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August Sucks

August 23, 2006

Having grown up and lived most of my life in Texas, I have always bemoaned August for the sweltering, bake-your-face-in-the-shade heat that makes it next to impossible to do anything fun or productive outdoors.  That and because August is the month when schools reopen their doors, and the blissful and relatively light summertime traffic comes to an end, replaced by that old friend, gridlock*.

It appears August sucks for many more reasons than the heat and the resumption of traffic congestion during the morning and evening commutes.  Slate has the goods on all the unfortunate events that have transpired in August, from this month’s freakout about liquids on airplanes to last year’s Hurricane Katrina to the deaths of Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe and the collection of the first income taxes. 

The article also offers a compelling proposal – shorten August to ten days.  It sounds tempting at first, but on further consideration, I’m going to have to disagree.  Shortening August would only spread the suckage into July and September.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 24, 2006 10:56 am

    That’s really funny – I wonder how Dad feels?

  2. Tim permalink
    August 24, 2006 10:59 pm

    “Some people will do anything to get out of buying a damn card.”

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