In times like these I will go a long way for some humor, Hiding in the basement with tinfoil on my head and whimpering is not a real solution to anything and listening to baleful thoughts and predictions is an unprofitable exercise even in good times. Listening to some wag on the news about the latest virus suggestions had me searching through my bureau drawers for some bandanas I wore for awhile because my Grandpa always carried one. They came in red and blue and I had a set. I used to use them until I was told during a visit to California that wearing one of those bandanas in certain areas could cause me to be shot. “Crips and Bloods” don’t you know. Now the prescription is that If I go outside I should wear one over my face. This great idea comes from California of course where bandana wearing bandits used to terrify the population. I wonder if the word “bandit” comes from face covering “bandana”?, but I digress.
One of my pet peeves is the state of education and the numbing stupidity that surrounds us on occasion. Normally it gives me no joy whatsoever but in this climate any port in a storm. Here is a piece from a professor named Anders Henriksson who compiled lists of his students papers. Being a student of the Reformation myself, this one made me almost fall to the floor in laughter. The spelling is what it is as are the thoughts of this glittering gem of academe. Ready, set, go ……………
The Reformnation happened when German nobles resented the idea that tithes were
going to Papal France or the Pope thus enriching Catholic coiffures. Traditions had
become oppressive so they too were crushed in the wake of man’s quest for
ressurection above thenot-just-social beast he had become. An angry Martin Luther
nailed 95 theocrats to a church door. Theologically, Luthar was into reorientation
mutation. Calvinism was the most convenient religion since the days of the
ancients. Anabaptist services tended to be migratory. The Popes, of course, were
usually Catholic. Monks went right on seeing themselves as worms. The last Jesuit
priest died in the 19th century.