Hipster Christianity

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on June 23, 2010

For those who just look at the pictures, PG is not a Jesus Worshiper. He does like to take silly quizzes, and see what he scores. When a facebook friend reported taking a test, “Are you a hipster christian ?”, PG took the bait.
The test is thirty questions, and multiple choice. While this makes the grading easier, it sometimes asks you to choose the answer that you disagree with the least. When you are dealing with a prideful subculture like Jesus worship, which assumes that you know about certain things, a non worshiper is going to scratch his head a lot.
Question 1 should have been an indication of what was about to happen.
1 Which of the following books would you consider the most spiritually significant?//Sheldon Van Auken, A Severe Mercy//John Piper, Desiring God//Thomas a Kempis, Imitation of Christ//John Eldredge, Wild at Heart//none of the above. PG has read none of those books, and only knows John Piper because his son writes a cool blog. PG would have voted for Piper, except the old man likes to trash homosexuals.
Question 3 was the first time that PG agreed with the answer that he checked.
3 If you are a believer, how would you describe yourself?//Christian//Christ Follower//”Christian, but not in the George W. Bush sense”//Please. Labels are for the over-30 set. PG chose the last answer, even if he is waaaay over 30. Labels belong on jars, not people. Jarheads are the only exception.
Questions 10 and 12 are both yes/no affairs, and PG could answer both  honestly.
10 Be honest: Have you ever gone on a rant about “authenticity,” “narrative,” or “love without strings”?//YES//NO 12 In the past 12 months, have you listened to a sermon by John MacArthur and enjoyed it?//YES//NO. Being banned from commenting at a blog ,owned by a John MacArthur employee, did not affect this.
PG is a recovering Baptist. You think you are over it, then you read things like question 18 and gag.
18 What would Jesus’ favorite beer have been?//Pabst//Chimay Red//Some sort of masculine stout//Jesus doesn’t drink! As it turns out, PG doesn’t have many opinions about the cult of personality surrounding J-boi. Out of sheer redneck pride, PG chose PBR.
Question 19 showed a lack of sensitivity to many people.
19 In the last year, how often have you argued (and significantly disagreed) with your parents about the following: politics, gay marriage, evolution, drinking, or the End Times?//Those topics never come up…because I’ve filed them forever in the “Relationship Ruiner” vault.//Maybe drinking sometimes comes up.//We debate them at every meal. Along with my eternal damnation.//I’m on the same page with my parents on all those issues.//My parents aren’t Christians and we don’t really talk about this stuff. PG’s parents were Christians while they were alive. PG would prefer not to speculate about what they think these days. Given the volatile nature of Jesus worshiper speculation about life after death…
Question 25 is semantic quicksand, but PG essentially agrees with the answer he gave.
25 What should the phrase ‘pro-life’ encompass?//abortion//the death penalty//pacifism//all of the above//a and b only. For the record, PG feels we should keep open the option to wage war, execute criminals, and murder babies. (Many include euthanasia in this group.) We should, however, be very, very careful about doing any of these things, and only use them as a last resort. Unfortunately, when you have the capacity to do any of these things , you make it more likely that you will do them. You build an army, and start looking for ways to use it. You buy poison and a syringe, and some showboat district attorney wants to waste someone. You have an abortion clinic, and a young lady will have the procedure.
Question 27 is mind blowing.
27 What is your preferred Bible translation?//The Message//The American Patriot’s Bible//ESV//NRSV//NIV//The App I downloaded for my iPhone//none of the above. In PG’s lifetime, the beautiful King James Translation has gone from the only game in town to “none of the above.”
Question 28 is another one where the available answers just won’t do.
28 When you heard Ted Haggard had had a gay affair, what did you think?//Of course he did. Everyone who opposes gay marriage is closetly gay. //He was fighting a demon.//Jennifer Knapp should write a song about it.//I felt sad that he was lying but wished he would have stepped down from his role as pastor sooner. PG’s reaction was to read reports from the “acting senior” pastor at the church involved, and think that was a very strange title.
Question 29 was about Christian music, and PG honestly answered
“I haven’t listened to any “Christian music” of the last 20 years.” Finally, it was time to hit the score button, and see what the quiz thought about PG
Your Christian Hipster Quotient: 65 / 120
Low CHQ. You probably belong to the purpose-driven, seeker-sensitive, Hawaiian shirt-wearing Christian establishment, even though you are open to some of the “rethinking Christianity” stuff. You seem to like edginess in some measure but become uneasy when your idea of Christian orthodoxy is challenged by some renegade young visionary who claims the virgin birth isn’t necessary.

Not even close. Pictures are from the ” Special Collections and Archives,Georgia State University Library”

McKhrystalburger To Go

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on June 23, 2010

There was a message in PG’s inbox from blogger central this morning. There is something going on that needs to be written about, mckrystal or something.

In Georgia, we have these restaurants called Krystal. The signature burger has a beef patty the size of a postage stamp, with a generous helping of dried onions. The legend is that Yankees have something called white castle, which is the northern version of Krystal.

Has McDonalds taken over Krystal? Is the McKrystal the McDonald version of a Krystal burger? The mind boggles, and the stomach turns. Vegans say I mctold you so, while emergency rooms prepare for boom business. The happy Krystal habit has become a happy meal.

Upon further investigation, it turns out that McChrystal (spelled with a c) is a team leader in the War on Terror. He said rude things about French cuisine in, of all places, Rolling Stone Magazine. Since the French are allies in this War on Terror thingie, this is, as Vice President Bite Me might say, a big F*****g deal.

Pictures for this feature are from The Library of Congress.

Twenty One Bottles Of Beer On The Wall

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on June 22, 2010

PG has been on a rules of life bender lately. Recently, the facilitator was Avitable. He left ten rules for life. He had 94 comments, many of whom offered their own RFL. While editing the Avitables, PG began to think. This is usually dangerous, though so far has not been fatal. A running list of profundities was begun.
This list uses male oriented terms. PG realizes that more than half of humanity is female. However, the english language is clumsy. Words like their and people just don’t sound right. For the purposes of this lesson, PG will say he and him. The reader can translate this into more inclusive terminology.

1 A man who says I don’t know is usually telling the truth, unless he is under oath. 2 If you don’t know, ask. 3 Don’t use body parts or hygiene appliances as insults.
4 If you can’t say anything good about someone, say bless his heart.5 Believe half of what you read and nothing that you hear. 6 If you tell the truth, you will always know what you said. 7 A phony apology is usually worse than the misdeed which proceeded it. 8 An after dinner bike ride in summer is a gift. Whatever you are doing can wait until you get back. 9 A man once complained that he had no shoes, until he met a man with no feet. 10 Wisdom fatigue is real. 11 Bumper stickers are asking for trouble. Why should the person behind you in traffic know your innermost thoughts? 12 Sometimes it takes more courage to listen than it does to talk. 13 The more opinions you have, the easier it is to be a hypocrite. 14 If you say something louder, it does not become more true. 15 When compiling lists of wisdom, include things that make you smile, even if you don’t completely agree. 16 You can wish in one hand and poop in the other, and see which hand gets full faster. Whatever choice you make, wash your hands. 17 Keep your voice down if you don’t want someone to hear you. 18 Efficiency is laziness with an attitude. 19 Know the difference between true wisdom and a clever phrase. 20 Don’t believe your own propaganda. 21 Follow the money.
The above feature is a repost. Pictures are from The Library of Congress.

Defensive Driving For Life

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on June 20, 2010

A young man named Jordan Griner was the designated driver friday night. After dropping the last passenger off, he was crossing West Peachtree Street at 17th. A lady was driving north on West Peachtree, ran a red light, and smashed into Mr. Griner. . The lady had a blood alcohol content of .229, well above the legal limit of .08. The lady is in a world of trouble, and the man is dead.

There is a lot of talk about drinking and driving, as there should be. People should not drive when they are intoxicated. As long as alcohol and automobiles are used, this is going to be a problem.

When you enter an intersection, you should look to see who is coming. If you see a car driving too fast, heading in your direction, wait for it to go through. Especially in midtown Atlanta, at 4 am Saturday.

There used to be a yellow brick apartment building at 17th and West Peachtree. This was the residence of Margaret Mitchell (Mrs. John Marsh). One afternoon, Mrs. Marsh met a friend at the Atlanta Woman’s Club, on Peachtree Street. After a few cocktails, Mr. and Mrs. Marsh left the Woman’s Club, intending to go across the street to a movie. Mrs. Marsh stepped in front of a taxi, and into eternity. Tomorrow is another day.

A developer had plans for the triangle of land between West Peachtree, Peachtree, and 17th. He tore down all the apartment buildings on that block, including the one Margaret Mitchell called home. The deal fell through for the developer, and the corner of 17th and West Peachtree is a vacant lot. The developer should have looked to see what was coming.

Pictures are from the ” Special Collections and Archives,Georgia State University Library” .

One Year After Neda

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on June 20, 2010

The following is a repost . It was written this time last year, when the “Green Revolution” was at it’s peak. It the intervening year, a government, based of the use of brute force ( which is to say any government) has used this brute force to shush up the dissidents.

It was on this day that Neda died. She has been the symbol of this revolution. The attached movie tells her story, about the girl who refused to wear a head cloth to high school. Neda was an individual, the type of person that a government fears…unless they can subvert her into their service. When you see this movie, you begin to see those crowds as being full of individuals. Remember that the next time Israel talks about killing these people to enhance her security.

Pictures are from the Library of Congress. They were taken 150 years before the “Green Revolution”.

Something is going on in Iran.

There was an election, and the incumbents had the bad taste to announce the results before the polls had closed. To hear them tell it, the presiding President and fashion icon Mahmoud Ahmedinejad won a landslide. The supporters of Mir Hossein Mousavi do not agree, and have been expressing themselves in the streets. It is getting nasty.

It is very, very tough to tell what is going on there. Andrew Sullivan has been giving this story a lot of space, and it is tough to add it all up. How it is going to play out is anyone’s guess. Chamblee54 is going to throw a few things out, and see if that helps.

1- The genuine power in Iran is a cleric named Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Exactly how much power the President has is a tough call.

2- This is not how elections are supposed to work. In a functional system, the Government has fair elections, and the people go along with the results. It is tough to see a future election working, especially if the dissidents get this one thrown out by their protests. Even if they are right this time, in the future it might be disgruntled opposition that huffs and puffs and gets the results thrown out.

3- Even considering that these people may have less than noble motives, it is still remarkable to see them standing up to their government this way. The Iranian people have had a wild ride. They threw out the Shah, aka the Persian Saddam. They held Americans hostage at the embassy. They were invaded by Iraq, who was supported by the United States. A gruesome eight year war followed, with the United States and Israel cynically selling weapons to Iran.

In the past few years, next door enemy Iraq was conquered. An unfortunate man was elected President of Iran. When he ran for reelection, the people decided it was time for another revolution.

4-Thomas Jefferson wrote in a letter in 1787:
“God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion…And what country can preserve its liberties, if it’s rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms… The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”
Mr. Jefferson was President in 1807, or twenty years after he wrote that letter. It is assumed he did not want a revolution while he was President.
5- Back to the Revolution du Jour. Mir Hossein Mousavi may be less prone to saying outlandish things than Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. This does not mean he is a totally cool person.

“Moussavi served as Iran’s prime minister from 1981 to 1989, during the Iranian Revolution’s formative phase. His closest ally in those days was Khamenei. Moussavi defended the seizure and 444-day imprisonment of the American hostages; he edited a party newspaper that opposed their ’81 release. He helped sponsor Hezbollah. He was instrumental in launching Iran’s chemical weapons program. And his “reformist” coalition is closely allied with conservative economic barons (such as former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, scion of a family fortune); these people have domestic financial grievances with Ahmadinejad – as opposed to having any love for America or western democracy.

6- BHO is in a tricky situation. If he ignores the rebels, he is wrong. If he supports the rebels, then the rebels get labeled as puppets. This will be a test to see if BHO has shmartz to go along with stage presence. The Repubs have wasted little time in denouncing him, and undermining support. This is to be expected by the opposition.

7- There probably is a connection between the Iranian revolution and the events next door in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

8-With neighbors like Iraq, Israel, and the Stan countries, is it any wonder that some in Iran want the bomb?

9- The people fighting in the streets against their government would die by the thousands if Israel was to nuke Iran.

What Is More Important

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on June 19, 2010

“What is more important in world history? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some agitated Muslims or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the Cold War?”
There is an old saying, what goes around comes around. When you sow the wind, you reap the whirlwind. The toes you step on today are connected to the ass you kiss tomorrow. My karma ran over your dogma. OK, so there is more than one saying. The bottom line is, when your government messes with another country, there is going to be an invoice from the bank of retribution. The balance due is usually much larger than the principal.

In the region of the planet designated Afghanistan, there is no good place to get started. This country had the misfortune to be across the border from the Soviet Union. Thirty one years ago, the commies were the evil empire, that must be destroyed at all costs. These accounts are just now coming due, with interest attached.

The passage below was originally posted in tomdispatch. This is a fine facility , that deserves your readership and $upport.

It should by now be generally accepted that the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan on Christmas Eve 1979 was deliberately provoked by the United States. In his memoir published in 1996, the former CIA director Robert Gates made it clear that the American intelligence services began to aid the mujahidin guerrillas not after the Soviet invasion, but six months before it. In an interview two years later with Le Nouvel Observateur, President Carter’s national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski proudly confirmed Gates’ assertion.

Brzezinski: “According to the official version of history, CIA aid to the mujahidin began during 1980, that’s to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan. But the reality, kept secret until now, is completely different: on 3 July 1979 President Carter signed the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. And on the same day, I wrote a note to the president in which I explained that in my opinion this aid would lead to a Soviet military intervention.”

Nouvel Observateur asked whether he in any way regretted these actions.

Brzezinski: “Regret what? The secret operation was an excellent idea. It drew the Russians into the Afghan trap and you want me to regret it? On the day that the Soviets officially crossed the border, I wrote to President Carter, saying, in essence: ‘We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam War.'”

Nouvel Observateur: “And neither do you regret having supported Islamic fundamentalism, which has given arms and advice to future terrorists?”

Brzezinski: “What is more important in world history? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some agitated Muslims or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the Cold War?”

On September 11, 2001, the United States was lured into the Afghan trap. Osama Bin Ladin does not regret it. The women and children dying in Pakistan might have a different opinion. Pictures today are from the ” Special Collections and Archives,Georgia State University Library”

When After Kipling

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on June 19, 2010

When did oil drilling become energy recovery? When did putting people before profits become distorting the market? When did death become negative patient care outcome?
When did the poor become economically disadvantaged? When did very low food insecurity replace hunger? When did hiding the truth become lack of transparency? When did denying your own words become “I may have misspoke”? When did truthiness become close enough? When did taxpayers replace citizens? When did mercenaries become security contractors? When did overthrowing a country become regime change? When did a prisoner of war become a detainee? When did torture become pain compliance? When did killing your own soldiers become friendly fire? When did killing civilians become collateral damage? When did massive bombing become shock and awe? When did genocide become ethnic cleansing? When did lies become spin? When did peace become pre-hostility? When did all of the above become acceptable? The questions above are borrowed from Millard Filmore’s Bathtub. The text at the bottom reads: Devona Wyant,June 2010, All rights reserved.The pictures are from The Library of Congress.

June 17

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on June 17, 2010

Numerous people have noted that June 17 was the night the “plumbers” were caught in the Democratic National Committee offices in the Watergate complex. A look at the wikipedia entry for June 17 reveals a few more surprises.

There was one entry that forced the publication of this post. On June 17 1943, Newt Gingrich and Barry Manilow were born. Other stork passengers on this day include Martin Bormann (1900), John Murtha (1932) Randy Johnson (1944) ( First quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons) Art Bell (1945) George Clinton (1947) and Jello Biafra (1958, birth name Eric Reed Boucher).

No one in the list of people dying on June 17 caught PG’s eye. This is part of the reason why we have too many celebrities. A possible exception is the 1631 demise of Mumtaz Mahal. Her husband, Shah Jahan I, built the Taj Mahal as a memorial.

1775 saw the battle of Bunker Hill on this day. In 1994, O.J. Simpson was arrested for murder, after a chase on the freeway.

President Lieberman

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on June 17, 2010

It all started in the spam folder. There was a message from a blogger called “aimlow joe”, who wanted to be added to the blogroll at chamblee54. This will expose his blog to thirty new viewers a day, of whom .01% look at the blogroll. Naturally, PG added ALJ to the BR, and looked at the blog for today’s updates.

There is a scary headline, New Bill Gives Obama ‘Kill Switch’ To Shut Down The Internet . When you get to the text of the story, you see a link to the source article. When you click on this link, you see that Prison Planet is facilitated by Alex Jones.

Further down in the Aimlow text, he says that the internet is not shut downable, even by the evil Kenyan. It turns out that the bill to allow this internet regulation was sponsored by Joe Lieberman, which brings us to the gist of this story.

PG has had doubts about the good intentions of Mr. Lieberman for a while now. A few months ago, he spoke at a press conference in Israel, where he said, in effect, don’t listen to the President, the congress is never going to do anything Israel does not like. PG suspects that Israel needs a bit of “tough love” these days, and  Mr. Lieberman is not likely to help.

The scary thing is, Joe Lieberman ran for Vice President in 2000, and received a majority of the popular vote. Because of a technicality, he was not allowed to serve. While it is generally agreed that the Presidency of George W. Bush was a disaster, the concept of Joe Lieberman as Vice President is possibly worse.

The VPOTUS is “one heartbeat away” from the big show. In addition to this, the Vice office is a stepping stone to election to the oval office. If Mr. Lieberman had served as VPOTUS, he would have had four/eight years in the spotlight. It is assumed that he would run for POTUS after Mr. Gore stepped down. The party nomination would be a given. Given the klutzoid nature of the Republican party, Mr. Lieberman would have a good chance at winning. President Lieberman is a horrible, horrible thought, as bad as President Palin…or Obama.

Johnny Carson had a series of jokes about a billboard. Part of one message fell off, and parts of two messages were seen. Once, the top half of the billboard said “George Wallace for President”. The bottom half said, “Wouldn’t you really rather have a Buick?”.

Pictures for this entertainment (with one obvious exception) are from The Library of Congress.

Fun Facts About The Throne

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on June 17, 2010

This is a repost . Pictures are from The Library of Congress.
“The Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection features color photographic surveys of the vast Russian Empire made between ca. 1905 and 1915.” This is a two part post. The first part is a list of 15. It is fun facts about the commode. These are borrowed from a site called Listserve. LS has lots of lists. The Chamblee 54 response is part two. 1. The film “Psycho” was the first movie to show a toilet flushing – the scene caused an inpouring of complaints about indecency. (By the time of Archie Bunker, the terlet was accepted in entertainment.) 2. Pomegranates studded with cloves were used as the first attempt at making toilet air-freshener. 3. Hermann Goering refused to use regulation toilet paper – instead he bought soft white handkerchiefs in bulk and used them. 4. Over $100,000 US dollars was spent on a study to determine whether most people put their toilet paper on the holder with the flap in front or behind; the answer: three out of four people have the flap in the front. 5. King George II of Great Britain died falling off a toilet on the 25th of October 1760. 6. The average person spends three whole years of their life sitting on the toilet 7. The first toilet cubicle in a row is the least used (and consequently cleanest) 8. An estimated 2.6 billion people worldwide do not have access to proper toilet facilities, particularly in rural areas of China and India.9. The Roman army didn’t have toilet paper so they used a water soaked sponge on the end of a stick instead! 10. The toilet is flushed more times during the super bowl halftime than at any time during the year. 11. 90% of pharmaceuticals taken by people are excreted through urination. Therefore our sewer systems contain heavy doses of drugs. A recent study by the EPA has found fish containing trace amounts of estrogen, cholesterol-lowering drugs, pain relievers, antibiotics, caffeine and even anti-depressants. Americans have the most expensive urine on the planet. 12. Lack of suitable toilets and sanitation kills approximately 1.8 million people a year, many of them children. 13. The toilet handle in a public restroom can have up to 40,000 germs per square inch. 14. While he didn’t invent the toilet, Thomas Crapper perfected the siphon flush system we use today. He was born in the village of Thorne – which is an anagram of throne. 15. In a 1992 survey, British public toilets were voted the worst in the world. Following quickly behind were Thailand, Greece, and France. Add.1-An amusing feature of the water closet is the tendency of people to die there. Elvis comes to mind immediately. There is some debate about this, as some say he was stricken on the throne, fell off, and perished on the floor. Judy Garland is also known to have met her maker while doing number two. Add.2- It seems that this is a real problem with older people that have constipation issues. When you are in delivery mode, and you push too hard, you can cause something called Valsalva’s maneuver. To make a long story short, all that squeezing can pinch the arteries going into the heart. This is not good for you. According to a commenter here, it is .06% of all deaths. Add.3- The first studies connecting toilet flushing with TV commercials was done with the “Texaco Star Theater” starring Milton Berle.


Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on June 16, 2010

It started with a facebook comment. Someone said she would rather light a candle than curse the darkness. Some incorrigible replied, what if you curse the darkness at both ends.

Burning the candle at both ends can cause spectacular light, but it is inefficient. You have to devise a way to hold it, and have something underneath it to catch the river of melted wax that will follow. A candle held perpendicular to earth will have a pool of melted wax below the wick. This wax will vaporize, and burn, and produce light. This pool of wax will last a long time, and not spill to the side. This is why the tiny tea candle lasts so long, because it is an efficient wax burning device. It has a metal cup at the bottom, which inhibits lighting at both ends.

Which brings us to cursing the darkness. This is the condition caused by the lack of light. This condition does not have top, bottom, nor sides. The room that is dark might, but the darkness itself is without boundaries. To curse the darkness at both ends would require you to know what those ends are. Perhaps they are measured in time, as when you light or extinguish a candle.

If darkness does not have a top or bottom, it does not have a front and back, or left or right. Whatever you say to/about the darkness, you will be speaking both to it’s face and behind it’s back. Not that it matters…darkness does not have ears, and is deaf as a doorknob.

Pictures for this episode are from the ” Special Collections and Archives,Georgia State University Library”.The Plymouth dealership in picture six is the current site of the Cheetah.

The Folly Of Preparation

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on June 15, 2010

Yesterday, Chamblee 54 printed a guide to life. It was written by a lady in Cleveland, OH. PG got to thinking about the list. If you saw a mushroom cloud over Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, that is what it was. He decided to write his own list, inspired by the original, but different enough to avoid copyright issues. As with all speculation, the following list is best read with an open mind and a negative attitude.

01- Fair is when a baseball is hit between first and third base. Sometimes it is a controversial call. 02- When in Georgia, just take a drink. 03-Life is too hateful to waste time on religion.04- Family and friends might help, your job might help, insurance might pay the bills, and the government might bail out the insurance company. 05- Interest on credit card debt is a bad investment. 06- Only argue when it is worthwhile. Don’t argue just to have fun. Better yet, don’t argue. 07-Cry because you are happy.
08- Getting angry with G-d is like getting angry with standard time. 09- You don’t have to spend all your money at once. Save a bit now and then, and think of a reason later. 10-The sugar and chemicals in commercial chocolate covers up much of the taste. The real thing cannot hurt you. 11- Make pizza with your pasta so it wont screw up your salad. 12- It’s OK to let your children see you watch TV. 13- There once was a band called Journey. They played corporate rock and made lots of money. That is not a life to compare yours to. 14-There was a TV game show, “I’ve Got A Secret”. It did not relate to anything. 15- If you turn your back on G-d, she will still be looking you in the eyes. 16- Take a deep mind, it calms the breath. If that fails, use mouthwash. 17- Politicians, like diapers, should be changed frequently. 18- Some sayings should be outlawed. They have been used too much, and no longer mean anything. 19- The trouble is, some people are on the third and fourth childhood. 20-Show compassion for your neighbor. Sometimes what you want is more pain to him that pleasure to you. 21-Burn the fancy lingerie and wear the candles. One size fits all. 22- A river goes with the flow without preparation. The water is still polluted. 23- If you have to ask permission, you probably don’t need to. 24- Elbows, armpits, and neck scruff disagree with claims made about the brain. 25- If you charge your happiness, pay the bill at the end of the month. 26- Your reaction to the disaster cannot wait five years. Act now, using the best judgment you have. 27- Cheerios taste better than Life cereal, and People magazine has better pictures than Life. 28- Jesus Worshipers are like teenage boys…the more they talk about forgiveness the less they practice it. 29-If you don’t want someone to hear what you say, keep your voice down. 30- Time wounds all heels. This is especially true in North Carolina. 31- There was a man from Mississippi who went to New Orleans. He took a ten dollar bill and a white shirt. He did not change either one. 32-Mr. Roebuck did not take his partner Sears-iously. 33-The middle three letters of the word Believe is LIE. 34- G-d is a neutral. She loves and hates in equal measure. 35- Show up, Stay awake, and don’t kill anybody. 36-If youth is wasted on the young, is maturity wasted on the mature?37-When you make a list like this, don’t worry about contradicting yourself. 38- The hokey pokey really is what it’s all about. 39- Never wrestle with an pig. You will get dirty, and the pig will enjoy it. 40- Be careful when you ask for something, you might get it. 41- A man thought he was green with envy once. It was really gangrene. 42- The pest is yet to come, but she will go away later. 43- Put your pants on one leg at a time, and put on a dress the same way. 44- Smile, and people will wonder what you are up to. 45- Use spell check, and try to use correct grammar. You will sound smarter than you are.
The above is a repost . While looking for material to repeat the other day, PG found this list of rules for living, which was a reply to another set of rules for living. There is rule 46 in there somewhere, but PG is too slack to write it down. Pictures for this adventure are from The Library of Congress. A big YW goes to bloggingheads .