Monday, May 1, 2017 – Mayday! Ring Around the May Pole. My First 100 Days
Good Morning, Boys and Girls.
It is the first day of May. May Day should not be confused with “Mayday.” Nor should it be confused with the May Pole. They are both Republican traditions that date back for centuries. (FYI – that is fake news.)
Today I found out why those aboard planes and ships use the word “Mayday” to indicate they are in extreme distress.
In 1923, a senior radio officer, Frederick Stanley Mockford, in Croydon Airport in London, England was asked to think of one word that would be easy to understand for all pilots and ground staff in the event of an emergency.
The problem had arisen as voice radio communication slowly became more common, so an equivalent to the Morse code SOS distress signal was needed. Obviously a word like “help” wasn’t a good choice for English speakers because it could be used in normal conversations where no one was in distress.
At the time Mockford was considering the request, much of the traffic he was dealing with was between Croydon and Le Bourget Airport in Paris, France. With both the French and English languages in mind, he came up with the somewhat unique word “Mayday”, the anglicized spelling of the French pronunciation of the word “m’aider” which means “help me”.
Second: The May Pole Dance – This is the origin of pole dancing in America. (FYI – That is also fake-news.)
Puritan Dude pointing out immoral behavior of crew when alcohol is served. Origin of gentlemen’s clubs and judging evangelicals. (FYI – Altered Facts.)
Three: My First 100 Days
Due to space limitations and Sean Spicer’s inability to speak coherently, I shall limit my accomplishments to just the really big; BIG! Big numbers, real good; awesome; major; best days in history of America: all about me.
During My First 100 Days, I have not:
Angered the entire free world, including the historical allies
Really angered the most dangerous nation in the world
Berated the press and all media
Given fake-news or altered facts on national TV or anywhere else
Put my feet on the couch in the Oval Office
Tweeted diplomatic policies at 3:00 AM. Although I usually go to the bathroom about that time, but I am not tweeting.
Accused anybody of wire-tapping my office or spying on me through my microwave
Appointed someone with less credentials than my cat who wants to privatized the public education system
Had a beautiful piece of chocolate cake while sitting across from a foreign leader while sending Tomahawk missiles into a country
Played golf as many times as the potus, but probably played better
Neither have I accomplished any legislation.
Of course I could go on and on because I am so wonderful. Really, really good. Awesome. Best Ever. They like me! They really like me!
So our words/phrases for today are: MAYDAY x 3. May Pole Dancing. And the first 100 Days. What does those words have in common? Trumpet up.