Friday, March 02, 2007

We used to laugh at this


It's an old Toronto newspaper clipping Dean saved some 25 years ago because of the humorous misprint in the middle.

Today, though, this sort of thing leaves me thinking that what we took as a misprint is now just a bald statement of fact.

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Blogger Kasia said...

I think I figured out what the Holocaust flyer has. (It took me a minute too - "spider playing hockey" was an apt description.)

In the background is Auschwitz (or perhaps another concentration camp). In the foreground is a stylized swastika, overlaid with several train tracks that lead to the Auschwitz-like place.

I'm not sure if the concentration camp is the whole camp, the gas chamber, or the crematoriums.

Anyway, that's what several minutes of dedicated scrutiny got me. Maybe it's like a Rorschach...

By the way, I answered your question about StBlogs...come take a look.

2:22 pm  
Blogger Nasty, Brutish & Short said...

One of my favorites was one I saw about 15 years ago... a newspaper notice announcing the cancelation of a church's Overeaters Anonymous meeting "due to the Thanksgiving Holiday."

3:33 pm  
Blogger Ellie M said...

"What a shame, the architecture of the place is gorgeous."

Not to worry, I suspect the building will outlast this congregation...

4:13 pm  
Blogger The Bovina Bloviator said...

Ellie M, excellent point but I wonder who will replace them.

5:49 pm  
Blogger Nicholodeon said...

I checked out the 'inclusivity' of the parish referenced in your current posting. A certain order of Episcopalian sisters rewrote the psalter and bible because they felt uncomfortable praying to a masculine God. Hmm.

Where intellectualism defines belief, the end result is always ridiculous and ridiculosity because the mind cannot contain the ineffable.

What do they use for a Gloria patri? Here is my suggestion:

Glory to the Parent and to the Offspring and to the Holy Wind/Gas/Flatus or, to remain true to the Anglo-cism of Anglicanism we can use the Anglo Saxon word 'Fart'.

One thing troubles me about this Redeemer parish...they now appear to be rolling in dough because they departed so radically from what one usually associates with Anglicanism. Does this mean Jimmy Swaggart et al. are right?

8:32 pm  

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