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Re: International Men's Day

Postby beachlion » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:33 pm

In my opinion there is a difference between the celebration of an event (a birthday in this case) or to pay extra attentiom to a person, group of persons or an institution for the sole fact that they exsist. Take Secretary Day as an example. If she does an excellent job, just say so and show your gratitude when she fishes something extraordinary. There is no rule or law that tells you to wait untill Secretary Day.
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Re: International Men's Day

Postby crfriend » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:05 pm

Caultron wrote:What about birthdays, then?

Cherish your friends and family always. Life is short and subject to surprises.

All "birthdays" do is point up that the end-game is getting closer and closer. Personally, I don't really like being reminded of the fact as I feel it happening on a millisecond basis with every heartbeat and every breath. But, my presence is enjoyed by my friends and I'm thankful for that. I don't need a yearly reminder.
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Re: International Men's Day

Postby Caultron » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:22 pm

So, some annual observances are OK. So it comes down to a matter of which and which not. And that evaluation is going to vary by person.

Like, I'm really not into National Slide Trombind day (assuming there is one) but if that toots someone's horn (sorry) why not let them have their fun?
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Re: International Men's Day

Postby Fred in Skirts » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:28 pm

To each his or her own!
Me I like National Model Railroad week. I also like to celebrate National Nude Sun Bathing Day. Where one can go swimming and laying out on the beach nude and not worry about being cuffed by the cops. We each have things we would like to celebrate and having days to do this is fun. Many people celebrate Columbus day I do not. I do celebrate George Washington's birthday as it is also my birthday.
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Re: International Men's Day

Postby skirtyscot » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:06 pm

Fred in Skirts wrote: I also like to celebrate National Nude Sun Bathing Day.

I reckon I'd need the Factor 100 for that, but apart from that it seems like a good idea. Unless the nation in question is Scotland.
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Re: International Men's Day

Postby crfriend » Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:07 am

Hmmm... National Nude Sunbathing Day. Somehow I suspect that'd get confused with either National Midge Protection Day or National Hypothermia Day in Scotland.

'Round here we have Puritans and "skeeters", and I'm not sure which one is worse -- save for the fact that the Puritans still run much of the local government. Showing up starkers in public here will get you an effective lifetime ban on meaningful employment. In Scotland, it'd probably just get you the chill of your life and laughed at by the constabulary.
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Re: International Men's Day

Postby skirtyscot » Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:23 am

The naked rambler ended up in court. Some of his LEJOG walk must have been in Scotland. The puritans did not all emigrate.
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Re: International Men's Day

Postby crfriend » Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:25 am

skirtyscot wrote:The puritans did not all emigrate.

I'm sorry for you. Seriously. I'd though that you guys had done a pretty good job of extirpating them. There are some things that just beg to be stamped out.
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Re: International Men's Day

Postby Jim » Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:42 am

Fred in Skirts wrote:I also like to celebrate National Nude Sun Bathing Day. Where one can go swimming and laying out on the beach nude and not worry about being cuffed by the cops.

Can you really do that in Aiken County, SC USA?
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Re: International Men's Day

Postby Fred in Skirts » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:20 am

Jim wrote:
Fred in Skirts wrote:I also like to celebrate National Nude Sun Bathing Day. Where one can go swimming and laying out on the beach nude and not worry about being cuffed by the cops.

Can you really do that in Aiken County, SC USA?

We do not have a beach. However I have done it down in Savannah Beach Georgia. :D
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Re: International Men's Day

Postby Ralph » Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:34 am

beachlion wrote:A day like Mothers Day or World Animal Day suggests that people are not paying enough attention to those entities on other days.

Yeah, that pretty much sums it up. We don't. Which, as noted in my previous reply, is why we don't need equal time with "Men's Day".
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