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WaltOHara07 Oct 2005 10:38 a.m. PST

Not being a Military type, and thus not entitled to bail out of the workplace for a three day weekend early (like everybody else around here), the office is now as quiet as a sepulcher. For those of still stuck here, I present for your amusement, "THE EYES ARE THE WINDOWS OF THE SOUL"


Have fun,


aecurtis Fezian Inactive Member07 Oct 2005 10:54 a.m. PST

Jesus don't surf!

(I hadn't checked th blog lately)


Utini420 Inactive Member07 Oct 2005 11:12 a.m. PST

Why is this a 3-Day? What country? What's going on?

Jay Arnold Inactive Member07 Oct 2005 11:24 a.m. PST

Columbus Day is Monday in the US. Most banks and governemnt offices will be closed. Many schools as well. When I was on active duty at Ft. Bragg, every 3-day weekend became a 4-day weeken automatically. It was a pretty easy way to keep the grunts in line. There was at least one every month. From memory (it's been eight years):
January: New Years
February: President's Day
March: Easter/Just Because (depended on the year)
April: Easter/Just Because (depended on the year)
May: Memorial Day
June: Army Day/Flag Day/Just Because
July: July 4th
August: Just Because
September: Labor Day
October: Columbus Day
Novemebr: Thanksgiving
December: Christmas

Skeets Supporting Member of TMP07 Oct 2005 11:35 a.m. PST

In Massachusetts our holiday schedule for goverment workers:

January – New Years and Marting Luther King Day
February – President's Day
March – Evacuation Day (Suffolk County Only)
April – Patriots Day
May – Memorial Day
June – Bunker Hill Day (Suffolk County Only)
July – Independence Day
September – Labor Day
October – Columbus Day
November – Veterans Day and Thanksgiving
December -Christmas

Jay Arnold Inactive Member07 Oct 2005 11:41 a.m. PST

How could I have forgotten about Vet's Day in November! We had two 4-days in November at Ft. Bragg.

We also had a 4-day when Nixon died.

rokknroll Inactive Member07 Oct 2005 11:50 a.m. PST

americans do know that columbus didnt actually discover america right?

WaltOHara07 Oct 2005 11:57 a.m. PST

I think we may have an inkling, yes.

Columbus Day was a big holiday growing up; nowadays it's kind of meaningless unless you are a government worker or of Italian heritage. I'm neither.


Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP07 Oct 2005 12:10 p.m. PST

I know who #1 is. The rest I either don't know, or the pictures are too blurry to tell.

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP07 Oct 2005 12:11 p.m. PST

It is Thanksgiving weekend in Canada……

WaltOHara07 Oct 2005 12:34 p.m. PST

Sometimes it's easier to see it when you view the EYES as a slideshow:


Personal logo BrigadeGames Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Oct 2005 1:19 p.m. PST

all you people with Monday off……ahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!

Hacksaw Inactive Member07 Oct 2005 1:24 p.m. PST

I want to know how much time Walt has spent in a sepulchre to be able to make the comparison regarding the noise level.

I suppose it would make an interesting place to game certain genres ;-)

jtipp6807 Oct 2005 1:43 p.m. PST

"americans do know that columbus didnt actually discover america right?"

No…we're much too busy listening to Brittany Spears cd's and eating Big Mac's to know anything about ourselves. We depend on vastly more intelligent Europeans to teach us our own history.

WaltOHara07 Oct 2005 2:07 p.m. PST

I want to know how much time Walt has spent in a sepulchre to be able to make the comparison regarding the noise level.

My parents had big plans for me when I was a lad.. but I managed to dig my way out!!

Janean Inactive Member07 Oct 2005 2:20 p.m. PST

To tell Italian-Americans that Columbus did not discover America is impertinent and likely to encourage a barrage of recklessly-flung vermicelli, chunks of chicken cacciatora, and perhaps an empty wine bottle or two.

Being of Viking heritage, I celebrate Bjarni Herjolfsson. It's not just because BJ inspired Leif Erikson to check out a land with a hilly coastline and green trees. I appreciate BJ because when he realized that landscape ahead wasn't the familiar glaciers and fiords of Greenland, he turned around and went for home. I tend to make the same mistake ;-p

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP07 Oct 2005 8:46 p.m. PST

There was an Irish saint who beat 'em all.

But then, the immigrants who wandered across the Bering land bridge probably have the best claim.

However, the only person to "discover" the Americas and have the discovery stick with everyone else was Columbus. All the previous discoveries were forgotten, and for our modern world remain only interesting footnotes of history stumbed upon after the fact.

Loren Wiseman Inactive Member07 Oct 2005 10:19 p.m. PST

There is a Leif Erikson Day . . . it's just not a federal holiday like Columbus day is. There are some who wimp out and call Columbus Day "Discoverers' Day."

Loren Wiseman

WaltOHara09 Oct 2005 9:04 a.m. PST

Man, two guesses. Do we never look at the news?

WaltOHara11 Oct 2005 7:22 a.m. PST

Answers are posted…

Probert11 Oct 2005 8:02 a.m. PST

So that is why I didn't get any mail.

WaltOHara12 Oct 2005 4:00 a.m. PST

??? You lost me here.

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