Readers Write . . .
From Graham E, in response to the trivia item about Greeks creating stone statues and monuments, called herma, that showed a head of the god on a column and male genitalia part of the way down the column:
Is the story of the Greek Gods where the expression getting your rocks off originated?
Also from Graham E, in response to the PR fail about #susanalbumparty, where I mentioned that Susan Boyle had won Britain’s Got Talent:
Susan Boyle did not win the 2009 BGT, it was won by a dance group called Diversity, she was second.
Thanks, Graham, I stand corrected.
From Tobye P in respect of the dam climbing goats:
Hi Otto, so is the lichen on the dam tastier? Or do they not distinguish between the dam and the mountains? That is amazing-as is all below!
Thanks for sharing and enjoy the weekend.
Thanks, Tobye. My understanding is that the goats are mainly attracted by the salts on the rocks.
From Kara O in response to the post on Neke Carson and his technique of painting with a brush up his butt, which he called Rectal Realism:
Oh no Otto
I really wish I hadn't opened bites today.
At least I can take satisfaction in the fact that this goes a long way toward proving my personal theory that a huge proportion of so called 'art' today really is a load of kak, uitwerpsel, schijt, enz.
From Charlie Z in response to the beautiful portraits of women from the 1920s and earlier:
Pretty ladies... all older than I! And I don’t recall any of them from the movies of my youth! I do remember Jane Russel in The Outlaw and Marilyn Monroe’s first bit part. I never have seen Stormy Daniels flicks though!
As he does every month. Brett B of the US sent me his list of coming special days for April. Click on the blue ones to open the link . . .
April, 2018 Bizarre and Unique Holidays
- National Humor Month
- International Guitar Month
- Keep America Beautiful Month
- Lawn and Garden Month
- National Kite Month
- National Poetry Month
- National Pecan Month
- National Welding Month
- Records and Information Management Month
- Stress Awareness Month
- Sexual Assault Awareness Month
- Week 1 Library Week
- Week 1 Read a Road Map Week.
- Week 2 Garden Week
- Week 3 Organize Your Files Week
- Week 3 Medical Labs Week
- Week 4 Administrative Assistants Week
- Week 4 National Karaoke Week
April, 2018 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:
1 Easter Sunday - date varies
2 Dyngus Day always the Monday after Easter
3 Don't Go to Work Unless it's Fun Day - we know your decision
6 .National Walk to Work Day - first Friday of month
6 Plan Your Epitaph Day - a little morbid if you ask me
7 Caramel Popcorn Day - Most likely created by a popcorn maker, or an Ecard company.
10 Golfer's Day
11 Eight Track Tape Day - do you remember those?
12 Big Wind Day - this day blows me away!
13 Blame Someone Else Day - first Friday the 13th of the year.
13 Scrabble Day
14 Look up at the Sky Day - don't you have anything better to do?
15 Income Taxes Due (most years, it's on the 15th)
16 Easter Date varies
16 Mushroom Day
16 Patriot's Day - third Monday of the month
18 International Juggler's Day - also applies to multi tasking office workers
19 National High Five Day third Thursday
21 Husband Appreciation Day - third Saturday in April
23 Lover's Day
23 National Zucchini Bread Day - they hold this at a time when you are not sick of all that zucchini.
26 Take Your Daughter to Work 4th Thursday
27 Arbor Day -last Friday of month
28 Kiss Your Mate Day - guys, do not forget this one. Kiss her, then read her some poetry.
29 Greenery Day