domingo, julho 24, 2005

Dancing away the corn-calories

Another important tradition is the bonfire. The bonfire is important because, according to tradition, Elizabeth lit a bonfire to signal to the Virgin Mary that John the Baptist had been born. While there is no verse in the Bible about that, it is fun.

Another part of the tradition (most likely not initiated by Elizabeth or the Virgin Mary) is setting off very loud fireworks. Really, anything that burns is free game, sanctioned as part of the traditional festivities -- sparklers, floating paper lanterns (though the government has tried to discourage them due to the danger posed to far-away buildings), pipes that go BOOM when you explode them.

And when you get tired of the ringing in your ears and the smoke in your eyes, you eat more corn cake and dance and dance and dance some more...


Blogger Damian said...

You know, I've had corn many times and it has not produced the effects shown in these pix. Maybe I am eating it the wrong way? (FYI I consume corn left-to-right, turning the cob forward as I go.)

3:15 PM  
Blogger caedmonstia said...

My suspicion is you have not consumed quite enough. Also, it is imperative that you eliminate all other food groups (other than the "corn" group) from your diet for about a week. That helps produce the full corn effect, although, as I may have mentioned, it also has some variable effects on your digestive system.

5:00 AM  

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