To My Mother
by Christina Rossetti
To-day’s your natal day;
Sweet flowers I bring:
Mother, accept, I pray
And may you happy live,
And long us bless;
Receiving as you give
(Guess which movie the flame-haired one will be watching later tonight?)
Happy Mother’s Day!
To all of our readers, Happy Friday the 13th from all the cats and humans here at the Shattered Lens!
Why is Friday the 13th considered to be unlucky? It all links back to 13! Some human historians think that the superstition about 13 being unlucky may have started in the Middle Ages, as a result of Judas being the 13th disciple. However, it’s believed that the first references to Friday the 13th being unlucky were made in the 19th Century, specifically in 1869 when the writer Henry Sutherland Edwards wrote a biography of the composer Gioachino Rossini. Rossini died on November 13th, a Friday.
Of course, human conspiracy theorists link Friday the 13th to the Knights Templar, mostly because they blame everything on the Templars! October 13th, 1307 is when Philip IV of France began his persecution of the Templars. That year, October 13th fell on … wait for it … a Friday!
Of course, in Spain and Greece, Tuesday the 13th is considered to be unlucky. And in Italy, it’s Friday the 17th that you have to look out for! Humans sure do have a lot of unlucky days!
Anyway, be safe today and stay out of the woods!
Today, I have very exciting news about something that has been going on behind-the-scenes for a while here at the Shattered Lens. Today, one of my humans — I call her the flame-haired one but you probably call her Lisa Marie — finally convinced Arleigh that it’s time to turn the Shattered Lens into the internet’s number one Twilight fan site!
The flame-haired one has been trying to convince Arleigh to do this since she first joined the site in 2009. Even though no one has really cared or thought about Twilight since 2012, the flame-haired one is convinced that she will be able to once again get everyone in America wondering if they’re “Team Edward” or “Team Jacob.” So, say goodbye to the all of our old reviews and features and get ready for endless polls, memes, and out-of-date gossip about whether Rob and KStew are still as close as Edward and Bella!
Congratulations, Flame-Haired One!
From the humans and the cat here at the Shattered Lens, happy April Fools Day! Please be kind with your jokes and remember that April Fools Day ends at midnight! Any pranks pulled after midnight will no longer funny and will instead just be annoying. Meh.
It’s Oscar Sunday!
For many humans and cats, today is an unofficial holiday! Today is the day that we find out who and what the Academy has selected for the best of last year! We may agree. We may disagree. But a lot of us will be watching!
Happy Oscar Sunday, everyone! Please enjoy today’s Oscar-related posts. Who knows? We might even toss in some non-Oscar related posts as well! You never know!
Happy Valentine’s Day from all the humans and the cat at the Shattered Lens!
Love is all around!
“Merry Christmas, movie house!”
“And happy New Year to you … in jail!”
“Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus….”
“Now wait a minute, Susie. Just because every child can’t get his wish that doesn’t mean there isn’t a Santa Claus.”
“You must believe in Mr. Kringle and keep right on doing it. You must have faith in him.”
“Come out to the coast, we’ll get together, have a few laughs…”
“How can the same shit happen to the same guy twice?”
From all of your friends at the Shattered Lens, we hope that you have had a happy holiday and we look forward to sharing more with you in the year to come!
To all of our American readers who are celebrating today,
And when having that Thanksgiving meal with your loved ones, please do not neglect the Kitty…