Boxers or Briefs? May 5th.

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  1. redleg609


    Are you suggesting an alternative to boxers and briefs?
  2. Troutman

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  3. Miss Brienne

    Miss Brienne

    If you dare, drop your drawers on Friday

    The Intelligencer

    If you're the kind of person who is always on the lookout for something to celebrate or commemorate, this is probably your kind of week, especially if you like to walk around without your pants on.

    The week kicked off Monday with obser of May Day, also known as International Workers Day, and in the United States, Loyalty Day.

    May 1 also coincided with the Day Without Immigrants demonstrations that drew crowds of hundreds of thousands around the nation in protest against tougher immigration laws. Many of the protesters were Mexican, so, in a way, the day was a good lead-in to Friday's Cinco de Mayo celebration.

    You can rest up today to get ready for Israel's Independence Day on Wednesday. Go out and dance a hora, maybe.

    But don't forget that Thursday is the National Day of Prayer.

    You might need it because Friday is not only Cinco de Mayo but also international No Pants Day, which traditionally is celebrated on the first Friday in May.

    Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday that also is observed by many Americans. It commemorates a Mexican victory over French invaders at Puebla, Mexico, on May 5, 1862.

    For many Americans it's an opportunity to eat Mexican food and drink margueritas and cerveza, and some people on Friday will no doubt be enjoying those things with their pants off.

    It's hard to say what No Pants Day commemorates other than simply the freedom associated with not wearing pants.

    Participants are urged to show up for work or play in modest boxer shorts or other types of underwear, such as bloomers, slips or briefs.

    But whatever you do, don't wear pants, and wearing skirts, dresses or kilts doesn't count.

    Apparently the holiday is popular mainly with college students, and it is especially big at the University of Texas in Austin. The holiday has a Web site in Austin at

    With No Pants Day falling on Cinco de Mayo, one would presume that observers of both might want to don serapes and sombreros in addition to not wearing pants.

    It's just that I don't know what goes best with a serape — boxers or briefs?