Alan Caruba got bored sometime in 1984. So he created The Boring Institute, which was intended to spoof the media and all those annual lists. The Boring institute has been telling us the most boring movies, television shows, and celebrities ever since.
National Anti-Boredom Month has somehow grown out of Caruba’s efforts. There may not be a Presidential proclamation or the proper citations to make July truly National Anti-Boredom Month, but I plan on celebrating it anyway.
It is going to be hard to be bored in a month that we celebrate such great holidays as “World UFO Day” (July 2), “Independence Day” (July 4), “Moon Day” (July 20), “Amelia Earhart Day” (July 24) and Mutt’s Day (July 31).
The second week of the month is “Nude Recreation Week” which is an international acknowledgement that nudity is beautiful and healthy, brought to us from New Zealand just in-time for the mid-summer heat in America.
Embrace Your Geekness
It is going to be a major boredom buster just remembering to celebrate all the holidays in July. After all “Embrace Your Geekness Day” is July 14. It’s a legitimate copyrighted holiday brought to you by WellCat.
So, for all those brainy, nerdy, techy, Star Trek types that are hiding behind your iPads, let the inner geek out to play. “Embrace Your Geekness Day” completely. You are gifted and brilliant, after all, so enjoy yourself. Watch a “Big Bang Marathon”, reprogram your telephone wrist watch, and develop a new app.
Don’t Forget Yellow Pig Day
And then there’s “Yellow Pig Day” on July 17. This is the holiday that was brought to us by the ultimate geeks. It was created by university mathematicians to celebrate yellow pigs (who are really smart animals apparently) and the number 17. It’s been around since the early 1960’s when Michael Spivak and David C. Kelly who were mathematics students at Princeton University, thought it up.
So “Embrace Your Geekness” during Nude Recreation Week and dig out 17 leftover fireworks from the 4th of July to shoot off, on Moon Day, which celebrates Neil Armstrong’s first stroll on the moon.
It’s July and no one is going to be bored.
July 2014 Bizzarre and Unique Holidays