This series is dedicated to the proposition that Blogging is a prime example of the saying "Variety is the Spice of Life".
Let's get to the good stuff!
1. I KNOW it's TUESDAY, but here's the Sunday Sermon, from The Corpuscle, anyway!
There's a Hemingway story -- very brief, 3 or 4 pages maybe -- called "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen". In it, two tedious doctors discuss a 16 year old boy who'd come into their emergency room a few hours earlier and wanted to be castrated. He'd begged the doctors to free him from his impure urges. These sinful feelings came to the boy every night, you see, and the boy felt they were sins against the Lord, against purity itself. The doctors told him to get lost. A few hours later, the boy is brought into the hospital near death because of blood loss. Since the doctors wouldn't help him, see, he decided to perform a little self-surgery with a razor. Sadly, the boy's understanding of the facts of life was weak. He'd misplaced the seat of his lust. He'd misunderstood the meaning of the word "castrate", and so what he cut off was not his nuts but his dick.
Now THAT will wake up the sleepers in the pews, I guaran-damn-tee you!
The rest of this thought provoking essay, and the related comments, are in a piece called "The Idiots".
2 - 3. Now, I ask ya, what's a Church Service without some singin'?
Crank up the sound, offer up a heartfelt "Thank U, Jasus!!", and give it up for Bessie Smith!
4. Recognizing that, after that, all ya'll sinners ain't gonna wanna spend the next hour reading any other articles I may find worthy of your attention, here is the link to the Bessie Smith page over at Red Hot Jazz so you can enjoy a ton more songs. ;-D
5. It's all Captain Normal's fault that this edition is a short one! ;-D
That's it for this edition! The next one will be on October 11th.