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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:29 PM

How to Celebrate Ronald Reagan's Birthday today!

had to share, apologies if this has been posted:

http://www.indecisionforever.com/blog/2013/02/06/how-to-celebrate-ronald-reagans-birthday?xrs=synd_facebook



It's the 102nd birthday of American saint Ronald Reagan, and while few of us can compare to the Great Communicator, there are still plenty of Reaganesque ways to celebrate this special day.


* Locate unsightly fencing in your neighborhood. Attend a meeting of the zoning board and tell them to tear down this wall.

* Find an air traffic controller. Tell him he's fired.

* Inform the air traffic controller you can't really fire him. Hand him a Jelly Belly.

* Play a Bruce Springsteen song at your Reagan birthday party. Tell guests the lyrics are about greedy workers and under-appreciated capitalists. Yeah, sure, "Tunnel of Love" is fine.

* During the party's cocktail hour, recall scenes from your favorite movies as if they were episodes from your own life.

* Makes guests watch The Day the Earth Stood Still. Discuss what would happen if the earth faced an invasion by extraterrestrials.

* Reserve the cake for yourself and two other guests. Tell the rest of the party that some pieces will trickle down.

* Tell Congress to pass an immigration reform bill.

* Prank the Kremlin. Tell them the bombing begins in 15 minutes.

* Sell your gun collection to Iran. Send the money you earned to the South American paramilitary group of your choice.

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Reply How to Celebrate Ronald Reagan's Birthday today! (Original post)
sebastianj333 Feb 2013 OP
riqster Feb 2013 #1
sebastianj333 Feb 2013 #2
Yavapai Feb 2013 #3
goclark Feb 2013 #4
blkmusclmachine Feb 2013 #5
cyberswede Feb 2013 #6
Ian Iam Feb 2013 #7
mahatmakanejeeves Feb 2013 #8
Dismalindistress Feb 2013 #9
Doctor_J Feb 2013 #10
n2doc Feb 2013 #11
kenny blankenship Feb 2013 #12
Brigid Feb 2013 #13
Coyotl Feb 2013 #14
Va Lefty Feb 2013 #15
AverageJoe90 Feb 2013 #16
Atman Feb 2013 #17
iamelisabethparker Feb 2013 #18
jsr Feb 2013 #19

Response to sebastianj333 (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:44 PM

1. I'll use my vintage Reagan word processor

It has no memory, and a semi-colon.

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Response to riqster (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 02:59 PM

2. Good one!

LOL

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Response to riqster (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 06:21 PM

3. Wish we could "up vote" like they do on reddit,

 

Because that was a good one for sure!

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Response to sebastianj333 (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:42 PM

4. Was it Reagan's fault?


I was living in CA at the time -- I just remember a photo in the news paper of a lady sitting on someone's fence, "howling" ( for want of a better word" howling at the Moon.

Everyone that I knew at the time said, "Reagan let all of the Mental Patients out..."

It may not have been Reagan that was responsible but for sure, lots of people said it was his fault.

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Response to sebastianj333 (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:52 PM

5. Ugh.

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Response to sebastianj333 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 01:00 AM

6. I remember a road trip once when all the guys peed on the Reagan hometown sign

outside of Dixon, Illinois. Good times!

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Response to sebastianj333 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 01:05 AM

7. Blast!

 

It's now Feb. 7th! I'm too late!

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Response to sebastianj333 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 08:25 AM

8. The Day the Earth Stood Still?

Uh-oh. I have to register a complaint. The Day the Earth Stood Still is my favorite movie. It is on any list of the greatest movies ever made. I'm talking about the real one, not the fake that came out a few years back. The message of the real TDTESS is entirely the opposite of what Reagan stood for. For those of you who have never seen this great, great film, here's the link.

The Day the Earth Stood Still

I first saw this when NBC ran it on NBC Saturday Night at the Movies. I have seen the DVD several times. I urge people to view it.

The person who played Bobby has a website. I see he hasn't updated it in ten years. It used to be that he would answer email. It has been some time since I wrote him, though, so I can't say for sure about now.

Billy Gray

TDTESS at Amazon

A hallmark of the science fiction genre as well as a wry commentary on the political climate of the 1950s, The Day the Earth Stood Still is a sci-fi movie less concerned with special effects than with a social parable. A spacecraft lands in Washington, D.C., carrying a humanoid messenger from another world (Michael Rennie) imparting a warning to the people of Earth to cease their violent behavior. But panic ensues as the messenger lands and is shot by a nervous soldier. His large robot companion destroys the Capitol as the messenger escapes the confines of the hospital. He moves in with a family as a boarder and blends into society to observe the full range of the human experience. Director Robert Wise (West Side Story) not only provides one of the most recognizable icons of the science fiction world in his depiction of the massive robot loyal to his master, but he avoids the obvious camp elements of the story to create a quiet and observant story highlighting both the good and the bad in human nature. --Robert Lane

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Response to sebastianj333 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:03 AM

9. Just like the 80's

I may celebrate by doing what I did when RR was president drive down the highway screaming at the radio the whole time.

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Response to sebastianj333 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:07 AM

10. Mortgage your house because you need medical care

Tell a Social Security recipient he's part of a plot to turn the US into a Marxist paradise.

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Response to sebastianj333 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:53 PM

11. I took a huge dump "for the gipper" n/t

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Response to sebastianj333 (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:10 PM

12. How about with an extra-judicial killing of a US citizen ?

Ooops not even the Gipper went in for that.

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Response to sebastianj333 (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:14 AM

13. I'm late, but . . .

Maybe I'll find my Bruce Springsteen CDs and play "My Hometown."

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Response to sebastianj333 (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:34 AM

14. I'm having a party for all the Reagan supporters i know.

Home alone again!

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Response to sebastianj333 (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:40 AM

15. From Airplane II...

Controller #3: Get me Steve McCroskey!
Controller #2: Are you kidding? Ever since Reagan fired the air traffic controllers, he's been completely senile!
Controller #3: Yeah, but what about McCroskey?

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Response to sebastianj333 (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:58 PM

16. I like this list, but just one tiny quibble:

I'd replace The Day The Earth Stood Still with "Red Dawn" and "Discuss what would happen if the United States faced an invasion by The Evil Empire(tm)."

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Response to sebastianj333 (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:28 AM

17. Forget about it.

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Response to sebastianj333 (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:30 PM

18. Hilarious!

Thank you for posting this, sebastianj333 ... it's awesomely hilarious and I wish I had seen it earlier! -- Elisabeth

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Response to sebastianj333 (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:23 PM

19. Don't forget to consult your horoscope

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