Cinco de Mayo has proved to be a lucky day at Babalú and its denizens are celebrating in the spirit of the day by drinking themselves into a stupor. Finally, one of their posts has taken off and reached a new record of 18 comments. Granted, it has taken the efforts of half its contributing editors to reach that landmark number, and even then the 18 are only two comments more than Babalú's roster of contributors. But "let's not be small, let's not keep books."
The post ("Happy Cinco De Mayo Infidels") is not about Cuba. Nearly or remotely. It's all about the occasions for drinking which the different (inter)national holidays provide for Americans (St. Patrick's Day, Oktoberfest, etc.). Cigar Mike — and now we have a better idea of why he chose that name — also mentions Bob Marley's birthday as an occasion for "smoking a spliff or drinking Red Stripe (although I think that beer taste like swill — sorry folks).
What can we say?
What is there left to say?
Is my own commentary even necessary anymore?
They have crossed the Rubicon of meaninglessness and have taken the beachhead of stupidity.