That’s Right Nate

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Help Us Celebrate Saint Jing-Tao-Wow

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saintjingtaowowdayA famous Chinese philosopher once said, “Chee chung chee chung chee chung.  Cho Ching Chung Chee”.    An even more famous American philosopher by the name of Lou Dobbs said only Tuesday, “”And by the way, I’ve got to wish to you, each and every one, Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! I do that, and I have to be honest with you, despite my fervent anti-ethnic holiday position. That’s right! I’m against St. Patrick’s Day. I’m against St. Columbus Day. Saint Joseph’s Day. I’m against all of those things. Is there, by the way, is there a Jewish, a Jewish ethnic holiday? Is there one? No? Okay. The Jews have disappointed me. I mean, is there a St. Mauritius? No? A Belize? I don’t know. We gotta have — there’s gotta be something else going on here! How about an Asian ethnic holiday? Is there one? You know, a Saint-Jing- Tao- Wow? Chinese New Year? All right, we can do that … I mean, what is with all of these ethnic holidays? I mean how about an American Day? How about were all the same kind of day?”

I was thinking that the 4th of July kind of celebrated Americans as does Thanksgiving, but not really our sameness.    It occurred to me that what unites all of us as a country are ethnic stereotypes and the people who have propagated them out of fear that we would mess up the great little country they had here.  OK, The Indians may have been right, but otherwise from the 18th Century Germans in Pennsylvania to the Mexicans of today, this melting pot has always been just one more ingredient away from going bad so on March 31st let’s all celebrate the patron saint of ethnic and racial stereotyping Saint Jing-Tao-Wow.

Now, everybody can keep this day in their heart with their own traditions.  I think celebrating the efforts of people like Lou Dobbs to keep this country pure is a great start, but let’s not stop there.  Let’s really celebrate those stereotypes.   I plan on oppressing minorities and then dancing really poorly.  If you’re Irish why not polish off a case of beer or have unprotected sex.  Germans do something really efficiently and without humor.  African-Americans–geez, take your pick.  You guys are lucky you get so many.  You Swedes, uhm I’ll get back to you.

When you decide how you plan to celebrate Saint Jing-Tao-Wow day proudly post it in the comments section.  If you have your own blog and want to advance this holiday then post and we’ll give you some linky love.  Remember, we’re doing this for Lou Dobbs.   Let’s go out there and celebrate our stereotypes March 31st.  Spread the word.

UPDATE: Check out the Saint Jing-Tao-Wow Day Video

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  1. OK, I think I have to give this some thought. I’m Irish-Italian-Jewish-American. That’s quite a few stereotypes in just one day. I guess having pizza bagels and washing them down with a Guiness would be a start, but I’m not that crazy about them and I don’t drink. The not drinking is probably due to the Jewish part. I will certainly celebrate this on the blog, though. I just need a day or so to plan some truly stereotypical behavior.

    zenyenta

    March 18, 2009 at 8:27 pm

  2. I am Polish, German and Bohemian. Let’s see. I no longer drink so I will have to something incredibly stupid in a very precise and artistic, non-conformist fashion.

    Roger Nehring

    March 19, 2009 at 8:31 am

  3. I think those are both excellent suggestions

    thatsrightnate

    March 19, 2009 at 9:11 am

  4. roger, if you can round up pair of lederhosen and seven like-minded friends, this looks to require a fair bit of precision:

    (i’m pretty sure if you do this anywhere other than germany during oktoberfest, this would fulfill all of your stated ethnic stereotype requirements.)

    gina

    March 19, 2009 at 9:13 am

  5. Celebrate in a multicultural way.
    Toke up some American hemp flowers in French rolling papers and get Chinese-eyed.

    OldUncleDave

    March 19, 2009 at 5:48 pm

  6. […] Help Us Celebrate Saint Jing-Tao-Wow […]

    That’s Right Nate

    March 19, 2009 at 5:49 pm

  7. […] give this idea the push it needs, but over the next 12 days, I’m going to be pushing hard for Saint Jing-Tao-Wow Day wherever I can on the internet.  I think Lou Dobbs has inspired me  and I feel compelled to […]

  8. I’m creole, so I guess I’ll just stick with Mardi Gras type stuff. Y’all can come, too!

    Anchovy

    March 20, 2009 at 9:33 pm

  9. Sure Mardi Gras is awesome, but if you really want to celebrate your Creole heritage may I suggest:

    thatsrightnate

    March 20, 2009 at 10:18 pm

  10. For anyone on facebook, feel free to celebrate the Jing Tao Wow spirit together at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=57911046908

    Richard

    March 21, 2009 at 2:51 am

  11. […] a comment » Happy Saint Jing-Tao-Wow Eve.  As you know, Saint Jing-Tao-Wow Day is America’s newest holiday.  First created by Lou […]

  12. […] Saint Jing-Tao-Wow Day on March 31 with Lou […]

  13. Nice Post, better still I’m able to view it on my new iPhone.

    Meri Doxie

    January 31, 2010 at 11:39 am


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