January 24th Beer Can Appreciation Day

We so often take things for granted… things like the beer can. The first beer can came into use in 1935, January 24th obviously, for Krueger’s Finest Beer. It was produced by the American Beer Company, I guess using the name Krueger to sound like they were German. But see, right there, by labeling the can they probably sold more than them might otherwise have sold! In fact the art of the beer can sells more beer than the beer itself. The colors of the can, the artwork done on it, even the words making it more patriotic or trendy. So give that can some appreciation before you crush it against your forehead. You need to do it before because you probably won’t remember afterwards!

How to celebrate – Study you favorite beer can. Compare your beer can to other beer cans. Stat collecting beer cans… empty or full.

January 2nd Run up the Flagpole and see if Anyone Salutes Day

If you have an idea and are not sure whether it is worth your time to try and implement it try running it up a flagpole and see if anyone salutes it. It’s not a bad idea. Taking the thought from fledgling countries who are not sure who will follow the forefathers into a new venture applies to practically anything one might do.

Flag Pole

It is supposed to simplify the process testing the market first to see if an idea is considered good by anyone other than the inventor of the idea. Of course, just like flagpoles, it can still be complicated. The bigger and more risky an idea the more difficult it may be to convince people to salute it, just like a flag of a new country.


And if you are willing to put yourself on the line too, try flying yourself on that same flagpole. The bigger the risk, the more you will have to risk yourself… besides it’s a great way to get people’s attention! Isn’t that what it’s all about anyway?


Well, it’s just a quote anyway that nobody seems to know who spoke it. Maybe it’s something we should do anyway with. Lets run it up a flagpole and see if anyone salutes it!

How to celebrate – Continue to come up with those good, or bad, ideas! Always test your theories, it’s the best way to improve a product. Buy a flagpole and put it in your front yard.