The Big Joke Day, it's origins medieval or Ancient Egyptian or perhaps something to do with late October 1929. But amongst Sphinx Sabeans the celebration occurs on the fourth day of the fifth month, every fourth Lunar Year. Classically enough Pyramid Sabeans don't have a Big Joke Day, they're far too dull and boring, and sometimes your correspondent gives serious consideration to crossing the divide that separates Sphinx and Pyramid Sabeans.
All the same a cultural flummox is such that your correspondent has absolutely
no doubt that committees in non-smoking filled rooms have spent hours pondering
their media outlets, looking at their audience assumptions and have come away
with some truly well balanced brilliant ideas. Certainly eliminates any
responsibility you or I might have to our various heritages. Thank god my own
Big Joke Day doesn't occur for another three years. This year Sphinx Sabeans
will be throwing water each other on the third day of the tenth lunar month of
our year, which fortunately occurs sometime in August.