Most of you are probably already aware, but a few of you may not remember that June 15th is Jim Varney's birthday. Or would have been, had he not died already.
I think that Jim Varney has made at least as valuable a contribution to the world as all those other famous dead guys whose birthdays we honor, so I'd like to ask you to take a few minutes to remember Jim fondly.
I just realized that I'm a few weeks late for something I was going to do. Better late then never, I guess.
June 15th was Jim Varney's birthday, and I ask that you take 2 minutes and 59 seconds to observe it with me by watching the following clip. (Regular readers may notice that the following YouTube clip is painfully improperly aspected. You know that I think a clip is important when I link to it despite of this.)
[video moved to bottom so that livejournal doesn't choke on it.]
Does anyone know what the process for getting a national holiday recognized involves? I for one feel that Jim has impacted my life far more than any of those stuffy old dead Presidents this country honors by getting the day off work. A quick scan through the YouTube comments on the above-linked video suggests to me that I am not alone in feeling this way. I honestly did not realize that there are that many people who share my love for this man, and seeing all those comments makes me feel just the tiniest bit better about losing him.
So: any objections to June 15th as National (International?) Jim Varney Day?