Monday, July 24, 2006

Sparking the Virginia Blog Carnival

Spark It Up! co-contributor Kilo has posted this week's Virginia Blog Carnival, giving us some historical background on just what a "carnival" is:

The history of the carnival goes back to Egypt and the spring festival of Osiris celebrating the yearly flooding of the Nile and the renewal of life that it brought. In Athens, during the 6th century B.C. they celebrated the god Dionysus. Later during the Roman empire the carnivals caused civil discourse. The three major Roman carnivals were Bacchanalia, the Saturnalia, and the Lupercalia. The Catholic church adopted the carnival as the celebration before Lent. The one thing they all have in common is the feasting and fellowship. We bloggers and readers shall also feast. We shall dine on other's words. We shall glutton for knowledge and entertainment as our ancestors before us.
And, indeed, the past week has produced an intellectual feast, as Bob Bork might put it.

Of course, not everything is cerebral. Check out the video, "Chad Vader," posted at Commonwealth Conservative. And while you're at it, check out "Vader Sessions" at Bearing Drift -- not listed among the carnival entries. No wonder YouTube is so popular (and not just among copyright and trademark attorneys)!

Go, visit, enjoy!

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