May 1st, 2007


This is the final struggle

Greetings, comrades! Please join me in my annual May Day salute to the workers of the world. Cast off your shackles and take up the hammer and sickle in glorious revolution against the bourgeoisie, as demonstrated in the picture below:

Servile mases, arise!

And to further put you in the mood, here's the Russian Red Army Chorus performing "The Internationale." If you want to sing along, you can find the lyrics on Wikipedia.

Of course, I myself am perfectly happy with my relationship with the bourgeoisie, in no small part because of the very nice fourth quarter bonus I found added to my paycheck last week, so I'll be celebrating Loyalty Day instead. But if you feel differently, by all means feel free to exercise your rights as a member of the proletariat.

Ten random things: May 1

Ten interesting facts about the Dahu:

  1. Oprah Winfrey is one of only two people alive to own a Dahu
  2. A Dahu is expected to appear in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix later this year
  3. The Dahu is not very ferocious, smart, or useful
  4. The Dahu can engage in sexual intercourse while running
  5. There are four sub-species of Dahu: Clockwise, Counter-clockwise, Ascendit, and Descendit
  6. The Dahu is the national animal of Switzerland
  7. The Dahu won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Animal in The Wizard of Oz
  8. Ascendit Dahu can climb only uphill, and most die when they reach the top of the mountain and fall off
  9. There is a wildlife refuge dedicated to the preservation of the Dahu in the Swiss Alps
  10. In Scotland and Northern England, the Dahu is known as a Haggis

When I need an idea for a list, I usually go to the Wikipedia page for whatever day it happens to be. Doing so today, I saw that on this date in 1396, the Dahu became the national animal of Switzerland. I thought perhaps I could make a list of national animals, so I clicked through to the Dahu article. What I found was so profoundly bizarre that it demanded its own list. At one point it seems to have been a legitimate article about a mythological creature, but in the last week or so it's gotten really strange. I'm surprised no editor has stepped in to get it back on track.

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