Happy Christmas

And probably my all-time favourite, though this version isn't quite right:

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Season's greetings as Saturnalia will soon commence for pagans.

By David B. Benson (not verified) on 23 Dec 2011 #permalink

And congratulations on your amphioxus:


It's a long way from amphioxus
It's a long way to us,
It's a long way from amphioxus
To the meanest human cuss.
Well, it's good-bye to fins and gill slits
And it's welcome lungs and hair,
It's a long, long way from amphioxus
But we all came from there.

Anon., Tune: "It's a Long Way to Tipperary"
anonymous folk claim written by Philip H. Pope of Cold Spring Harbor in 1921

Stoat --- Wake up. Hibernation time is over now.

[I need to do the "review of the year" -W]

By David B. Benson (not verified) on 03 Jan 2012 #permalink