Happy "National Shame Day II" 2008 [UPDATED]
As it was in 2007 for Jace, being too worn out to rant, so too it is for me, Intransitivus (who said she quit) this year in 2008.
Yet, I feel the responsibility to post this year's National Shame Day entry.
There are actually TWO national shame days. One is Columbus Day, the other is Thanksgiving. You "celebrate" both the same way.
Read last year's National Shame Day entry at dysamoria.com/blog. In it, also find the link to 2006's National Shame Day entry, which has it all.
Final note, I recommend Orson Scott Card's "Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus." Don't read much info about the book (skip the book's jacket). Unless you like reading the last chapter of a mystery novel. What's the point if you don't experience it tabula rasa? Reading books while knowing too much about them is just like watching a film you've had spoiled by a "best friend" who chatters too much about what she hates in Hollywood.
If you need any real-world current events to validate this "shame," check out kate's nowpublic story about Murderous Wal-Mart shoppers, with great follow-ups by amyjudd, for how animalistic, cruel and sociopathic human beings can be... in the name of "holidays."