Numerically appropriate metaphor

Weiberfastnacht and my birthday.

I’ll have something big to say soon. Meanwhile I’m preparing a class on history and film and watching “The Searchers.” Whether or not you’re cutting off someone’s tie today, I hope you have a good one.

~ by Servetus on February 11, 2021.

47 Responses to “Numerically appropriate metaphor”

  1. Happy birthday! Hope you can have a bit of fun! 😘

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  2. happy birthday! are you indulging in cake? if not, I can do so in your honor. even if you are, I’ll still do so in your honor 😆

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  3. So not only on FB but over here too:
    Happy birthday to you, Serv 🙂
    Astrologically we Aquarians have a pretty ‘full house’ at the moment (funny that you choose the picture with the cards of all possibilities) … I’m working hard on something new and exciting myself – I’m curious about your coming announcement 🙂

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    • I hope your plans come to fruition!

      Maybe this is one of those synchronicity moments — the reference I had in my mind was to a joke, as I’m 52 today: “Do you want to play 52 pickup?” (there are 52 cards in an American standard dec). 52 pickup isn’t a real game — if the answer is yes, the person who asks the questions tosses the cards in the air and then someone’s gotta pick up 52 cards. I hadn’t specifically thought about them as cards.

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      • LOL my husband just said that’s ’32 heb auf’ in Germany – I’ve never heard of that either 😉 so it’s synchronicity on a whole different plane: my new plans involve cards and a sort of ‘free will astrology’ 😉 my mind right now is just filled with cards and seeing your picture in my current state really made me laugh out loud 🙂

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        • I did not know there is a German equivalent! (I don’t think I ever played cards while in Germany — big omission, obviously). I hope it goes well.

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      • I was trying to remember the other way that the cards would end up on the floor. There was another version… smoke, smoke, fire. Smoke for the black cards, and then “Fire!” at the first red card, at which point the prankster would fire the cards at you. Not so fond memories from childhood lol.

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  4. Happy Birthday. Not just cake, but maybe some good beer, too?

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  5. Happy birthday Servetus! Hope you are enjoying your day – and the cake – and the sushi.

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  6. Happy birthday, Serv! Hoping today is less stressful for you.

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  7. Wishing you a good day and may the year bring only better things! Many birthday hugs xx

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  8. Hope you’re having a restive day. 🙂 Oh, and check a certain URL -it’s back.

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  9. As one who has a birthday in February as well, I want to wish you a Happy Birthday.

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  10. Happy birthday, Servetus! Wishing you health, happiness and that neverending supply of sushi! Alles Gute!

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  11. Happy birthday! Hope you are having a really wonderful day!

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  12. All the best wishes to you, Servetus! Enjoy a restful evening with some extra extras. Die diesjährige Weiberfastnacht war wohl eher tiefgefroren und ziemlich überzivilisiert 😉

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  13. I hope that you had a great birthday and that you got everything you wanted to eat and enjoy on your day.

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  14. Oh! Happy birthday nachträglich! I hope you had a good day!

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  15. Happy Birthday! Though I seldom comment, I always read your blog – and thank you for it. Since I retired from my teaching career in Wisconsin and moved to Colorado, I enjoy your Wisconsin-related posts. We also are sharing the journey of caregiving an elderly parent. I often commiserate with your posts in that arena. Again, I hope you have a good year and wish you some new adventures, responsive, creative students, and good health in your coming year. Happy Birthday!

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  16. Happy Birthday! 🍣🍣🍣🥂🎂💐💐💐

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    • Thanks for the flowers! All the florists around here have been complaining that their shipments have been arriving frozen, so virtual ones are much appreciated.

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  17. Happy belated birthday! I wish you all the best, good health and good company.
    This year there is no Altweiberfastnacht. All is cancelled. No man with a pineapple-tie around

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  18. Happy belated birthday and many happy returns.
    I hope you had a good day and the movie (John Wayne?) was worth your while!

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    • Thank you! It’s not something I’d have watched on my own or for pleasure, but it’s relevant to this class I’m teaching and it’s consistently listed as one of the most influential films of all time — esp on people like Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. I wouldn’t put it on my list of favorites but i have been learning a lot.

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      • Sounds like a good experience

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        • It’s interesting how much filmmakers “steal” from each other. I remember learning that George Lucas had seen Triump of the Will, and I thought, well, whatever, and then I saw the references to the scenes in his films — wow. Yeah, he sure did, and isn’t that a bit scary?

          One thing that John Ford did in “The Searchers” was frame John Wayne in a doorway to emphasize his separation from civilization / society — and sure enough, that shows up in a Captain America film. Once you know it’s there, you see it everywhere.

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  19. Happy belated birthday! 😀

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  20. Aw, I’m really late but Happy belated birthday!!

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