August 30th, 2011

this is the hook

A food blog that turns ranty

In China and some other Asian countries, instead of celebrating the equinox, they have a festival called the mid-autumn festival, and (as far as I can tell) it's held on the nearest full moon to the equinox.

Aside for those who think astronomical festivals are exotic to let you know that Easter is held on the Sunday after the first full moon after the equinox too. In fact for those in New Zealand, the mid-autumn festival would be kind of similar to Easter except without the religious overtones and the whole "We killed Jesus! Yay!" thing on the Friday.


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You know how I talked about social contract theory the other day? How does one withdraw their consent from the social contract without resorting to burning down cities? I don't know, but that site up there is growing and it'll be interesting to see what pops out of such a gathering of like-minded people. I am not alone, and even if nothing comes of the idea, it's good to see so many other people who look at the world and also want to withdraw consent.

Go on, laugh at me.

And because that was all a bit heavy, have a thing: field journal of a group of teenagers stymied by the changes to supermarket display of alcohol.