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Entries for March, 2011


“It’s a raisin — really!”  March 24th is National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day.  No: I don’t know why.  Perhaps someone just really liked chocolate covered raisins and decided they needed their own day.  I like them — I am unable to shoot the above picture again as the props are gone — but I don’t […]

No Fly Zone

The United Nations Security Council voted to authorize a “No Fly Zone” over Libya to protect its citizens.  Interesting how the Security Council hasn’t done the same thing to protect the citizens of Côte d’Ivoire, which is also descending into civil war.  I’m sure this has nothing to do with the fact that Côte d’Ivoire’s […]

St. Patrick’s Day

March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day.  It is said that St. Patrick, a 5th Century A.D. Catholic Bishop, drove the snakes out of Ireland.  Being Romano-British by birth, I imagine he may have played golf.  Maybe not.  The holiday is celebrated in the United States by wearing green, decorating with shamrocks, and drinking too much […]

The Ides Of March

“Okay…now what?”  2,055 years ago (or 15 March 44 BCE if you don’t feel like doing math) Gaius Julius Caesar was assassinated — stabbed 23 times — by a group of Roman senators.  However, the Conspirators hadn’t really thought this through, and the Roman middle- and lower-classes loved Caesar and turned on them pretty quickly.  […]

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