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National Parking Day

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Tom Hilton observes the occasion.

Now, I consider myself something of an expert on weird holidays — tomorrow is Hobbit Day and Elephant Appreciation Day, by the way — but I hadn’t run across National Parking Day before.

Sounds like a great idea — reclaim urban space that’s been colonized by The Man — but one wonders if the spirit of the day hasn’t been smothered by commercialization and gentility. Have we lost touch with the “reason for the season?”

Judge for yourself. Here’s Tom, NPD 1985:

And this year?

The prosecution rests.

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