Dead John Day | Cypress Semiconductor
Dead John Day
October 14, 2011
I decided to make up a new holiday. I call it Dead John Day. On October 18 1216, King John of England died of dysentery while trying to retreat through a swamp. Most likely England’s worst king you wonder how he went on so long. His father sent him to rule Ireland and he screwed that up in 6 months. When his father died he left John no land (hence his nickname John Lackland). I mean even his Dad didn’t think he had it. He snubbed the Pope, got excommunicated, and had to sign over the Country to get his soul back.
John was a tyrant. He was a wicked ruler who did not behave like a king. He was greedy and took as much money as he could from his people. Hell is too good for a horrible person like him.
Matthew Paris, C13th chronicler
I think this sums up old KJ.
So I figure October 18th is a good day to remind ourselves that those petty tyrannical self serving pains in our lives that have managed for some unknown reason to get a hold over our lives will eventually go away.
I checked Hallmark and they don’t make a DJ card!