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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Humo(u)r blogroll


As the Good Book says, "Laughter covers a multitude of sins." And it also says, "A journey of a thousand miles/kilometres begins with one laugh." And in Hezekiah 2:11 it says, "Laughter is the best medicine."

In honor of such wisdom I have added a blogroll about humor/humour to this blog. So far there is only one blog listed, Purgatorio, but it is such a hoot that it is worth several blogs.

If any of you know of other blogs with clean humor/humour, and especially if they poke fun at some of our religious eccentricities, please let me know so that Purgatorio doesn't get lonely being in a blogroll all by itself.

I wonder what would happen in Bible translation debates if each of us would periodically back up and have a good laugh at ourselves? How many good laughs a day do the doctors say is helpful for good health? Let's be healthy people today as we continue thinking about Bible translation and Bible versions.

10 Comments:

At Thu Mar 02, 03:43:00 PM, Blogger Peter Kirk said...

I presume you got this from here. Did you spot on this page the JI Packer endorsement of the 40 Days of Porpoise Diet, "I Lost 14lbs on Rick's Diet"? Interesting that they chose Packer as the spoof endorser; perhaps others have noted that he is a bit quick to endorse things he has not read thoroughly. In view of recent comments here, would Packer really endorse anything by Warren?

 
At Thu Mar 02, 06:32:00 PM, Blogger Funky Dung said...

Recommendations:
The Curt Jester
The Ox Files

BTW, I think a better subtitle for "Porpoise Driven Life" would be "So long and thanks for all the fish." ;)

 
At Thu Mar 02, 07:28:00 PM, Blogger Suzanne McCarthy said...

Whoa, Wayne,

I love that inclusive title. But are we Can/Brits only worthy of being in brackets!!! Imagine that Americans are content to experience humour with only one 'u'. There must be two 'u' s. The anterior 'u'and the posterior 'u'. Otherwise the humour is distorted and obscure.

But you have guarded the truth well, brother.

 
At Thu Mar 02, 09:35:00 PM, Blogger Wayne Leman said...

The Curt Jester
The Ox Files


Thanks, Eric. I'll take a look at them.

 
At Thu Mar 02, 11:03:00 PM, Blogger Wayne Leman said...

Suzanne remonstrated:

I love that inclusive title. But are we Can/Brits only worthy of being in brackets!!! Imagine that Americans are content to experience humour with only one 'u'. There must be two 'u' s. The anterior 'u'and the posterior 'u'. Otherwise the humour is distorted and obscure.

Yes, Americans have contributed to the devoulution of the English launguage. I confess, I should have been fairer in the remainder of the post, where I used virgules instead of parentheses to try to be as fair as possible. Alas, I was amiss (Not! I was a mister!)--and I could at least have put "humour" in frount of the virgule in one of the instances. I hope that some have noticed that I vary which of "females" and "males" gets mentioned first in counjoined phrauses.

My only way out, I'm afraid, is to declare that I started out as an Alaskan and still am one. Some of us oldtimers (yes, I can be one) still speak of flying "outside to the States". We didn't become a State of the Union until I was along some in years. And some people still think when I tell them I'm Alaskan that I come from Canada. I don't really mind, eh? I really do love Canada. BC is such a colourful place, water, orcas, craggy mountains (note the "u" in that word!) that take one's breath away.

Mary had some little lambs,
which came from little ewes.
And everytime that Mary laughed
her humour had some u's.

 
At Fri Mar 03, 12:09:00 AM, Blogger Ruud Vermeij said...

Humo(u)r gives life colo(u)r...

 
At Fri Mar 03, 02:11:00 AM, Blogger Suzanne McCarthy said...

Mary had some little lambs,
which came from little ewes.
And everytime that Mary laughed
her humour had some u's.


Good work, Wayne!

 
At Fri Mar 03, 08:16:00 AM, Blogger LawyerDad said...

Have you seen Lark News? http://www.larknews.com/

 
At Fri Mar 03, 08:39:00 AM, Blogger Ted Gossard said...

Thanks for the recommendations. We need good humor. To be able to laugh at ourselves.

Abraham Lincoln was known both for his depression and his laughter (at least to those who knew him).

We do take things seriously, in a wrong kind of seriousness, I think. As if it all depends on us rather than God! (cf., Martin Luther)

 
At Fri Mar 03, 08:41:00 AM, Blogger Ted Gossard said...

...and thanks Wayne, for reminding us of this.

 

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