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Great Canadian Laugh Off with Snow

February 13, 2007

Great Canadian Laugh OffTonight is the second night of judging for the Calgary selection for the Great Canadian Laugh Off.  I have a radio spot on  X-96.9 with Josh Holliday before we head over to Yuk Yuks to fufill our Judge duties.  I’m nursing a cold and can only hope I can bring the level of energy required for such tasks.

feb 13th snowAnd COULD THERE BE MORE SNOW?!?

…And it’s my birthday tomorrow…

Everyone have a happy Lupercalia!  I would encourage everyone to check out the link.  Valentines day was originally Lupercalia, “The Lupercalia observed a very ancient and sexy, possibly pre-Roman pastoral festival, held on February 15 to avert evil spirits and purify the city, releasing health and fertility…”  “…The object of the festival was, by expiation and purification, to secure the fruitfulness of the land, the increase of the flocks and the prosperity of the whole people. It survived until 494, when it was changed by Pope Gelasius into the feast of the Purification of the Virgin (then on February 14, now on February 2)…” “…Gelasius finally abolished the Lupercalia after a long contest. The feast of St. Valentine among a host of unknown martyrs was first declared February 14 by Pope Gelasius I in 496.”

And it has now evolved into a commercialized day of “love”, you know, for people who “love” to buy flowers, chocolate, and jewelry, or for others that “love” to feel alienated and lonely for not being in a relationship.  ‘Cause that is what Saint Valentine was all about.

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