Saturday, June 18, 2005

Looking into the gaping maw and laughing

Best baseball series this weekend? The White Sox-Dodgers, reliving the 1959 World Series. And there's some revisionist history going on at Comiskey Park.

This just in - the Renminbi per 100 Yen is 7.5992. You heard it here first.

Can anyone use "maw" without preceding it with gaping?

Have fun with all the Congressmen. Sure, anyone can email and phone their own representatives. Call someone else's congressman. Tell him you've been thinking this whole Bush thing over and impeachment is the only way to go. This works best on Republican congressman. I can't pinpoint if it is shocked silence or stunned silence emanating from the other end of the line.

Have fun with the fundamentalist/evangelical/pentacostals too. Slip into the conversation "Jesus is spinning in his grave." Then you'll see them reenact Linda Blair's head spinning like a top in "The Exorcist." Get radical. Tell them that you think the divinity of Christ is overrated. Maybe it was a typo and John the Baptist was the divine. Speaking of Johnny, archeologists found more evidence of his stomping grounds when they stumbled across some graffiti in some Israeli caves including: "Johnny the B was here," and "I lost my head in Jerusalem."

In other news, that brief moment that my family had historical greatness is over. I thought I spotted "Dervin" in the Bayeux Tapestry. The word turned out to be the Latin "verderunt," abbreviated. That's right. In the tapestry it looked like Dervin, so get off my back.

Those Chinese proverb/curse makers hit the nail on the head when they came up with this one:
May you live in interesting times.

Let's try making it interesting for Bush & Co. Now go get 'em, tiger!

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