Punk for a Day
Katy Perry turns 27 on Oct. 25 but she's more pop than punk. Music promoter Bill Graham died on Oct. 25, 1991, but punk was not his specialty. The release of "Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols" on Oct. 28, 1977, is the only music event we've found that comes close to explaining Oct. 25 as a reason to celebrate Punk for a Day.
* Crank up the Sex Pistols, The Ramones, the Dead Kennedys, The Dead Milkmen, The Clash or The Cramps. Give the kids something to wonder about.
* Experiment with that blue hair dye you pretended to buy for Halloween.
* Walk around singing "Punk for a Day" by L.A.'s Wasted Youth
Greasy Foods Day
Bacon lovers rejoice, it's Greasy Foods Day. If you normally enjoy nutritious foods, go ahead and indulge. Try some Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza, Fry Ranch Tenders or Fried Deviled Brie. Tomorrow you can go back to salads, baking not frying and eating low-fat foods.
Oct. 25 is also Sourest Day, so it would be perfectly reasonable to enjoy some fish or chicken with zesty and sour lemon. Sour Day - Oct. 24 -- was just a preparation for Sourest Day, a day to "emphasize the balance of things in nature," according to Richard Ankli. After all, you can't enjoy the sweet without experiencing some sour, right?
Picasso Birth Anniversary
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." Pablo Picasso said. The influential artist was a "painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer," according to Biography.
* Explore the chronology of Picasso's work.
* Create your own Picasso-inspired portrait online using Picassohead.
* Watch the movie "Surviving Picasso" with Anthony Hopkins in the lead role.
First Female FBI Agents
Joanne Pierce and Susan Lynn Roley were the first two women since the 1920s to complete training and join the ranks of the FBI on Oct. 25, 1972. They were sworn in on July 7, 1972. Prior to this, the head of the FBI for 48 years J. Edgar Hoover barred women from joining the FBI.