Today (or, what’s left of it in the Western Hemisphere, this post having been delayed an hour at least thanks to a weird PC glitch), 13 August, is Left-Handers’ Day.
We have this information on the authority of www.anythingleft-handed.co.uk , an online commerce site that one might well believe has an incentive (indeed, if it is not responsible for the event altogether) to celebrate.
I’ve been a member of this organization (read: shop’s mailing list) for several months, but shortly after reading the announcement in email this morning, found a link to the above site in my hometown newspaper’s online instance, seemingly as news, not paid advertising.
As a publication that takes pride in its left-handedness in every way, what else could we do but create a suitable graphic representation of the day, with the help of MUDGElet No. 3, the only one of the three MUDGElets who, like his father, is left-handed.
By the way, the hirsute shaker in the portrayal above is yr (justifiably) humble svt. The decorated arm belongs to our artistic progeny, whose idea the piece was, should there have been any doubt.
One more item of note. The site’s Left-Hander of the Year 2008 is, wait for it, none other than the putative Democratic candidate for the presidency, one Barack Obama.
Top 10% of the population, indeed.
It’s it for now. Thanks,
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