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Who doesn’t love waking up to a fresh plate of blueberry pancakes, or even indulging in them for dessert? They truly are a good of the Gods, and they are [...]
Who doesn’t love waking up to a fresh plate of blueberry pancakes, or even indulging in them for dessert? They truly are a good of the Gods, and they are so universally loved that they even have their own day! That’s right, Blueberry Pancake Day is a thing. One day of every year you can celebrate the sacred blueberry pancake and give it the love and respect it deserves. Select diners and restaurants participate in the day, serving up extra special, and – of course – extra big, stacks of pancakes oozing with delicious blueberries all day long.
This is one day where you can eat blueberry pancakes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert with no guilt or judgement. Why not check out some recipes and have some fun creating twists on the classic pancake recipe, and be sure to stock up on blueberries for those inevitable second helpings!
All Day (Wednesday)
Freethinkers Day falls on the birthday of Thomas Paine, a prominent thinker whose work and publications promoting a philosophy of Enlightenment heavily influenced the course of the American and French [...]
Freethinkers Day falls on the birthday of Thomas Paine, a prominent thinker whose work and publications promoting a philosophy of Enlightenment heavily influenced the course of the American and French revolutions.
Embrace Freethinkers Day by challenging arbitrary authority, questioning the status quo, and constructing logical and reasonable arguments against engrained behaviour.
All Day (Thursday)
Fun At Work Day is all about enjoying yourself; dress up silly, partake in office-based mischief, or just crank the music up loud while you work!
All Day (Friday)
Shake up the day-to-day humdrum with Backward Day! Try walking backwards, talking backwards, and doing everything the wrong way round.
All Day (Saturday)
There is nothing quite like a giant gorilla suit to end winter time blues or at least so it seems on Gorilla Suit Day. The many costumed enthusiasts who engage [...]
There is nothing quite like a giant gorilla suit to end winter time blues or at least so it seems on Gorilla Suit Day. The many costumed enthusiasts who engage in the celebration gleefully monkey around in a gorilla suit, eating bananas and flinging “poop” on unsuspecting friends, neighbors, bystanders and each other. The possibilities seem endless when encased in rubber and plastic fur
History of Gorilla Suit Day
Some skeptics would claim that this eccentric holiday was started by gorilla suit manufacturers looking to increase sales. Not so! Gorilla Suit Day finds its genesis in the mind of Don Martin, considered one of MAD magazine’s greatest artists, whose quirky, eccentric, and occasionally outright insane creations should leave no one surprised that this day originated from his cerebellum. The intended message of the day appears to be a lampoon of industry driven holidays, much as this day is accused of being. The current purpose of Gorilla Suit Day, however, appears to be nothing more than silliness, which is to be had in spades when one dons a gorilla suit.
The gorilla suit itself is a time-honored item, beloved by fans of the original Planet of the Apes prosthetics, or the “Mugatu” from Star Trek, or Tracy from 70’s TV show The Ghost Busters or… well, you get the picture. Gorilla suits are part of many fond, nostalgic memories, and there are many more current memories to be made on Gorilla Suit Day!
Celebrating Gorilla Suit Day
If you were lucky you came prepared and scored a gorilla suit at the end-of-Halloween sales, because zipping up in a gorilla suit (or Velcro, if you prefer) is the quintessential way to celebrate Gorilla Suit Day, which comes as no surprise given the name of the day. That being said, the lines between “gorilla” and “monkey” get somewhat blurred on this day, as flinging fake “poo” at each other is another classic method of observing the holiday, though this does not seem to be an actual behavior of gorilla’s in particular. But I guess you can be anything you want to be when you’re hidden inside the anonymity of a gorilla suit. The boldest of gorilla’s (or humans masquerading as such) will even go door to door, ringing doorbells and startling the living daylights out of those victims unfortunate enough to open the door without checking the peephole. Careful on this one, though, you don’t want to cause a heart attack or get shot, both of which are possible on this day of mayhem.
What would a day of simian pride be without some bananas? If all that monkeying around gives you an appetite, consider taking a break from the shenanigans and trying out this recipe:
Chocolate Banana Cream Pie:
1 (9 inch) deep dish pie crust
2 (1 oz) squares of delicious chocolate
1 tbs milk
1 tbs butter
2 bananas, sliced
1 ½ cups cold milk (in addition to the tbs)
5 oz instant vanilla pudding mix
1 ½ cups shredded coconut
1 ½ cups whipped topping
2 tbs flaked coconut, toasted
Combine chocolate, 1 tablespoon milk, and butter or margarine in a medium, microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Spread evenly in pie crust.
Arrange banana slices over chocolate.
Pour 1 1/2 cups milk into a large bowl. Add pudding mix, and beat with wire whisk for 2 minutes. Stir in 1 1/2 cups coconut. Spoon over banana slices in crust.
Spread whipped topping over pie. Sprinkle with toasted coconut. Refrigerate 4 hours, or until set. Store in refrigerator.
All Day (Saturday)