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As we all know there’s the “dayside” and the “nightside” – the majority of us are smart enough to keep the two separated. Why?
Because the “dayside”, like it has been here this week, is generally “Hell Week”… work, bills, mortgages, sundry expenses, school, studies, bosses, break-downs, break-ins and all manner of “breaks” shatter normality and make us think, “Just What the living Fuck do I do with this shit now???”
Then there’s the “nightside” – calm, quiet, soothing, undemanding and generally uncomplicated… well, as much as we care to make it anyway… is it any wonder we prefer the latter? Really?
“Saturday is the day of the week between Friday and Sunday. The Romans named Saturday Sāturni diēs (“Saturn’s Day”) no later than the 2nd century for the planet Saturn, which controlled the first hour of that day, according to Vettius Valens. The day’s name was introduced into West Germanic languages and is recorded in the Low German languages such as Middle Low German sater(s)dach, Middle Dutch saterdag (Modern Dutch zaterdag) and Old English Sætern(es)dæġ and Sæterdæġ. The day was also referred to as “Sæternes dæġe” in an Old English translation of Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of the English People. In Old English, Saturday was also known as sunnanæfen (“sun” + “eve” cf. dialectal German Sonnabend).
Saturday is the Sabbath day of the Bible (Exodus 20:8; Luke 23:54-24:1) but also a day in which many people do leisure activities.”
Sat·ur·na·li·a (satərˈnālyə/) noun
The ancient Roman festival of Saturn in December, which was a period of general merrymaking and was the predecessor of Christmas.
An occasion of wild revelry.
noun: saturnalia; plural noun: saturnalias
So, off to a “wild revel” with one of Australia’s iconic concert and party tracks… NO, it’s not that stupid “vegemite sandwich” song…!!! FUCK THAT…
…and yes, I agree, “No way, Get Fucked, Fuck off…!”
Haaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahhahaha… throw that on at yer next party…!!!
Okies, where are we now? Let’s visit the research office and check on with our illustrious, and beautiful, GM and Chief of Research Lady M.
What have we this week…
Oh, yeah, one of our best friends… this is gonna be a cracker…
YES… the delightful Dnash will be in Salem, Mass.
*shuffle, shuffle, flip, shuff…*
A new studio for those of you in NOLA, a wonderful new artistic outlet… take a look at the link and see the magic that is…
Yessssssssss… I suppose there ARE worse things…
Speaking of magic… here’s another one that came across our radar this week…
In their own words…
“NECROSARIUM is an independently owned Gothic and Lolita indies brand, based in the USA. NECROSARIUM’s design is focused primarily on roses. The brand has been alive since 2011 and has already been sold out of Tokyo and featured on Japanese Visual Kei artists as well as many models and makeup artists.”
“The Wild Hunt is a folklore motif (ATU E501) that historically occurs in European folklore. Wild Hunts typically involve a ghostly or supernatural group of hunters passing in wild pursuit. The hunters may be either elves or fairies or the dead, and the leader of the hunt is often a named figure associated with Woden (or other reflections of the same god, such as Alemannic Wuodan in Wuotis Heer (“Wuodan’s Army”) of Central Switzerland, Swabia etc.), but may variously be a historical or legendary figure like Theodoric the Great, the Danish king Valdemar Atterdag, the Welsh psychopomp Gwyn ap Nudd, biblical figures such as Herod, Cain, Gabriel or the Devil, or an unidentified lost soul or spirit either male or female.
Seeing the Wild Hunt was thought to presage some catastrophe such as war or plague, or at best the death of the one who witnessed it. People encountering the Hunt might also be abducted to the underworld or the fairy kingdom. In some instances, it was also believed that people’s spirits could be pulled away during their sleep to join the cavalcade.
The concept was developed based on comparative mythology by Jacob Grimm in Deutsche Mythologie (1835) as a folkloristic survival of Germanic pagan tradition, but comparable folk myths are found throughout Northern, Western and Central Europe. Grimm popularised the term Wilde Jagd (“Wild Hunt”) for the phenomenon.”
The Weekly Biatch…
It’s been a couple of weeks hasn’t it so it’s time to put the “Biatch mask” on again… “Buckle up Spanky, here it comes…!!!“
The conglomerate that is known, colloquially, as the “GVC” has had a long and illustrious history of uninformed, unformulated, un-supported and un-supportable comments slapped down on social media platforms but it does seem that we now have something bigger than the good ol’ opiod epidemic going on…
Inane, ignorant, baseless, stupid written comments dropped at popular watering holes around the place seem to be reaching an all time high and we SERIOUSLY need to start reviewing the I.Q. – and the E.Q’s – of some of the people we are actually putting up with in the name of “Everyone’s entitled to an opinion”.
Along with that, “Everyone’s entitled to…” et al, we really must realise that THERE IS NO FUCKING CURE FOR STUPID.
*eyerolls*, *facepalms* etc, etc. – WTF is that? Is that your way of saying, “Oh, I’m sorry, I don’t have two braincells to rub together to spark an original or informed idea, much less the E.Q. of a dead frog…!!!”
Then we have the, “I’m so fucking informed and brilliant I’m going to trash everything somebody else writes, OH, wait, unless I find out it’s actually based on the work of somebody I like” brigade – ODIN’s FUCKING BEARD… were you born a complete shithead or do you have to practice in front of a mirror???
Well, listen up “Ignorant Division” – KEEP IT IN FRONT OF THE MIRROR, KEEP IT OFF THE KEYBOARD and MOST OF ALL – KEEP IT TO YOURSELF DICKHEAD…!!!
Whew… I feel so much better now… (yeah, I had to say it…!) What do you say King Maven?
“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.”
-Martin Luther King Jr.
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- Hoad, TF (ed), The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology (1993), Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-283098-8, p. 418a.
- Oxford English Dictionary (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. September 2005. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.), entry “Saturday, n. and adv., A. n.
- Oxford English Dictionary (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. September 2005. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.), entry “Sunnight n, (and adv.)”, with the note “also in the dative with adverbial force”Further refs:
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