14 November 2007

How to Celebrate The Idea of Progress Day

There has been disquiet in the abode of the Idea of Progress lately, and only today have I figured out the source of that malaise. I don't have a holiday. There is no Idea of Progress Day.

Until now.

I hear by declare Monday, November 26th The Idea of Progress Day.

Mark it on your calendars. I already have in mine. How does one celebrate the Idea of Progress Day? I'm glad you asked. To begin:

-Dedicate your blog entry on November 26th to The Idea of Progress. Perhaps you can speak of the first time you were illuminated by the wit, the candor, the brilliance, of the 305,517th most popular blog on Technorati.

-If you artistically inclined, perhaps create some sort of artwork dedicated to the Idea of Progress. This may range from the brilliant illustrations of the despicable McGone over at the International House of Blogcakes to the inspired renderings of Splotchy.

-You may take an Idea of Progress-themed photograph for the occasion, and display it. Draw inspiration from the lovely and talented Katrocket.

-You could write an Idea of Progress-themed novel. Katarose, also lovely and talented, is over 20,000 words into her novel that she began two weeks ago. She hasn't specifically told me this, but I feel that it is more than likely about the Idea of Progress.

-If you'd like to decorate your home, or perhaps dress up in Idea of Progress-themed costumes, this may also be appropriate.

-Keep in mind, this is an international holiday, like Bloomsday or Shark Week, so readers in Canada, Australia and other fine lands take note: You are invited to participate as well.

So begin making plans. The Idea of Progress Day will surely be declared a federal holiday, leading to a five day weekend (since Thanksgiving is the week prior), which means much partying!

November 26th! It's only twelve shopping days away!


The Guv'ner said...

I will mark this on my calendar because I would sure HATE TO MISS THIS EVENT.

I might even draw a picture. Who can tell? I might add that it's my birthday that week so you could at least extend the celebration to that Thursday, Mr. 'It's all about Me'.

katarose said...

How...how did you know? In my novel, you are blond with glasses and your name is "Matrick."

I'm one of the lucky few who has The Idea of Progress Day off, but then my employers are very progressive like that.

Monica said...

stop trying to take attention away from my birthday! everyone will be so tuckered out from idea of progress day that they will be too tired in the morning to properly celebrate my existence :(

but...if you can't beat em join em. how about an idea of progress styled sock puppet? yeah, you would like that.

Blowing Shit Up With Gas said...

I like the bottom photo. Perhaps I'll light a small fire or blow something up in your honor.

Anonymous said...

Excellent. I am having t-shirts for the neighborhood children made right now. Nothing says "I Love The Idea of Progress" than having a bonfire on your front lawn with t-shirts. We'll be there around 7:30-ish a.m. Bring the marshmallows.

The Idea Of Progress said...

Guv: We can all share in the experience of The Idea of Progress Day. It will only further enrich your birthday.

Katarose: We should encourage other businesses to make November 26th a paid holiday as well.

Also, my brother's name is Matt, so perhaps you were thinking of both of us when you created that hybrid character--although he isn't blonde.

Monica: An Idea of Progress sock puppet? Please!

BSUWG: Please destroy things responsibly on the Idea of Progress Day.

Suzel's Sass: Perhaps you and BSUWG should combine forces.

pistols at dawn said...

I don't know what Technocrati is, but I imagine you well outrank me there. Is that sort of a celebration? Other than that, all I've got to offer the world is my interpretive dance skills.

BeckEye said...

I will eat cake. The Little Debbie kind. That's how I celebrate all holidays. And all days that end in "ay."

Catherinette Singleton said...

How very festive!

The Guv'ner said...

I'm totally with Beckeye. Little Debbie is my BITCH.

McGone said...

My family and I will hang our Progress Stockings on the mantle, and gather 'round the Progress Tree telling tales of the pretend blogwar The Idea of Progress declared on the IHoB. And we will laugh, and share many fond memories.

Also? Booze and strippers.

Leonesse said...

I am liking McGone's version best. All the others are, like, boring and stuff. No holiday is complete without drunken family and strippers.

red said...

Wow. And I tease my boyfriend about being The Walking Ego. I'm not sure he's got anything on you.

Justin said...

You got me thinking...and now I've discovered that I'm ranked 2,124,856th on Technorati. Now I'm depressed. Thanks.

Happy Idea of Progress Day though!

The Ambiguous Blob said...

How about I make out with a super hottie on that day and dedicate the kiss to the idea of progress. Good?

Splotchy said...

I'll look into the legality of doing a celebratory doodle.

I don't want to go to jail or anything.

Grant Miller said...

God bless!