20 April 2003 @ 08:50 am
Yay, Woo  
It's Easter, so they tell me. How in the Hell we got from a day that supposedly is significant of the resurrection of a famous holy man (this of course, coming a few days after the fact that he died, a day referred to as "good" Friday, figure THAT one out.,..those wacky christians...), to a day that is celebrated by kids running around looking for painted chicken fetuses and eating too much sugar...Wacky, I tell you, just plain wacky.

Speaking of which, why do you say something is 'out of whack'? How often do you see something that is "in whack"? ;)

We're headed out to Di's parents' place today with Bug, for Easter and all. Me, I'm just looking forward to eating well. Past that I couldn't care less.
Current Mood: cynicalcynical
Current Music: Luxt - Matthew 10-12
violetvixen on April 20th, 2003 10:37 am (UTC)
Screw easter it's Cain day - beware of false bunnies.
Arc 5cheapdialogue on April 20th, 2003 10:50 am (UTC)
"out of whack"

My guess is that one is referencing a situation that is bad/unusual due to it having been 'whacked' as in whacked with a hand. So, I *THINK* the intent is that a situation has become off due to whack or out of whack.
out of whack came this problem.

guh, I'm sick and tired....so just ignore me.
ravyn_garou on April 20th, 2003 10:56 am (UTC)
Ok, that was rather amusing. hee hee
Books are my drug of choicesilver_dreamer on April 20th, 2003 10:51 am (UTC)
And all my son said was "Who's birthday is it?"
The Cynic: South Parkdiscordian on April 20th, 2003 11:09 pm (UTC)
Did you tell him it was a birthday of some dead Jew?
Books are my drug of choicesilver_dreamer on April 21st, 2003 12:02 am (UTC)
no I just told him it was a holliday celebrating the undead
The Cynic: nycdiscordian on April 21st, 2003 11:58 pm (UTC)
Close enough.
ravyn_garou on April 20th, 2003 11:25 am (UTC)
The hare and eggs were symbols of the Norse Goddess Ostara (which is the holiday), representing fertility.

Dyed eggs was a Babylonian thang.
kitty_blackwell on April 20th, 2003 03:48 pm (UTC)
Yes, that was how the Pagans who were forced to convert to Christianity maintained some of their favored traditions, and in turn the early Catholic Church allowed the Pagans to carry over certain practices as part of their "PR" campaign.
As for the more recent commercialized aspects, we have Hallmark and Brach's to thank for that. Kind of like Christmas...'tis a big moneymaker.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on April 21st, 2003 07:06 am (UTC)
True...it was more of a sarcastic question.
ravyn_garou on April 21st, 2003 07:14 am (UTC)
I had assumed you probably already knew that, but I suppose i'm not always the quickest to spot it. *l* Maybe some random unknown will read your journal and find it to be the answer they were looking for. :p
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on April 21st, 2003 07:21 am (UTC)
Always a plus. ;)