Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hear the Dogs Howling Out of Key

Happy Leap Day! It may be silly, but I get the biggest kick out of having this random extra day every four years. It is similar to how I feel twice each year when we do the time changes. I guess this kind of taking charge of time sort of appeals to me!

Anyway, I decided to work my appreciation for Leap Day into today's Choose and Defend Wednesday.  Happily, I was able to include another one of my fondest childhood memories as well.  Today is just working for me :)  So...here is the situation - a fictional holiday character is coming to visit! Which one would you prefer to meet (Choose) and why (Defend)?

The Great Pumpkin
He rises up out of the most sincere pumpkin patch each Halloween. Then he flies around delivering toys to deserving boys and girls. Be careful not to offend him by asking for something specific! You must be happy for whatever he chooses to give you :)

Leap Day William

He rises up out of the Mariana Trench every Leap Day. Remember to wear blue and yellow and he might trade you candy and cigarettes for your tears!
 Hope you are having a great "extra" day!  Choose and Defend!

9 comments:

Secret Agent Woman said...

Seriously? I don't want to encounter either of these. One demands non-specificity in wishes and the other one demands a dress code and then punishes your compliance with an addictive death-delivery system. And given what I've just said, I'm going to have to go with the Great Pumpkin because at least he isn't trying to kill me.

silverthoughts2 said...

I have no idea who the second one is, so I'm going with The Great Pumpkin. Besides, isn't he really Snoopy?

silly rabbit said...

Hahaha... I have never heard of this scamp Leap Day William! Does he work for Sebastien? Or perhaps the evil bunnies?
Well I don't dare choose him... I just quit smoking and don't want temptation.
I will pick The Great Pumpkin because Linus has such unwavering faith in him.

jamesostafford said...

A pumpkin that large likely would smell bad. Also, I've never slept in a pumpkin patch without lots of vodka being involved. And I saw "The Simpsons" episode where The Great Pumpkin took revenge for all of that face carving on the youth of his species.

On the other hand, Leap Day William has been a tradition in my family going all the way back to last Thursday at 8 p.m. Pacific. I think the choice is clear.

Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

Great Pumpkin.. def.. yea the other dude.. he's just a wee creepy.. and I've never heard of him..

Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

Great Pumpkin.. def.. yea the other dude.. he's just a wee creepy.. and I've never heard of him..

Tara said...

Well, no offense to Leap Day William, but I'll choose The Great Pumpkin. I love that Charlie Brown special.

NoRegrets said...

Have you ever seen the Robot Chicken great pumpkin sketch? Oh my... no way I'd want the great pumpkin around!!! So, whoever that blue guy is please.

laura b. said...

Secret: Yes, sometimes there is no positive outcome in store no matter what your choice! Bah! One for Great Pumpkin.

Silver: As far as I know, the Great Pumpkin never has shown himself...even Snoopy waited for him on occasion. Two for Great Pumpkin.

Silly: haha! No I don't want Leap Day William corrupting you! Linus always believes, always. Three for Great Pumpkin.

James: Now here is a man with all the reasoning skills one could ever want! One for Leap Year William.

Mrs: Not many 30 Rock fans here it seems :-D Four for Great Pumpkin.

Tara: Leap Day William is now safely back in the Mariana Trench, so it's okay :) Peanuts are so cute! Five for Great Pumpkin.

NoRegrets: Yes! Good call! Two for Leap Day William.

Everyone: As I mentioned to Mrs, apparently not too many 30 Rock fans read my blog. But I love you anyway! Great Pumpkin is way in the lead at 5-2 over Leap Day William. Any other takers?