Happy Cinco de Junio (pronouced hoo-nio)!!
No, my friends… you haven’t been missing out on another Hallmark follyday or a call for intoxicated merriment. There isn’t really much significance to the fifth of June… unless you’re an Elvis Presley fan.
This day in 1956, he introduced his breakthrough hit, “Hound Dog,” on The Milton Berle Show, shocking and titillating the audience with his suggestive hip movements. Presley’s gyrations led to a wave of controversy that overshadowed even the news of the day of an impending communist threat. In response to the outcry, Presley explained, “Rock and roll music, if you like it, and you feel it, you can’t help but move to it. That’s what happens to me. I have to move around. I can’t stand still. I’ve tried it, and I can’t do it.”
Hmmm… maybe there’s something to Mr. Presley’s propaganda. Eureka Vacuums! That’s it! Cinco de Junio shall be here forth declared a day where you shall not stand still. I dare you to move. I double-dare you. Move from a place of complacency and comfort to do something that you’ve been putting off as if today is your last day alive.
Do something significant today. Happy Cinco de Junio, Friends.