You only thought the holidays were over. Well, Unreal has news for you: Today is Run It Up the Flagpole and See If Anybody Salutes It Day
What is that, you ask? Unreal, selflessly dedicated to providing answers to all the idiotic questions you never knew you had, is on the case.
"Run it up the flagpole and see if anybody salutes" is an idiotic and cliched way
of saying "Let's test our idea and see if anybody likes it."
It was once used in the business world
with the same frequency that "outside the box" and "paradigm shift" are used today.
Though Unreal is an intrepid researcher, known to spend entire
minutes on Google, we were unable to discover how an antiquated
business cliche achieved the status of full-blown holiday. But is that
really important? Do we care how January 1 became an occasion for
hangovers and football? No, of course not! What is important is how we
And so today is your chance to try out your craziest
ideas, your wildest speculations, even your most insane outfits. Try
something new! (It's a new year, after all.) Giftypedia
suggests you celebrate this day by bestowing salon gift cards and
journals upon your loved ones in order to encourage experiment in deed
and thought. No word on whether this day grants you special impunity
from ridicule, but hey, we've all been acting ridiculous for a full
month now (more or less), so what's another day?
fully endorses experimentation in all forms, particularly where new
forms of alcohol are concerned, we must confess that we are far more
excited about tomorrow's special holiday
: the Festival of Sleep