May 1, 2002
Mayday! Mayday!

I've never understood this holiday. Why do children dance around Maypoles? Why do they hang baskets on people's doorknobs, ring the bell, and run away? Does anyone still do these things? And why do pilots in old movies scream it out before their plane augers in? Why do Communists parade tanks through the streets?

Your answers are invited....

Update: Try this site. Sounds like Mayday used to be a whole lot of fun before the Puritans and Victorians got hold of it!

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