May 5, 2009

Moccus Smiles Upon You

How awesome is it that Cinco de Mayo falls on Tuesday Taco Night this year? The Gaulish diety Moccus is most definitely smiling upon us. He was a minor Celtic god associated with the domestic pig back in the day. Might have been a psychopomp as well. I love that word. Psychopomp. Anyway, with all the attention on swine these days, I thought he/she/it must have had something to do with this most cosmic turn of events.

I'm gonna celebrate by wrestling the first Mexican pig that comes across my path. I'm gonna tickle it, ride it like a pony, teach it tricks and then lick it all in all of it's most naughty places . All the while scoffing at the very real possibility that it might give me the Swine Flu. Because it's fucking Cinco de Mayo. A couple shots of tequila ought to fix that shit right up. Besides, I live on the porcine edge. Wooooooo!!!

Now go here and re-live an old post of mine from the magical year of 2006. Way back when I was a baby blogger on Slyde's blog. I wrote about Cinco de Mayo, tequila and homemade chili. These are a few of my favorite things. It is oh-so-very Mary Poppins. Practically perfect in every way.

I'll leave you with an excerpt from that post. A brief history of Cinco de Mayo courtesy of the Wikipedia or some other site that I stole it from. Did Wikipedia even exist in 2006? We've come a long way baby! Enjoy.

The 5th of May is not Mexican Independence Day, as many people here in the US believe. Mexico declared its’ independence from Spain on September 15th of 1810. May 5th celebrates the victory of the Mexican army over the French (and certain Mexican traitors) on the morning of May 5th, 1862. You see, the French had come to Mexico along with English and Spanish troops to collect on certain debts from the Mexican government. England and Spain soon made deals and left. The French, however, decided to stick around and take over Mexico while the United States was in the midst of a Civil War. 4,000 loyal Mexican soldiers decided otherwise and trounced the French Foreign Legion. Some even believe that this battle assisted the Union in beating the Confederates in our own Civil War since Napoleon III was unable to supply the confederate rebels for the better part of the next year. Good stuff!


Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. All the pig-lickers are doing it.


Barlinnie said...

Celtic Gods...I watch eleven of them working their magic on the fitba pitch every week.

2abes said...

Earls history lesson....Thanks...chorizo for everyone!

Michelle said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo Green Man!!!

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Earl, did I read that right??? Licking a swine in all the nasty places?????

After I wash my eyes out with soap, I'm gonna forget you said that, but I suppose if you're gonna mess with a fickle mistress such as fate, Cinco de Mayo is the day to do it.

Verdant Earl said...

Jimmy - ah. THE Rivalry.

2abes - Mmmm...chorizo!

Michelle - u2!

Candy - OK, maybe I got carried away with the joy of the day. Maybe.

Avitable said...

We used to throw a good Cinco party every year, but now we just focus on Halloween instead.

Slyde said...

this is your holiday all right....

Heff said...

As far as I'll lean toward celebrating this today is purchasing some Corona.

Verdant Earl said...

Avitable - I can understand that with the way that you do up Halloween.

Slyde - Hells to the yeah!

Heff - woof. Shit beer. If I go for Mexican beer at all it would be Dos Equis or Pacifico. We have a sixer of Cave Creek Chili beer in the fridge for tonight. It's awful beer as well...maybe one of the worst ones out there...but what the hell. It's Cinco de Mayo!

Ookami Snow said...

It's Cinco de Mayo and I left my Lucha Libre mask at home. I am going to feel like a fool at our meetings when everyone else is wearing a mask.

Verdant Earl said...

Ookami - you know, you circle the date. Plan ahead. And it all gets ruined when you forget your Lucha Libre mask. I know the feeling.

Jennifer and Sandi said...



- Jennifer

Mrs. Hall said...

I'm gonna tickle it, ride it like a pony, teach it tricks and then lick it all in all of it's most naughty places .



i can say that I enjoyed tequila once. it was very awesome. i have never laughed so hard. Unfortunately I was trying to climb up a flight of stairs to my old apartment but dang if the steps weren't so very very funny.

hee hee heee

ah, yeah, drunk :)

Verdant Earl said...

Jenn - Hasta la pasta!

Holly - Tequila is one of those special things in life. The only booze that is a stimulant. Wide awake drunks all over Mexico can attest to that. And all over the world, actually.