The Hidden Almanac for 2014-02-28

A happy and blessed Feast of St. Aegopus of the Peaks to you all!

Angora Goat

Angora Goat (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In today’s Hidden Almanac, Rev. Mord told us about some interesting events that occurred on this date in history: Eland the Younger’s first encountered the aardlion (date unspecified);

in the year of broken ghosts, the town of Echo Harbor ended up landlocked, with a jungle instead of a harbor.

In the garden, go plant some peas. But not sweet peas.

Today’s sponsors were Red Wombat Tea Company, and The Keepers of the Unknown Codex.

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The Hidden Almanac for 2014-02-26

A happy and blessed Feast of St. Iraias to you all!

In today’s Hidden Almanac, Rev. Mord told us about some interesting events that occurred on this date in history: In the Year of Baking Earth, all the weathervanes in Echo Harbor vanished; 200 years ago today, King MacCullan died in a very Rasputin-esque way.

In the garden, the frogs are breeding.

Today’s sponsors were Red Wombat Teas, and Leaf Stone Gremlin Removal Services.

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Horse Play

It’s Colonel Tick-Tock Time! In this week’s Thrilling Adventure Hour, we’re teased by the episode name “Horse Play,” as the good Colonel visits Casanova to learn a thing or two about romancing the ladies. Yeah, ladies, that’s what we’re going with.

I wasn’t actually thrilled with the opening. The jokey homophobia combined with the jokey Italian-American stereotypes made me think that maybe this was some sort of Jersey Shore parody, but I really don’t think so.

This bit was short-lived anyway, as Colonel Tick-Tock was called to the Trojan War to cure a man with the Deja Flu. The sick man’s job was to deliver a wooden horse full of Greek soldiers, but he kept spouting spoilers and the historical defeat nearly didn’t happen. The Colonel also had to battle Captain Hourglass, a pirate who defends the heart of time (and the characters acknowledge in-script that this doesn’t make much sense).

Overall, not my favorite episode of Thrilling Adventure Hour, but tune in next week!

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The Hidden Almanac for 2014-02-24

A happy and blessed Feast of St. Anna Cervinius to you all!

In today’s Hidden Almanac, Rev. Mord told us about some interesting events that occurred on this date in history: in 1568, when Lady Emily of the House of Blatt and Lord Milo of the House of Sworn were married (they promptly killed each other); the squirrels launched a counterattack against the mice (no date given); and in 1995, when the Great Lupercalia Drought was classed as an emergency.

In the garden, the interns have returned home. I decide to scour back-episodes to see if I missed a crossover with Welcome to Night Vale.

Today’s sponsors were Red Wombat Teas, and The Garlic Scouts of Troisantium.

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