Previous: Friday roundup, Monday edition (24)
Next: Special holiday report: Holland Cotter and the call of the herd (15)
Post #1103 • December 20, 2007, 11:50 AM • 9 Comments
I think I'm blogged out for the year. See you in the new one, and all the best to you and yours. Merry Whatever You Celebrate. (Supergirl and I trade presents and go out for a fancy dinner on the Solstice.)
December 20, 2007, 11:24 PM
Happy Soltice !
December 21, 2007, 6:30 AM
Wassail Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q--IvLBOT2c
Karaoke version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz4niWozvFk&feature=related
History of the Solstice tradition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK-0GLUswwk&feature=related
George Winston's Holly and the Ivy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR0ZlggIoDA&feature=related
A rather silly Druid celebration at Stonehenge on Winter Solstice (Druids didn't have anything to do with constructing Stonehenge but why let facts get in the way of a party):
The word Wassail is from the Anglo-Saxon toast wæs bu hæl, "be thou hale" — i.e., "be in good health."
December 21, 2007, 7:18 AM
December 21, 2007, 8:15 AM
Black hole 'bully' blasts galaxy
THE MAYANS DIDN'T HAVE TV EITHER....
December 21, 2007, 8:21 AM
Sorry - corrected link.
December 21, 2007, 10:08 AM
I-70 Suite: IN now up at TMFOM.
December 23, 2007, 7:10 AM
Having driven through Indiana, that nails it - corn, and your mind drifts around. Nice work, and happy holidays.
December 27, 2007, 5:32 AM
Hey now, "There's more than corn in Indiana"*.
*Current Indiana arts promotional slogan, played ad nauseum on local media. Some time ago it was "Move over New York, apple is our middle name". (Indianapolis)
December 20, 2007, 3:17 PM
Via Necee, art defined once and for all.