Posted in History, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on July 29, 2013

A gentleman named Wil Wheaton has declared his birthday, July 29, to be Don’t Be A Dick Day. PG has mixed feelings about this. The notion of being kinder to your neighbor is laudable. The problem lies in the connection of rudeness to the male reproductive organ.

The concept of using body part names for insults is peculiar. It is almost always organs involved in excretion or reproduction. If it wasn’t for these two functions, nobody would be here. If you did happen to pull a Jesus, and be born without parental intercourse, you would be uncomfortable without urination and defecation. (Google “did Jesus use the bathroom” and see the debates.)

July 29 has been deemed DBADD. (Spell check suggestion: BAD) It turns out that one person already took this advice to heart. In 1857, a Scottish minister, scientist, and writer named Thomas Dick went the way of all mortal flesh. Other departures on July 29 include Pope Urban II (1099), Wolfgang Mozart (1844), and Vincent van Gogh (1890). Births on this day include Benito Mussolini (1883), Theda Bara (1885), and Clara Bow (1905). Pictures are from The Library of Congress.

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