Skip to comments.If it's Monday, It Must be 'Empty Chair Day'
Posted on 09/02/2012 9:23:20 PM PDT by tselatysr
By Mr. Curmudgeon:
Are you feeling lucky? Well, are you, punks? Inspired by Clint Eastwood's Republican Convention soliloquy to an empty chair, representing the vacant years of the Obama presidency, many have been inspired to emulate Eastwood by declaring Monday (formally known as Labor Day) "Empty Chair Day."
As you may recall, the action hero of such film classics as "Dirty Harry" and "The Outlaw Josey Wales" used an empty chair as a prop to address our failed president. "We own this country," Eastwood said to the chair, "Politicians are employees of ours ... and when somebody does not do the job, we've got to let them go."
And Eastwood's idea has caught on.
I saw a photo posted on the Internet that shows a lone chair sitting on a front lawn. On it rests a sign that reads, "Labor Day has been cancelled due to lack of jobs. Monday is now Empty Chair Day. Put an empty chair in your front yard. Thank you, Clint, for bringing this to our attention."
On Facebook, a graphic artist took inspiration from Frank Shepard Fairely's iconic 2008 Obama poster, emblazoned with the word "Hope," and substituted a chair where the president's face once beamed ... oh, and the word "Chair."
In yet another contribution, a photo shows an empty chair with an empty suit dangling nearby.
So, go ahead, make Clint's day ... Empty Chair Day.
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Cool. I have an old office chair I could use, but that would look SO tacky.
I put a plastic lawn chair out tonight but I wish that I had a really beatup broken chair to put out.
AMC Labor Day 2012 Schedule
A Fistful of Dollars
Sergio Leone’s classic about a mysterious drifter’s involvement with warring factions in a Mexican border town.
For a Few Dollars More
A man with no name (Clint Eastwood) and a man with a mission (Lee Van Cleef) hunt a Mexican bandit (Gian María Volonté) for different reasons.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
A drifter (Clint Eastwood), a bandit (Eli Wallach) and a bounty hunter (Lee Van Cleef) reach a standoff over buried gold.
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
A young drifter (Jeff Bridges) joins a Montana preacher (Clint Eastwood) in a repeat of another robbery.
A land baron’s (Robert Duvall) gunman (Clint Eastwood) joins a rebel (John Saxon) fighting for Spanish land grants in 1900 New Mexico.
Or the new versions:
A Fistful of Chairs
For a Few Chairs More
The Good, the Bad, and the Chair
Thunderbolt and Chair
Hope and Chair
King Putt’s Throne
High Chair Drifter
Wondering if we’ll see pix of empty chairs in Charlotte.
Outstandingly magnificent photo.
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