May 31, 2010
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Some dude called Wikipedia explained this to me: “Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 31 in 2010). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the Civil War), it was expanded after World War I.”
The idea of remembering fallen Americans seems particularly important after this past weekend’s departures of Gary Coleman and Dennis Hopper. So we had the idea to share some other fallen icons that we feel should be remembered this Memorial Day. Here are some of the things that Mikey and I think you should all remember.
Lost – It was the greatest television series of all time and now it’s over. Preferably, Lost’s Memorial day would be on a day of the year that combined as many Lost numbers (4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42) as possible.
The Bieber Revolution - It’s far from over, but one day we will win the battle again the Bieber aliens. A federal holiday commemorating the final battle against those mop-topped, forehead mouthed monsters will be necessary.
Lindsay Lohan’s Career – We loved the drugged-out ginger in Mean Girls, The Parent Trap and Ugly Betty. But … what happened? Speaking of which…
Ugly Betty – I loved that show! Why did they have to cancel it after such a strong season?! It wasn’t a sinking ship at all so this just confounds us.
The USS Maine – The US’s second battleship which is believed to have been destroyed to get the US involved in theSpanish/American War. This was a sinking ship that must be recalled…
Sex and the City - While some semblance of the franchise keeps being made, it is craptacular compared to the series. It is dead to us. Please please stop spending your money on these movies so they can stop making them!!
So what or who are you memorializing this weekend with your day off? Share some of your thoughts with us…