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The Chubby Chatterbox is one of the many talented writers on Blogger.
Then there's me.
NOTE: Before I launch into today's post, please visit the link above. It will take you directly to the aforementioned post (does anyone ever click on imbedded links?). It'll give you a much better understanding of what the hell I'm talking about. You may want to read other posts while you're at it. Steve spins a pretty good yarn and I find myself very much entertained by them. I'm sometimes saddened by his posts, as well, like when he talked about the death of a violin player. But, you're just going to have to look that one up for yourself. I can't do everything, you know.
Their argument centered around which is really the first day of the week. Steve thinks it's Sunday and I agree with him. But, Mrs. Chatterbox made a compelling argument that Monday is really the first day. I was going to detail each of their arguments, but why in the frik did I give you the link in the first place?
|"You so full shit, Thag. |
Everyone know Gronsday first day of week."
|"Yeah, yeah, Sunday. Whatever. |
We're trying to get an orgy going here, you know."
The Romans pretty much didn't care which day of the week it was. They had enough problems with the Germans.
|"Ja. You betcher ass."|
|"All right, already!! Have it your way. |
Sunday it is!"
Carrying on the cultural bias, not every society considers Sunday to be a holy day and, thus, a day of rest. Take the Muslims. Please.
NOTE: That was just too easy.
Their holy day is Saturday. Or Friday. Or whenever. Whatever you do, don't argue. You seriously don't want to piss those people off. They've been pretty cranky the past 70 years or so.
Let's just put it this way: it ain't Sunday. In fact, in places like the United Arab Emirates, the weekend is Friday and Saturday.
NOTE: In Saudi Arabia, the weekend is Thursday and Friday. Because the Jewish holy day is Saturday and no frikkin' way we share the weekend with those people. But, let's just stick with the U.A.E.
So, to Emiratis (I think that's what they call themselves), their big
|I'm going out on a limb here, |
but probably not one of the 72.
|Be considerate of others.|
Check your bomb vest at the door.
NOTE: I'm telling you, this stuff writes itself.
Now, as to the real purpose behind this post, let's talk geography. As in...which states are farthest north, south, west, and east.
As most people know, Maine is the farthest...oh, what? Crap! This post is much too long as it is. Since I don't want to bore you, we'll have to pick this up next time. In Did You Know II (because I'm too lazy to come up with a clever title, that's why).