As every one else is talking about it? Why not me? I’m a born follower.
First off, Sci Fi Channel is changing it’s name to “SyFy”. The way I see it, being the punchline to countless jokes over their insipid programing wasn’t quite enough for the boys in charge. Oh, no. They wanted to go whole hog.
Beyond that, more power to them.
I mean, I can’t boycott or anything. The only way I could watch it less than I do now is if they didn’t have Doctor Who. Although if my local PBS station picks up more of the later seasons…
Secondly, there’s a movement out there trying to turn St. Patrick’s Day into Shamrock Day. See, there are those out there who find the religious aspect inclusive, or some other moronic word by people who have too much time on their hands.
Apparently they were unaware that Valentine’s Day was originally SAINT Valentine’s Day; Drop the Saint and the “problem” is solve-ed. But no, these sensitive souls want to change the day’s name from that of a cultural hero of my people to that of a plant. A fricking plant.
To the bastards who think this is a marvelous idea, let me tell you how glad I am you find it acceptable to ease the potential cultural “pain” of others by jumping up and down on my heritage. Clearly you think some people are better than others, you bigoted twits. Just sit down and shut up. You’ve done enough evil already for one lifetime, thanks.
When I told the rest of the family of this wonderful idea, I suggested I might punch any person who said “Happy Shamrock Day” in the face. Then, it was a joke. More I think about it, the more it sounds like good, good sense.