Friday, October 30, 2015

Blighter's Rock


Feeling beat by this blank sheet
A field of white with nothing to write
Is there nothing within that might cause a grin?

Rubbing a beet on a bleating sheep
Will stain the wool, and that's no bull
Is there nothing to say to brighten the day?

I'll get off my feet and get some sleep
Some peaceful rest would surely be best
Is there nothing to print that's worth a squint?

Just look what I've done! No, not one!
Not one word that's not absurd
Is there nothing, I fear, existing right here
Between my ear...and my other ear?


Friday, October 23, 2015

Billy Graham Disses Evangelical Writers


It's hard to believe, but it's in writing...and published, oddly enough, on the back cover of a book by an evangelical writer.

In an unprecedented move, FaithWords, the publisher of the Philip Yancey book, What Good Is God?, has included a quote from Billy Graham on the back cover that would appear to degrade not only Yancey's book, but everything ever written in modern times by anyone other than Billy Graham himself.




Inexplicably under the heading "Praise for Philip Yancey", world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham is quoted as saying, "There is no writer in the evangelical world that I admire and appreciate."


Expect the shockwaves of reaction to hit our shores any minute now.


Wait...there's a sales sticker covering the last part of the quote. Let me take it off.



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"There is no writer in the evangelical world that I admire and appreciate more."


Oh.


Never mind...

Friday, October 16, 2015

STAR WARS: Return of the Beatles


What if Lennon & McCartney were Star Wars fanboys?



  • Vader, You're a Half-Man
  • Eleanor Dooku
  • I Saw Her Standing There (Telling Obi-Wan He Was Their Only Hope)
  • Force Fields Forever
  • Nowhere Han
  • Yellow X-Wing
  • Got To Get You Into My Millennium Falcon
  • Eight Parsecs a Week
  • The Long and Winding Exogorth
  • She's Got a Speeder to Ride (Through the Forest)
  • Love Me Do (Yoda Version Acoustic)
  • All You Need Is The Force
  • I've Got a Bad Feeling About This
  • Can't Buy Me Clones
  • A Hard Day's Bantha
  • Hey Jedi
  • I Want to Hold Your Light Saber

Friday, October 9, 2015

That's Just Plain Looney


Because I can, and because if I can perhaps I should...and because some of the kids I'm performing with in Giant Step Theatre's latest production (Tom & Huck) have never watched a significant amount of Looney Tunes (I shudder to think what has happened to SocietyAtLarge)...this week's post is a celebration of Bugs Bunny and the gang that sprang from the Warner Bros. Studios' Termite Terrace.



Quotable Quotes (with thanks to the Looney Tunes SoundSource):




And because it would be wrong not to include an actual example of this animated greatness, here's one of my favorites. This "live" presentation is the only version of the complete "Rabbit of Seville" I could find, but the fact that even THIS is entertaining is witness to how wonderful Chuck Jones and Co. really were.



And the biggest "because" of all...this Looney tribute is here because I have absolutely nothing else to write about this week.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Observed Absurdities™ 20 - TMI


Sometimes there can be just a little too MUCH truth in advertising.


And "finger-lickin' good" has all of a sudden started sounding really gross.