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Options May 1, 2012: May Day May Day!

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  Tue. 5/1/12 6:03pm Caryn:

Happy May Day, everyone! This is seriously probably the second biggest holiday of the whole year over here.
  Tue. 5/1/12 6:04pm Mike East:

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
  Tue. 5/1/12 6:08pm Philo Gristle:

Happy May Day! Hauskaa Vappua! Too bad I'll be there a few weeks late, though maybe the summer will have arrived by then.
  Tue. 5/1/12 6:09pm Andrew Waterloo:

The Chicago 7?
  Tue. 5/1/12 6:09pm Marveling:

Somebody poke me when the caller gets to his main point
  Tue. 5/1/12 6:11pm Caryn:

Yep, PG! Klara Vappen, too!
  Tue. 5/1/12 6:16pm kat330:

@Philo: Actually only a couple of weeks late, hunaJuha. :)
@Caryn: Through watching "Le Havre" this weekend, JT reconnected with a fellow Finn in that film's crew. Never got any email from you though about a May meet-up in Helsinki w/him. Need an address?
  Tue. 5/1/12 6:22pm kat330:

I'd think 9/11 would make a good date for "Loyalty Day."
  Tue. 5/1/12 6:24pm minneapolis:

there's a fairly large mayday festival here every year, but it's not usually on may 1st. It is generally much more politically oriented than the website suggests. http://www.hobt.org/mayday/history/index.html
  Tue. 5/1/12 6:26pm G:

Cleveland, the only Democrat president between the Civil War and Woodrow Wilson 50 years later, picked early September from among the various Labor Days already being observed by states and localities. He was worried about the associations of choosing May 1st, which was celebrrated by people much further left than he was. Wikipedia:

"Following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the Pullman Strike, President Grover Cleveland reconciled with the labor movement. Fearing further conflict, legislation making Labor Day a national holiday was rushed through Congress unanimously and signed into law a mere six days after the end of the strike. The September date originally chosen by the CLU of New York and observed by many of the nation's trade unions for the past several years was selected rather than the more widespread International Workers' Day because Cleveland was concerned that observance of the latter would be associated with the nascent Communist, Syndicalist and Anarchist movements that, though distinct from one another, had rallied to commemorate the Haymarket Affair in International Workers' Day."

"Loyalty Day", which under 1% of the population has ever heard of and no one celebrates, was basically a press-release piece of legislation driven by early Cold War fear of Communism.
  Tue. 5/1/12 6:27pm kat330:

Well, you don't have to be Wiccan to appreciate the Maypole celebration and "The Lusty Month of May" as sung of in "Camelot." :)
  Tue. 5/1/12 6:36pm Caryn:

@kat: yeah, I don't have either one of your e-mail addresses
  Tue. 5/1/12 6:41pm kat330:

@Caryn: Well, between us we have close to a dozen actually! Try flotsam [at] oivas [dot] com if you like.
  Tue. 5/1/12 6:44pm A. Librarian:

Each year, archives, libraries, museums, and historic preservation organizations set aside May 1 to participate in MayDay, an initiative to protect the nation's cultural heritage.
  Tue. 5/1/12 6:44pm OBL:

Unfortunately given the shape of events and lazy media today, next year this day will be called The Day We Got Osama Day. Hum a few bars of Man Who Shot Liberty Valence when you try it out. Catchy huh? The only Workers celebrated today are WarFighters.
  Tue. 5/1/12 6:46pm kat330:

@Librarian: Excellent way to commemorate any day.
  Tue. 5/1/12 6:47pm Caryn:

@Chris T: in Finland. We celebrate both May Eve and May Day, but today is the official holiday when all the shops are closed and the mail isn't delivered
  Tue. 5/1/12 6:48pm Reality Check:

@OBL: If the economy was doing anywhere even remotely near ok, you wouldn't hear word one from the incumbent party about the OBL Deathiversary.
  Tue. 5/1/12 6:48pm Reno D:

The pagan holiday is Beltane. Radical Faeries everywhere are impregnating Mother Earth with their Maypoles!
Hello, Howie Seligman the disappearing accountant!
  Tue. 5/1/12 6:51pm OBL:

Good point RC as the lead up to the Deathaversary reminded me too much of the 911 auto mourns of the last ten years.
  Tue. 5/1/12 6:51pm Bad Ronald:

Great show and hats off to you both. Glad to hear that the Angry Accountant is getting more exposure on Aerial View. I like his style.
  Tue. 5/1/12 6:52pm kat330:

Mayday is appropriately matched w/ a labor force's S.O.S. to the world.
  Tue. 5/1/12 6:53pm rah:

chris t. is the bomb yo
  Tue. 5/1/12 6:53pm Yahoo:

"mayday" is an anglicized version of the French m'aidez (help me)
  Tue. 5/1/12 6:53pm Cliff:

Mayday as a distress signal came from French m'aidez "help me!"
  Tue. 5/1/12 6:53pm Caryn:

May Day here is 1) the workers' and unions' holiday, 2) the students' holiday, especially for engineering students, and 3) a celebration of the coming of the spring. So 3 holidays wrapped into one, thus creating a huge holiday.
  Tue. 5/1/12 6:55pm Caryn:

@kat: okay, will be in touch!
  Tue. 5/1/12 6:55pm kat330:

Happy May Day everyone and kauniita unia!
  Tue. 5/1/12 6:55pm RenoDakota:

Howie has done my taxes for 25 years, but this year I couldn't find him.
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