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Principia Discordia => Bring and Brag => Topic started by: Prelate Diogenes Shandor on February 10, 2013, 11:59:42 pm

Title: Please rate the distastefulness of my proposed new holidays
Post by: Prelate Diogenes Shandor on February 10, 2013, 11:59:42 pm
Ok, so what do you guys think of the idea of a three day festival, on February 13-15, called "Whirlwind (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reap_the_whirlwind_%28disambiguation%29) Day" commemorating the Allied area-bombing of Dresden (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Dresden_in_World_War_II) and celebrating the idea that tyranny should be answered with cruel vindictiveness toward not only the offending regime but also towards everything that it values. It also would serve the secondary function of acting as an antidote to the sickening sweetness of Valentine's Day, which it overlaps with.

How would you rate this idea?
-In Mildly Bad Taste
-In Bad Taste
-In Extremely Bad Taste
-In Shockingly Bad taste
or
-Not in Bad Taste

Title: Re: Please rate the distastefulness of my proposed new holidays
Post by: AFK on February 11, 2013, 12:25:10 am
Your question presupposes that you could effectively install said three day festival in such a way that enough people would know about it and recognize it to have an opinion on its level of offensiveness.


So, practically speaking, I wouldn't worry about it too mich.
Title: Re: Please rate the distastefulness of my proposed new holidays
Post by: Prelate Diogenes Shandor on February 11, 2013, 12:36:03 am
I mainly came up with it as a tool for trolling people more so than something to actually celebrate (although I actually do believe the main thrust of what it symbolizes). It is intended to be at least somewhat in bad taste. Like something that I would tell people that I celebrate in order to get a reaction out of them; either as an escalation past the first stage of Godwin's Law or as a display of dismissiveness and spite towards Valentine's Day (which I dislike due to my hatred of the greeting card industry and their constant price-gouging).
Title: Re: Please rate the distastefulness of my proposed new holidays
Post by: AFK on February 11, 2013, 12:44:47 am
EVERYONE (except Hallmark and Zales) hates Valentine's Day, so I would forget about that angle.  Honestly, it seems like a bit of a turkey all around because (and maybe I'm overlly cynical about this) I doubt your average Joe is going to have the first clue what you're on about without a long-winded explanation/history lesson.


But, that is just one spag's opinion.