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I have a friend at work who has a goblin daily calendar. She also has an appropriately aged son. She shared this with us today.

"As with any holiday, the goblins celebrate this day and call it: SLITHERINGTIDE.

"Every year since the fifth century, on this day daring goblins try to smuggle snakes back into Ireland by secreting them on their persons in the most absurd places imagineable. Though never able to get the poor reptiles past customs, they never cease to enjoy trying."

I'd say Happy Slitheringtide to y'all, but I'm about as Irish as they come, without knowing anything at all about the country. So, Éireann go Brách (yes, I looked that up), and a very happy St. Patty's Day to ye.


Anonymous said...

Current terror level terrifying!!!


Nice Blog. Will try to come up wits ones of mines own.


Anonymous said...

Pillars of the Earth is a great book. Why they haven't made it a movie yet is beeeyond me. Shocking "What the F..." moment when the protagonist {Tom} is killed off halfway through the story. I read somewhere's that its based on the reign of Henry II.

You should take a rainy Saturday to watch Beckett & The Lion in Winter back to back. I loved Becket because its a turmoil of friendship against principles & political power. Gratuitous John Gielgud. The sequel is this bizarre, smart story about an EXTREMELY dysfunctional family. Gratuitous very young Anthony Hopkins and (who knew he's so old) Timothy-not quite 007-Dalton.


BBC says Becket is one of the worst Britons ever. Tough crowd over there. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4561624.stm


Beastarzmom said...

As I was checking the bertisevil site out, LK walked up and wanted to know what Bert was doing! Try explaining that to a S. St. fan. Think I'll take your suggestions after bedtime from now on, Mr. Anon.