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T-Shirt of the Day Award for National Pink Day!

23 Jun

Think Pink! Pink hearts, pink flowers, pink ribbons, pink t-shirts, and … Pink Freud!

Although this is called a national holiday, there is actually no evidence that it is, in fact, a national holiday. It’s been around for some time and no one seems to know when or why it got started. However, lately it has begun to be linked with the pink anti-breast cancer campaign, and that’s a good enough reason to wear pink today! Here are lots more ways to look pretty in pink!

I’ll see you in a funny tee!

T-shirt of the Day Award for Cuckoo Warning Day and Summer Solstice!

21 Jun

Everyone knows about Punxsutawney Phil, but who knows about Chesapeake Charlie? If Charlie sings on June 21, it means a wet summer ahead.

Okay, okay … so maybe I made up the bit about Chesapeake Charlie, the not-so-famous weather forecasting cuckoo. But even if it is not as well-known as the old story that a groundhog seeing his shadow on February 2 means more winter, folklore says that if a cuckoo sings on June 21 (which is also summer solstice, of course), it will be a wet summer. How did you not know this already?

And summer solstice, of course, is the longest day and shortest night of the year. The sun begins its annual retreat, passes the autumn equinox when day and night are of equal length, and begins to return after winter solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year. (Spring equinox, of course, is the date on which day and night are equal length again.)

I’ll see you in a funny tee!

T-shirt of the Day Award for National Hollerin’ Contest Day!

19 Jun

Yes, Virginia, there IS a National Hollerin’ Contest. And we’ve got the t-shirts to prove it! Actually, I was surprised at what a great collection of funny t-shirts that were for National Hollerin’ Contest Day!

Every year since 1969, on the third Saturday of June, the 49 regular residents of Spivey’s Corner, North Carolina, are overrun by 5,000 to 10,000 visitors who are there for the day-long extravaganza known as the National Hollerin’ Contest. What is a Hollerin’ Contest? It is exactly what it sounds like!

See you in a funny tee!

QUICK REFERENCE:
History of the National Hollerin’ Contest
2010 National Hollerin’ Contest