National Men Make Dinner Day

Today's bogus holiday brought to you by the 1960s!

By Sarah Hepola

Published November 6, 2008 8:50PM (EST)

I hate to dog on pointless, bogus holidays -- I've been trying to get National Cat With a Plastic Bag on Its Head Day pushed through the legislature for months now -- but eh, it's a slow news day around here, why not?

So today is National Men Make Dinner Day. (Of course, around my household, every day is "men make dinner" day. But not everyone is as lucky as I, it seems.) Not sure if you want to participate in National Men Make Dinner Day? From the Web site

The ideal participant in "National Men Make Dinner Day" is the man who: helps with household chores has a sense of humour and is a great all-around guy loves his wife/girlfriend, kids and pets … BUT NEVER LEARNED HOW TO COOK, and is somewhat afraid of the idea.

Honestly, the Web site is sweet if a bit ludicrous ("While cooking, you can still wear your tool belt, simply replace the hammer with a whisk"), the idea is harmless, and I can't exactly knock any attempt for people to try new things. (Wait, yes I can!) But if you're going to lobby for a national holiday, can't it be something extra, extra special -- like National Bacon and Sex Day?


Sarah Hepola

Sarah Hepola is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, "Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget."

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