Heady Mercury


Is it too hot?

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20 thoughts on “Heady Mercury

      1. Slightly Bemused

        I was in Kenya many moons ago and was presented with a Maasai rain stick which, if shook, is supposed to bring the rains. I am under strict instructions to not touch it, walk heavily in its vicinity, or even look meaningfully at it.

        I am taking those instructions very seriously… :)

        1. Janet, I ate my avatar

          there one hanging in the Seamus Heaney expo
          it’s quite possibly everyone rattling it causing this déluge

        2. Spaghetti Hoop

          Did you learn the Kenyan benga dance for bringing on the rains? I’m back a year and I can’t stop hip-jiggling.
          (Sorry all).

          1. Slightly Bemused

            That’s why you need the stick. The chief holding the stick has all the young nubiles dance in front of him and then, when happy they got the hip jiggling right, shakes the rain stick.

            At least, that’s what they told me

          2. Slightly Bemused

            And fertility and stuff. In most of sub-Saharan Africa the rains signal the burgeoning of new life, much as Spring does here. Before seasons started to shift (pun intended), fertility of the soil was brought about by the rains, and cultures moved around that. As here, planting, sprouting, burgeoning and reaping are important milestones in a community’s life.
            The rain stick brings about one aspect…

  1. Slightly Bemused

    Don’t stop me know, but I think that in these days of our lives we will be under pressure to keep ourselves alive. I reckon we should all fall in love with our cars, turn up the radio, go ga ga, and find a love of our lives. Or we could go ride our bicycles to the seven seas of Rhye and suddenly it’s Flash! and another one bites the dust.

  2. H

    I’m in France in holiday at the moment and the predicted temperature for tomorrow is 38 and for Thursday it’s 39! I’ve been seriously thinking of coming home early to avoid it…

  3. eoin

    Again with the French forecasting, because let’s face it, the €25 million we give to Met Eireann each year, you might as well set fire to it on Stephen’s Green for the all the use it is. €250,000 superstar weather forecasters and their clothing and make-up allowances. And you can bet RTE “investigates” won’t be doing any exposé given the sweet deal they’re given.

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