We're not enough of a Bostonite to understand that full drunken social significance of Patriots Day, but we assume we'll have a smaller Boston readership today; they're all out drinking like crazy and screaming for Kenyans to run faster. Difficult to argue with that.
Patriots Day is something we've always admired about Boston. You have to love a civic holiday in which everyone starts drinking at 10:30 a.m. (Simmons summed this up pretty well a few years ago.) It's an important enough day that the Dropkick Murphys have opened a bar in Boston ... today.
We have days like this in New York, full whole summer days when nobody works and just drinks the whole time. They're called "Fridays."