Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Art Imitates Life

When you think of "nothing," what comes to mind? 

A blank page? 

The balance of your retirement account?

An empty void? (Oops! didn't mean to give all you kenophobics a scare.) 

Maybe it makes you think of Seinfeld

Well, before there was Seinfeld, there was Harold Pullman Coffin. 

Back in 1973, when Harold Pullman Coffin thought of "nothing", he thought of "holiday." And so, we can thank this newspaperman for coming up with National Nothing Day - a sort of un-holiday observed annually on January 16 - whose goal is "to provide Americans with one national day when they can just sit without celebrating, observing, or honoring anything." 

I wonder... When Mr. Coffin first proposed his idea to a buddy, d'you think the conversation may have gone something like this?

National Nothing Day is two days from now.

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