Monday, February 22, 2021

National Brotherhood Week

 How long will we have this?  Better to memorise it in preparation for the day we have to sing it in secret.  Thanks to Richard Johnson for the suggestion.



Notice that we don't have this anymore. It was never official, but when did it slip beneath the waves?

3 comments:

Unknown said...

https://www.pri.org/stories/2018-02-21/whatever-became-national-brotherhood-week

A touring "tolerance trio" of a Roman Catholic priest, a protestant minister, and a rabbi.

a Roman Catholic priest, a protestant minister, and a rabbit walked into a bar. When they sat down, the bartender said "I think one of you might be a typo".

Unknown said...

Pondering the question further of "When did it slip beneath the waves?", I present this google ngram (a measurement of the number of times the phrase appears in their corpus of scanned books, plotted against time:

https://imgur.com/a/oksSUSr

Assistant Village Idiot said...

So it was already well on its way out by the time Lehrer sang this, it got a kick forward under Ford, it looks like, continued by Carter, and then faded a few years after Reagan took office.