Crazy Uncle Joe thinks that he is the originator of Hawaiian Shirt Friday, eh? I guess I can concede that point. I don’t know about any bowing though. Maybe I’ll just wear some funky Hawaiian shirts in his honor for my birthday. Which is today. In case I haven’t made that abundantly clear. That today is, in fact, my birthday. Thank you. Yes. Today.

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