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But with brittle bones you could be a super villain in an M. Night Shamalayan movie so you may want to think this through.

Kidding. Thanks for the very interesting AMA

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From the wiki:

Many Italian-Americans observe Columbus Day as a celebration of their heritage, and the first such celebration was held in New York City on October 12, 1866.[11] The day was first enshrined as a legal holiday in the United States through the lobbying of Angelo Noce, a first generation Italian, in Denver. The first statewide holiday was proclaimed by Colorado governor Jesse F. McDonald in 1905, and it was made a statutory holiday in 1907.[12] In April 1934, as a result of lobbying by the Knights of Columbus and New York City Italian leader Generoso Pope, Congress and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt proclaimed October 12 a federal holiday under the name Columbus Day.[12][13][14]

I've always looked at it as an "Oh shit, we need these Italian Catholic votes. Let's give them a day." Where is English-American heritage day or German-American heritage day? I guess the Irish-Americans have St. Paddy's Day but all in all Columbus Day as a national holiday seems to be about lobbying.

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Is that dog wearing a red bandana? Confirmed gang member and therefore dangerous. Case closed.

/s of course. Good looking dog you've got there.

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But this edition goes to eleven

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I'm not familiar with that one. Thanks. I'll look it up.