Monday, December 31, 2007

AD vs. CE

I remember my teachers in high school fighting to get the students to stop calling the years AD and instead use the religion-neutral CE. They argued that being state sponsored employees, they couldn't use anno domingo (year of our lord) as it would be a violation of the constitution's separation of church and state clause.

What about these?

Sunday: Sunne - Gemanic goddess of the sun
Monday: Mona - Gemanic moon god
Tuesday: Tiu - Norse god of war, Son of Odin
Wednesday: Wodin - Alternate spelling of Odin, Norse supreme god
Thursday: Thor - Norse god of thunder
Friday: Frigg - Norse goddess of beauty, Wife of Odin
Saturday: Saturn - Ancient Greek supreme god
January: Janus - Roman two-faced god of gateways
February: Februa - Roman day of purification
March: Mars - Roman god of war
April: Aphrodite - Greek goddess of love
May: Maia - Roman goddess of fertility
June: Juno - Ancient Roman queen of the gods

So, if we are to do away with AD as our denotation of years then I suggest we do away with all the other names with religious undertones.

Who's with me?



Friday, December 28, 2007

Henry, 'King of Unintentional Comedy,' Strikes Again

I would have been throwing hoops around Santa's Christmas tree.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Australian Animals








ps: why is that anteater wearing a sweater-vest?