: you know what bothers me?
: womens basketball coaches’ inability to properly discern when to foul in the final minute of a close game?
: besides that
: the fact that president’s day is one holiday instead of being two like it should be?
: not at all
: it’s related to today’s holiday
: you made the mistake yourself…
: im not guessing
: its presidents’ day
not president’s day
we shortchange the multitude of presidents
: is it really shortchanging them?
do they all really deserve a holiday?
thats really what presidents day should be
like a rotating basis of presidents — one for each year
“HAPPY ZACHARY TAYLOR DAY 2012!”
: and it would only be a holiday based off whether the president really deserved it or not?
in taylor’s case, i think not
: nah, it’d be a personal thing
like, “you celebrating this year?”
“james knox polk? hell no, i had family die in the mexican-american war!”
“you better not celebrate either”
: id celebrate polk
say what you will about the mexican-american war, it was pretty good for america
: totally didnt deserve to beat clay
id love to take off for henry clay day
: who would you celebrate? wheres the line?
: you mean aside from the main ones?
: theres washington and lincoln obvs
: i mean, im for a day off for pretty much any reason
its prob easier to say who i wouldnt celebrate it for
: who besides polk?
id work on a sunday to avoid celebrating a george bush day
: would that be a tandem day?
for the two of them?
or would we have to do george h.w. bush day one year and george w. bush day the next?
: why would it necessarily be the next year?
: i figured it would be alphabetical
: why would you assume that? the list would constantly change
well, constantly, every four or eight years
: you want to go chronologically?
i want a presidents day lottery
: in an ideal system, it would replace christmas
: and the lottery would consist of?
names in a hat?
: one of those uncle sam hats!
: sure why not
: and it could be drawn in reverse!
like, your name gets picked, and you’re out of the running
and whoever is broadcasting it
(it would be broadcast, right?)
: on all the major networks
: yeah, they could put all the presidents along the side of the screen deal or no deal style
itd be a great educational tool for kids
theyd finally learn the presidents
i wouldnt celebrate andrew jackson
: something you and nicholas biddle have in common
: among other things
: how do you feel about william henry harrison?
: he didnt do anything to upset me
: he didnt have time
: yeah, but the burden of proof is the other way
like, he has to do something bad for me not to take the day off
i dont want to go to work
: yeah, plus its very easy to remember his exact tenure in office
march 4, 1841 to april 4, 1841
: to be fair, most presidents’ dates in office are easy to remember
bush — jan 20, 2001 to jan 20, 2009
: are bush and jackson it?
: im sure there are others
: id consider john adams
the alien and sedition acts were pretty heinous
: id be against buchanan
did nothing to stop the civil war
: that was a tough draw, though
: lincoln had it worse
: that was lincoln
you gonna penalize buchanan for not being lincoln?
lincoln’s like a four-day weekend in this scenario
everyone will be rooting for lincoln in the lottery
it’d be like an extra spring break
: he’d be the million dollar case
: id be excited for calvin coolidge day, too
id honor him by being as tight-lipped as possible
: id celebrate warren harding day by playing oblivious to the sudden wealth displayed by my cabinet members
: its too bad this system doesnt open the door for albert fall day
aptly named figure
id be up for martin van buren day
he got blamed for too much with jackson
: plus he was really short
: i wish, just once, i could have a martin van buren conversation without a reference to his height
: yeah, and taft wishes we didnt talk about his weight
id like woodrow wilson day
id be all idealistic and propose things that could never actually happen
: like this entire scenario?
: like people remembering the apostrophe belongs after the s