Saturday, December 24, 2011

Greetings Earth Creature Readers of B of C

"I am not a good American...I prefer to form my own opinions" - George Carlin

My lazy ass gets even lazier this time of the year. So, a cope out post in which I present a couple of stolen graphics. The first from YellowDog Granny.

The second, well, from somewhere that my addled old fart of a brain did not mentally note. So if I got it from your blog, tell me about my ass and let's move on.

Here, one and all...oh, and Happy Merry whatever it's supposed to be these days:







ADDENDUM (added at 5:22 pm, cst)

Pope Benedict XVI Saturday hailed Christ's humility...

"Let us ask the Lord to help us see through the superficial glitter of this season, and to discover behind it the child in the stable in Bethlehem, so as to find true joy and true light"

Ahem...speaking of superficial glitter:


22 comments:

Doug said...

Have a nice weekend, then? Ha ha.

Oh, and I put a pic in my last post that I shot just for you.

Merry Christmas, JJ. There, I said it.

jadedj said...

Doug---Full of sugarplums...and maybe a brownie or two.

And a fine photo it is.

Arrrrrrrgh...OK, and a Merry Christmas to you as well, Doug!

MRMacrum said...

Yeah whatever - ;)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Catholics never seem to get the irony, do they? Enjoy the holiday!

Harlequin said...

loved the superficial glitter comment.... amen!! ... from a recovering catholic.

Mr. Charleston said...

LOL. Merry Season of Lights JJ.

intelliwench said...

Today we celebrate a very special birthday -- intellikid's!!!

Bad thing about being born on the same day as most of the free world celebrates Xmas is that she turned 21 today, and all the bars are closed.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

your welcome..


with all sincerity..the pope can kiss my ass.

jadedj said...

MRM---Ditto ;)

D S W S---Especially that Catholic.

Harlequin---Bless you my child.

Mr. C---I am definitely considering the whole lit thing, at this point (awakened at 5 a.m.).

intell---Well Happy Birthday to her, for sure! Bummer about the bar thing.

YD G---You caught me!

Now there is a holiday event I would like to see!

Chimp said...

Did you say, the pope said something about finding a child's behind as true joy? It sure sounded like that to me.
Bush had a NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND policy. The Pope has a policy of NO CHILD'S BEHIND LEFT...

Punch said...

"to discover the behind of a child in the stable?" WTF!!
Glitter my ass.

Tom Harper said...

I saw a TV newscast about that "Ditto" message next to somebody's huge Christmas display. I didn't know it was from a blog post too, but it was for real anyway.

Merry Christmas.

jadedj said...

Chimp---OK, fess up...you house is the "DITTO" house, isn't it?

What you say gives new meaning to the biblical passage, "get thee behind me", methinks.

Punch---Love, light and like that there, pal.

Tom---I just wish I'd thought of it.

And a belated one to you too, my friend.

Susan said...

LOL at Chimp.

Chimp said...

It would be great to redesign the Pope's hat with the McDonals' golden arches. He could pickup some extra advertising money this way.

jadedj said...

Susan---Yes indeed...a bit of simian humor that one.

Chimp---I don't know, every time I see that abortion of a head piece, it reminds me of the pods in the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers. But then, my mind works that way.

Chimp said...

You may not be too far off in your feelings, JJ.

The Pope's hat is also known as The Fish Hat (Mitre).

The origin of the hat goes back long before Jesus and can be traced to an ancient Babylonian pagan fish-god named Dagon.

If you look at the Pope sideways, the hat looks like he head of a fish with it's mouth open.

The conspiracy theory is that the Vatican still prays to this ancient fish god.

jadedj said...

Chimp---Well, I'll be Dagon...er, doggone.

eveningson said...

I am not an american. period. I am also a catholic and your comment on the pope made me roll all over my floor. Good man and good luck on your campaign for democracy and honesty and reading your constitution. hee hee. see even us folks in mexica figured that one out.

jadedj said...

eveningson---Thanks for coming by and commenting. I'm not sure if I pissed you off, or did not piss you off. I hope it wasn't the former.

As to the pope photo, I just calls 'em as I sees 'em. It doesn't mean sheeeeeeit, in the scheme of things.

eveningson said...

Nah, I like your comments and for pointing out the irony, with only the picture and the popes statement, with the way he was dressed, I had not even thought to see that and to me it was very funny.

jadedj said...

eveningson---I am glad to hear this. Being an old fan of Mexico, having visited there dozens of times, I am very aware of the church and it's influence. On my very first trip to Mexico, in a town outside of Mexico, D.F. (I don't recall the name of the town, as it was 40 years ago), I was struck by a visit to a church. Inside it was covered with gold gilt, floor to ceiling, and outside there were poor people begging for alms. Seriously poor. It has never left me, that observation. And I have found, it is not just the Catholic Church that practices this disparity, it's all denominations. Talk is cheap...action is where it's at.

Sorry...ranting again. I hope this doesn't dissuade you from visiting this blog in the future :-).