Summit Up 10-1-11: Celebrating Money Bags October |

Summit Up 10-1-11: Celebrating Money Bags October

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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that’s itchin’ to get on down to the Elks and play a little BINGO! Yep, they’re cleaning up big down at the Summit County Elks Lodge every Wednesday night. We see World’s Greatest Plumber and all-around good guy Mac Trench won a stack of cash (or, OK, a nice check) Wednesday night, as did Billy Merrill. We suggest next time you’re sitting around on a Wednesday night watching reruns of The Jeffersons (is that still on?), you get thee instead down to the Elks. Not only can you win some salad, you’re also helping out a good cause since the lodge hosts the Tuesday night Community Dinner. Go check it out!


So welcome to October, the world’s only month this year that has five Saturdays, five Sundays and five Mondays. How about that! Someone posted on Facebook that this happens only every 832 years, which means the last time we were enjoying all these Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays was in 1179 AD, when mud was what’s for dinner and entertainment options ranged the gamut from picking your plague scabs to roasting witches.

But wait! Some other dude we found online said October had this same calendar in 1971 and 2004, and that we’ll get it again in 2032. So maybe it’s not all that special. Go figure.

One shouldn’t believe everything one reads on Facebook. And we don’t believe the other guy, either, and we aren’t going to bother checking further because, really, what difference does it make?

We couldn’t corroborate another claim we saw that this “5s” October is called “Money Bags.” But we’re going to call it “Money Bags October” anyway, in honor of Mac and Billy over here, who we hope will remember us when we’re down and out and shakin’ the cup out on the street, writing columns for change and playing a battered saxophone while our evil pet howler monkey slowly pulls all the hair out of our head.

Sorry about that. We out.

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