AA Calendar

From Plastic Tub

The AA Calendar notes monthly happenings and happenstance from the depths of AA history and lore.

Jan | Feb | Mar | April | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec | Monthly Leads


January is a time for new beginnings and sad farewells; numerous birthdays, deaths, and other new and closed adventures abound:

  • Wee-Wee was declared an independent democracy on New Year's Day, 1970.
  • Sandra Day, a revisionist historian, was shot through the temple on January 1, 2005 in Tampa, Florida, while investigating Mormo Cults.
  • Steven Vogeler joined Mother Earth on January 3, 1966.
  • Franklin Slippers was born on January 11, 1810; he died in the house he was born in exactly 70 years later, leaving behind a series of articles that painted a sympathetic revisionist history of La Ligue d'Agenda de la Pinque.
  • The Association of Association was founded in the wake of the 3rd AA International Conference on January 15, 1966. The A of A folded in 1967, after a long, slow death.
  • Jonathan Trenchwheat’s Lil' AA brief nationally syndicated run ended abruptly with no explanation on January 27, 1962 and was soon forgotten by the fickle crowd of admirers who went back to their Snoopies and Prince Valiants.

And finally, with a tip of the hat, we salute Nevid Kessar's Children in Pants, a blistering attack on Plastic Tub published in January, 2005.

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Stimso's Day is on Sunday, February 13th. Jorge Suarez was born and died on Valentine's Day, the same day that Wee-Wee burned to the waterline. An unattached and unclaimed ear was found in the streets of Creatine Panderbox's hometown of Manchester, England, near Strangeways Prison on February 18, 2005.

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Dates for March include: March 10, the day Crispus Attucks died, and March 23, 1943, the day that Beta Chimp founder Johnathan Eniad Corn took as his official B-day.

The second week of March found the Tingles on the charts with the record Tepid ... Her Pools.

In The Cutlet (1996) the First of March is, according to the sperm whale, "the speed of sound."

Although the date cannot be confirmed, Addisson and Adid met "one day in the Spring of 1940," and many have assumed this was in March.

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April finds Flintrock's birthday and A.W. Slippers' death day on April First. The Lil' AA first ran on April Fool's Day 1961!

Creatine Panderbox was born on April 16, 1930.

According to John Titor, we can celebrate, quite early, the doting obituary of Tim Wilson that will appear in the April 2083 issue of UN Literary Marvels.

The Blackbook was finished on April 14, The Bluebook begun on the 19th.

Meanwhile, Chinese astronomers were fiercely debating whether The Plastic Tub would cross 500 pages in May or June of 2005. The importance of this event was lost on John Wickle, revisionist historian, found dead on the 29th (2003), garroted in a crack house while investigating Mormo cults.

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Reticent 27 dropped like an egg on an unsuspecting world in May, 1942. Maynard Schorr, a professional Scoutmaster, couldn't give a rat's ass, as he fell to his death on May 16, 2004, in Little Rock after publishing an exposé on Mormo cults in the popular Boys' Life. Not one to be so easily discouraged, John Corn, founder of the Alpha Chimp and Beta Chimp labels, continued to find the AAers "freaky enough to be enjoyable" long after his death on May 13, 2001.

May 3 is apparently one helluva of a day, as we float through the years finding:

Nationaler Masturbationstag (National Masturbation Day) pops up on May 30 in Plüntz, Austria.

"500 pages!?! Them boys need a job!"--Grandmothers everywhere upon learning that The Plastic Tub hit 500 pages in May of 2005.

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Art Doll disappeared in a blimp somewhere over the Atlantic in June, 2003, ten years after Easton W. Wunderkidd dropped dead on the white sandy beaches of Sarasota, Florida.

A Dimestore Pulp was found behind a dumpster in a paper bag this month during the Second World War.

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The Tub's first birthday is on July 23rd! July kicks off with the Dog Days, which are celebrated in AA circles with pranks and at times, fisticuffs. Heavy drinking is assumed.

In early July, 1960, clampers were disappointed by the staid Second AA International Conference. At the time, few foresaw that the seeds were being planted for The Great Schism, which split the AA right between the As during the 3rd AA International Conference five years later in Reno, Nevada.

The sight of the Pillagers dressed in Maiden-ware kissing each other shocked seventeenth century Italian Peasants. Moments later, their heads were lopped off. La Ligue d'Agenda de la Pinque and the July-enacted August Agenda began.

On a final, sad note, we mourn the passing of Black Gamcock -- shot in head and fed to dogs on July 6.

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The  strip from August 23, 1963. (courtesy of )
The Lil' AA strip from August 23, 1963. (courtesy of The Double Stimes)

As the Dog Days wind down, we pause for a breather before the last Saturday of every August, when good eats and fun times can be found at the Incidentalist Dead Flesh Bonanza, an annual barbecue held on the American continent since the late 1960's.

Stimes Addisson made his entrance on August 12 or 13, 1920, a mid-western kid with adventures in store. More birthdays of note include:

On a sadder note, Tommy the bookie disappeared one August night when the Feds busted into his mother's kitchen and hauled his ass off to the pen, where he (supposedly) died several years later.

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On the 27th we pause to note the passing of Stimes Addisson. It was 1999, one helluva year. Elysius Dubord's last breath was gasped just a fortnight prior. And one week and a day earlier contemporaries were made when an Algonquin phrase spanned the globe.

Rudolph St. Cloud kissed death but emerged the victor when struck by a car in September, 2004.

We also note that resident historian, Steven Adkins, loosens the belt another notch on 9/28, his birthday.

On a literary note, The Redbook was begun on 9/1/2001, one year after the tract Why I should be Pope was penned.

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It all took a generally violent turn when the Accidental Action was formed on the eleventh day of 1965. Smedley Wissock's released his AA report to the FBI three years later. This dark trend continued through one Koose Muniswamy Veerappan, who died a violent death on October 18, 2004.

On a lighter note, Mom Jokes were made in 1997 at the Harbor Club in Tampa.

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The best month of the year:

Need we say more?

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When it starts; when it all ends. John P. Merriweather, for example, died in November or December, 1976. Tim Wilson, on the other hand, parachuted into the backyard on December 3rd, 1970. Other December births include Mazzistow Carrington, born on December 11, 1925, in Detroit, and Patter O'Donnely, born on Christmas of 1969. (You wouldn’t believe what that birth date has done for his love life). But enough! December is the end as well as the beginning: Marak Barrister was arrested in December, 2004, and spent 30 days in jail, and Pietri Biberoni caught an extremely virulent syphillis in December 1819, after which he decided to return to Switzerland…

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