. The firearm went off, and he lost his life -- but proved his case!!

Posted by Sissy at June 30, 2005 11:59 PM

Excellent example! Glad you decided to do this! :)

Posted by: That 1 Guy at June 30, 2005 11:18 PM

:-) Perfect.

Oh, and I have an ever growing list for this little event of yours. All I have to do is walk around the neighborhood!

Posted by: Tammi at June 30, 2005 11:38 PM

This should be fun!

Posted by: Jody Halsted at July 1, 2005 02:43 PM

I know alot of lawyers who I wish would make that mistake.

Posted by: Susan at July 1, 2005 06:36 PM

Yah knowww, I've told people repeatedly that I think my sole job in life is to keep Darwin's theory from enacting itself upon my family. My biggest fear is one of my three boys will be a Darwin Award winner. It could happen...

Posted by: Bou at July 2, 2005 10:07 AM