Fandango’s Flashback Friday — June 17th

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of your earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember? Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.

How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday Flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.

If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 17th) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.

This was originally posted on June 17 2017.

SoCS — What’s Your Sign?


The population of the United States now exceeds 321 million. There are 12 signs of the zodiac. Assuming a fairly equal distribution of citizens across those 12 signs, approximately 27 million people share the same sign as you do.

As a logical, rational, thinking person, I don’t believe that the other 27 million people whose zodiac sign I share are just like me. We don’t all share the same characteristics or natures, nor are we similarly influenced — if influenced at all — by the position of heavenly bodies.

That’s why, when people ask me, “What’s your sign?” I almost always say “A stop sign.”

My wife, however, is not nearly as pragmatic as am I. She reads her daily horoscope, which is published, appropriately, in the comics section of our local paper. And before you ask, yes, we do still get home delivery of our local newspaper every morning. Me mostly for the sports section and my wife mostly for the crossword puzzles.

Anyway, she’ll read her horoscope and say something like, “That is so me.” And I’ll say something like, “Yes, that is so you…and the 27 million or so other Americans who share your same astrological sign.” At which point she gets angry and refuses to speak to me for the rest of the day.

I have no patience with horoscopes or the people who really take them seriously. If you happen to be someone who ascribes some magical, mystical powers to astrological signs, I’m sorry if I’ve offended you.

Perhaps you should check your horoscope for today. It just might advise you to be on the lookout for an encounter with a stranger who will cause you to question your sanity.

Today’s Stream of Consciousness post from Linda G. Hill is about the word “sign.”

11 thoughts on “Fandango’s Flashback Friday — June 17th

  1. Nope, Not Pam June 17, 2022 / 3:14 am

    I like reading my horoscope, it amuses me 😊

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  2. donmatthewspoetry June 17, 2022 / 4:36 am

    My horoscope says I’m gonna go up the hill with a pail of water and a barely clad lady. In the closeness of time…. .Strange I know Fan but wonders can happen….They didn’t predict possibilities with the lady . I live in hope. Or else its all bullshit as you say….

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  3. Paula Light June 17, 2022 / 4:51 am

    When I read a physical newspaper, I’d read my horoscope in there for fun. But I never seek it out now. Haven’t seen mine in years…

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  4. Marleen June 17, 2022 / 10:12 am

    I never read a horoscope in any seriousness, maybe have look a couple times over a couple decades for kicks or to see what people put out there. Your last line is funny. But… wait. Are you questioning your wife’s sanity? I’d bet some of the horoscope writers question their readers’ stability.

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  5. Carol anne June 18, 2022 / 12:16 am

    I don’t believe in horrorscopes either! I never did! Xx

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