Saturday Snippet: “The Night Life of the Gods”

Thorne Smith was an American satirical author who flourished in the first half of last century.  Two of his books were made into successful Hollywood films, and his acerbic humor and biting wit made him a best-seller.  Many of his books are still in print. One of my favorites among his novels is “The Night Life of the Gods“. Very briefly, Smith’s protagonist, Hunter Hawk, and his light o’ love, Megaera, bring to life a number of statues of the Greek and Roman gods in a New York museum.  They then set about introducing the now-living gods to modern city life. 

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Heh

Shamelessly borrowed from Chief Nose Wetter: I suppose he could use Limburger cheese, but that might be classified as an illegal biological weapon . . . Peter

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A grammatical relationship?

Stephan Pastis offers some grammatical advice to start the dating new year in the right fashion.  (Click the image to be taken to a full-size version at the comic’s Web page.) I can hear my old middle-school English teacher chuckling fiendishly at that one . . . Peter

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That’s a trick they didn’t teach us at seminary

Being a retired chaplain, I couldn’t help but laugh out loud at yesterday’s Pearls Before Swine comic strip.  (Click the image to see a larger version at the comic’s Web page.) The comic amused me on many levels, but it also highlights a sad truth.  I don’t believe in the so-called “rapture” (it’s not biblically valid at all, and was never part of the teaching of the early church), but an awful lot of people seem to spend an awful lot of time arguing about it.  In fact, so many alleged Christians spend so much time arguing about when and

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Quote of the day

From Diogenes’ Middle Finger, commenting on the Trump impeachment imbroglio: It’s becoming quite obvious that dems pulled the trigger on impeachment before they had the goods.  This attempt is truly desperate: poorly planned from the beginning, and so poorly executed that every one of the conspirators, especially Adam Schiff, CNN’s Fredo Cuomo and Jake Tapper, MSNBC’s Ricky Maddow and Larry O’Donnell sound like used car salesman with one day left to hit their monthly quota. Used car salesmen?  Owwww . . . but so fitting! Peter

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Quote of the day

From the Z man, commenting on the impeachment brouhaha in Washington DC: The Washington press corps is full of hysterical females, convinced Trump will stuff their uterus with Bibles and sew their legs shut. Priceless! His entire article is worth reading, as he points out the yawning pit that the Democratic Party is digging for itself over this mess.  Go read. Peter

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Heh

I found this over at Wirecutter’s place, and had to laugh: I found it particularly amusing because, despite being born and raised in Africa, I’m of Caucasian ancestry.  When I came to the USA, more than two decades ago, I used to enjoy introducing myself as “the only real African-American in these parts”.  My black friends would often respond with something along the lines of, “No way, man – you’s a honky!”  Much mutual amusement resulted. The thought of a “honky” King Kong-type gorilla is just too funny . . . Peter

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