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The Solstice

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Dec. 22nd, 2009 | 04:44 am
location: Electric Skillet
mood: melancholymelancholy
music: "I Love the Night", from SPECTRES, by Blue Oyster Cult

Sadly, the winter solstice is upon us, and the days will begin to lengthen again.

I know that most of you will be happy about this, and I forgive you.

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Araminta, Goddess of Databases

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from: aramintamd
date: Dec. 22nd, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC)
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You're so funny....

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from: therevdrnye
date: Dec. 22nd, 2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
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Is that shorthand for "Don't be a pain in the ass?"

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Araminta, Goddess of Databases

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from: aramintamd
date: Dec. 23rd, 2009 02:06 am (UTC)
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Mwahahahahahaha!

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wombat_socho

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from: wombat_socho
date: Dec. 22nd, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)
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The winter solstice is merely the beginning of the Dark Ages. No cause for celebration there. :(

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from: therevdrnye
date: Dec. 22nd, 2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
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Au contraire, Mon-sewer! It is astronomical *fact* that the *winter* solstice marks the beginning of longer days, i.e., the Light Ages. The coming of Darkness is heralded by the *summer* solstice.

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wombat_socho

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from: wombat_socho
date: Dec. 23rd, 2009 01:06 am (UTC)
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I am unimpressed by your Earth logic. In these parts, it is perpetually overcast for weeks on end, and the sun is rarely seen. Thus, Dark Ages. Speak to me not of your chronometrical foolishness!

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Araminta, Goddess of Databases

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from: aramintamd
date: Dec. 23rd, 2009 02:08 am (UTC)
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Where do you live? Rochester? (I know whereof I speak...)

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wombat_socho

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from: wombat_socho
date: Dec. 23rd, 2009 02:52 am (UTC)
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Alexandria, Virginia, these days, although I spent entirely too much of my life in the Minneapolis area. Which is much worse.

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from: therevdrnye
date: Dec. 23rd, 2009 10:56 pm (UTC)
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Hah! The Church should have burned the astronomers when it had the chance! Then the engineers! And the pastry chefs! Then we would all live in the Darkness of Unreason, and have no tasty treats to console us!

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wombat_socho

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from: wombat_socho
date: Dec. 23rd, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC)
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As a Catholic, I find your distaste for pastry theologically questionable, if not in fact heretical! I am sure the Holy Father would agree - as a good German, I am sure he enjoys the fine pastries of his homeland. In moderation, of course. :)

Edited at 2009-12-23 11:03 pm (UTC)

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from: therevdrnye
date: Dec. 24th, 2009 05:06 am (UTC)
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I *have* no distaste for pastry... if only I had! What a svelte, winsome lad I would have been!

I was pointing out that the Church in its zeal to preserve a comfortable blanket of ecclesiastically approved certainty was once in a position to squelch all of that scientific twaddle... and once they crushed one group of scientists, the next would have been easier - and then engineers, who turned all of that science into technology, which provided tools for more scientific inquiry!

And after the engineers, the pastry chefs, alchemists of human desire! They would ALL have had to go, with their sachetorte and apfelstrudel, kugeln, eclaires, petit fours, cakes, pies, and fancy COOKIES!

Well, now I'm hungry, or at least a little peckish, and it's ALL YOUR FAULT!

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wombat_socho

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from: wombat_socho
date: Dec. 24th, 2009 05:20 am (UTC)
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It's too early in the morning to try and unsnarl the causal chain you have constructed here, so I'm going to bed.

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from: therevdrnye
date: Dec. 27th, 2009 01:28 am (UTC)
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Hmm, that should be "sachertorte"...

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