Today’s MarcoWord (Arabic): I’d Miilad said oua sana saida (Merry Christmas)

Today’s MarcoWord (Arabic): I’d Miilad said oua sana saida. Merry Christmas. I’d Miilad said oua sana saida! Any luck finding a Christmas tree out here in the desert? “

History Schmistory: December 16. “I rule.”

1431: Henry VI of England is crowned King of France at Notre Dame in Paris, making him the only historical figure worthy of a Shakespearian Trilogy.

 

Henry VI, unknown artist - National Portrait Gallery: NPG 2457.

Henry VI, unknown artist – National Portrait Gallery: NPG 2457. [public domain]

Krampus Edition is Here!

OK, Santa Dancers, the moment has arrived! Go to iTunes and grab the new Santa Dance: Krampus Edition and crank it to 11ish!
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gejNNDhWRuU]

History Schmistory: December 15. Yo-ho, yo-ho, a pirate’s life for Marco?

1973: The Pirates of the Caribbean water ride opens in Disneyland. Marco rides for two weeks straight. (But he’s still not a pirate!)

DearCatastropheWaitress at English Wikipedia [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

DearCatastropheWaitress at English Wikipedia [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

History Schmistory: December 14. Don’t be shy, Earth!

1911: Journeyman Ronald Amundsen and his crew discover the South Pole, and get one step closer to answering the age-old question: Does our planet have a cute butt? 

 

By Kuno Lechner; cropped by H Debussy-Jones (talk) 08:31, 14 November 2009 (UTC) (Self-photographed) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Kuno Lechner; cropped by H Debussy-Jones (talk) 08:31, 14 November 2009 (UTC) (Self-photographed) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 

History Schmistory: December 13. Off the Charts.

1577: Sir Francis Drake sets out from England on his voyage around the world. Judging by this portrait he looks pretty pleased with himself!

Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

History Schmistory: December 12. Is anybody out there?

1901: Guglielmo Marconi receives the first transatlantic radio signal in Newfoundland. The Message? “What kind of name is gooey elbow macaroni?”

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8c/Guglielmo,_Marchese_Marconi._Colour_lithograph_by_Sir_L._War_Wellcome_V0003849.jpg

Leslie Ward [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

MarcoWord (Italian): Buon Natale (Merry Christmas)

Or ‘Buone Feste!’ (Happy Holidays!)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bf/The_Colosseum_during_Christmas.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bf/The_Colosseum_during_Christmas.jpg

Do the Santa Dance!

Marco Polo’s Super Awesome 21st Century Santa Claus Dance v2.0

Santa Dance Version 2.0 now live on YouTube! Happy Holidays!

MarcoWord (Finnish): Hyvaa joulua (Merry Christmas)

Today’s MarcoWord (Finnish): Hyvaa joulua. Merry Christmas. Hyvaa joulua! Finland, Finland, Finland, that the country for me; pony trekking or camping, or just watching TV. ”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_Eve#/media/File:Julaftonen_by_Carl_Larsson_1904_edit.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_Eve#/media/File:Julaftonen_by_Carl_Larsson_1904_edit.jpg

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