A mindless diversion for Easter. This reminds me of the 'pusher'
games they have in amusement arcades the length and breadth of England. I am no good at those either.
Tips on Finding Easter Eggs
, containing many tactics reminiscent of the Taoist wisdom of Sun Tzu. My favorite: "Wait til' your brothers and sisters find them first, then steal them for yourself."
The annual pilgrimage to the Sanctuario de Chimayo and Tome Hill.
Here in New Mexico, this week Catholic pilgrims walk to Chimayo
and Tome Hill.
, a long-excommunicated Catholic cult began by a wayward Jesuit in the late 1600's, hold their mock-crucifixion rituals this week as well, but the secret society doesn't encourage visitors. Are there more pilgrimages that happen Easter Week?
So how will you spend Easter? Are your plans just a tad pedestrian? If egg hunts leave you cold, perhaps you need a bit more edge. For many, things begin this week. In Czechoslovakia, men carry woven willow sticks and whip girls on the legs
, but in Taxco, Mexico, it's all about self-flagellation
. In the U.S., many go theatrical with a living last supper
; in the Philippines they favor more authenticity - every year about 20 people re-enact the crucifixion
, nails & all. If that's too real, you could order supplies
to build a backyard corpus shrine
for next year. - more -
All about peeps! So sweet and chewy and cute all over. Apparently, they're not
just for Easter
anymore. They've come a long way since I got the little yellow guys in my Easter basket as a kid, apparently. I had no idea this company had gotten so far flung
in its enterprise.
chocolate bunnies ranked- and I do mean rank.
Now you'll know what NOT to bite the ears off of...
Full Metal Bonnet Retailers Put All Their Grenades in One Basket:
National retailers like Kmart and Walgreens have stocked their shelves with baskets in which the traditional chocolate rabbit centerpiece has been displaced by plastic military action figures and their make-believe lethal paraphernalia. Great quote: Packets of jellybeans are tossed in as if an afterthought, nestled in the cellophane underbrush like anti-personnel mines.
'Cambridge Students Beaten by Israeli Army'
Three of my fellow students spent their Easter vacation on the West Bank as unofficial international observers. In the course of accompanying Palestinian medics to a refugee camp, with medical supplies and food, they were allegedly stopped and beaten by Israeli troops.
While their actions are undoubtedly noble and brave ("we are doing the job the UN should be doing"), the Israeli embassy suggests that "whilst the intentions were geniune, (their) actions have been misguided."
I can't decide what to think. (more inside)
This morning, as Christians pray for peace in the Middle East, it's a great opportunity for everyone to celebrate the spirit of forgiveness and new life. Where on the web do you find inspiration, faith in human nature, and new beginnings?
Aside from being a great movie with a great flash site, it's also appropriate for Easter (since the movie does have that freaky bunny in it 'n all).
Bush to frisk toddlers at annual White House Easter Egg Roll.
High school massacres aside, isn't this going too far? I doubt that a 2 year old could fire off several rounds on an AK-47, much less load one. Even balloons are banned becaue they'll be mistaken for gunfire.
Just in time
for the easter candyfest.
I wonder how many people actually enjoy
Ah, Peeps, those resilient little birds. This is a neat site
on basic Peep science.