As a union dues paying member here is a centennial celebration I can get behind. I've been excited for it all week and everything has been a total bizarro world confluence leading up to Friday, March 25th 2011.
One: Go ahead and Netflix stream the PBS documentary about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. The ending will haunt your dreams.
Two: Watch an episode of Venture Bros. that makes a Jacob Riis joke. Spend an hour looking at Riis photos after being reminded he exists. Think about why The Alienist was never made into a movie. Wonder what it would take for Scott Rudin to make that happen.
Three: Watch the entire North and South series to get your Northern England industrial Victorian squalor on. Especially helpful if there's a Downton Abbey shaped hole in your life and you need more quiet Brendan Coyle dignity in your diet.
It'll be kind of difficult to do this all on a Friday but maybe make a weekend of it? Celebrate unionization and child labor laws! Do it!