Big Bertha Thing Christmas

From: Tony Lance 
Newsgroups: alt.folklore.urban,sci.space.policy
Subject: Re: Big Bertha Thing blogs
Date: Oct 28 2005, 16:48 pm

Big Bertha Thing Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas (see below)

From a Charles Dickens Birthday Book
The Langham Birthday Books
Leopold B Hill, Langham Place, W. London.
Compiled by B.W.Matz
Printed in Great Britain by The Woodbridge Press Ltd.,
Guildford.
Purchased for Christmas in 1921

Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year to Mods and CP Conf.

(C) Copyright Tony Lance 1997
To comply with my copyright please distribute complete
and free of charge.

The Twelve Days of Christmas

December 18th
    May the green holly-tree flourish, striking its roots
deep into our English ground, and having its germinating
qualities carried by the birds of Heaven all over the world!
                                       The Holly Tree
December 19th
    Seasonable tokens are about.... Lavish profusion in the
shops; particularly in the articles of currants, raisins,
spices, candied peel, and miost sugar.
                                        Edwin Drood
December 20th
    Christmas was close at hand, in all his bluff and hearty
honesty; it was the season of hospitality, merriment, and
open heartedness.
                                     The Pickwick Papers   
December 21st
    And numerous indeed are the hearts to which Christmas
brings a brief season of happiness and enjoyment.... How
many old recollections, and how many dormant sympathies, does
Christmas time awaken.
                                      The Pickwick Papers
December 22nd
    It is good to be children sometimes, and never better
than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.
                                      A Christmas Carol
December 23rd
    Christmas time! That man must be a misanthrope indeed
in whose breast something like a jovial feeling is not
roused-, in whose mind some pleasant associations are not
awakened- by the reccurence of Christmas.
                                     Sketches by Boz
December 24th
    I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep
it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present and
the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within
me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach.
                                      A Christmas Carol
December 25th
    A Christmas family party! We know nothing in nature more
delightful! There seems a magic in the very name of
Christmas.... Would that Christmas lasted the whole year
through!
                                       Sketches by Boz
December 26th
    Let the benignant figure of my childhood stand unchanged!
In every cheerful image and suggestion that the season brings,
may the bright star that rested above the poor roof, be the
star of all the Christian world.
                                      A Christmas Tree
December 27th
    Another Christmas come, another year gone!... More figures
in the lengthening sum of recollection that we work and work
at to our torment, till death idly jumbles all together, and 
rules all out.
                                     The Haunted Man
December 28th
    The windows of the house of Memory and the windows of
the house of Mercy are not so easily closed as windows of
glass and wood. They fly open unexpectedly; they rattle in
the night.
                                      Somebody's Luggage
December 29th
    Who seeks to turn him (Time) back, or stay him on his course,
arrests a mighty engine, which will strike the meddler dead,
and be the fiercer and the wilder, ever, for its momentary
check!
                                      The Chimes


Big Bertha Thing cribshot

The four computer Star Globes:-
I Mysky Interactive Planetarium and solar system BC www.fourmilab.ch
(Julian days)
II Encyclopedia of Space and the Universe PC CD-ROM (Duration of
event)
    by Dorling Kindersley 2007 (Free from Dail Mail)
III http://www.heavens-above.com/planets.aspx?lat=34.052&lng=-118.243&loc=Los+Angeles&alt=0&tz=PST
    (solar system view of event AD)
IV Free Download Stellarium Home Planetarium http://www.stellarium.org/
(39MB EXE file)
     Beta Test version without liability, sometimes needs three
exits:-
i Software - Quit
ii Computer - CTRL ALT DEL (Hold two down and press the other.)
iii Electricity - Switch off at wall. (Been there, done that, used all
three! Dec. 2008)

Stellarium Beta Test Version personal crib sheet (Update I)

Year change - use copy and paste. (CTRL C, CTRL V)
Month and Day change - use configuration, save options and quit. 
Fourth exit - enable Task Manager, in Windows XP.
Use Window, instead of full screen. 
2450 BC has to use -2449.
Two sites used in Outlandish Astronomical Tables 
   (Beijing, China and London, United Kingdom)
Picture Album of 23 All Planet Events and Pluto. (See two link below)
Quit after every event.

http://pub42.bravenet.com/photocenter/album.php?usernum=3568676605
(stills and cribsheet)
http://uk.youtube.com/user/joehorace    (the movie)