|No really, I'm asking because according to this 2006 study only 92% of|
respondents age 18-24 could find Canada on a map. 92% might sound good,
but that means 8% couldn't. Couldn't find Canada. Not judging, but yikes.
|Hm...I gather it's sort of a drunker|
version of Colonial Williamsburg.
|"We shall choke the fjords of this new |
land with tolerance! Also, your corpses."
Anyway, Erikson and pals eventually packed up and went back home leaving a few artifacts and a saga instead of horror and an uncountable number dead left by some other Europeans we could mention, so I suggest you mark the occasion by talking like a Viking. It seems both appropriate and obnoxious. You're friends will hate you. But if they complain, just accuse them of being a tool of Hallmark or corporate interests or something. Like any good holiday, Lief Erikson Day should have a healthy amount of guilt associated with it.
|Pictured: an actual Columbus Day card.|
Not pictured: jokes about the next 500
years of disease, war and genocide.