Prince of fools

Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. It’s been … well, actually, since I’m neither Catholic nor a fink, I’ve never confessed. Ever. You want to pin something on me, you better have three eyeball witnesses, videotape and my prints on whatever.

But I digress.

So I’m in this Bibleburg record-and-video store, which shall remain nameless — hey, I told you, I’m no stool pigeon, OK? — and I’m browsing the stacks, trying to find something to watch in the absence of Herself, who is living la vida loca with a girlfriend in Santa Fe whilst I ride herd on the menagerie and rassle various velo-gators for bicycle magazines.

Anyway, I’m scanning the science-fiction section and what do I come across? “The Ten Commandments.” As in the Cecil B. DeMille classic about Moses leading the Israelites out of bondage in Egypt. The Ten Fuckin’ Commandments. In the science-fiction section.

So, Father, what I want to know is this:

Am I going to Hell for laughing my ass off?


19 Responses to “Prince of fools”

  1. md anderson Says:

    If you are, then I am too! I hope you took a photo.

  2. Jeff Cozad Says:

    WWPD – I Yam, that I Yam.

  3. Ira Says:

    The last I checked, “Thou shall not laugh at irony” is not one of them, so I think you’re going to be all right (at least for THIS infraction).

  4. David R Says:

    Maybe not hell, but as your doctor, I advise that you steer clear of any church you might run across – you know, just in case… Oh, and a word about lightning storms: lay low, stay indoors. Again, just to be on the safe side…

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Dodging churches in Bibleburg is tougher than dodging Dodges. But I guess I should at least dispense with the traditional Bibleburgian headgear, the tinfoil beanie. Excellent conductor.

  5. Andy Bohlmann Says:

    Just drink some cheap wine!

  6. weaksides (@weaksides) Says:

    I’m banking on Father being a good bit more understanding than your typical Evangelical Christian.

  7. veloben Says:

    Hey it’s Torah (old testament) who cares what those late comers think.

  8. Joe Says:

    In Bibleburg? Heck (taking no chances of guilt by association here), I thought it would be in the Documentary section.

  9. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    I can remember being shipped off in a bus by the local branch of the child-molesters to watch that movie when it first came out! There were weekly saturday morning brainwashing sessions for most of my grammar school years. I always thought there was something odd about the altar boys – little did I know what it might have been. If Jeebus is up there in heaven looking down upon us, why has he not destroyed all these so-called Christians who use his name to cover so many greedy and nefarious deeds? I’ll use David R’s advice for OG too.

  10. Bin Says:

    It was obviously a mistake to file it in the Science Fiction section. Clearly, it belongs in the Fantasy Section… 😉

  11. Derek Says:

    Who am I, and why am I in this handbasket?

  12. High Plains Drifters Says:

    In one of life’s biggest ironies, a large percentage of the law suits in the ’90s and ’00s was over, not actual 10C monuments but movie propaganda.

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