Mickey Mouse Day ~ Happy Birthday, Little Guy

mickey mouse birthday

Mickey Mouse Was Born November 18, 1928

Although few of us can remember the day Mickey Mouse was born (for many age-related reasons), no one can argue against the enormous cultural impact Walt Disney’s official spokesmouse continues to have on our planet.

To celebrate, CommonKindness recommends everyone purchase Cabot Creamery’s Award-Winning Vermont Cheddar using cheese coupons clipped from http://www.CommonKindness.com. Take it home and celebrate in your own special way, by yourself or in the company of like-minded friends.

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What About Mickey?

Is anyone else offended that Wikipedia reduces Mickey to an “anthropomorphic mouse who typically wears red shorts, large yellow shoes, and white gloves”? That’s like summarizing Elton John as a sassy British rock musician who wears ridiculous eye wear.

elton john eye wear

(Oops. This is probably not the best day to mention Sir John. Although Elton was fond of performing in his Razor-Wire-Mickey-Mouse-Ears spectacles, there is forensic evidence that he was actually closer to Mickey’s arch-rival Donald Duck.)

elton as donald duck

Mickey’s Iconic Ears

In the interest of time, rather than regurgitate a laundry list of Mickey’s  bright and sometimes sordid past, let us simply examine what the now 84-year-old rodent is still having on our society today.

Ryan Gosling

Can anyone really imagine what a bleak and pointless world this would be without modern-day Mouseketeer Ryan Gosling?

Brittany Spears

Or whatever it is that good-old-what’s-her-face has brought to mankind?

Obama with Mouse Ears

And what about the recent presidential election? President Obama took on more human characteristics when he donned Mickey Mouse ears at his pivotal campaign rally at Disney World last month. Is anyone really going to try to suggest this image didn’t help him at the polls and secure his re-election?

The bottom line is that, whether you live in a trailer…

mouse ears

…or like to pose on the balcony of your Manhattan penthouse…

mickey mouse ears

…today is the day to take a moment to raise a glass (and a huge hunk of Cabot Creamery cheese) to the most influential cartoon mouse in history. I am sure he’ll hear each and every one of our toasts: he’s all ears.

We love you, Mickey. Happy Birthday!

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