Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Happy Birthday to a Scottish poet

Today is Robbie Burns day, Robbie Burns was a Scottish poet that was born January 25 1759, he died July 21 1796. But, in that short time he became the national bard (poet) of Scotland.

He penned several poems and songs, the most used song is one everyone sings on New Years Eve, Auld Lang Syne. He also wrote Address to the Haggis (which is why Haggis is associated with Robbie Burns Day).

This is what Robbie Burns looked like.
 And just because this is my blog......
Here I am in my Black Watch tartan vest at a Scottish festival last year.
 This is Auld Lang Syne done by one of our favorite bands The Red Hot Chilli Pipers.

Oh, and before I finish this blog, I have important Star Wars news. On Monday Disney announced what the name is going to be for Star Wars Episode 8, so, here is what it is called.
Star Wars Episode 8, The Last Jedi.
And the title has been staring us in the face since the opening crawl of Force Awakens. Below is the text from the opening crawl of the movie, I've circled where the new title appears.
The opening crawl from Force Awakens.
There is only 7779 hours to go until opening day (that's 324 days). And just for fun as of the time of this blog there is 466750 minutes away from opening.

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