Thursday, January 10, 2008

inner dork: when death comes a knockin'

Since I still feel like death; today's inner dork is all things death-like.

In Turkey, the color of mourning is violet. In most Muslim countries and in China, it is white.

Pope Adrian VI died after a fly got stuck in his throat as he was drinking from a water fountain.

Snow angels originated from medieval Jewish mystics who practiced rolling in the snow to purge themselves of evil urges.
(Much like a cold shower does today??)

A Bible published in England in 1632 left out the word "not" in the seventh commandment. Making it, "thou shalt commit adultery" it became known as "The Wicked Bible."

The American newspaper columnist H.L. Mencken wrote: "Puritanism-The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy."

Okay, sorry for the short blog-learning today, I must go back to Sickville, now.


Brody said...

I find this post morbid yet highly entertaining. I give is four out of five dead Popes.

No Way Dave said...

Short isn't bad at all. Some people have short attention spans and are easily distra.... Hey look a chicken...

Old Man Crowder said...

I'm thinking Pope Adrian was as manly as his name. Who chokes to death on a fly?

Or maybe...How big was that goddamned fly?? Good Lord!!

Bre said...

Screw the St. James... i need a wicked bible!