Just how important is the day of the week?

Damn...this lion is large!Stalking a lion is all about stealth and timing. There’s a lot of waiting involved.

As I sit here waiting to see if OS X Lion will finally download and install, I got to thinking.

What else do I have to do? One can only admire one’s navel for so long.

So, here’s the thing.

Does it make a difference in life what day of the week you were born? In 1838, they were considered so important a song was written about them.

Monday’s child is fair of face,
Tuesday’s child is full of grace,
Wednesday’s child is full of woe,
Thursday’s child has far to go,
Friday’s child is loving and giving,
Saturday’s child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

Wiki says this song was created to help young children learn the days of the week. It’s also listed as a fortune-telling song.

Just how accurate is it? Let’s see, shall we?

First, you’ll need to know what day you were born. For that, click here.

I did a little research and here’s what I found:

Karl Urban was born on a Wednesday. With a face like his you’d think he was a Monday child.

Barak Obama was born on a Friday. This explains a lot…especially when it comes to his approach to Republicans.

Glenn Beck arrived in this world on a Monday. Well, I’ll agree he’s got a face.

Hilary Clinton slid on to the stage on a Sunday. I’d say she’s a 50/50 child. You decide which half you agree with.

Walt Disney got penciled in on a Thursday. He went the distance and then some. I mean, the man created MIckey.

Mickey Mouse arrived on a Friday. Walt didn’t leave things like this to chance.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi transcended on a Saturday. He worked hard to live, never mind for a living.

Rupert Murdoch hatched on a Wednesday. We have a winner!

From this small sampling, I think we can agree that there may be some basis of truth to this song.

What day of the week were you born and don’t you think this song is about you? Don’t you? Don’t you? But, not in a vain way.

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