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Easter

Why is the rum always gone?

Asta’s Easter booty

The above is the Möbius-obverse to Molyneux’s problem: A blind person might hold the centermost egg in the photo and describe its shape, then hold another basketed egg and describe it’s shape, and yet another and so on and so on, but be unable to discern inscriptions. Then we would miraculously restore sight to our disabled subject. Would he then, by tactile memory alone, be able to pick out the egg wax-crayon etched: “Why is the rum always gone?” 1

Easter

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  1. Exhibit 1 among the reasons why we returned the Astas to these here United States of Amurika; that fancy Swiss school was teaching them some impertinent ideas. The local nuns will steel-ruler-across-the-hands that shit right out of them.

Lincoln’s Birthday

If you’re old enough you remember February brought school kids 2 days off in February: Lincoln’s birthday –which wasn’t an official national holiday, but was nonetheless celebrated as such (especially in Illinois, as well as here in Missouri)– and Washington’s birthday, which was a nationally recognized holiday.

However, amid all the other evils credited to the jackanape, in 1971 Nixon signed into law the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which stuffed the two birthdays into one date, always the third Monday in February.

However, far more depressing than the loss of a day off from school is the fact that the new fangled President’s Day celebration includes Richard Nixon, George W. Bush and now OMB. 1

But today, on his birthday, let’s take another look at Abraham Lincoln.

Lincoln's Birthday

Generalissimo Francisco Franco

December 18, 2013

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We’re going to slow waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay down over the holidays. Starting today.

Until after the turn of the year new items will be published on a random, possibly erratic basis. And, as always, there’s no accounting for content.

So…Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noël, Счастливого Рождества and Tennō Tanjōbi!  Enjoy yourselves.

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