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.


Wm Jas Tychonievich said...

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

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.

Ra1119bee said...


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...


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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