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Subject:RE: Stupid Question of the day From:"Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com> To:"Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net> Date:Thu, 11 Feb 2010 11:58:28 -0700
Peter Neilson wrote:
> Actually, it's none of the above. There's Lincoln's Birthday and
> Washington's Birthday, the 12th and the 22nd respectively. This
> Monday-holiday rot somehow infected the two fine gentlemen, and now
> schoolchildren are hard pressed to remember any presidents at all.
> Perhaps they've heard of Obama.
> Sorry, my bile ducts have developed a leak. Hold on while I patch
> "Presidents' Day." More than one president, possessive plural form.
That's what my calendar says, and if it's printed and hanging on my cube
wall, it must be true.
> Why can't we have William Henry Harrison month?
Actually, I'd like us to honor Cal Coolidge, perhaps the last president
who managed to do no harm, and a man of few words, but some memorable
"Don't hesitate to be as revolutionary as science. Don't hesitate to be
as reactionary as the multiplication table. Don't expect to build up the
weak by pulling down the strong."
"Industry, thrift and self-control are not sought because they create
wealth, but because they create character."
"You can't know too much, but you can say too much."
Hey, it's _almost_ Friday!
Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
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