Frazz by Jef Mallett for April 22, 2013


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    Varnes  almost 7 years ago

    Guess the Mars Bar was for breakfast…

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    SchadenfreudePersonified  almost 7 years ago

    I didn’t know April was named after Venus. How does that work?

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    Armitage72  almost 7 years ago

    A festival in honor of Venus was held on April 1st, leading some scholars to conjecture that the Roman month of Aprilis was originally Aphrilis, derived from her Greek name Aphrodite (Aphros), or possibly from her Etruscan name Apru.

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    SchadenfreudePersonified  almost 7 years ago

    Emperors! – they don’t care who they inconvenience!

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    AshburnStadium  almost 7 years ago

    Or like me, a Mercury.

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    dorotheac928  almost 7 years ago

    for the history of when the new year begins and why please see

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    celeconecca Premium Member almost 7 years ago

    Add in Yakko’s song and we continue the theme:

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    annieb1012  almost 7 years ago

    Last night we went to Vega via “Contact.”

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    StoicLion1973  almost 7 years ago

    The 10-month Roman Calendar was lunar and woefully inaccurate by the time both Caesar and Augusted added the eponymous months.

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    defunctdoormat Premium Member almost 7 years ago
    Since some of the Roman months were named in honor of divinities, and as April was sacred to the goddess Venus, her Veneralia being held on the first day, it has been suggested that Aprilis was originally her month Aphrilis, from her equivalent Greek goddess name Aphrodite (Aphros), or from the Etruscan name Apru.
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    fritzoid Premium Member almost 7 years ago

    I’m relieved nobody’s mentioned Uranus.


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    QunMang  almost 7 years ago

    Two prototype Sega Plutos recently surfaced, but seeing as Pluto is no longer a full planet I guess that doesn’t count.

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