Daily Dirt: Forget Halloween, the best October holidays all deal with food


Alicia Silverstone in "Clueless"

Daily Dirt for Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022

Well, don’t totally forget Halloween. There’s food involved with that celebration, too … Welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 410 of The Daily Dirt.

1. It’s the first day of October, a month best known for Halloween — which we will have some fun with in the coming days — but other things make this month memorable, too. Such as:

  • Mean Girls Appreciation Day, Oct. 3: Required viewing on this day is a showing of 1995’s “Clueless” starring Alicia Silverstone. 
  • Cinnamon Roll Day, Oct. 4: Never met a cinnamon roll that I didn’t like. No reason to limit this celebration to just one day.
  • National Angel Food Cake Day, Oct. 10: A very underrated cake that goes especially well with fresh strawberries and/or whipped cream.
  • National Dessert Day, Oct. 14: Never met a dessert I didn’t like. No reason to limit this celebration to just one day.
  • National Pasta Day, Oct. 17: On this day I will make a pilgrimage to Tiramisu in downtown Quincy for an order of ravioli salsa rosa.
  • National Chocolate Cupcake Day, Oct. 18: My favorite cupcakes are those “orange” ones from Hostess, which are actually yellow.
  • Eat A Pretzel Day, Oct. 22: Make it a big pretzel, nice and salty.
  • National Boston Cream Pie Day, Oct. 23: Never met a Boston Cream Pie I didn’t like. No reason to limit this celebration to just one day.
  • National Chocolate Day, Oct. 28: Is it just coincidence that National Chocolate Day falls just before Halloween? I think not.

2. The Daily Dirt would like to wish the following a happy birthday:

  • Randy Quaid is 72 today. He’s known best for his role as “Cousin Eddie” in the “Vacation” movies.
  • Former St. Louis Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire is 59 Sunday.
  • TV personality Kelly Ripa is 52 on Sunday.
  • Actress Susan Sarandon will be 76 on Monday. She’ll always be Annie Savoy to me.
  • Former “Clueless” star Alicia Silverstone will be 46 on Tuesday.

3. Here’s an update of the world’s highest-paid athletes, according to Forbes magazine:

  • Gold medal: Lionel Messi, Argentina, soccer, $130 million. He’s still no Pele.
  • Silver medal: LeBron James, United States, basketball, $121.2 million. Just promise not to make any more movies, LeBron. Please.
  • Bronze medal: Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal, soccer, $115 million. He may need every dime of that, considering all the legal fees he has going at the moment.

Steve Thought O’ The Day
Alicia SIlverstone is turning 46? Where in the heck did all of the years go?

Steve Eighinger writes daily for Muddy River News. As if.

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