I was born long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away. No. Not that one. That one is silly.
Any group of geese can be a flock or a gaggle, when not in flight. But these were solitary Canada geese, loners out looking for trouble, slumming among the ducks, playing big waterfowl in a little pond. And trouble was looking for them, too.
Snow was falling gently. Big flakes, wet and heavy, with no memory of salt, or of warm tropical sunshine. Winter couldn’t last forever, and it wouldn’t. But looking out across the empty, frozen marsh, there was no evidence of spring coming soon, or ever. A tiny adjunct of the marsh, a spring-fed pond, held a handful of Canada geese and a throng of mallards. A deep ache owned a part of my leg, souvenir of a summer day long ago and a careless misstep. There is no winter like a winter in Froglandia. The chill eats into your bones and ignites memories of past injuries and feeds an existential dread. Only the lava fields are spared, defiant in the face of winter, raw heart of the planet screaming steam at the sky.
Not according to the Sheboygan newspaper, at least. But the use of “bubbling fountain” may certainly have persisted due to people being aware of this generic name for the bubbling water fountain, as opposed to those requiring a cup. Wisconsin also has a lot of springs, for which parts of it were once considered of great value for spas and resorts. One might discount the Kohler Company as the sole reason for “bubblers” to be used as the term for a drinking fountain, but one cannot dismiss the local culture entirely as a contributing factor.
There are probably many creators who upload their work a week or more in advance. They shouldn’t be affected, then. Rerun series, like ScaryGoRound or Get Fuzzy would continue on without interruption.
But do you know ALL the lyrics to the 974 Days of Holly Jolly Wonky Server Day?
Yes. There has been a political establishment in Washington deriving political benefit from the suffering of others, and reluctant to act to alleviate that suffering because it would mean the loss of their political leverage. Your right wing straw man, who demonizes the invading hoards is certainly an awful person. Fortunately, he lives mostly in the fantasies of people opposed to taking direct actions to control the border and take effective steps to end the invasion and reform the immigration process. Perhaps the straw man is part of the wedge issue contingent?
Fronglandia actually celebrates 1,247 national holidays, from all sorts of different lands. Since none of them are working holidays, all of them are.
It’s the same rubber chicken breasts. Nobody ever tries to eat them.
Bubblers, for the Kohler Bubbling Fountain!
Monday is a federal holiday, you know. Frog Applause honors ALL holidays.