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Guess what day it is?  Guess. What. Day. It. Is.

For those who work what are called "Bankers Hours" - Monday through Friday, no day is harder than Monday when you have to get out of bed and off to work after a weekend of doing either too much or too little.  The start of another week.  The grind and slog until the end of the work week on Friday.

Wednesday, the day in the middle of the week, has taken on a life of its own.  If you're reading this and work Bankers Hours, congratulations;  you've made it over the hump.  Most of your work week is now over.

Join me below the cheese curd to see what I'm really getting at (yes, I'm going there).

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Please come in. You're invited to make yourself at home! Join us beneath the doodle...

Yeah, this is where I'm going.

Most people don't remember that it's a Geico ad - designed to encourage people to check out their insurance rates and, hopefully, buy the plans they offer.  They DO remember the  camel and funny voice-over.

As obnoxious as his grumpy co-workers find him, I love that camel.

The ad has had 15 million views on You Tube by October of last year with most coming, naturally, on Wednesdays.   Today, it's over 22 million views.  That's in addition to all the views on commercial broadcasts.

In that one ad, the camel became popular.  So popular, in fact, that he had appearances in other venues including the Super Bowl pregame show:

Nobody saw that coming.

They've even used the Hump Day Camel to encourage people to turn off their cell phones in movie theaters:

Yes, it's the "same" Mikemikemikemikemike from the original Hump Day ad.

Despite his popularity, the only other appearance is a cameo at the end of an ad for M&Ms, which also features the first of Geico's animal characters, the Gekko.

Happy Hump Day!  I want more camel.  Please.

August 27, 2014

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  1) He should go for it whether by lunachickie — 254
  2) If only to start shoving the Overton window back by ontheleftcoast — 236
  3) When you are that by SilverWillow — 142
  4) If Ohio is open carry, how come that isn't by voracious — 136
  5) Senator Sanders is... by Flint — 132
  6) The police have adopted a SHOOT FIRST policy for by YucatanMan — 122
  7) Because the police are cowards, afraid of by a2nite — 117
  8) Frankly Scarlet... I don't give a damn! by Flint — 112
  9) That sideways look on her face cracks me up. Ki... by gravlax — 109
10) Open carry like the law is for whites only by a2nite — 109
11) Howard Dean did say Hillary was going to be by zenbassoon — 104
12) No, I'm not - far from it... by databob — 101
13) He did something reckless and stupid and by JesseCW — 98
14) Great account, and I agree, even those small by Leslie Salzillo — 97
15) Have there as yet been any other 911 calls? by Jaxpagan — 93
16) 8 years going backwards followed by 6 years by RFK Lives — 89
17) Many/most of these attorneys are likely doing by grover — 89
18) he's by JackND — 88
19) I agree - tragedy for the child. by slowbutsure — 86
20) This was not an accident. by Bob Love — 85
21) I'd vote for Sanders by JosephK74 — 83
22) Would I have handed an automatic weapon to a 9 by gmnotyet — 82
23) So not only is he a magician for making a gun by ladycat713 — 80
24) Now Imagine if just about every time ... by Vyan — 79
25) Actually, I think she'll say whatever it takes to by WisePiper — 77
26) it was subtle disdain by Laurence Lewis — 76
27) CNN said by Dem Beans — 76
28) The instructor was not an innocent bystander. by Hayate Yagami — 75
29) There was a similar case by qphilo — 75
30) WTF does that even mean? by mahakali overdrive — 75
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