June 21, 2007

The day the sun stood still

Today's the summer solstice you ritualistic mofo's. An extra helping of toonage today.

"Solstice" is derived from two Latin words: "sol" meaning sun, and "sistere," to cause to stand still. This is because, as the summer solstice approaches, the noonday sun rises higher and higher in the sky on each successive day. On the day of the solstice, it rises an imperceptible amount, compared to the day before. In this sense, it "stands still."


1 comment:

manicgirl said...

I dunno. Geddy Lee doesn't really have the voice for Summertime Blues. He should stick to songs about trees and 22nd century priests.