August 11, 1997

On This Date in in 1997 the West African country of Benin legalized January 10th as a national voodoo holiday. The bokors and their undead minions crowded the streets of Porto-Novo in celebration. People worldwide now enjoy January 10th as Zombie Celebration Day and many businesses even allow workers to bring their zombies to work on that day.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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2 Responses to August 11, 1997

  1. Not A Zombie says:

    Bring Your Zombie To Work Day is a great idea!

    And I say that as someone who is definitely NOT a zombie (and therefore certainly not someone who would wish to eat the tasty brains of you and your co-workers)!

    Who do we need to talk to get this started here in America?

    Warmest Regards,
    Not A Zombie
    (Seriously, I’m like TOTALLY not!)

  2. Joel Byers says:

    I believe this was translated by “Not A Zombie”s keeper, as the original e-mail was just written as “brrrrrrrraaaaaaaiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnssssssssss” over and over again, except for the cute emoticons that were interspaced throughout the message.

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