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From a slow-paced instant message conversation today, May First, 2007:

Brian: Happy Loyalty Day
me: International Workers Day, you mean?
Brian: http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/04/20070430-3.html
me: SOB
I can't even go look
Brian: oh, look
me: and hmm, that could stand for my emotion, or the president
Sent at 2:21 PM on Tuesday
me: I'm speechless. Really. There's a fine line between satire and fascism, apparently.
Brian: Does this remind you of V for Vendatta as much as it reminds me?
Sent at 2:25 PM on Tuesday
me: yeah, more than a little bit
Brian: And to think... we have to live with this for the rest of our glorious nation's life.
me: I think we'll be ably to successfully ignore it...
Brian: oh crap, aparently it's been around since '03
me: CATSUP has had holidays around longer than that.
Brian: lol
oh crap, even longer than that!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loyalty_Day
me: as I said, the best hope is to continue to ignore it
and dance disloyally around a maypole
Brian: lol, point sir
Sent at 2:34 PM on Tuesday
Brian: LOL... Eisenhower moved Children's Health Day to make May 1st Loyalty Day
Sent at 2:36 PM on Tuesday
me: We have to publish CATSUP's definitive book of holidays
Apparently the problem won't be finding a holiday for every day, but fitting them all in!
Sent at 2:38 PM on Tuesday
me: 'cause this is too funny... so Eisenhower moved children's health day off of May day?
Brian: Yup. Moved it to October 28
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=11135
me: You do know how sinister this "Loyalty Day" really is... Joe McCarthy communist witchhunting, worker's day = communism = satan
Sent at 2:41 PM on Tuesday
me: so children dancing around a maypole can rake leaves in October instead, or else their parents can lose their jobs, be arrested...
Sent at 2:42 PM on Tuesday
Brian: dear god man, you're good at this
Sent at 2:43 PM on Tuesday
me: I can't listen to NPR without blowing a fuse from the inanity (Tom Ashbrook, actual quote from today, 'Do Iraqis understand that the American people are losing patience with them?')
so an attempted revival of a McCarthyite contrived state holiday....
Sent at 2:47 PM on Tuesday