Cloud-Cuckoo-Land. The Nephelokokkygia of The Birds by Aristophanes (c.450-c.385 BC), an imaginary city built in the air by the birds to separate the gods from humans. Hence the use of the name for any fantastic or impractical scheme.
During lunch today I learned that seventy-one years ago, my adoptive mother was born on the stroke of midnight between January sixth and seventh, and on that very same night, a sow on the farm gave birth to twelve piglets, only one of which was male - that one male soon died, leaving behind eleven healthy sisters.
Now I’m a wee bit rusty in my Germans from Russia gypsy omen readin’, but I’m pretty sure that means I’m going to meet my soulmate this month, win the next lottery jackpot, and most importantly, soon have some delicious bacon.
(JON FRIEDMAN’S MEDIA WEB) “The situation has gotten so bizarre that I asked the wittiest person I know, humorist Andy Borowitz of The Borowitz Report, to put the situation into perspective for me.
“‘For years there has been a commonly held theory that Jeff Zucker has a video of GE Chief Executive Jeff Immelt cavorting with a goat, and he has threatened to put it on the air,’ Borowitz said. ‘But I think this is a far-fetched theory, since Zucker has never put anything interesting on the air.’”