Today is the day that we traditionally celebrate the men who have held the office of the President of the United States. Over the years that celebration has gone from actually thinking about the Founding Fathers to indulging in a long weekend, sales on automobiles, and deep discounts at your local mall or favorite online store.
This year, based on the disaster that is the newly installed administration in Washington, we’d like to take a moment to review how people around the US are celebrating Presidents day in photos. Our contribution is first.
That is what you think it is, sort of. It’s coprolite. Rather than pick up something Dash or Thumbelina left in the back yard we hunted down the piece of coprolite we have in our gem, mineral, and fossil collection and placed it in a box I was given by a kind stranger.* It seems a fitting tribute to the wigged mass of rotting yams currently occupying the White House at this moment.
Also, as science is imperiled and not in “vogue” at the moment, using coprolite makes it a teachable moment. Coprolite is literally fossilized dung. So not only does it look like President Bannon’s face, it is as rock hard as Rudy Giuliani’s two remaining brain cells.
Next on our list, this popped up earlier on twitter today.
Yep, that’s about right. I am certainly not celebrating the current illegitimately placed neon orange dumpster fire that haunts the West Wing.
Next up, signage from a business that clearly knows their clientele.
This was also from Twitter and, I don’t know where this business is located, but I’d make a point of giving them some business just because they’re awesome.
Last but not least, I give you this.
Happy Presidents Day, all. #Resist
*The box was given to me in a giant bag of jewelry boxes by a complete stranger at a jewelry show I did back in December. He came up to me and asked me if I could use them, which I absolutely can. After he gave them to me I rifled through the huge bag and found that box. I was joking with my friends about how I was going to set it on fire, but then this idea came to me. Geoff and I talked it over and decided this was a much better use. I am happy with our decision.