Miss(ed) Manners

January 11, 2007

Vegas MLK Weekend!

Filed under: Humor,Random,Why? — missedmanners @ 2:50 pm

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!

6 Comments »

  1. Couldn’t agree with you more man. Granted not everyone is gonna remember the actual purpose of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. nor are they gonna reflect on his significance. So, with that in mind, his name shouldn’t be attached to such frivolus and petty activities.

    Your anecdotes were funny! The McResistance Burger…priceless!!!

    Comment by BluJewel — January 11, 2007 @ 9:29 pm | Reply

  2. The MLK Weekend Sale at the Furniture Warehouse: “Sit In, We Don’t Mind!”

    HA!!! — thanks, I needed that.

    Comment by gidget bananas — January 11, 2007 @ 11:07 pm | Reply

  3. Okay so my roommate and I just came up with a new good one:

    The MLK Weekend White Sale @ Linens and Things.

    Comment by missedmanners — January 11, 2007 @ 11:28 pm | Reply

  4. 😀 Those are GREAT.

    Comment by tiffanytaylor — January 12, 2007 @ 10:31 am | Reply

  5. You also might like this.

    Comment by Adam — January 13, 2007 @ 3:45 pm | Reply

  6. Haha, Adam, I thought at first that was a spam post. Then I realized what I was looking at. I’m a moron.

    I heard this weekend there’s an MLK special at OTB, all the race excitement you can handle!

    Comment by missedmanners — January 13, 2007 @ 5:02 pm | Reply


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