DATE: 8/13/2004 11:43:00 AM
Just because it's Friday...
Do you fear Friday the 13th? Personally, I think there are some stupider superstitions out there, but not many.
But as nonsensical as it is to connect the date and day of the week to Bad Stuff Happening, it's one of the few ways people acknowledge the essential morbidity and nonsensicality of life. In a way, it's the only existentialist holiday.
Pianos fall from rooftops every day of the week, though.
I would just like to note here how cool the whole About.com concept is. It's like someone just sat down one day and thought to themselves, "I think I'll make a website about EVERYTHING."