NZAD


Today is National Zipper Appreciation Day!

The impetus for National Zipper Appreciation Day originated with Sir. Charles Trimm, a zipper-maker in Hartford, Connecticut. His primary motivation was to campaign for the cause of unappreciated zippers in garments and wallets. He also hoped to persuade zipper owners to tap into the function and multipurposefullness their zippers could provide.

National Zipper Appreciation Day [NZAD as an abbreviation] is a secular holiday celebrated in the United States and Canada on the first Tuesday in the month of February and is celebrated in the United Kingdom on the last Thursday in June.

Official Song of NZAD

In 2003, the National NZAD Council Crystal River, FL announced that “A Song for Zippers” by Christian Hackley would be the official song for the National Zipper Appreciation Day holiday. United States Senator Noreen Kilmey told President Obama: “It is fantastic that ‘A Song For Zippers’ was chosen as the official song of NZAD. You have put into words the exceptional versitility between zippers and their possessors.” The contraversial third verse, written by C. Hackley’s 16-year-old son, John was kept in after four revisions sessions and a bribe of seventy three thousand dollars.

Lyrics

Chorus:
Oh Zipper, Zipper, you know that I respect you
I love all those things you hold together.
Oh Zipper, Zipper, you know that I respect you
I love all those things you hold together.

Verse One: [written by Christian Hackley]
Going up to ski, zipper up your jacket
Playing table tennis, zipper up your racket [case]
My prom is tonight, let me slip into my dress
‘Mom come help me zipper this’ I am in distress.

 Verse Two: [written by Eileen Hackley, wife of C. Hackley]
Just me and my zipper, spending time together
You are shiny silver on my jacket made of leather.
Let’s go out on the town, a concert perhaps- then desert!
Up you go, but wait, you got caught in my new shirt.

 Verse Three: [written by John Hackley, son of C. Hackley]
Release my shirt from your teeth, you decrepit no good zipper,
I rip you from my shirt, and kick you with my slipper.
No wait, I’ll kick you with my boot that zippers up the side,
DAMN you no good zipper, from my wrath you will not hide.

 Chorus:
Oh Zipper, Zipper, you know that I respect you
I love all those things you hold together.
Oh Zipper, Zipper, you know that I respect you
I love all those things you hold together.

(c) Christian Hackley

A word from the editor:
I usually don’t honor holiday’s that are not FDA approved, but I will honor NZAD because I “respect” zippers, just as the song says, they are under-appreciated and I was not blackmailed by C. Hackley’s 16-yr-old son. He is an upstanding young man who should be released from the upstate New York Juvenile House of Corrections as soon as humanly possible.

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