Happy Fat Cats Day…

09.05.11 Bucky Turco

As the Republicans call it, to everyone else, it’s Labor Day aka the “workingmen’s holiday.” It was first celebrated on Sept. 5, 1882 by the Central Labor Union and other trade organizations whose defiant members paraded through the streets of Manhattan. But only after a marching band was found, otherwise it could have erupted into Riot Day. In observance of this sacred tradition that’s been recognized as a national holiday since 1894 (and the fact that most of you aren’t in front of computers), we’ll be taking the day off. (Image: libcom)