Monthly Archives: December 2015
Fri 12.25.15 – Merry Christmas, one and all!
Photo of Cam and Joe Hanen taken after Christmas lunch by Jenifer Hanen with her Nokia Lumia 1020.
Truly it is amazing to see how the power of a few well placed words can completely transform a mundane sentence or tweet. In this case the words in question are in a tweet from Mr. N. Gaiman:
“a dodgy Welsh henge salesman”
from the following tweet:
Proof that Stonehenge was actually a secondhand henge, probably bought from a dodgy Welsh henge salesman, released: https://t.co/RCKpkqR3LI
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) December 7, 2015
I can just imagine a late neolithic slighty greasy dude in a tunic, torc, and wool cloak selling the nice folks of the future Wiltshire on this Great Henge, gently used, currently installed in Wales, that really will improve your Sex Life, your Crops, and Your Marriage. I swear on both of my bullocks before Lugh Silverhand and the Morrigan…
And a competing gem is from the Guardian article on Stonehenge that Mr. Gaiman is linking to, wherein the author likens Stonehenge unto Ikea:
“It’s the Ikea of Neolithic monument building. The nice thing about these particular outcrops is that the rock has formed 480 million years ago as pillars. So prehistoric people don’t have to go in there and bash away … All they have to do is get wedges into the cracks. You wet the wedge, it swells and the stone pops off the rock.”