Spring is sprung, the grass is ris!


“Spring is sprung, the grass is ris. I wonder where the birdies is!”

Robin Red BreastHappy Vernal Equinox to all. Today at 12:57 EDT spring will arrive. The snow will be sucked back up into the heavens to be cleaned, repaired and refrigerated until next year. The popping sound you may hear will be flowers sprouting from their hibernation underground to grace us with their beauty. Maybe these spring-heralding events will also be able to erase the forecast of 10 centimeters of snow for Saturday in Montreal!

“Spring is sprung , the grass is ris. I wonder where flight MH370 is!”

“If the black box flight recorder is never damaged during a plane crash, why isn’t the whole airplane made out of that stuff? ” – George Carlin

They are still scouring an ever-increasing piece of geography for remains of missing Malaysian flight 370. While I hope I’m wrong, I can’t see much chance of any survivors regardless of what happened – short of a modern-day Pitcairn Island situation, which is still home to the descendants of the HMS Bounty mutineers. Yet the search for the flight recorder (or Black Box – which is in fact orange)  goes on in an effort to piece together just what happened. As the late George Carlin once said “If the black box flight recorder is never damaged during a plane crash, why isn’t the whole airplane made out of that stuff? ”

“Spring is sprung , the grass is bland. I wonder if this egg will stand!”

Egg on end
Egg on end

According to lore on this vernal equinox, and only on this day, an egg will stand on its end and not roll over. However the folks at the Old Farmer’s Almanac put things to the test: “One spring, a few minutes before the vernal equinox, several Almanac editors tried this trick. For a full workday, 17 out of 24 eggs stood standing. Three days later, we tried this trick again and found similar results.”

Me DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+
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