According to my social media feed, yesterday was National Donut Day, prompting the usual joyous whoops of “Hey, food!”, the snarky quips about “Who makes this stuff up, anyway?”, and corporate brands trying to seem cool by playing along.  On the one hand, that sort of thing annoys me on a very basic ‘Bread And Circuses’ kind of level; on the other hand, I did buy donuts, though that may have more to do with being a fat man than with true participation.  National Whatever Day celebrations can be really annoying (I have found people celebrating May the 4th to be utterly infuriating the last couple of years, f’rinstance), leading to today’s state-mandated query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is of two minds about these sort of things, usually only participating when it personally amuses me, asking: Do you like to play along with group-participation National Whatever Day?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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  1. June 5, 2016 at 3:01 pm — Reply

    Almost never. I don’t usually like crowds and older I get, that feeling grows stronger.

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