Spring has sprung

Vern would be pleased.

Vern would be pleased.

Welcome to the earliest vernal equinox since 1896, according to EarthSky.

The vernal equinox is named for Vern, the ancient Roman god of aeration. The illegitimate offspring of the lesser deities Benadryl, god of drying up, and Kleenex, god of mopping up, Vern (like Your Humble Narrator) had a small but entirely deranged following; his was dedicated to perforating nouns, which is to say people, places and things. Especially people.

The conspirators who did for Julius Caesar were all dedicated Vernalites, though they claimed afterward that their knifework was intended to permit vital fluids to gain entrance rather than draining them.

Indeed, among the Vernalites a certain belligerent thickheadedness was considered a blessing rather than a curse, and today we can find their descendants manning customer-service “help” desks, hosting the morning drive-time “zoo” at local radio stations, and running for president on the GOP ticket.



5 Responses to “Spring has sprung”

  1. Charley Auer Says:

    Nice history lesson on snot/buggers or Trump. The same thing I guess.

  2. Steve O Says:

    Ya know what I mean, Vern?

  3. JD Dallager Says:

    Is that where the expression “You know what I mean, Vern?!” springed/sprang/sprung from?

    Happy Spring 2016 to all!! Get out there and cycle!

  4. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Just got back from a ride. My Mom was right. My nose runs and my feet smell.

  5. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    The swallows arrived today in Sicily so I guess that means something? We enjoyed 75 kms of cycling in the Sicilian sun and a big Sunday lunch afterwards – one of my favorite things in life.

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