Friday, April 20, 2007

Earth Day 2007!

Dang it! I've gotta run! Sunday April 22 is Earth Day, and I haven't sent out my cards yet!!

But seriously (?) ... I just learned a few things about Earth Day, on the Wikipedia. (So it's prolly a pack of lies!)

There are actually two Earth Days... World Earth Day (on the Equinox day in March), and "American" Earth Day, on April 22.

The equinox-thing is pretty self explanatory... but why April 22? And what makes us Yanquis so special?

According to the Wikipedia, April 22 is Eddie "Green Acres" Albert's birthday.

(Yeah... it surprised me, too! Apparently Eddie was quite the environmentalist, even back before it became popular... and doing stuff besides leaving Fifth Avenue and moving to Hooterville.)

("Huh-huh... huh-huh-huh... he said Hooterville... huh-huh...")

Wikipedia also mentions that April 22 is Vladimir Lenin's birthday - so back in the 70s, some interpreted that to mean Earth Day is a Communist plot. The Daughters of the American Revolution allegedly warned, "Subversive elements plan to make American children live in an environment that is good for them." (That's hilarious, whether true or not!)

Happy Earth Day, everybody! (The card's in the mail!)

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