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adam_42
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« on: January 12, 2012, 03:21:14 pm »

Hope this is the best place for this.

Does anyone know when Air Kraken day is this year?
I'm intending on hosting an event for it.

Adam
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2012, 03:36:13 pm »

Hope this is the best place for this.

Does anyone know when Air Kraken day is this year?
I'm intending on hosting an event for it.

Adam

Air Kraken Day is always March 17th, the day the Great Northern Air Kraken return to their nesting grounds. (Much the way the swallows return to Capistrano on St, Joseph's day every year, or the buzzards return to Hinckley Ohio every March 15th.)
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2012, 12:02:58 am »

Thank you.
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2012, 12:42:32 am »

Is there some significance to the fact that Air Kraken Day is also Saint Patrick's Day? Huh
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2012, 02:47:39 am »

Is there some significance to the fact that Air Kraken Day is also Saint Patrick's Day? Huh

It is? I hadn't noticed...
(It also happens to be my older daughter's birthday. She's turning 21 this year. Lord help us all.)
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2012, 04:00:44 am »

Actually, considering that the Air Kraken's kidneys produce a bright green and foamy, err... product, there may be much significance in the fact that Saint Patrick is now celebrated on the Air Kraken's traditional feast day.

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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2012, 06:38:08 am »

Actually, considering that the Air Kraken's kidneys produce a bright green and foamy, err... product, there may be much significance in the fact that Saint Patrick is now celebrated on the Air Kraken's traditional feast day.

 Grin Shocked Grin


Cheers, and slainte!


Chas.

So that's where the green beer comes from! I always figured it was just the moldy leftover Bud they hadn't been able to shift for the past year.

(Real Irishmen do not drink green beer!)
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2012, 06:47:58 am »

(Real Irishmen do not drink green beer!)

Fixed that for you.
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2012, 01:32:10 pm »

Is there some significance to the fact that Air Kraken Day is also Saint Patrick's Day? Huh

It is? I hadn't noticed...
(It also happens to be my older daughter's birthday. She's turning 21 this year. Lord help us all.)

and my parent's wedding anniversary!  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2012, 03:02:18 pm »

Is there some significance to the fact that Air Kraken Day is also Saint Patrick's Day? Huh

It is? I hadn't noticed...
(It also happens to be my older daughter's birthday. She's turning 21 this year. Lord help us all.)

and my parent's wedding anniversary!  Grin

and exactly 111 days before my birthday! What are the odds?
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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2012, 01:13:02 am »

Ah, Air Kraken Day!  I have such epic plans for air kraken day this year.

They include a nice big holding tank for one of these puppies, obviously an example of air kraken in an early stage of development, before it takes to the skies:



(Tutorial on how to make one of those here: http://bhoomplay.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/diy_jellyfish_eng/ )
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« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2012, 12:20:52 am »

Hmmm...
Maybe a baby air kraken in a bottle of tequila, to keep the worm company...
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« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2012, 10:14:17 am »

I have a suggestion for Air Kraken Day; a little something I've been dreaming about for a couple of decades that someone here could possibly make reality.

In 1949, for Stalin's 70th birthday, a photograph of the man was projected onto the clouds above the military parade.

In 2005 the 'Beware of the God' project, of which there was "no proof that it was possible", projected the phrase 'Beware of the God' onto clouds above Sydney, Australia.

I suspect you can see where this is going...


So who will be the first to project an image of the Air Kraken onto low clouds over their community for Air Kraken Day?
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« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2012, 07:14:20 am »

Now that I am aware of this very important holiday, I am going to have to host my own Air Kracken Day party...oh, the fun that is about to ensue!
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« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2012, 03:55:18 pm »

Happy Air Kraken Day!!!! How are you all celebrating this special day? I am joining the local Steampunk Society on a visit to an area landmark, a late 19th century castle. I hope for some good photo opps. At least our week-long rain has momentarily abated, so maybe we can get some outdoor pics. You all enjoy the day!
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« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2012, 09:44:46 pm »

I was able to drown an air kraken in green beer.  Seemed like the only good use for the beer...   Grin

Happy hunting!
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« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2012, 02:30:31 am »

I travelled to Bucks County, Pennsylvania today. Unfortunately, I saw no Air Kraken there, but I did see my daughter (and her little ginger boyfriend) on the occasion of her 21st birthday
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« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2012, 02:52:52 am »

I wasn't fortunate (unfortunate? Cheesy) enough to encounter an air kraken yesterday, but the massive cloud formations did seem like a perfect hunting grounds for the beast.
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« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2012, 02:06:53 pm »

Wait.... Who picked the date? St. Patrick's day is the 17th.

Is there a reason fot this date? Of so then I'm good with it... If it was an arbitary decision
then maybe another day would be better....

They both deserve their own day.
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« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2012, 02:36:53 pm »

As very few Air Kraken are Catholic, I do not believe the alignment of Air Kraken Day and St. Patrick's Feast Day is anything more than coincidence. (It is also the feast day of Gertrude of Nivelles, but no one ever seems to remember her.)
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« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2012, 03:47:12 am »

As very few Air Kraken are Catholic, I do not believe the alignment of Air Kraken Day and St. Patrick's Feast Day is anything more than coincidence. (It is also the feast day of Gertrude of Nivelles, but no one ever seems to remember her.)

Ah, but as St. Patrick predates the Reformation, his Feast Day is observed by all Irishmen, and on March 17th, everyone is Irish, including the Air Kraken.
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« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2012, 09:36:32 am »

I wasn't fortunate (unfortunate? Cheesy) enough to encounter an air kraken yesterday, but the massive cloud formations did seem like a perfect hunting grounds for the beast.

Where they ink black clouds? In that case, those weren't real clouds. A common octopus shutes ink to camoflage. Same goes for air kraken. The ink is a feather light pouder. The air kraken uses it's tentacles to guide the clouds of ink. It does that right before it is going to strike. You are a very lucky professor to survive this.
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« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2012, 09:41:08 pm »

... on March 17th, everyone is Irish, including the Air Kraken.

A fact that often perplexes us. Especially the second part.
Unfortunately, I don't know enough steampunks in my area to warrant throwing a party. And I can't use it as an excuse to go drinking because, let's be honest, we were going to do that anyway Wink
Oh well, perhaps next year. We'll celebrate it the traditional way: rum and prayers that the roaming shoals pass us by for at least another year.

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« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2012, 08:32:06 am »

...and on March 17th, everyone is Irish...

No, not everyone...

St George's Day is, as always, on April 23rd.

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« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2012, 09:34:03 am »

...and on March 17th, everyone is Irish...

No, not everyone...

St George's Day is, as always, on April 23rd.


Yes, everyone. A few years ago at the Irish Benevolent Society St. Patrick's Day Luncheon, one of our local dignitaries was a chap named Orland O'Zamprogna. Tongue
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