Saturday, June 20, 2015

Bring back the Ostrich Fans

So the Pope thinks we need to give up Airconditioners to save Mother Gaia.

Father Z has since removed post, probably because it was too critical, but the RSS feed is still there:

 'Laudato si’ on Air Conditioning:
Since the Pope has taken a dim view on air conditioning, the non-carbon producing  flabella are the ecological sound solution for all your cooling needs.

the above fans seem to be ostrich fans, but the original fans were often peacock fans used to fan the Pope when he was carried around, in the good old days before Vatican II...

(WikipediaFlabella were in use in both pagan rituals and in the Christian Church from very early days. The Apostolic Constitutions, a work of the fourth century, state (VIII, 12): "Let two of thedeacons, on each side of the altar, hold a fan, made up of thin membranes, or of the feathers of the peacock, or of fine cloth, and let them silently drive away the small animals that fly about, that they may not come near to the cups".)

in other words, a combination of fans and fly swatters...

Heh. Reminds me of the song BlueTailFly.


as for me: they can have my airconditioner when they pry my Aircon remote from my cold dead hands.

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