When I worked at a certain comic book store, the boss, an iconoclastic sort, decided that some holidays were not all that important (Washington’s Birthday, Columbus Day) but that he wanted to pick others, such as Martin Luther King’s birthday (this was before the holiday), and John Lennon’s birthday.
So, I always chuckle inside when Columbus Day and John Lennon’s birthday coincide. Columbus Day as the second Monday in October took effect in 1971. The two events coincided in 1972, 1978, 1989 – thus missing my entire tenure (1980-1988) at the store – 1995, and 2000, and will happen again in 2017, 2023, 2028, 2034, 2045, 2051, 2056, 2062, 2073, and 2079.
So, if you think that celebrating Columbus Day is somehow inappropriate, yet you’re not comfortable with Indigenous Peoples Day, celebrate John Lennon Day today. He would have been 66.
Gordon uses his psychic power on me.
Happy Thanksgiving, Canada! Happy birthdays this week for niece Markia and friend Norman. Also, happy anniversary to Norm and Jay.
The U.S. vs. John Lennon is a movie I should go see.