Conversation overheard in a bar near Biloxi, Mississippi:
A regular patron walks in and shouts:
"Happy GREAT Americans Day!"
First time visitor of another regular:
"Uh, what's that again?"
Regular loudly as he sits with a group of large friends:
"Just what they've been calling Martin Luther King's Day in Biloxi since the 80s is all."
"Since When again?"
"Well you know. It's also Robert E. Lee's birthday as well."
"Seriously? Doesn't the irony in that choke you at all? Besides, aren't their birthdays like four days apart."
"So?" Another: "What of it!?"
"Well?" Worried, "Uh, King's, is first?"
"So? Lee was born first!"
"Okay, fine," looking around at everyone staring him down, "I... surrender."
"About time the south won one." Cheers!
Thanks Tig Notaro for the initial idea.