I kind of lean toward Alan King’s feelings about what makes Saturday a special day … Welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 354 of The Daily Dirt.
1. It’s the weekend, a time, I think, men tend to enjoy more than women.
I have no scientific proof of that, only a gut feeling. These are three quotes from people far much smarter than I am backing me up on this:
Gold medal: “Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.” – cartoonist Bill Watterson
Silver medal:“My favorite way to spend Saturday is in and out of bed, watching sports on TV and eating.” – comedian Alan King
Bronze medal:“On the sixth day, God created man, the sort of result you often get when you go in to work on a Saturday.” – author Robert Brault.
2. Of course, not everyone shares the same feelings about Saturday and what role it (and the rest of the weekend) should hold in our lives:
“Honestly, I never really understood the glorification of Fridays & weekends. I don’t want to build a life and career, where I spent five days a week waiting for the weekend. No! I want to enjoy my life, and don’t wish any weekday away. I want each day to matter to me, in some way, even if it’s a small tiny way. I love my life. Everyday. That’s the spirit we should convey all around us.” – German economist Akilnathan Logeswaran.
I would guess Logeswaran would be a bundle of joy to invite to a Saturday night cookout.
3. Keeping with our Saturday theme, these are the best songs featuring that wonderful day of the week:
1. “Saturday Night,” by the Bay City Rollers: One of the best singa-alongs. Ever.
2. “Another Saturday Night,” by Sam Cooke: One of the best voices of any generation and/or genre.
3. “Another Saturday Night,” by Cat Stevens: Same song, just a different take.
4. “Saturday In The Park,” by Chicago: One of the songs that helped elevate Chicago to supergroup status.
5. “Louisiana Saturday Night,” by Mel McDaniel: Yeah, it’s country, but it’s still a great song. I always thought Mary Chapin Carpenter should have sang with him on this number.
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Boy, did Steve whiff on this one…he forgot Sir Elton’s offering. JRG
Steve Thought O’ The Day — Actually, Steve loves every day of the week.
Steve Eighinger writes daily for Muddy River News. He did once have a stroke.
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