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Hoses of the Holy in the Parallel Universe

December 21, 2005

Io Saturnalia!

Today is the Solstice, so a JesusChristChrist and a ChristyChristChrist to you all. As Wogan said this morning, it's all downhill to Spring from here.

Fact of the day: December 25th was the date of the Winter Solstice in the Julian calendar. The Julian calendar was invented by comedian Kenneth Williams for a special episode of Round the Horne in 1968. ("I'm Julian, and this is my friend Sandy.")

Challenge of the day: How quickly can you hit the delete button when yet another corporate e-card lands in your inbox?

Answer of the day: to the person who arrived at this blog searching for "open presents boxing day" - that is a myth. Boxing day is so-called, because it was the day that all the apprentices ran around collecting tips, in a, you know, collection box, which they then shared out. Open your presents when you bloody well feel like it. Today, for example, because it is the Solstice. Or on the 24th, in the evening, as we always do in France.


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