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Er, should I say POped. After months in Italia, our extended stay has come to an end with a crowning of sorts – the 1.5 Billion Catholics around the world seemed to surround us as we attended (in the rain no less) the Vatican’s Pope Show, waiting intently for that wisp of white smoke – siganlling the Cardinals have successfully elected the next Pope.
He is (Hmmm… no women, eh?) Bueno Aires Bishop, Jorge Bergoglio (see our Twitter feed) and he has teken the names Pope Francis the 1st after St. Francis of Assissi. I see the people sround us going apeshit and one almost made me drop this phone. Gotta get the hell out of here and back to the vino to celebrate – wish me luck making it to the other side of the square
See you back on the air on April 1st. Can’t wait – it’s time to speak fucking ENGLISH once more !!
In case you’re worried about the coming Mayan “New B’ak’tun” on Friday (or would it be “turn of the b’ak’tun”?), and that it may signal the arrival of some world-ending catastrophe from space, the team that runs the Slooh Space Camera has you covered. Read the rest of this entry »
Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!
How it All Got Started
How did this heart-filled, card-sending, candy-giving holiday begin? The exact details of its origins are not clear, but the basis behind Valentine’s Day stems from a priest named Valentine who lived during the reign of Roman emperor Claudius II, also known as “Claudius the Cruel.” Read the rest of this entry »
In the Gregorian calendar, this day occurs at least once, but at most three times a year.
Any month’s 13th day will fall on a Friday if the month starts on a Sunday.
In 2009 this applies to the months of February, March, and November. The next instance of this appears on the calendar for the year 2015
CANADA has had a great past few years. Our dollar has surpassed the US currency in value and with a majority government now in place, expect that stability to only increase.
Not to mention Canada is a great place to live. Especially if you have children. Safe, secure, smiling and simply perfect, Canada celebrates itself today – HAPPY CANADA DAY everyone!
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Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, and is commemorated by both countries on 25 April every year to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War One.
Ignorant assholes UNITE ! They seriously have Iraq labeled Egypt! Wow…just…wow.