Friday, February 16, 2007

Swine, all of them

What do these people have in common?

Fred Astaire, Maria Callas, Ronald Reagan, Woody Allen, Tupac Shakur, Snoop Doog, David Letterman, Morrissey, Kevin Spacey, Jerry Lee Lewis, Humphrey Bogart, Elton John, Alfred Hitchock, Hemingway, Alain Connes, Sasha Cohen, Thomas Jefferson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Their Asian zodiac is Pig, and their year begins Sunday, February 18. It will be the year 4705, reminding us that Pope Gregory was very late to the game of time counting with his decree.

Pig, the last animal of the zodiac, is considered a very good sign to be born under. They are sincere, gregarious, diligent, generous sensualists.

So wear red for good luck, set off some fireworks to ward off bad spirits for the year, and go see a Dragon dance.


Tim Footman said...

I was awoken by firworks this morning. I thought it was a thousand tuk-tuks backfiring within the space of five seconds.

Yet to see a dragon today though. Which is odd, because one came past the house at (Western) New Year.