Memes, Memes, Memes, Memes. Memes for all in Africa.
I’m not sure those words actually go together. They are like TNT and anal warts; horrid no matter what. So in honour of this eternal struggle, that we call “LIFE ON MONDAYS”. I, your friend and humble narrator (You can hear my British accent ringing in your ears, can’t you?), will attempt to make your… Monday go a little better.
We ALL know Garfield hates Mondays. But what else do we know about them?
Well, I decided to keep this article short and sweet. However! Nothing ever goes as planned. So come with me on a journey as we delve into the history, culture, mythology, popular references and ham sandwiches on this Day of ALL days!
Monday was derived from the word Monedaei, sometime before 1200 A.D. Monday means… “Moon’s Day” (Don’t you feel better already?) Monday seems almost universal; various German, Dutch, Frisian, Norse and a number of other languages and cultures all using a form of the word over the centuries; many of the European terms come from the Latin “Lunae Dies” or “Day of the moon.” (Feeling better?)
In Christian and Jewish tradition, Monday is the SECOND day of the week. So it should be a “Blue Sunday” or something like that.
All sorts of religious people put all sorts of importance on Monday. Not that we care….
Sounds like someone’s got a case of the Mondays.” -Nina. Office Space. (1999)
Here’s a good one. Monday has always been regarded as a day for washing clothes. (Isn’t that swell?)
There are a number of songs that refer to Monday: “Monday, Monday” (1966) “I don’t like Mondays” (1979) “Manic Monday” (1986)… to name a few. I still prefer “Weekend Warrior” by Iron Maiden, though.
There are a few bands that use Monday in their name: Happy Mondays, and Hey Monday… to name a few. (They are the only ones I could find.)
Mondays are also a day for calling in sick, surfing the web, and committing suicide. (Bit of a downer, I know.)
SOME FUN NAMES FOR MONDAY:
Big Monday; Black Monday; Cyber Monday (I like that one) Clean Monday; Jupiter Monday; Mad Monday (That one’s also good) Miracle Monday; and Wet Monday (Don’t ask; Don’t tell.)
Wasn’t that good? Don’t you feel better? Well… if not, just wait until next Monday. I’ll see if I can pull a rabbit out of my ass for that one.
P.S: My ham sandwich was great.