|I value your opinion, just like Michael Bay|
Today is also the day on which, in 2008, Kosovo seceded from Serbia. If you need a reason to want nothing to do with Serbia, just look up the overrated and aptly titled A Serbian Film. It follows the journey of a jaded actor who must make sacrifices for the sake of his artform. We'll just leave it at that.
The birthday boy for this February 17th is Michael Bay, founded of Platinum Dunes and producer of the often reviled remakes of what once was the House of Horror trio - Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street. I personally hated his version of TCM and I found Nightmare to be dull and awkward, I'm of the fairly unpopular opinion that the 2009 version of Friday the 13th was a pretty fun romp. Of course, it's a poor substitute for the original, but I don't think that's really the point of remakes. But then again, it's Michael Bay we're talking about, so the point is money anyway.
Oh, right... it's also National Champion Crab Races Day. Maybe check out Attack of the Crab Monsters, which celebrated its 60th anniversary exactly one week ago. If nothing else, it'll get you in the mood for Crab-Stuffed Flounder Day tomorrow.