One way to come across as more elite, like the folks who own and edit the New York Times, is to work January 6 into every conversation. Top of front page of NYT, 11/8, for example, a “breaking” story:
I’ve been practicing this. A colleague on a project asked me to do something urgently. My response:
I will try later. Dealing with an insurrection by the 6- and 8-year-olds that makes Jan 6 look like a church picnic.
How else can January 6 be used in everyday conversations? Here are some ideas…
In a store:
Wow! The prices are up 20 percent compared to when I was here during the January 6 insurrection.
(notice how this communicates to the listener that the speaker is not a Deplorable who traveled to Washington, D.C. on January 6; don’t use this if you’re in a store in Washington, D.C.!)
If someone expresses unhappiness at being ordered by Professor Dr. Joe Biden, M.D., Ph.D. to get vaccinated/boosted by January 4 with the latest concoctions of the pharma industry:
If you get your last shot on January 4, you’ll have January 6 as a paid day off for vaccine recovery and poignant reflection on the one-year anniversary of the day that the insurrectionists nearly toppled the U.S. government
If your golden retriever is pulling on the leash and refusing to abandon a tree:
She hates squirrels more than the armed January 6 insurrectionists hate democracy.
Readers: Now it is all up to you!
Hunting squirrels from inside the minivan:
Video! (sorry that it is vertical, but trees are vertical)