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Alexis Mayhue

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May Ray Day
May 19, 2015

Joe Padula and Joe Beam are deserving of having a special day all to themselves.

Have a cup o’ joe with two average Joe’s

Today is the day to worship these two whenever you see them.

We’re talking about sophomore Joe Padula and senior Joe Beam – the only Joes in school – because it’s national Joe Day.

Seriously. Do their homework. Give them your lunch. Buy them a cookie—or two.

If they want it it’s your job to give it to them.

But seriously, this day might not be for the reasons you think. It was made for people that don’t like their name. Whether it’s Evangeline or Oscar—Kent or Sally, you can go by Joe today.

Which is all the more reason to love on Joe and Joey—they are a step ahead of the game.

Just a couple average Joes

To be honest, the common, average name of Joe is in decline. According to the social security administration, the name Joseph was ranked No. 6 from 1893 to 1899 behind John, William, James, George, and Charles.  In 1910, it moved to No. 5.  From 1911 to 2005 it was ranked No. 12 or lower.

So please, for the love of everything, don’t utter any Joe Mama jokes, especially around Joe P. and Joe B. (this title is the only exception!).

You know what I mean and you know it. The whole “Joe said hi.” “Who?” “Joe mama.”

Not cool. Not (Joe) cool.