today is a google holiday, hooray!

HGWells

This morning, whilst perusing her Facebook news feed, my officemate counted no less than six references to the age-old irritating phrase, “a case of the Mondays,” made truly infamous by everyone’s favorite movie about how boring jobs are:

“A case of the Mondays” is right up there with “hump day,” but we’ve already made hump day better by instituting a less-than-regular Hump Day Cry Face, so it’s okay. The point is, no one needs to have a case of the Mondays today, because it’s not just a Monday: it’s a Google Holiday!

Today’s Google Holiday: What would have been H.G. Wells’ 143rd birthday. (I did that math myself. Without a calculator. Don’t say I never did anything for you.) H.G. Wells was a writer and an outspoken socialist, just like Barack Obama! Not gonna lie, I’ve read zero of Wells’ books, but Wikipedia did just teach me some interesting facts about him:

  • H.G. stands for Herbert George, so the birthday boy was called “Bertie” as a child. How unfortunate.
  • Bertie first married his cousin (ew!) but then left her for one of his students (double ew!). He had lots and lots of affairs in his life, just like Don Draper.
  • Bertie was once sued for plagiarism, but the court found him not guilty.
  • He had diabetes, and a cool moustache.
  • Wells wanted his epitaph to say “I told you so. You damned fools.” I love that.

What I was Googling: cdr associates

h.g. wells

Enjoy what’s left of your Monday, kids!

[Posted by Mallory]

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