Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Five-Five on Seven-Seven

It's the Nones of July, and that means all sorts of things... It means, for example, that I've travelled about 32 billion miles. It's not very far considering Alpha Centauri is about 750 times further, but hey, you've got to start somewhere. Besides, if I'm going visiting, I hardly expect to go to Alpha Centauri, which is a very nice place - but everyone knows if you want beer, you head for Earth.

Anyway, I was going to post some excerpt or other, since that would be appropriate - but I cannot decide what to post. Maybe I will just write a little commentary. The Nones of July are an imporant date in my Saga, since it falls between the birthdays of Bernie Brown (July 6) and Marty Felsen (July 8), who were both born in 1995. It was in 2007 that they turned 12, the year of the Motu Proprio about the Latin Mass (usus antiquior) - which was also the day they first received the shirts bearing the coat of arms of the Order:
I know you are wondering about which Order this is, but I am afraid you will have to wait for the book to learn more. For your edification, here is the blazon:
Sable, a mullet radiated argent; a double tressure flory-counter-fleury Or.
Motto: ouk eimì mónos "I am not alone" (from Jn 16:32)
Of course from another part of the Saga called "Joe the Control Room Guy" we learn that July 7 is the birthday of the unnamed "Doctor" at AC&TG. He wears a lab coat and does their software development, which he says was derived from a papal encyclical. Hmm, I wonder what that could be about? (hee hee) It appears from at least one illustration of that book that this Doctor carries a magic wand....
but I didn't think one could earn the doctorate at Hogwarts. Perhaps he attended Domdaniel... actually it is more likely he attended the Ambrosian, which is a famous "Newman University" in western Pennsylvania. Actually, from the information I have available, it seems that the magic that was performed was very limited in scope - and it was performed only for the sake of solving very serious technical difficulties.

And no, contrary to rumor, he did not make tea-trays float in the air. That was NOT magic... but perhaps you ought to just get the book and find out for yourself.


At 24 July, 2010 16:30, Blogger marlyn12 said...

Happy Birthday, Peter! Wishing you the very best this year. And lots of beer, too! - Marcia


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