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Author Topic: Whatever Happened to Gogglemas?  (Read 573 times)
the Hat
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« on: February 20, 2020, 06:17:15 am »

Tis a bit egocentric to ask, but I am a tad curious whatever became of the glorious holiday I helped found?

Granted, I understand that it has been 12 years, and I am sure the community is as much changed as the world surrounding it is. But you know what they say about curiosity and cats.  Wink

Yours Sincerely,

The Hat
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2020, 08:19:00 am »

Tis a bit egocentric to ask, but I am a tad curious whatever became of the glorious holiday I helped found?

Granted, I understand that it has been 12 years, and I am sure the community is as much changed as the world surrounding it is. But you know what they say about curiosity and cats.  Wink

Yours Sincerely,

The Hat

Welcome back Mr. Hat. 12 years? Well, since I came in around 2009, I think I missed the first Gogglemas. I must confess that I never paid much attention to it, but we have people here dating back to the period, and, speaking of cats, like Schrodinger's Cat, Gogglemas is probably both dead and alive until you open the box to see. Shall we collapse the wave function? Let's see what other members have to say..
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2020, 10:56:04 am »

Tis a bit egocentric to ask, but I am a tad curious whatever became of the glorious holiday I helped found?

Granted, I understand that it has been 12 years, and I am sure the community is as much changed as the world surrounding it is. But you know what they say about curiosity and cats.  Wink

Yours Sincerely,

The Hat

I, too, have missed that glorious day, coming in a little after J.Wilhelm.How does one celebrate Gogglemas, and when does one celebrate this special day?
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2020, 06:31:22 pm »

Welcome back Mr. Hat. 12 years? Well, since I came in around 2009, I think I missed the first Gogglemas. I must confess that I never paid much attention to it, but we have people here dating back to the period, and, speaking of cats, like Schrodinger's Cat, Gogglemas is probably both dead and alive until you open the box to see. Shall we collapse the wave function? Let's see what other members have to say..

Quite right! Perhaps we can dust off the discarded and disheveled suit that is/was Gogglemas and gussy it up for a new generation of air pirates!

In response to Banfili: Gogglemas was celebrated on the final day of February (so we only have a week to prepare!), and on leap years you celebrate for a whooping TWO ENTIRE days! (This year would be one such glorious occasion.) I know for certain that Gogglemas was celebrated both in 2007 and 2008 when this board was still in its infancy. What happened after that, I cannot say.

All that being said, it appears that Gogglemas has somehow been replaced with 'Air Kraken Day,' which is celebrated on March 17th. It seems that Air Kraken Day has all the same trappings that Gogglemas did (obligatory carols sung to the elusive beast of the skies, shiny cogs exchanged with dear friends and shipmates), but I am unsure how the the holidays evolved over the last decade.

It is a story I would love to hear if anyone is familiar with the tale!  Wink

Sincerely,

The Hat
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2020, 09:07:08 pm »

I too joined the party rather too late to have experienced Gogglemass first time around - but I'm keen to hear more of its celebrations.

Yours,
Miranda.
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