god being not funny and it being seriously funny
continuing with the last brainsplatter, it is true- i dont remember reading much about satan outright killing people. but dang, almighty father does smite lots and lots of 'wrong' doers and the j-boy have had his tabloid moments as well, throwing stuff around in market areas, providing alcohol to minors and initiating a cannibalism.
but seriously, it's all for good fun. if you cant laugh about it, who will? once things get serious, it gets no fun. and if not fun, why do it? i used to advise my friends on their first dates: if your person isnt sarcastic, look very carefully to see some other trumping qualities. why? sarcastic people are rarely serious or overly bitter. it's a fine line to ride between laughter and cynicism. but like a well-balanced draught (my summer fav being the mill st. tankhouse ale right now. mm. tasty. ya, i know, i am really quite taking up on beer. thank... no one perhaps? it'll all add up in the midregion i am sure), a bit of sweet and bit of bitter goes a long way. there's a reason why kool-aid is so cheap. (though it is not sweet nor bitter, just artificial)
rather than me trying to be daft on crap sleep schedule (i think i slept enough for 3 nights for the duration of at least 4-5 days now. no wonder things NEED to be funny), here are some things i find inspiringly smartypants. enjoy. there's nothing like sharing a good laughter and as i look through the people i dearly love and wants to connect better toward, i cant help feeling a bit let down about particular peeps who i happen to be distant/ excommunicated/ avoided/ have no clue. if you see them, please send a hullo for me. and if you dont know who they are, well, you dont have to worry about it, aint it great??!? ha ha.
Eskimo: "If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?"
Priest: "No, not if you did not know."
Eskimo: "Then why did you tell me?"”
Annie Dillard: american pulitzer winner for Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, 1975. b.1945
Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist;
Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is (Francis Bacon)
Laughter is the shortest distance between two people (Victor Borge)
Nonsense is an assertion of man's spiritual freedom in spite of all the oppressions of circumstance (Aldous Huxley)
i think my next set of amusement may come with captioning some famous illustrations. any takers? i think this may be seriously fun. till next post, ttyl. i have a visitor to expect, wait, pick-up and then everything else.