Global Ukulele Day Is Coming—Are you Prepared?

March 11 is Global Ukulele Day. Oh, you hadn’t heard?

Global Ukulele Day Is Coming—Are you Prepared?

Sometimes you get a press release and just say, “Wow.” Like so:

“In honor of Global Ukulele Day (March 11, 2011), Gregory de la Haba and The Beatles Complete On Ukulele, in an act of performance philanthropy, will be announcing the ten recipients of specially designed KALA brand ukuleles to the 10 most powerful and interesting people on earth during Armory Week in New York, NY.”

The 10 most powerful and interesting people on earth! That is a quite a statement. Here are the lucky dogs that have been nominated. I wonder if any of them know they have?

Bill Gates – Chairman Of Microsoft
Ho Ching – CEO of Temsek Holdings
Barack Obama – President of The United States Of America
Irene Rosenfeld – CEO Kraft Foods
Vladimir Putin – Prime Minister Of Russia
King Abdula of Saudi Arabia
Oprah – OWN Network
Rupert Murdoch – CEO of News Corp
Carlos Slim – Business Magnate
Hu Jintao – President of China
Richard Dawkins – Evolutionary Biologist
Angela Merkel – Chancellor of Germany
Queen Noor of Jordan
Nelson Mandela – Humanitarian
Manmohan Singh – Prime Minister of India
Mark Zuckerberg – CEO of Facebook
Stephen Hawking – Scientist
Maya Angelou – Writer
Pope Benedict XVI – Religious Leader
Aung San Suu Kyi – Political Leader
Benjamin Netanyahu – Prime minister Of Israel
Indra Nooyi – CEO of PepsiCo
Mamoud Abbas – President of The Palestinian Authority
Lloyd C. Blankfein – CEO of Goldman Sachs
Dilma Rousseff – President of Brasil
Larry Page – CEO of Google
Jacob Zuma – President of South Africa
Julian Assange – Wikileaks
Sarah Palin – Politician
Richard Saul Wurman – Creator Of Ted
Nicolas Sarkosy President of France
Lady Gaga – Pop singer
Warren Buffett – CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
Kate Middleton – Future Queen Of England
Dalai Lama – Religious Leader
Steve Jobs – CEO Of Apple Computer
David Cameron – Prime Minister of United Kingdom
Michael Bloomberg – Mayor Of New York City

It always feels great to win a contest you didn’t enter. And, yes, they have referred to Sarah Palin as a “politician,” which makes me question the legitimacy of the organization say nothing of ukuleles in general. Though it’s always hilarious when big fat dudes play them.