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The artist is Steve Murray, who does comics for the National Post (and is a good follow on Twitter).
posted by no regrets, coyote at 11:03 AM on September 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


"Dad, if there's Father's Day and Mother's Day, why isn't there Children's Day?"

"Son, every day is Children's Day."
posted by straight at 11:06 AM on September 3, 2012 [5 favorites]


"Dad, if there's Father's Day and Mother's Day, why isn't there Children's Day?"

There is, well sort of.
posted by hoyland at 11:16 AM on September 3, 2012


8 hours for work! 8 hours for MetaFilter! 8 hours for rest!
posted by mazola at 11:19 AM on September 3, 2012 [19 favorites]


[derail] In my family we somehow convinced my parents to celebrate a "Kids' Day" every fall. It was typically around the time the leaves were falling off the trees, so we would rake a big pile of leaves and they would hide a few cheap presents in the pile for us to find. [/derail]

Happy Labor Day, everyone in the USA.

I enjoyed the kerning joke.
posted by ropeladder at 11:20 AM on September 3, 2012 [3 favorites]


Was it kerning or tracking?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:25 AM on September 3, 2012


"Son, every day is Job Creator's day."
posted by straight at 11:27 AM on September 3, 2012 [8 favorites]


Quiet, you lot: I am at work right now, and your celebrations are disturbing my under-desk nap.
posted by wenestvedt at 11:32 AM on September 3, 2012


Yeah i wish I had labor day off.
posted by lazaruslong at 11:35 AM on September 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yeah i wish I had labor day off.

You should probably have a word about that to your union.
posted by Talez at 11:36 AM on September 3, 2012 [9 favorites]


Haymarket, not Haymaker.
posted by enn at 11:38 AM on September 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


I have labor day off! But only because the company I work for is too cheap to dish out holiday pay.
posted by FirstMateKate at 11:39 AM on September 3, 2012


8 hours for work! 8 hours for MetaFilter! 8 hours for rest!

What are the remaining 8 hours for, then?
posted by Etrigan at 11:40 AM on September 3, 2012 [6 favorites]


It's terrible how the left has changed Labor Day from a day of labor to one celebrating unions.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 11:55 AM on September 3, 2012 [4 favorites]


Meanwhile in America, May the 1st is "Loyalty Day". Because on an anniversary of protesters getting shot to death we should all be more Loyal to our wonderful government.
posted by Cyclopsis Raptor at 11:59 AM on September 3, 2012 [8 favorites]


"Dad, if there's Father's Day and Mother's Day, why isn't there Children's Day?"

There is, well sort of.


I'm particularly fond of Paraguay's Children's Day, which sounds like a sweet little holiday until you realize it commemorates an 1869 battle in which thousands of child soldiers, some wearing fake beards to hide their age, were killed by the Brazilian Army.
posted by bookish at 12:10 PM on September 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


I made cheese scones in the shape of maple leaves in honor of Labour day. Only because I didn't have a cutter in the shape of Typesetters.
posted by arcticseal at 12:43 PM on September 3, 2012 [3 favorites]


What's a union? Heh.
posted by lazaruslong at 1:19 PM on September 3, 2012


Labor Day was a really big deal in my union loving family. The Labor Day picnic at the Polish Country Club ( a wooden picnic shelter , some swing sets, a horseshoe pit and a fishing bank next to a river) usually involved shaking the hand of whatever politicians needed a vote, eating kielbasa and bratwurst, fried chicken and soda bread-very ethnically diverse for a Polish Club-and listening to old guys and gals sing even older union songs. Ah, nostalgia.
posted by Isadorady at 1:31 PM on September 3, 2012 [3 favorites]


Any comic with a koala wearing a hat is a good comic.
posted by tommasz at 1:47 PM on September 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


I made cheese scones in the shape of maple leaves in honor of Labour day. Only because I didn't have a cutter in the shape of Typesetters.
posted by arcticseal at 12:43 PM on September 3 [2 favorites +] [!]


If you put maple syrup on them there are some people who want to talk with you.

posted by chavenet at 2:14 PM on September 3, 2012


No evidence remaining m'lud.
posted by arcticseal at 3:07 PM on September 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


What's holiday pay?
posted by Snyder at 3:13 PM on September 3, 2012


It's terrible how the left has changed Labor Day from a day of labor to one celebrating unions.

I can't tell if this is ironic or not...if not, may I suggest:
not clear on the concept...filter
posted by aloiv2 at 3:27 PM on September 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


Well, I will raise my glass to the brave union men and women who struggled and suffered and died to get all the working conditions that we of take for granted. Sadly, I think the days of struggle are here again....
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:41 PM on September 3, 2012 [8 favorites]




Was it kerning or tracking?

Depends on how many "teeths" he was planning on removing.

If he was knocking out just one or two teeth (so, changing the relationship between two, specific, remaining teeth), that'd be kerning. If he was knocking out, say, every other tooth (increasing the empty space between each of the remaining teeth; or, put another way, decreasing the density of the total composition), that'd be tracking (or, as it's sometimes called, letter-spacing). Kind of.
posted by Alt F4 at 5:00 PM on September 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


Thanks Alt F4, I learnt something new today.
posted by arcticseal at 5:26 PM on September 3, 2012


Well, I will raise my glass to the brave union men and women who struggled and suffered and died to get all the working conditions that we of take for granted. Sadly, I think the days of struggle are here again....

Favorited for truth. *pours slug of the barely affordable cheap stuff*
"The dawning of a brighter day."
posted by BlueHorse at 9:03 PM on September 3, 2012 [4 favorites]


Relevant questionable content strip.
posted by Mezentian at 4:49 AM on September 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


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