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Saint George’s Day

Cross of St. George

Saint George is the patron saint of England, Georgia [the country], Bulgaria, Portugal, Catalonia, and the city of Moscow. Orthodox countries tend to celebrate George on November 23rd.

PETA condemns George for his senseless slaughter of dragons. The YWCA condemns the condemnation and wants to know when PETA is going to volunteer to be DragonChow™

It is UNESCO’s International Day of the Book.

It is also the birth and death day of Billy the Bard, who was a great writer in desperate need of a spelling checker.

Master Shakespeare gave all of the best lines to villains supplying low humor to those who have read the Folio, e.g. Arlen Specter quoting Iago, reputedly in support of Clarence Thomas.

3 comments

1 jams o donnell { 04.23.12 at 5:22 am }

Given all of the things St George is patron saint of,including syphilitics and Herpes sufferers, the guy must be knackered!

2 Steve Bates { 04.23.12 at 7:06 pm }

   With such violent Rage,
   Sir John did engage
With the Damsel which he laid his Leg on,
   That his Squire, who stood near,
   Swore it look’d like the Spear
Of St. George in the Mouth of the Dragon.

         On a Drinking-Glass.

- From “The Merry Thought“, around 1731…

Now those folks knew how to write doggerel!

3 Bryan { 04.23.12 at 8:02 pm }

Well, if you want something done, Jams, you get someone busy to do it ;)

It is amazing, Steve, how supposedly “upright” people assume our ancestors to have been. I’m reminded that Teddy Roosevelt wanted ‘In God We Trust” removed from US money because he knew what it was being used to buy in the West, and thought it was blasphemy to associate ‘God’ with such goings on… This was, of course, after he became a politician and ‘respectable’.