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Deathwatch

Posted November 29, 2015 7:00 PM by Cygnet

After the response to my last blog, Deep Blue is Giving Me the Blues, I thought I'd better stick to something less contentious…

Aye, the nights are drawing in… so in an effort to cheer myself up (and hopefully cheer up tcmtech) this blog is about DEATH...

The faithful departed

In the Roman Catholic Church the month of November is the traditional time to visit the graves of loved ones, as is the anniversary of their deaths.

For extra creepyness you could visit church of Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini in Rome, Italy. Located beneath a 400-year-old church, it contains the skeletal remains of 3700 bodies with bones nailed into the walls in intricate patterns.

Deathwatch beetle

Deathwatch beetles are associated with quiet, sleepless nights and are named for the vigil (watch) kept beside the dying or dead, and by extension the superstitious have seen the death watch as an omen of impending death.

Black Friday

OK the death theme is tenuous.. The Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States is Black Friday. Since the early 2000s, it has been regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season in the US, and most major retailers open very early (and more recently during overnight hours) and offer promotional sales.

In 2014, $50.9 billion was spent during the 4-day Black Friday weekend.

Now I would call the Death By Credit Card...

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11/29/2015 7:57 PM

I might have some new office space I can interest you in...

The neighborhood is very friendly....

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11/30/2015 3:11 AM

Bahh. You're no fun.

I was hoping you would go after the 'Ozone hole' or something else of a similarly dubiously misrepresented environmental topic as your last blog..

Oh well. Maybe next time.

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