March 21, 2013

Yesterday was the first International Day of Happiness.

Did you notice?
The initiative for Happiness Day came from the Kingdom of Bhutan, the small landlocked Himalayan state, which adopted a Gross National Happiness Index as a better measure of its people’s prosperity than its income.
Anyway, it was yesterday. Resume your grim existence.

25 comments:

Scott M said...

Damn, I missed it. Bummer.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Did you notice?

I was blissfully unaware.

Pogo said...

Iceland told them to fuck off.

whoresoftheinternet said...

7.9% unemployment
Gas $4.00/gallon
Embassies: in flames
1st Amendment: burned
President killing americans without trial.
Black on white violence increasing
Obamacare forced down our throats by fiat.
Europe: collapsing. America: following suit.

Nothing to be happy about at all.

Clyde said...

Me, too. I'd be unhappy if I thought it mattered...

Rusty said...


"Yesterday was the first International Day of Happiness."

Fuck off.

chickelit said...

Tangenital, but are Bhutan people nudists?

bpm4532 said...

"Pies lesu Domine. Dona eis requiem
*Thump!*"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4q6eaLn2mY

edutcher said...

But in Bhutan, they'ere singing, "I'm Sittin' On Top Of The World"

PS Very droll, Madame.

YoungHegelian said...

chickelit,

"Tangenital" meant to equal "tangential" in a question about Bhutan & nudists?

If that was a slip of the keyboard, chickelit, it was priceless. And even if deliberate, still funny.

Mitchell the Bat said...

My existence is not grim.

I am, however, leading a life of quiet desperation.

Which is sad, really, because I just know I'd be perfectly happy if only my penis were 25% bigger.

Scott M said...

Which is sad, really, because I just know I'd be perfectly happy if only my penis were 25% bigger.

Are you not getting the emails we constantly send you?

Tibore said...

International Day of Happiness? My God, the UN has finally descended into self-parody.

Aridog said...

I must be. Due to my grumpiness of late, I presume, Miss Judi Two Shoes bought me a Verilux "Happy Light" for my office. Once turned on all my troubles vanished!!


Pssst: How do I get eBay hooked up through the Althouse Amazon portal? :-)

Shsssshh....

Lucien said...

There was going to be a Happiness Czar, but, you know . . . the Sequester.

Sam L. said...

I always am the last to know.

MadisonMan said...

It's hard to happy as you suffer through the 6th coldest 1st day of Spring ever recorded in Madison.

Dear Weather: Catch up with the calendar already!

campy said...

The first? What about January 20, 2009?

Scott M said...

It's hard to happy as you suffer through the 6th coldest 1st day of Spring ever recorded in Madison.

Did you include the tree-ring proxies?

Paul Zrimsek said...

Instead of every little country coming up with its own "international" holiday, they should agree on a single International Day of Anything We Don't Suck At As Much As We Suck At Producing Wealth.

Inga said...

Oh damn, I missed it, now my whole day is ruined.

chickelit said...

YoungHegelian said...If that was a slip of the keyboard, chickelit, it was priceless. And even if deliberate, still funny.

Thanks, YH. Making just one person smile makes me happy.

Nini said...

The initiative for Happiness Day came from the Kingdom of Bhutan, the small landlocked Himalayan state, which adopted a Gross National Happiness Index as a better measure of its people’s prosperity than its income.

People from Bhutan here in Australia are not complaining notwithstanding Australia's relatively high Gross Domestic Product.

AlanKH said...

Was it celebrated in Cyprus?

Rich Rostrom said...

OK - trivia question.

What medium-large American university has a campus built almost entirely in Bhutanese architectural style?

Answer - the University of Texas at El Paso. Really. The style was adopted for the buildings of the original campus around 1920, based on a National Geographic article the Dean's wife had seen, and has been followed ever since.