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A very merry Juhannus to all you Gunboarders!

Tonight all us Finns are celebrating midsummer solstice according to our ancient traditions. We'll eat, drink, drink, dance around bonfires and drink.



For those of you who are not familiar with our midsummer tradition I'll (again) quote a British author that lived to tell:
"During Midsummer solstice the Finns celebrate the Circle of Life; on midsummers night hundreds of Finnish men will drown with their zippers open and next morning hundreds of Finnish women will wake up without a clear recollection of who the father to be is..."

(Note: sadly the drowning part is true. Peeing standing up in a rowing boat is both common and sometimes fatal. Not to think of what these dimwits drown in...)
 

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Damn, we Episcopalians don't do anything that looks as much fun as that. In fact, I wouldn't want to see 99% of the church women jumping over fires in their birthday suits.
 

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Hey Bokmal,

Now I know what to call Friday nights out in the Peaceshack:). Daughter visited Stonehenge just a coupla' weeks ago. Said that it was ok. Think that she would have a different opinion if she were there for the Solstice. Have a happy Juhannus and don't try to pee out of a small rowboat. Where is the best place to celebrate? Your backyard maybe? The celebration sounds like a blast, if I live long enough, it would be a great trip to go over for the experience.
Have fun and be "Careful" .

Lancebeer
 

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He's not kidding:

http://www.yle.fi/uutiset/news/2010/06/first_midsummer_drowning_casualties_1788256.html

"The midsummer holiday has claimed its first drowning casualties. Four men died in separate incidents in various parts of Finland. So far, only one road fatality has been reported."
If the tree huggers weren't all boozers they would have banned juhannus already. Today's statistics, 10 dead, are close to a regular school massacre...:(

Juhannus in theory/practice. ;)

 

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I knew there was a good reason to be a Druid/Pagan.:)
 
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