Monday, April 24, 2006

Why the US and Iran should not go to war.

Or why we celebrate birthdays.

Info on birthdays from Wikipedia:
It is thought that the large-scale celebration of birthdays in Europe began with the Iranian cult of Mithraism in the Roman Empire. [...]
Birthday celebrations were rare during the Middle Ages, but saw a resurgence with the advent of the Reformation. During this period, they were seen as a good way to transfer customs from the saint's days to other dates not linked to the newly repudiated veneration of saints.

In other words, if it wasn't for the Iranians and the Protestants, we wouldn't have this ridiculous cult of having to remember people's birthdays and getting them upset if we don't.

If this is not common grounds...


At 4/26/2006 2:39 AM, Blogger pipo said...

did anybody notice that jews and iranians look alike?


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