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BS: National Nothing Day

RangerSteve 15 Jan 03 - 08:35 PM
*daylia* 15 Jan 03 - 08:44 PM
Snuffy 15 Jan 03 - 08:47 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 15 Jan 03 - 08:49 PM
Little Hawk 15 Jan 03 - 08:50 PM
catspaw49 15 Jan 03 - 09:13 PM
Banjer 15 Jan 03 - 09:17 PM
GUEST,Blind DRunk in Blind River 15 Jan 03 - 09:48 PM
Bobert 15 Jan 03 - 10:36 PM
Cluin 15 Jan 03 - 10:48 PM
mousethief 15 Jan 03 - 10:56 PM
Cluin 15 Jan 03 - 10:59 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 16 Jan 03 - 01:02 AM
Dead Horse 16 Jan 03 - 04:34 AM
Sandra in Sydney 16 Jan 03 - 06:22 AM
Sandra in Sydney 16 Jan 03 - 06:25 AM
Rapparee 16 Jan 03 - 07:08 AM
JennyO 16 Jan 03 - 10:25 AM
GUEST,Blind DRunk in Blind River 16 Jan 03 - 04:51 PM
mack/misophist 17 Jan 03 - 12:46 PM
Roxanne 17 Jan 03 - 01:32 PM
JennyO 17 Jan 03 - 01:44 PM
Micca 17 Jan 03 - 03:42 PM
GUEST 17 Jan 03 - 05:49 PM
Little Hawk 18 Jan 03 - 01:41 AM
Liz the Squeak 18 Jan 03 - 04:13 AM
GUEST 18 Jan 03 - 10:40 AM
JennyO 18 Jan 03 - 11:33 AM
Sandra in Sydney 19 Jan 03 - 07:54 AM
JennyO 19 Jan 03 - 08:19 AM
Liz the Squeak 19 Jan 03 - 11:05 AM

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Subject: BS: National Nothing Day
From: RangerSteve
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 08:35 PM

According to my desk calendar of obscure celebrations, Jan. 16 is designated as National Nothing Day. A day set aside for not celebrating or commemorating or observing anything. I'm not sure what you're supposed to do if it's your birthday. And it has occured to me that not observing anything on this day is the same as observing it, so it's a self defeating day.

Anyway, it's kind of nice to not have anything to celebrate at least once during the year. So, Happy Nothing Day.


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Subject: RE: BS: National Nothing Day
From: *daylia*
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 08:44 PM

Thanks for Nothing, Steve!

;-) daylia


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Subject: RE: BS: National Nothing Day
From: Snuffy
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 08:47 PM

Per Ukas geb' ich Euch bekannt
Heut' ist kein Fest in deutschem Land
D'rum sei der Tag für alle Zeit
Dem Nichtfestfeiertag geweiht.

(Christian Morgenstern, c1900)

By proclamation I make it known that today there is no celebration in Germany. So let this day be for all time known as the "No Celebration Day"


I never knew it was Jan 16 though!

WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: BS: National Nothing Day
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 08:49 PM

So if National Nothing Day is tomorrow (Jan. 16) that makes today (Jan. 15) Nothing's Eve! Should we stay up until midnight and welcome it in by doing.... nothing?

Bruce


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Subject: RE: BS: National Nothing Day
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 08:50 PM

Nothing doing! This is Canada, eh?

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: National Nothing Day
From: catspaw49
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 09:13 PM

So where's fuckin' Conrad and his greeting cards? A bigger piece of "nothing" ever existed than Conrad....it's obviously his day, one he would celebrate.....So where's my card?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: National Nothing Day
From: Banjer
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 09:17 PM

Spaw...been trying too call you. PM me ASAP, please!


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Subject: RE: BS: National Nothing Day
From: GUEST,Blind DRunk in Blind River
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 09:48 PM

I here by decdicate National Nothing Day to my useless brother Don. He is as close to Nothing as a humin being can be. I am gonna drink a toast for Nothings Eve right now and leave a glass of pee in the fridege for him for when he gets home eh? The fool is workin at the gas bar and doesnt even know it's a holiday! I sure hope he bought smokes cos I am out and no one around here will give me none. Buncha loosers! I wonder if tea leaves would work inside a roller. Hmmm. Be right back eh?

BDiBR


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Subject: RE: BS: National Nothing Day
From: Bobert
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 10:36 PM

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Subject: RE: BS: National Nothing Day
From: Cluin
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 10:48 PM

It figures that the day before my birthday would be "National Nothing Day".


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Subject: RE: BS: National Nothing Day
From: mousethief
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 10:56 PM

The whole world holds its breath just for you, Cluin!

Alex


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Subject: RE: BS: National Nothing Day
From: Cluin
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 10:59 PM

Great! A huge blast of halitosis on my account... thanks again, world.

;)


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Subject: RE: BS: National Nothing Day
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 16 Jan 03 - 01:02 AM

HAPPY NOTHING DAY!


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Subject: RE: BS: National Nothing Day
From: Dead Horse
Date: 16 Jan 03 - 04:34 AM

"I got a sister, nine foot high"
"Way down in Cuba"
(Jumps up & down three times)

Shanty for doing nothing. Hugill. Shanties from the Seven Seas p27.


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Subject: RE: BS: National Nothing Day
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 16 Jan 03 - 06:22 AM

The Australian cartoonist Michael Leunig obviously knew National Nothing Day was coming as he announced it on the July page of his 2002 calendar, beautifully illustrated by several of his gentle little souls.


Announcement

A very limited period of time is coming when no festival, celebration or major event will be making a claim on your existence.

Perhaps it could be called "ordinary time" or "ordinary life". It has no official name. It may not last very long.

There will be no fireworks nor will here be a release of doves or balloons; nor will there be "special offers" of any kind, and no "information hot line"

And there will be no logo, no poster, no slogan There will be the dripping of the tap, the ticking of the clock & and the coming & going of plan & ordinary things.

Perhaps you will also hear a bird sing or a spoon move in a bowl or a person whistling over the back fence or the sound of running secateurs on a rose bush. Who knows?

There will be no media coverage; no commentary or analysis. It will all pass unremarked upon. Will you be ready?


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Subject: RE: BS: National Nothing Day
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 16 Jan 03 - 06:25 AM

oops - submitted too fast - & phooey to spellcheck for not realising that it will be PLAIN & ordinary things that come & go.

ps. happy birthday Cluin

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: National Nothing Day
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Jan 03 - 07:08 AM

From the History Channel's website:

"1919: Prohibition takes effect

The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes," achieves the necessary two-thirds majority of state ratification, and thus becomes the law of the land."

Now, THAT's something that's REALLY nothing! And I certainly wouldn't celebrate it, 'cause it sent my grandfather to jail. (Fortunately, we have his still still.)


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Subject: RE: BS: National Nothing Day
From: JennyO
Date: 16 Jan 03 - 10:25 AM

Sandra, you beat me to it! I thought of that Leunig quote, too, but I had to go to choir practice, so I didn't have time to type it.

Here's some more Leunig:

The value of the soul plunged yesterday to its lowest level in five years

Experts said nothing

One person invested in a smile

There were rumours about a small child who had flown over the city on a carpet of rose petals

A meteor plummeted and a few wishes were made

Certain things slid and cracked but a cheer rose up and a dog barked playfully. A violin was heard too


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Subject: RE: BS: National Nothing Day
From: GUEST,Blind DRunk in Blind River
Date: 16 Jan 03 - 04:51 PM

Totally decent, man. I slept in till 1pm and I feel like last weeks road kill. Talk about a nothing day! Its gray out there in Blnd River. Gotta love it. I stile some smokes from Don when he come home last night. He didnt fall for the glass of pee, he is getting smart about that. Too bad. I will put it in a bottle next time. I think he is getting uglier by the day but I guess he aint getting stupider anyway.

BDiBR


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Subject: RE: BS: National Nothing Day
From: mack/misophist
Date: 17 Jan 03 - 12:46 PM

This honour is overwhelming. I have done nothing to deserve this level of recognotion. Many have called me the epitome of nothing, so I shall do nothing to avoid this unwonted noteriety.


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Subject: RE: BS: National Nothing Day
From: Roxanne
Date: 17 Jan 03 - 01:32 PM

Nothing happened to remind me so I missed nothing after all!


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Subject: RE: BS: National Nothing Day
From: JennyO
Date: 17 Jan 03 - 01:44 PM

To celebrate National Nothing Day, there was nothing on Mudcat for several hours!


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Subject: RE: BS: National Nothing Day
From: Micca
Date: 17 Jan 03 - 03:42 PM

There is a rather good poem by Adrian Mitchell called "Nothingmas day"
it includes all the children writing No thank you notes, and opening the non presents in their Nothingmas stockings and saying, "Just what I didnt want"


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Subject: RE: BS: National Nothing Day
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Jan 03 - 05:49 PM

National Nothing Day does celebrate something - the inside of the U.S. Presidents head - that's why it's called NOTHING day


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Subject: RE: BS: National Nothing Day
From: Little Hawk
Date: 18 Jan 03 - 01:41 AM

It's odd, but I can't remember anything about yesterday. Nothing at all. I hope I had a good time.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: National Nothing Day
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 18 Jan 03 - 04:13 AM

Guess it really was Nothing day... I managed to get nothing done of any value until way after midnight.

Although am happy to report that the machine that Xrayed my head found that contrary to popular belief, there was actually something in there. Investigations are now underway to see if it was put in the right way or if it really is just a bag of porrige.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: National Nothing Day
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Jan 03 - 10:40 AM

LTS - Please don't tell us what you "did of any value after midnight." I'd like to use my imagination on this one!


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Subject: RE: BS: National Nothing Day
From: JennyO
Date: 18 Jan 03 - 11:33 AM

Simon says:

I went to have an intelligence test yesterday, and the results came back negative.


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Subject: RE: BS: National Nothing Day
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 19 Jan 03 - 07:54 AM

Liz - the Simon mentioned by Jenny is Rhymin' Simon. They both belong to the choir she mentioned above, the Solidarity Choir, & Jenny was also with the choir when they (it?) toured in 2000.

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: National Nothing Day
From: JennyO
Date: 19 Jan 03 - 08:19 AM

Actually it was 2001. Liz, Simon told me he met you, and Micca Patterson. It would have been in August. Think Gandalf, or Catweazle.

Jenny


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Subject: RE: BS: National Nothing Day
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 19 Jan 03 - 11:05 AM

Very VERY confused now....

LTS


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