Icarus

Also Donut Day and Festival of Popular Delusions Day....

And these are not holidays. (I wouldn't be stuck here working)

Just days meant to bring attention to some cause which is somehow forgotten the rest of the year and of course help provide an outlet for advertising and earning some money out of the 'celebrations'.

lmonast

This is almost as important as Gingerbread day:

http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2007/06/dayintech_0605

Leo

teedubya

Can we get the "day of the day" posts separated from the real Freakonomics RSS posts. I'm genuinely interested in what Levitt and Dubner have to say, but the DOTD seems like filler.

vinod

This idea of posting daily holidays was tolerable for all of one day. It's simply annoying now. Please let's just post all the holidays in one blogpost and get done with it, ok?

Isaac

I agree with the previous two commenters. This holiday stuff is cute, but not terribly interesting to me, and not particularly connected to Freakonomics. It seems almost like blogging for blogging's sake. Please try to concentrate more on this blog's special niche.

hollywood17

geez people get a life - you don't have to read everything on this blog, so I would suggest skipping, because there are people who want to know what holiday today is...

mousebender

Today is both Adam Smith's birthday (well, under the Julian calendar) and John Maynard Keynes's birthday.

kah

It would be cool if someone performed data analysis so inspired that the inspiration was counted as a miracle and so socially beneficial that the person was made a saint.

It would also be cool because it would make sense to post that saint's day on this page.

Icarus

Also Donut Day and Festival of Popular Delusions Day....

And these are not holidays. (I wouldn't be stuck here working)

Just days meant to bring attention to some cause which is somehow forgotten the rest of the year and of course help provide an outlet for advertising and earning some money out of the 'celebrations'.

lmonast

This is almost as important as Gingerbread day:

http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2007/06/dayintech_0605

Leo

teedubya

Can we get the "day of the day" posts separated from the real Freakonomics RSS posts. I'm genuinely interested in what Levitt and Dubner have to say, but the DOTD seems like filler.

vinod

This idea of posting daily holidays was tolerable for all of one day. It's simply annoying now. Please let's just post all the holidays in one blogpost and get done with it, ok?

Isaac

I agree with the previous two commenters. This holiday stuff is cute, but not terribly interesting to me, and not particularly connected to Freakonomics. It seems almost like blogging for blogging's sake. Please try to concentrate more on this blog's special niche.

hollywood17

geez people get a life - you don't have to read everything on this blog, so I would suggest skipping, because there are people who want to know what holiday today is...

mousebender

Today is both Adam Smith's birthday (well, under the Julian calendar) and John Maynard Keynes's birthday.

kah

It would be cool if someone performed data analysis so inspired that the inspiration was counted as a miracle and so socially beneficial that the person was made a saint.

It would also be cool because it would make sense to post that saint's day on this page.