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Holiday

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.)

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1.

Franklin

December 20, 2007, 3:17 PM

Via Necee, art defined once and for all.

2.

massengale

December 20, 2007, 11:24 PM

Happy Soltice !

3.

Dizzy Simulacrum

December 21, 2007, 6:30 AM

Wassail, everyone!

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):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwOhl9ZCfAk

The word Wassail is from the Anglo-Saxon toast wæs bu hæl, "be thou hale" — i.e., "be in good health."

4.

Marc Country

December 21, 2007, 7:18 AM

The Greatest Story Ever Told...

5.

Amateur Astrotheologian

December 21, 2007, 8:15 AM

THANKS MARC!

Black hole 'bully' blasts galaxy

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7148671.stm


THE MAYANS DIDN'T HAVE TV EITHER....

http://www.levity.com/eschaton/Why2012.htm

6.

AA

December 21, 2007, 8:21 AM

Sorry - corrected link.

http://www.levity.com/eschaton/Why2012.html

7.

Franklin

December 21, 2007, 10:08 AM

I-70 Suite: IN now up at TMFOM.

8.

wwc

December 23, 2007, 7:10 AM

Having driven through Indiana, that nails it - corn, and your mind drifts around. Nice work, and happy holidays.

9.

Carla

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)

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