Contemplata aliis Tradere

A meagre contribution to the mission and work of the Order of Preachers: my reflections, thoughts, ideas and the occasional rant on matters mainly theological, philosophical and ecclesiastical, drawn primarily from my reading and experience of life and the world. Striving to be always Catholic, firmly Christian and essentially Dominican, flavoured with dashes of Von Balthasar.

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A son of the English Province of the Order of Friars Preachers (Dominicans); born in Malaysia but have lived in the USA, Singapore, the UK & the Philippines for varying durations. A pilgrim and way-farer, a searcher for Truth on the journey of Life... "Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine, There’s always laughter and good red wine. At least I’ve always found it so. Benedicamus Domino!" - Hilaire Belloc

Friday, April 01, 2005

Happy New Year!

For readers who still cling to the Julian calendar, a happy new year to you! Unfortunately, to the rest of the world which has adopted the Gregorian calendar, you're just dubbed an April Fool. Well, it's consoling to know that the world of taxation generally follows the Julian year... but then we always suspected taxmen as being fools, right?!

It has been the custom on this day for media companies to engage in blatant false reporting and unlike other days of the year, they actually admit it the day after! It's all for a laugh and in keeping with the light-heartedness of the day. My favourite joke must be the 'Spaghetti Tree' report which also tops this list. Click on the link and look at some of the other pranks. Alternatively, try the quiz at 'The Guardian' and see if you were April Fooled!

Whatever prank you decide to play today or whatever fish someone slaps on your back, do have a happy and safe April Fools' day!


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