Pants pass: Fans of newspaper comics will instantly notice something missing in many of the strips this Friday — pants. More than 25 cartoonists are celebrating No Pants Day in a way that helps charities get clothing to those in need. https://t.co/NHd9SfXkM3 #odd
— AP Oddities (@AP_Oddities) May 5, 2021
I’ll admit, none of my daily GoComic strips seem to have been involved, unless today’s Arlo & Janis is a subtle reference. (Yes, it *is* funny, but only if you’ve been in a multi-decade relationship.) Still, good cause, and you’ll be cleaning out your closets for post-pandemic summer anyways:
… Participating artists are drawing their characters without trousers and urging readers to donate clothing to thrift and second-hand stores hard-hit by COVID-19…
No Pants Day, held on the first Friday in May, is believed to have been started by a group of students at the University of Texas who thought leaving the pants at home on the first Friday in May would be a fun way to end the semester. A winter spin-off was created called No Pants Subway Ride.
Comics creators have noticed that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected people’s ability to get clothing and charities have not gotten as many donations as typical.
In a gracious move among comic strip distributors, King Features reached out to fellow syndicators Tribune Content Agency, Andrews McMeel Universal and Washington Post Writers Group to pull off Friday’s event…
55% of Americans approve of the U.S. president, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling. The public was especially appreciative of Biden’s handling of the nation’s response to the pandemic and the moves he has made so far to grow the economy https://t.co/kDUwqLErrL via @allyjlevine pic.twitter.com/EIJlU4goLN
— Reuters (@Reuters) May 6, 2021
A Las Vegas special education teacher known as Ms. Earth for building a community garden is the newly named National Teacher of the Year. First lady Jill Biden congratulated Juliana Urtubey during a surprise visit to her classroom. https://t.co/Yl0bRhYl8I
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 7, 2021
well, for one thing, there are millions of Americans who pray but don't believe in a single God. https://t.co/ip66yMSqnF
— James Palmer (@BeijingPalmer) May 6, 2021
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— The Oval Pawffice® ???? DOTUS Fans (@TheOvalPawffice) May 6, 2021