When you woke up this morning, you probably thought that May 15th, 2014 was going to be a rather unremarkable day. How’s that steaming cup of morning wrong? I bet it goes well with bacon.
In fact, today marks the 2nd annual celebration of levity that we around the Ideative Creative offices like to call Non Sequitur Day, a (self-declared) national holiday that delights in the random, and in sharing the easing of life’s solemnity for a mere twenty-four hours. Today is the day we face life’s toil and struggle unafraid, and make a stand for the absurd, by refusing to take ourselves (and our family and friends, naturally) quite so seriously. On Non Sequitur Day, context is completely irrelevant and sharing the fact that Oscar the Grouch was orange before he was green, in the midst of introducing you to our new favorite holiday, is completely inbounds – nay, it’s encouraged.
Non Sequitur Day is Shel Silverstein writing the Johnny Cash tune, A Boy Named Sue. It’s the knowledge that Alaska is the only U.S. state name that can be typed in a single row of keys and it’s Taylor Swift winning more Grammys in one year than Elvis did in his entire career, all wrapped up in the fact that I had waffles for dinner last night, sitting upon a world that’s not, in fact, flat and supported on the back of a World Turtle. (More’s the pity.)
It’s Non Sequitur Day! Come play with us!
To participate, take to your social media outlet of choice and respond to your friends status updates with all of the irrelevant, irreverent, idiotic, quirky facts, thoughts and observations that come to mind. Make sure you add #nonsequiturday to your streams of consciousness; otherwise, your friends not in the know might think you’ve gone mad. You know, if you worry about that sort of thing.
Happy Non Sequitur Day, everyone! Go forth and be ridiculous!