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Quote of the Day || December 21, 2012

by Keith Koffler on December 20, 2012, 11:07 pm

“Okay, so I couldn’t get my Plan B bill passed. I mean, it’s not like the world is coming to an end.”

- John Boehner

A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

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Swedishlady December 21, 2012 at 3:25 am

And tonight is the winter solstice and tomorrow the light returns and the day is getting longer. Something to really celebrate, at least up here in the north.
The old Vikings celebrated with great parties, drinking a lot of beer ( mjöd), with a wild boar on the barbeque. They drank to Jolnir, the great oneeyed Asagod Oden, who carried two ravens on his shoulders. Historians believe that´s why we say Jul here. But along came Ansgar, the missionary, and the leaders were convinced that Christianity could be something useful. Some say it was like joining the EU, no Christianity, no trade. And slowly, slowly new traditions took place but Christmas is still called Jul after these wintersolstice celebrations. Some Vikings settled in England and they have the word Yuletid. Well, this was my somewhat odd comment to Boehners quote and I realize it has not much to do with it, excuse me Keith, but maybe Norwegian Star has something to add.

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Just2old December 21, 2012 at 6:52 am

Thanks for the history lesson SL. I always wondered where “yuletide” came from. Merry Christmas to you.

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Swedishlady December 21, 2012 at 7:33 am

Merry Christmas and God Jul to you too, Just2old.

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