I have a black and white old skool marble notebook with a Led Zeppelin “Houses of the Holy” sticker on it that houses a lot of good quotes and poems I’ve amassed over the past fifteen odd years. I think I’m going to start posting them because a number of them are really great. To start this project off, as I’m embarking on a trip to the Holy Land very soon, one passage about the how ridiculous some people are in the way they worship their chosen deity gave me pause and made me smile. It might do the same to you:
If God existed (a question concerning which he maintained a meticulous intellectual neutrality) and if He desired to be worshiped ( a proposition which he found inherently improbable but conceivably possible in the dim light of his own ignorance), then (stipulating affirmatively both the above) it nevertheless seemed wildly unlikely to him to the point of redictio and absurdum that a God potent to shape galaxies would be titillated and swayed bye the whoop-te-do nonsense the Fosterites offered Him as “worship.”
– Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert Heinlein
Tradition is one thing but some people truly go overboard in “worship.” Everyone should keep in mind the quote above and the simple adage that its not what you do inside a house of worship that matters, its how you conduct your life outside of it that matters.
I got a Wii about a week and a half ago and have been working on a grand post about it but as I’m not done writing it yet, I haven’t posted anything. In the mean time, enjoy this video from JibJab to tide yourselves over….
Like many people, I am in love with many classic Muppet songs. Tunes like “Letter B” (sung to the tune of “Let it Be”) and the entire Sesame Street “Signs” album pull at my heart strings. Some of these songs are such catchy little ditties you just can never forget them.
One such song that cannot be forgotten is “Manamana.” I used to only think of this song when I heard about my family that lives in or my friend who grew up in Manallapan (do doooo doo doo doo), New Jersey. Now though I’m humming it every day as my company is working on a project for a medication named Rimonabant which, when mentioned in any meeting, makes everyone hum that damn Muppet song. Its pretty funny to listen to someone say that they have a client call about Rimonabant and before she can say what time, she is drowned out by massive amounts of humming. In honor of this daily dose of childish fun that I’m having at my employer, I thought I would post the song so it can get stuck in your head too. Enjoy!
I was chatting with a friend tonight and somehow the video below came up. When he mentioned that he hadn’t seen/heard about it, I knew I needed to post it to my blog. So, without further ado, enjoy the worst robbery ever!