That’s the actual title of a thread on a messageboard I help run. I really thought it was a joke. Apparently some people are taking the extra day off and spending it in Vegas gambling, boozing and I’m just going to assume whoring.
I mean seriously now, how much have we trivialized the civil rights movement if its greatest leader is now nothing more than an excuse to party? I understand people in America are overworked and stressed out. I also admit it’s not like I’m doing anything better, like attending a vigil or rally or anything. It just seemed a little ridiculous, the combination of those words. At the very least one could spend a tiny portion of the weekend thinking on the subject of civic equality.
If that’s not your bag, then here are a few other equally ridiculous holiday weekend ideas:
MLK Weekend UFC Fight Night: Commemorative Bone Splint Night!
MLK Sweatshop Product Mega Sale: Only At Walmart
MLK Slightly Better Designed Sweatshop Product Mega Sale: Only At Target
Roots: The All Nude Revue @ The MGM Grand
MLK Weekend Special at McDonalds: The Non-Violent McResistance Burger!
The MLK Weekend Sale at the Furniture Warehouse: “Sit In, We Don’t Mind!”
And of course:
The Extra MLKy Starbucks Frappuccino, This Weekend Only!