Open Thread

Open Thread: Happy May Day!

How in the world is it MAY already?!

Do you celebrate May Day? It isn’t a very popular holiday in the U.S. since we ostensibly celebrate workers on Labor Day, but some cities do have parades or rallies to celebrate International Workers Day. Or maybe dancing around a Maypole to celebrate the spring is more your speed. And if we’re talking about Maypoles, it is absolutely necessary to watch the “Safety Dance” video. Sorry I’m not sorry.

By [E] Hillary

Hillary is a giant nerd and former Mathlete. She once read large swaths of "Why Evolution is True" and a geology book aloud to her infant daughter, in the hopes of a) instilling a love of science in her from a very young age and b) boring her to sleep. After escaping the wilds of Waco, Texas and spending the next decade in NYC, she currently lives in upstate New York, where she misses being able to get decent pizza and Chinese takeout delivered to her house. She lost on Jeopardy.

9 replies on “Open Thread: Happy May Day!”

Where I come from, May Day is not very well liked still, since we (well, I was too little, but my parents) were expected to participate in some useless march/demonstration every year. Meaning the party put you on some list if you were reported missing from the parade. So everybody trudged along, showing the world (as if the world cared) how great a country they represented. While the party elders presumably ate some caviar and shot some dissidents for fun. Communism at its most useless.
But it’s a public holiday now, so hey. Why not.

The Safety Dance is always awesome. I’m more of a celebrate spring-er. I didn’t even know it was an international workers day, which is kind of cool. I’ll do my dancing later tonight, but I have been enjoying the sunshine and flowers all day long.

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