Given the ongoing cloud cover in northern Britain, today I was reliant on the handy Phases of the Moon app to let me know there was a new moon this morning. How apposite, I thought, we’re up to N, start of the week… thematic coherence in light of some of the recent posts…

… it was going to be some thing about symbolic resonance, all that. Then I remembered it sounds better in French.

La, la lune est libre, je crois…

(Stereolab – Lo Boob Oscillator)

Best wishes to everyone enjoying the moon cakes.

Waxing gibbous over Yorkshire, earlier this evening.

From our correspondent, R.U. Sirius:

In at number 2 on the BBC’s ‘Most Read’ links section this morning, a seemingly inconsequential shaggy dog tale from 2010:

A German student “mooned” a group of Hell’s Angels and hurled a puppy at them before escaping on a stolen bulldozer, police have said.

A sentence rich with suggestion!

But why the apparent recent click interest in this daftness, only a few days after a New Moon in Capricorn, January 2013? What might it signify? Are we intended to ‘act the goat’? By whom? TO WHAT END?

Remember to question the answers.