Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Garfield Was Wrong

Monday isn't the worst day of the week, it's Tuesday. Tuesdays by itself suck enough, but rainy, cold,. grey Tuesdays are depressing as hell.

Aside from being born on a Tuesday, I can't think of anything that I like about Tuesday. “Tuesday's Gone” by the Allman Brothers is a good song, but it's a sad one and it signaled the end of “Dazed and Confused”. Tuesday Weld was pretty good looking, but she was before my time. “Tuesdays With Morrie” is tripe spewed from a guy with hideously deformed ears.

Apparently the Spanish have a saying about Tuesday: “En martes, ni te cases ni te embarques” which means, “On Tuesday don't get married or begin a journey”. The Greeks felt that Tuesday was an unlucky day. And guess which day the stock market crash of 1929 occurred? Yup. Tuesday.

About the only thing interesting that happens on a Tuesday is that its Election Day. And about half the people are pissed off at the results.

I was pondering if there was some good TV on Tuesday, but there usually never is. Back in the early 80s, ABC ran “Happy Days”, “Laverne and Shirley” and “Three's Company” on Tuesday nights. Of course, NBC countered with “The A-Team”, so good luck making that choice. “Moonlighting” was on Tuesday nights, but it was pretty much always a rerun.

Technology has made Tuesdays irrelevant as well as this is the day that CDs and DVDs are released. Who buys CDs and DVDs any more? Not many people, that's who.

The only thing that a Tuesday is good for is pulling the covers up over your head and sleeping until Wednesday.

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