Thursday, June 30, 2011

June 30 - International Half Year's Eve Day

Today marks the end of the first six month of the year. And you know what? Not nearly enough is done to celebrate. Yes, we still have the dog days of summer left, but that's no reason we can't party like it's 1999 (and an half).

So tonight get out there and celebrate. Tie one one (or two or three), find sing Auld Lang Syne, and no matter what; find that lucky lady to kiss when the clock turns 12.

Make sure you leave a comment on what you did to make this Half Year's Eve a total success!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

June 29 - International Pirates for Picard Day

Attention Trekkies:
You know you have a favorite. Here is your chance to let it be known! It's a battle worthy of intergalatic proportions!
We can savagely argue over the uncouth and studly Kirk or the refined and handsome Picard. My bet is that the Picard camp will win. But that's because pirates like Picard!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

June 28 - International Be Yourself Day

Flowers are red, yellow, purple, white. The Sky is blue. You're white? Yellow? Pink? or black? Maybe you're thin. Am plum. So what? You're yourself and that's why you're loved and aught to be loved and appreciated for. Relationships - friendship or love, whatever - where you go pretending you're someone else are not worth the energy you're wasting on them. Today, love yourself let down the mask and dare to be yourself. Anyone not happy, not your problem; qu'ils aillent se faire voir.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

June 26-27 - International Take a Nude Picture Day

In honor of the Full Moon, today is International Take a Nude Picture Day.

Well here are some rules or better yet some tips to help out:

1. Be Careful (common sense I hope)
2. Out of Focus a bit may even be better!
3. If the doorbell rings while taking this pic, don't run and open it
4. Immediately delete the picture.

Don't leave it on your cell phone or camera for an enemy er um I mean friend to find and help you show off your talent.

Most of all, don't have toooo much fun.

If none of this appeals to you
In honor of the Full Moon just go moon your mom or better yet your grandma!

Let us know how it went.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

June 23 - 25 International Bugs Potter Days

International Bugs Potter Day

otherwise known as

International Intentionally Misunderstand Day

When I was in Junior High I read this great book called "Who is Bugs Potter?" I won't rehash the plot here (although I recommend the book wholeheartedly), but I do remember one character detail in particular. Bugs Potter was always upsetting people with his behavior, and when they tried to call him on it he would cheerfully misunderstand, as if they agreed with him!

The book was told from another point of view, so I have no idea if Bugs was an idiot or just the most positive person ever, but I never forgot the way he deflected criticism and negative people.

So today (heck; all weekend even), practice being like Bugs Potter. Misunderstand when people say negative things. Pretend they actually agree with you, or are saying something nice. Keep a straight face, and never let on it's an act. If nothing else you will infuriate these negative nabobs, and that's always worth doing. And who knows? You might cheer up others.

You'll definitely cheer yourself.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

June 22 - International Those Wacky Nazis Day

Because Schindler's List didn't accurately capture the fun zaniness that was Nazi Germany, today is to celebrate the lesser knowns of the Nazi party - those wacky Nazis! Prime example is Sgt. Schultz from Hogan's Heroes! The Soup Nazi! Waltz up and down the Lebestrasse singing 'Springtime for Hitler'...

Colonel Klink: Schultz, into the cooler they go. Throw away the key.
Carter: Don't we get a trial or anything?
Colonel Klink: This is Germany. Although I do appreciate your sense of humor.

Don't be stupid, be a smartie, come and join the Nazi Party! New and improved! Everyone welcome. Oy!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

June 21 - International Have Sex with a Coworker Day

Do I really need to go into detail? Just don't get caught.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

June 19 - International String Theory Day

Start today by wiggling tiny string. Next decide: should it be an open string or a closed string? Then ask: will I settle for only bosons or will I ask for fermions, too?

If the answer to the last question is "Bosons only, der!" then one gets bosonic string theory. If the answer is "No, I require that matter exist, dammit!" then we wind up needing supersymmetry, which means an equal matching between bosons and fermions.

The final question for making a string theory should be: can I do quantum mechanics sensibly? For bosonic strings, this question is only answered in the affirmative if the spacetime dimensions number 26. For superstrings we can whittle it down to 10. How we get down to the four spacetime dimensions we observe in our world is another story.

And if none of this makes any sense to you...just tie a string around your finger and tell everyone it's to celebrate string theory. They'll either think you're a genius or an idiot savant. Either way, you're good.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

June 18 - International This Day in History Day!

Ever wonder about what happened on this day in history? If you're like most people then the answer is No. This doesn't have to be the way it is. We can change that with a little help of Int. Day.

For example; did you know that on today, June 18th in 1429 French forces under the leadership of Joan of Arc crush the main English army under Sir John Fastolf at the Battle of Patay. This turns the tide of the Hundred Years' War. Or that on this day last year June 18 was declared Autistic Pride Day.

Truly amazing. So what I want you to do is pick a day, any day and discover one interesting fact about it. Or you can even pick an event and find out what day it really happen on. It doesn't even have to be a "historical" event to qualify.

As long as you know only one of the two. You can even find your own personal fact on this day. Example Did you know that Hyperion did not start a true blog until May 18th of this year? Now this is a historical event.

The moral of this story? There really isn't one. I just wanted to leave you with an example to stimulate your brain. So as long as it is factual it is exactly what we want.

Friday, June 17, 2011

June 17 - International Call in Sick Day

Today in 1812 the eight-hour work day is established in the United States. Today is also Monday, which happens to be the day that the second most amount of people call in sick for work.
So take some time off today. Call in sick, or take the day off.

Try to use the lamest excuse you can like,"My house lock jammed and I'm locked in."

Post your excuses here.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

June 16 - International Be Nice to French People Day

Everybody needs to be loved once during the year.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

June 15 - International Phobia Day

Caesar was terrified of the Ides of March, and for good reason. But, there's no reason why we should let the Ides run our lives! So, today, let the Ides of June bring forth resolve, courage, and insanity to face your most daunting phobia. Good luck, we are all behind you! Share your stories here, and we'll support you as you face your phobias!! :) LJS

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

June 14 - International You Poke It, You Own It Day

It's true, my friends, the one day all year when you merely have to touch something to take possession of it.

Began in medieval times as a way for dorks to acquire women, the You Poke It, You Own It law had fallen into disuse, until revived by a far sighted beer company. And since then it has evolved into the yearly free for all we know and love.

So, pick up your poking sticks and hide the stuff you cherish most, because if someone else touches your truck, your woman or your favorite dog, you can kiss your shit Goodbye! on International You Poke It, You Own It Day!

Monday, June 13, 2011

June 13 - International "The Count" from Sesame Street Day

All day long if you say a number you must repeat the number and then laugh like the Count laughs. Ah ha ha ha.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

June 12 - International Reminisce your first joy Day

I remember the day I was told I'd go to school. I didn't go to pre-primary. All my cousins did. I stayed back at home. I had this thirst for knowledge and reading which burned inside. I loved books and I so wanted to discover the writings inside them. The day my father came and told you You'll be going to school next week was the happiest day of my life. My first joy.

The first joy. The one you have a remembrance of. The one which never faded and which's recall brings a smile to your face. The one which comes back to you unexpectedly when you're worried and makes you forget your worries for a while and then when you get back to them, the reasons behind your worry don't sound and feel so bad after all. That one! Remember it and tell us about it.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

June 11 - International Big Hair Bands Day

I always liked big hair bands - great songs, sexy guys. But on the flip side - as a female, there is NOTHING worse than a dude who has better hair than you do. (And make up!)

But the whole look, whether it's the leather pants or slashed jeans, nothin' beats these guys flippin' their hair around on stage while singing their great hits. (Ahhhhhh, the days of yester-year!)

Friday, June 10, 2011

June 10 - International Food Court Day

T.S. Quint: "How is it that I go from the verge of hot Floridian sex with Brandi to Man of Steel coital debates with you in the food court?"
Brodie Bruce: "Cookie Stand isn't part of the food court."
T.S. Quint: "Of course it is."
Brodie Bruce: "The food court is downstairs. The Cookie Stand is upstairs. It's not like we're talking quantum physics here."
T.S. Quint: "The Cookie Stand counts as an eatery, eateries are part of the food court."
Brodie Bruce: "Bullshit. Eateries that operate within the designated square downstairs count as food court. Anything outside of said designated square counts as an autonomous unit for mid-mall snacking."

--Mallrats, 1995
I don't know about you, but I hate shopping malls. The crowds, the high prices, the pushy salespeople. It's enough to make you want to commit seppuku... or, at the very least, scream. Very loudly.

However, malls have played a part in our lives at one point in time or another. Maybe you shopped at one for a gift for a significant other or you worked in one or, perhaps, you were a "shiftless layabout" mallrat wandering around one with no shopping agenda whatsoever.

Whoever you are, go show your respect by giving back to the edifices that have supported you in your shopping/employment/ratting endeavors throughout the years.

Eat in the food court

Get yourself a greasy slice of pepperoni'd heaven or the world's mealiest gyro or some orange-hued fried rice. Whatever your poison, dump a few bucks back into the cogs of commerce.

While you're there, can you buy an Auntie Anne's pretzel for me? There's no way in hell I'm setting foot in my mall. Blech. No.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

June 09 - International Pickle Hurling Day

Mitch Taylor: "The weirdest thing just happened to me."
Chris Knight: "Was it one of those dreams where you see yourself standing in sort of Sun-God robes on a pyramid, with a thousand naked women screaming and throwing little pickles at you."
Mitch Taylor: "No..."
Chris Knight: "Why, am I the only one who has that dream?"

--Real Genius, 1985
Today is International Pickle Hurling Day! So run to your local grocer, nab a jar of your choice, and commence hurling!
Score points for creative shots. Increase your ranking in the pantheon of the world's great pickle hurlers by lobbing at odd angles and with multiple different pickle sizes. If an unsuspecting target happens to catch one in their mouth, bully for you!
And should you actually find yourself on a pyramid with a thousand naked women (or men, your choice) screaming and throwing little pickles at you... consider yourself a Pickle Hurling Sun-God.
Good luck and Godspeed, little pickler!

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

June 8 - International Hug a Sister Day

Today is my oldest sister's birthday. I'm sending out an internet hug to her since I can't be with her. [2010 update: for the first birthday since...maybe 9 years I will be with her today!]

Maybe you don't have a sister celebrating a birthday today, but why wait? Make your goal today to find your sister and give her a big old hug. Tell her what she means to you. (Lie if necessary.)

Oh, and if you don't have an actual sister? Find a black woman and hug her.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

June 7 - International Shun Deodorant Day

International Shun Deodorant Day

Have you ever gone to camp with 30 junior highers? If you have you definately understand International Shun Deodorant Day.

Today, forget about the demands of our culture and go free!

Monday, June 06, 2011

June 6 - International Just Do It day

Indecisive? Been dragging you feet on an important decision? Or are you just one of those people who never jump in to things without weighing in all the pro's and con's?

In honor of Nike and Ipod getting together. (but mostly as an excuse to inspire a little change in personality). I want you to Just do It!!! Spring head first into any thing that comes your way today. And for those of you who live this way. You can Just Do It too!!! The opposite that is.

So go out into the world to make that leap! Let me know how it works out for you and remember if it's bad it's just for today... DO IT, DO IT!!! JUST DO IT!!!

~ Goddess Out

Sunday, June 05, 2011

June 5 - International Chuck Norris Day

Because Chuck Norris ends every relationship with "It's not me, it's you.'
Because Chuck Norris eats Asian food but uses only one chopstick.
Because Chuck Norris is suing NBC, claiming law and order are trademarked names for his legs.
Because Chuck Norris doesn't use pick up lines; he simply says, "Now."
Because Chuck Norris' nipples can cause severe tire damage.
Because Chuck Norris can grate fresh parmesan cheese with his beard.
Because Chuck Norris requires only one roundhouse kick to reach the center of a Tootsie Pop.
Because Chuck Norris smells like fresh-cut grass.
Because Chuck Norris doesn't use email, he communicates through pain.
Because Chuck Norris prefers to kill people with their own bare hands.
Because Chuck Norris can grant wishes, as long as you wish for roundhouse kicks to the face or a Total Gym.
Because Chuck Norris sleeps with a night light, because the dark is afraid of Chuck Norris.

Check out and for more ways to celebrate Chuck Norris Day!

Saturday, June 04, 2011

June 4 - International Disconnect Day

This is the day you forget me, you forget us.
Leave us and go have a life.
Listen to the birds chirping.
Watch ants at work.
Watch a sunset.
Feel the warmth of the sun of your skin.
Eat slow and chew well.
Enjoy the taste of your food.
Look at the beauty of life.
Leave your PC, connection and modem.
Forget spam and junk mail trouble.
In short,
Have a life, Today.
Come back, Tomorrow.
And tell us how it feels to take a day off blogger.

Friday, June 03, 2011

June 3 - International Styrofoam Day

As some of you may know, I was viciously attacked by a rogue piece of styrofoam in December, and barely escaped. It was only through the clever use of my bread knife that I managed to get away, and there were still casualties. I sustained a cut across my thumb that bled freely, and to this day , not only bears a rather dashing scar, but is also numb.

That's right, styrofoam made my thumb numb.

So on this day, I issue a call to arms, and say ERADICATE ALL STYROFOAM!

Do not be seduced by it's promises to keep things hot, or it's insistence on forming peanuts and infiltrating your packages. Stand firm! Wave the Bread Knife Of Justice at the Styrofoam Of Evil and help avert the destruction of All We Hold Dear!


Thursday, June 02, 2011

June 2 - International Banana in the Tailpipe Day

Axel Foley:
"What are you all, the second team? "
Detective McCabe: "We're the first team."
Detective Foster: "Yeah, and we're not going to fall for a banana in the tailpipe."
Axel Foley: [Mocking him] "'You're not going to fall for the banana in the tailpipe?' It should be more natural, brother. It should flow out, like this - 'Look, man, I ain't fallin' for no banana in my tailpipe!' See, that's more natural for us. You been hanging out with this dude too long."

--Beverly Hills Cop, 1984
That's right! Today is the day to find an errant banana and stick it in someone's tailpipe (their car, you pervert)!

Harmless prank? Nahhh... this is actually a spectacular way to make new friends!
  • Observe the hijinx as a person who is otherwise in a rush, gets frustrated when their car spontaneously stops on them.
  • Share in their frustration as you, posed as a concerned bystander, attempt to help them uncover the source of their car troubles.
  • Become one with your new friend as they thank you when you find the perpetrating fruit stuck in their tailpipe and unplug it so that they can proceed to their destination!
However, make sure you wipe it clean of all fingerprints or they may go C.S.I. on you.

Oh, and if the cops come looking for you, tell them Hyperion sent you.

-courtesy Kapgar.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

June 1 - International Be Ferris Bueller Day

The weather is beautiful, your parents (or kids) are pleasantly clueless as to your whereabouts, and there's a sweet sweet Ferrari in your best friend's garage just screaming your name. How can you possibly be expected to go to school (or work) on a day like this?

We kick off June with International Be Ferris Bueller Day, and you are ordered to call in sick and enjoy the day off! Let us know if you crash any parades, eat pancreas, or catch a baseball.

Well, shake it up baby, twist and shout!

:) ljs