August 10, 2011

Happy Duran Duran Appreciation Day!

Did you think you were on top of all the big holidays? Did you know that today is National Duran Duran Appreciation Day? This is a big one folks, and until this week I knew nothing about it. Why the hell isn't this printed on my calendar like Christmas and Sir Wilfred Laurier Day*?

(*Laurier is a former Canadian Prime Minister, no idea what the holiday is...)

Are you Hungry Like a Wolf? Do you swoon for skinny boys in make-up with perfectly coiffed hair? If you adored this Fab Five band in the '80s, then National Duran Duran Appreciation Day is the day for you. From England's underground club cult movement, Duran Duran was founded by Nick Rhodes and John Taylor in 1978. After searching for a name, Duran Duran was chosen from a character in Jane Fonda's futuristic film Barbarella.

And while I was never a huge Duranie (are they called that?), I will admit to loving "New Moon on Monday" and "The Reflex", and having their greatest hits CD in my extensive 80s collection. It's near the Bonnie Tyler, Paula Abdul, Toto, and En Vogue CDs. Over there, near the Xanadu soundtrack. Yes really.

And yes gifts are perfectly ok on this momentous occasion. However, despite the importance of this holiday, apparently we do not get the day off work. If the Duran boys are dragging their feathered hair and middle-aged sequined behinds to work, then apparently so are we...

Happy Duran Duran Appreciation Day! Who's up for wearing shoulder pads and mascara...?


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