But wait...what the fuck IS Labor Day, other than an excuse for a barbecue and a day off from work?
Most of us know that Labor Day is meant to celebrate workers of any and all kinds, but is that it? Seriously? I'm not saying it isn't a good enough reason to celebrate, it's just...I kinda expected more. Well, I needed to find out because I am on a continuing quest to know everything. So strap in bitches, I am about to drop some history on your ass. HARD.
|Either way, one of those sweet mustaches wins.|
|Fucking Ted and his new hat. He's wearing an Indiana Jones fedora and fancy pants.|
The rest of us are stuck with these straw hats and regular pants. What an asshole.
|Oregon was first in 1887. |
Oregon: fucking trendsetter before it was cool.
Fitting, I guess, as they are one of the birthplaces of hipsters.
|You know what this month needs? A motherfucking holiday.|
|Don't act like this is not what you think of every time you hear Grover Cleveland's name.|
In the end, approximately 18 workers killed (depending on what source you reference), many more were wounded, and it was a political disaster for Cleveland. He was afraid there would be more violence and strikes, so he quickly signed Labor Day into law to show his support for the killed and wounded workers...In other words, he did some serious ass-covering.
|Sorry for fucking up and killing all those dudes and shit,|
here's a holiday celebrating your right to do what I just tried to stop you from doing.