DAILY BRIEFINGThe Moron's Daily Briefing
Jun. 3 - Welcome to June.
June is the sixth month of the year and consists of thirty days. The ancient Romans gave it twenty-nine days until 46 BC, when, for mysterious reasons, Julius Caesar added the thirtieth. The last day of the month is therefore referred to as its "Caesarian Section" by calendar insiders.
(Yes, there are calendar insiders. No, you do not want to know who they are.)
The month is believed to derive its name from either the Roman goddess Juno, patron goddess of marriage, or the Greek Juniko, god of charcoal briquets.
June marks the transition from spring to summer in the northern hemisphere, and from fall to winter in the southern hemisphere.
June has traditionally been the most popular month for weddings; it is commonly overlooked that it is also one of the top twelve months for bathtub drownings.
The Nut of the Month Club has declared June Pistachio month.
June is also Indigo Milk Mushroom Month, according to fungus impresario Tom Volk, the gentleman who can be seen leaning upon a mushroom in today's featured photograph.
Colleen Dewhurst and Allen Ginsberg were both born on this day in 1926, as was Tony Curtis in 1925. Josephine Baker and Jefferson Davis were also born today.
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