National That Sucks Day
National That Sucks Day is observed next on Monday, April 15th, 2024 (130 days from today).
National That Sucks Day is celebrated across the United States on April 14th every year in order to celebrate failure, incompetence, discontent, anger management, apathy, frustration, revenge, chaos, sarcasm, complacency and all things attractive to people.
Sometimes you just have to accept that the world as a whole is one giant festival. You wake up in the morning (we mentioned you have to get up in the morning) drink coffee (which is definitely not the best Kopa Lua blend) go to work (due to bad traffic and not paying enough) money) have lunch (at that diner that always disappoints you) stay late (because your boss is a lousy person and don't understand the "schedule") and drive home (with the police sure flying for Quota tickets).
In short, everything sucks and whoever tells you to be different is trying to sell you something. That Sucks Day brings awareness to this reality and is a great way to stop optimists from saying that no one really likes it.
History of National That Sucks Day
Bruce Novotny of the website That Sucks created National That Sucks Day after he noticed that April 15 was an unlucky day throughout history. That was the day President Lincoln died in 1865 after being shot the night before at the Ford Theatre, and the day the RMS Titanic sank in 1912 after hitting an iceberg the night before. April 15 is also usually Tax Day. Since these are all considered lousy, Bruce Novotny thinks April 15 is an appropriate date to celebrate National Disappointment Day.
That Sucks Day doesn't seem to appear as a vengeful tribute to all the bad stuff. Throughout the holiday's history and the organization that funded it, That Sucks LLC, they seek to vindicate all that is bad and wrong in the world. Thus, they recognize historical figures (sometimes questionable existence) who were once excellent representatives of bloodsucking around the world.
Characters like the terrible prophet Nostrasuckus, who instead of predicting a series of events just specializes in telling us when things will go awry. Oddly enough, he also seems to be a terrible prophet (unsurprisingly) as none of his predictions come true. It's hard to believe there are so many in the world.
We also can't forget Evangelista Torricelli, who proved that state-of-the-art vacuum technology exists; vacuum, followed by the invention of the vacuum pump of course. If the world didn't pump before, surely completely new ways of pumping are being developed.
We mentioned that American Tax Day, the Titanic Shipwreck, and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln all happened on That Sucks Day? Yes, it really is the worst of a day.
How to celebrate National That Sucks Day
It is suggested that people celebrate National That Sucks Day by having a rotten Easter egg hunt or playing Pin the Tail on people. However, make sure you don't let this day go awry. Never ruin your day because of misfortunes that may only happen in 5 minutes of your day. Things happen, life sucks sometimes, but life is still great to live. Don't forget to pay your taxes in advance to make sure the day goes smoothly. Have the courage to let go of all the negativity and enjoy the day to the fullest. Post photos and share your National That Sucks Day celebrations on social media using the hashtag #ThatSucksDay.
ObservedNational That Sucks Day has been observed annually on April 15th.
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Bruce Novotny in 2005