Friday, November 12, 2010

Announcing a new Official Yummish Holiday:

Redhead Day
The Yummish Council

As you may or may not be aware, the Yummish Council is currently populated entirely by redheads. This is not a requirement for membership. It just worked out that way.

Nevertheless, as we're the ones showing up to the meetings, there does tend to be something of a pro-ginger bias. It's not that we feel that there is anything inherently wrong with other colors of hair. There are many fine hues for hair, all of which are lovely in their own ways and equally inferior to red.

If you don't like it, as always, you are free to create your own religion. If you do, let us know and we promise to follow your blog.

That being said, while perusing our favorite Repository of Nearly-Accurate Data, we recently stumbled across this:

Redhead Day*

Unfortunately, we discovered the holiday too late to celebrate this year, but chose to go ahead and add it to the official calendar now, because, frankly, we thought it was cool and didn't want to take the risk of forgetting it next year. The Council is currently all a-twitter (pun intended) with talk of making the pilgrimage in September 2011.

We also figured this was as good an excuse as any to wax a bit poetic about the awesomeness of the ginger-haired. After all, how much poorer would our collective culture be without redheads?

Titian, Klimt, and Botticelli all celebrated ginger beauty in their works and Van Gogh was himself a redhead.

Literature gives us such memorable redheaded characters as Amory Blaine, Anne Shirley, and Madeline, not to mention Pippi Longstocking (who, honestly, has always kind of creeped us out, but whatever...) and the kids in those Harry Potter books we've never read. There is also Harry Potter author herself, J. K. Rowling, as well as writers James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence, Emily Dickinson and Mark Twain.

Musically, we have Bonnie Raitt, Jim Strider, Reba McIntire, Willie Nelson, Johnny Rotten and Antonio Vivaldi.

Red-haired actors include Marcia Cross, Eric Stoltz, Julia Roberts, Conan O'Brien, Tilda Swinton, Brendan Gleeson, Kelly McNair and many, many more. Where would television or film be without ├╝ber-ginger Ron Howard?

On the historic front, we claim Eric the Red, Elizabeth I, Napoleon, Galileo, Christopher Columbus and Thomas Jefferson.

As far as representing the sheer hotness of the ginger-haired, there are far too many names to list here, so we'll just offer Kate Winslet, Nicole Kidman and Robert Redford as prime examples.

There's really no way to deny it. Gingers add spice to life!

Today's exercise: Hug a ginger! (Then celebrate some little quirk or quality of your own and how it connects you with others.)

Next: Something more inclusive, I promise.

Fun link: 38 Red Hair and Redhead Facts

*Now that they've gotten over that tendency toward violent empire building and world domination, the Dutch really have developed some fairly Yummish tendencies.

1 comment:

  1. Can I hug myself? I have loads of red in my hair (naturally). BTW, I'm assuming the Yummish Council meetings include copious amounts of wine?

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