October 27: Cranky Workers Day & American Beer Day

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October 27, 2011

★~ Today’s Quote: “Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.” -Dave Barry

★~ Cranky Workers Day:

Celebrate Crankiness at work by removing the phony boloney smile from your face and the acquiescing tone from your telephone voice and letting the grumpy side of your personality out at work today.  Maybe your raise won’t even cover cost of living increases this year, or your company put the kybosh on letting you access Facebook during the workday.  Or maybe you have the most uncomfortable office chair in the company….go ahead complain and sign all of your emails with an unhappy face.  Just beware of the boss–we don’t want her to trade you  for happy and give you something to be really grumpy about. .

★~ American Beer Day: 

“Of all my favorite things to do,
The utmost is to have a brew.
My love grows for my foamy friend,
With each thirst-quenching elbow bend.
Beer’s so frothy, smooth and cold–
It’s paradise–pure liquid gold.
Yes, beer means many things to me…
That’s all for now, I gotta pee!” (anonymous)

Celebrate American Beer Day with a nice, cold pint of your favorite American beer

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1963 – Peter, Paul and Mary were sitting pretty at #1 and #2 on the U.S. album chart with Peter, Paul and Mary and In the Wind.

♥~ 1982 – China announced its population had reached one billion people plus. By July 2004, China’s population had increased to 1,298,847,624.

♥~ 1975 – Bruce Springsteen appeared on the cover of both TIME and Newsweek.

♥~ 1990 – Janet Jackson’s Black Cat popped up to #1 for a week in the U.S. The single was one of the tracks on her number-one album of a year earlier, Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1728 – James Cook – English sea captain of the ship Endeavour and explorer who brought Australia and New Zealand into the British Empire and discovered theHawaiian Islands.

♥~ 1782 – Nicolo Paganini – Hailed as the greatest violin virtuoso of all time, Paganini was born at Genoa, Italy. Unusually long arms contributed to his legendary Mephistophelian appearance—and probably to his unique skills as a performer. His immensely popular concerts brought him great wealth, but his compulsive gambling repeatedly humbled the genius. Paganini died at Nice, France, May 27, 1840.

♥~ 1872 – Emily Post (Price) etiquette authority: author: Etiquette: The Blue Book of Social Usage; syndicated newspaper columnist; died Sep 25, 1960

♥~ 1932 – Sylvia Plath, poet (The Bell Jar) said, “Everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise.

♥~ 1950 –  Fran Lebowitz, Author, Lebowitz is best known for her sardonic social commentary on American life as filtered through her New York sensibilities. She was kicked out of her Episcopalian high school for “surliness,” skipped college, and went off to New York City to work for magazines and drive taxicabs. At 21, she became a columnist for Andy Warhol’s magazine Interview. She later wrote columns for Mademoiselle magazine. She’s at work on a novel. It was commissioned more than 20 years ago, and publishers are still waiting for it. She makes most of her income by lecturing. She said: “I have a hard time writing. Most writers have a hard time writing. I have a harder time than most because I’m lazier than most. … I would have made a perfect heiress. I enjoy lounging. And reading. The other problem I have is fear of writing. The act of writing puts you in confrontation with yourself, which is why I think writers assiduously avoid writing.”

★~ Did You Know:  Five most popular beers in the United States. The beers listed below rarely win any taste tests. Quality is trumped by savvy marketing, national loyalties and pure tradition. The following five beers are the most popular by sales volume in the United States.

♥~ Bud Light : ‘Real men of genius’ (and women) have made this the top selling beer in America since 2001. Not only is this light beer number one in the states, but it is the top single brand by label worldwide.

♥~ Budweiser: Truly the ‘King of Beers’, Budweiser is one of the few pre-prohibition beers that survived the prohibition. Right behind its trimmer brother, the original Budweiser is symbolic of beer worldwide. Budweiser runs neck and neck with Heineken as the most widely available beer across the globe.

♥~  Miller Light: “Great Taste…Less Filling” is the motto for Milwaukee’s giant in the world of beer. The first successful light beer produced in the US, Miller light has been a standard since its birth in the early 70’s.

♥~ Coors Light: The ‘Silver Bullet’ has been an American favorite since it was first brewed in 1978. Not only is its packaging globally recognized, it features a unique “cold certified label” that turns the white mountains to blue when the beer reaches the perfect beer drinking temperature of 4 degrees Celsius.

♥~ Corona Extra: This Mexican staple is by far the top imported beer by sales volume in the US. Not only is the brand popular in North America, but it has brew drinkers across the world grabbing for limes. Corona ranks number four on the global sales list. Helping the cause is the fact that Corona Extra is on the short list of beers that are widely available worldwide.


If a self employed worker is cranky, without anyone to hear them, are they still celebrating cranky worker’s day?

Can stay at home moms, celebrate cranky workers day, by feeding their children some broth without any bread; Then spanking them all soundly and putting them to bed? (Old Women In The Shoe)

Just wondering. . .If you have a morno moment let us know your thoughts about these burning questions…and if you would like to acknowledge any workers today, that you feel did an exceptional job celebrating, Cranky Workers Day,  just let us know, so we can BOO enthusiastically. Odd Loves Company!


7 thoughts on “October 27: Cranky Workers Day & American Beer Day

  1. How early is to early to have a beer on vacation? That is another question….I will let you know.

    Have a good one!

  2. Had a morno moment. . .Love El Morno! For cranky day to count for the self employed they have to promise to be cranky on the phone. I think that is fair.
    That cat picture is so funny.

    Have a terrific Thursday.

  3. I like Fran Lebowitz’s comment that she’d have made a perfect heiress — me, too! You can see why those five listed beers are top-sellers in the U.S.; why, you can hardly watch a football game on TV without hearing at least one ad for each of them! Love your angry kitty picture!

  4. I didn’t even know it was beer day and I had one at lunch, a Miller genunine draft, in an icy cold mug. Went perfectly with my hamburger grilled to perfection, with green chili and lettuce and tomato on it. Sat out on the patio and enjoyed it.
    The cat looked like I felt earlier in the week!

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