The Watering Hole: March 22 – Easter

March 22th is the earliest date on which Easter can occur. Basically, it is tacked to the Sunday after the first full moon of Spring, termed as the Paschal Full Moon.

For the curious, the latest possible date for this movable holiday is April 25. The Paschal Moon draws  its origins from pagan ceremonies that preceded Christianity.

This is our open thread. Please feel free to offer your own comments on this or any other topic.

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29 thoughts on “The Watering Hole: March 22 – Easter

  1. Hi walt, do you ever sleep? I’m grateful you put up the Open Thread, I’m off to see the doctor about my right wrist and I would have had to type the post one handed (No jokes about that remark, please).

  2. Listening to Rep Ellison this AM, encouraging our community to keep up the full court press on Single Payer. Rep Grayson is introducing Medicare part E (Everybody) and it’s gaining signatures….

  3. Crazy-ass weather. I was out in shorts for three days, and today it’s snowing! It’s not going to stick, of course, but it’s still snow. Tomorrow we’re back in the 60s, through the end of the forecast.

    EV, hope your wrist gets better. I’m gimping around here with everything from my lower back to my ankles aching and twinging, now that I’m off the Lortabs. I couldn’t have done what I did and gone to a job today. At least I’ve finally got my future-ex to realize this had to happen and she had to help.

  4. The snow is melting on contact, it hasn’t even been below freezing. We wouldn’t have been moving in snow, in any case.

    Future-ex had to use her vacation time last week, because the one who worked her spot in the schedule was off for break, and was staying in town. If the weather hadn’t looked good, we would have waited to get the truck, until a better week. We still have about two truckloads to move, but they aren’t packed yet.

    She kept trying to do heavy things so I wouldn’t hurt my back, and I had to keep telling her to let me do them, so she could be back at work today.

  5. She kept trying to do heavy things so I wouldn’t hurt my back, and I had to keep telling her to let me do them, so she could be back at work today.

    house, future ex? You’re being far too nice if that’s the case or that future means in like sixty years or so :)

    I was tentatively diagnosed with arthrosis in my left wrist today. So I can go on taking painkillers. This time for a reason other than hangover. I’ll wait for the final say, though, no doctor has ever got it right on the first diagnosis.

    Hubby said: “How come? You don’t walk on your hands, do you?”

    His future is getting shorter by the minute :evil:

  6. EV,

    I’m off to see the doctor about my right wrist…

    I was tentatively diagnosed with arthrosis in my left wrist today.

    Sounds like the doctors I wind up going to.

    My “future-ex” and I are still married, but living separately, unwinding our financial dealings slowly, so we can avoid the losses of an abrupt liquidation. The auto parts are stored in my parents’ house, and must be moved to sell the house, so my inheritance can be used to settle debts. Then we can divorce legally without a lot to dispute.

  7. Nothing like a little ABBA to start the day. That and knowing the repiggie’s crystal ball is still batting 1,000…in the wrong direction.

    House, when I got my divorce I hired the truck and loaded all my soon-to-be-ex’s stuff with the help of my friends and family. I considered it a worthwhile investment. (I did tell her she had to deal with the unloading).

  8. Besides Burke and Hare, the most famous incident of grave robbing in history….?

  9. Divorce and grave robbing – interesting.


    Perhaps if the deceased’s family had invested in:

    “To prevent grave-robbing from occurring, numerous people tried to develop inventions to deter the robbers. Philip K. Clover of Columbus, Ohio, developed a device that was to “prevent the unauthorized resurrection of dead bodies.” Clover named his device the coffin-torpedo.”

    Here’s a clip from the “History Detectives” that shows & explains the device:

    http://tinyurl.com/yhpjqns

  10. Philip K. Clover of Columbus, Ohio, developed a device that was to “prevent the unauthorized resurrection of dead bodies.”

    Eeewww. Is there some authorized way to resurrect dead bodies?

  11. I’ve been having a lot of trouble loading Washington Monthly this morning. I figure either the progressives are swamping the blog out of pure joy, or maybe the wingnuts have started DOS attacks on popular lefty blogs.

  12. Zooey, yes that’s the reason behind it all. I overwrought my wrist a number of times, now I pay the price.

  13. TtT: Leonardo Da Vinci

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    gummitch, I’ve been able to load WM with no problem.

  14. “…most famous incident…”

    I misread – so taking back my guess of Leo.

  15. Besides Burke and Hare, the most famous incident of grave robbing in history….?

    Skull and Bones stealing Geronimo’s skull?

    It was the only one that comes to mind.

  16. John Merrick? Or was he not interred and Wacko Jacko just wanted an unusual lamp stand?

    Meanwhile, Israel goes for the Big Johnson contest.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8582190.stm

    “We want Palestinians to be our neighbours” said Netanyahu. Yes, over there behind that ghetto wall, with none of their land, no freedoms, no hope no nothing….. racist, apartheid fuckhead.

  17. There are 1.5 million Palestinians in East Jerusalem….. what are you going to do with them Bibi?

    When you knock all their houses down and build condos in their place for your gun-toting zealots…. what are you going to do with them?

  18. TtT, you are channeling my brother, I swear.
    He was the one who had the “Remember Rachel Corrie -(with the bulldozer photo” on his car).

    He was so vehemently opposed to the vast millions the US gives to Israel to cause such harm to the Palestinians. Jude refused to vote for Dianne Feinstein because she’d never actually answer, directly, any question on Israel except to do a ‘rah, rah’ routine.

    The Palestinians need our support more than ever – and we just let them languish.

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