Friday Nite Lite: Something Always Reminds Me of Her….Maybe Cops and Doughnuts Don’t MixPosted: June 7, 2013 | |
Good Friday Nite Lite!
You want to laugh at something funny? Today is National Doughnut Day!
Some national holidays hold annual traditions for quiet reflection and gratitude among friends and family. Other holidays celebrate mindless consumerism, and capitalize on our desire for all things free: June 7 is National Doughnut Day!
And don’t think this is just some commercial enterprise…well, it is but it isn’t something thought up within the last several years.
National Doughnut Day is generally billed as a showdown between corporate giants Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme. However, National Doughnut Day was actually established by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honor a tradition that began in World War I: doughnuts served to homesick soldiers by female volunteers known as “lassies.”
That’s right, 75 years ago eating doughnuts was firmly declared a patriotic act. Purely for love of country those young men fought fascism and ate fried dough as though there were no tomorrow. But tomorrow is here, and it’s brought with it the highest symbol of freedom: free doughnuts. We must do our part!
And if you are now madly searching the Web to find your closest doughnut, it’s likely you are a woman looking for a Dunkin’ Donuts store. We didn’t make that up. According to Yahoo analytics, Dunkin’ Donuts is searched three times more than Krispy Kreme on their site, with the majority of those who searched for Dunkin’ Donuts being women.
This makes sense historically, because in the 1934 movie “It Happened One Night” Clark Gable teaches Claudette Colbert how to dunk a doughnut. As everyone knows, when a guy teaches a girl how to do something in a movie they’re bound to fall in love at some point. And everyone also knows that when beautiful people in the movies do it, we do it, too.
I won’t give you a video clip of that doughnut scene from It Happened One Night, I will give you this doughnut scene from Seinfeld:
Now…for the cartoons.
We will start with the latest scandal cartoons and work our way from there….ending with various topics on this and that.
They raised the price to 98 bucks for kids 10 and up…last time I went to Disney world it was 67 bucks a ticket. Damn 100 dollars is too damn much!
This next one is for Boston Boomer and the rest of those from Indiana:
And finally….this last cartoon for tonight, I think it is hilarious…and is the best of the lot, aside from the Luckovich one about “she said strip.”
“White Guys Rule”
“Gays Are Evil”
This is an open thread, but before I go…one more quick news story tied to a video clip.
Southern California Edison is decommissioning the remaining two units at a nuclear plant that powered as many as 1.4 million homes, Sky News reports,
The San Onofre facility, located just south of Los Angeles, had been shut down for the past year after inspectors discovered a leaking tube inside a steam generator.
The picture made me think of one thing….this scene from Naked Gun:
Everywhere I look, something reminds me of her.