Saturday, August 13, 2022

Honey-tongued Canadian politician swallows a bee live on camera

I don't really have anything to say about this at this point, but it has the feel of an omen, or the first half of a synchronicity, or something like that, so I'm posting it here for future reference.


A bit of minor synchronicity already: I happened to post this just after posting birth and death statistics from the Taiwan government. The bee-swallowing incident made me think of "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly," and I remembered that I had referenced that rhyme once before on this blog. Looking it up, I found "She swallowed the cat to catch the bird," a post in which I also posted death statistics from the Taiwan government. The post is dated August 14, 2021 -- almost exactly one year ago today.

Sorry about that, sync fairies. I guess I was supposed to post this tomorrow.

5 comments:

Wm Jas Tychonievich said...

I mention “bees in the belly of the beast” in this post:

https://narrowdesert.blogspot.com/2021/11/st-christopher-deseret-and-bear-with-me.html

Wm Jas Tychonievich said...

The name Doug Ford also seems to be a link to St. Christopher, the dog (“doug”) headed man known for walking across (“ford”-ing) a river. Even his exclamation — “Holy Christ, I just swallowed a bee!” — is weirdly “saintly” (in a blasphemous parody sort of way). Maybe it’s common in Canada, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone use “Holy Christ” in that way. (Did “holy crap” begin as a euphemism for that, rather than for “holy shit”?)

Mr. Andrew said...

Canadians swear a lot, and French Canadians regularly use blasphemy as one of the main method. Perhaps some influence there.

https://theculturetrip.com/north-america/canada/quebec/articles/13-quebecois-swear-words-that-confuse-the-french/

Ra1119bee said...



William,

Symbolic of the Davar/Dabar?

The Bee can sting as well as speak honeyed words.

A true instrument of opposites. Negative and Positive Polarity.
Words can be Swords.

The bee's waggle dance is interesting as well.

Wm Jas Tychonievich said...

@Debbie

Meaning that the Hebrew for “word” is similar to the Hebrew for “bee”?

There may also be a King Kong connection, since the Italian for “bee” is ape.

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