Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Year of the Meme

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Happy Chinese New Year! All over the world today - January 23 -  people are celebrating The Chinese New Year, ushering in the much acclaimed Year of The Dragon 2012.  There will be fifteen days of food, firecrackers, incense burning and revelry. It is considered to be the luckiest of all lunar Chinese new years. Prosperity and good fortune are central themes during this time of traditional hoopla.  Let's participate in the Queen's Castle today. What do you know about this phenomenal worldwide event? 

1. In a traditional Dragon or Lion Dance, the loud drums and cymbals are thought to chase out evil spirits. How do you do YOUR traditional Dragon Dance to drive out any evil in your life? (Do you dance with dragons?......or just old Elvis records....inquiring minds want to know)

I play Engelbert Humperdinck records backwards at 78 rpm, paint myself green and dance naked on the trampoline on a full moon,

2. Have you experienced any good or bad omens this year?

I'm not sure.  How should I interpret seeing clouds in the shape of Newt Gingrich, repeatedly crossing paths with a green wombat, and hearing sounds like a bag of cats being beaten with a stick wherever I go?

3. I believe that good fortune has more to do with personal integrity, honesty and character than ancient symbolism. Treating people the way you would want to be treated goes a long way in warding off that pesky negative Karma.  Dragons are considered evil creatures according to European culture , but in Chinese culture the dragon symbolizes supernatural power and goodness. Which one do you believe? Or would you rather just try the good ole' Golden Rule.......

In this recession the Golden Rule has become too expensive for me to afford.  I'm going with the Electroplate Rule.



4. Chinese couples will attempt to have "Dragon babies" in the year 2012. In order to take advantage of astrological predictions of wealth and success, name one thing you should attempt to "birth" that could bring you good luck.

Well...um...I'm feeling a little constipated.  Cooper, can ya pass me a yogurt?

5. You are in charge of the Chinese New Year Parade in your town. Who will ride on the first float?

There will be no floats.  Dragons will chase the politicians who like to co-opt the parades.  Any politician who cannot run fast enough will be barbequed by the flame throwers installed in the heads of the traditional Chinese dragon costumes.



6.  What is your favorite Chinese food?

Why? Are we ordering out for lunch?  In that case, are you buying?  And uh...can we have Thai instead?

7. Chinese people often think of themselves as descendants of the mythical Dragon creature. 
Do you have any mythical creatures in your family closet?

Oh great!  Just last week I finally got over the idea that there was a monster under the bed.  Now I have to worry about mythical creatures in the closet???

13 comments:

G-Man said...

In regards to question #1...
Whats your address?

G-Man said...

In regards to Comment #1 AND 2
YAHTZEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wavy said...

LOL!!!! Awesome answers!

Just Me said...

I am definitely watching your parade.

Beach Bum said...

Do you have any mythical creatures in your family closet?

While exceptions certainly exist, generally speaking it's never a good idea for a Southerner to delve too deeply into his family closet.

Suldog said...

I would very much like to see #1. As a matter of fact, can I join in?

Craig said...

1) Uhhh. . . which Engelbert Humperdinck are we talkin' about? The German composer of 'Hansel & Gretel', or the pseudonymous Arnold Dorsey? And - don't you wish your name was 'Humperdinck'?

And, uh. . . you have a trampoline?!? What Suldog said!

3) In hard times, I subscribe to the Dirty Rule - Do unto others before they do unto you. . .

4) Sorry. . . we're all 'birthed out'. . .

6) Thai is good. . .

7) We've had all manner of family members coming out of closets, in recent years. . .

coopernicus said...

and the video to #1 is posted where???

coopernicus said...

ahhhh....that's better

Mother Theresa said...

Yeah, I've heard that if you play Englebert Humperdinck backwards, you end up wearing leisure suits and sporting one of those funky swept back hairdos...that true? ;)

Craver Vii said...

I asked for a naked trampoline dance, and she gave me a naked trampoline. We're still waiting to see it dance. :-(

secret agent woman said...

I'm a huge fan of fortune cookies, but I went with pad thai tonight.

Jocelyn said...

I have a pal on FB who's a floor manager at Bellagio in Vegas. She's been working 12 days straight and is completely exhausted from Chinese New Year. That surprised me. Apparently people travel specifically to Vegas to ring it in. Huh?