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Rounding out the End of the Merry, Merry Month of May

Posted on the 28 May 2013 by Doggone
May is a month for celebrating many things, including National Bike Month, National Military Appreciation Month and Military Spouse Month along with Memorial Day.  In the US and Canada May is 'Drinking Water Month'; in the UK it is National Smile Month.......and coincidentally the month when elections are most often held in that nation.
PhotoMay is National Hamburger and Cheeseburger Month, with today, May 28th, being National Hamburger Day.  You can eat it while moving; it is also National Moving Month.
There are various health and well-being awareness causes - National Stroke Awareness Month, National Mental Health Awareness Month,  National Brain Tumor Awareness Month, National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, National Better Speech and Hearing Month, National ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease Month, and National Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Month.  Not to leave out our friends who happen to belong to other species, it is Pet Cancer Month (by which I assume is meant Pet Cancer AWARENESS Month).
There are special ethnicity celebrations this month, notably South Asian Heritage Month, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and Jewish American Heritage Month.
And not to be left out just because it is obscure, May is National Masturbation Month.  A tip of the hat to one of my co-bloggers for alerting me to the fascinating observation that our culture wars correlate to our attitudes on this topic.  Just tying in the topic to our 'politics and current events' focus, but there do appear to be a surprising amount of differences between red and blue, us and others. In the interests of good taste, I will spare our gentle reader's sensibilities and omit any illustration.  But it might make for a fun tidbit to drop around the water cooler, or if you find yourself in need of a topic that adroitly and effectively creates a conversational change of subject.  But it is only really topical through Friday.

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