Entries in Humor (31)
You might be familiar with the children's book Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown.
You might also be familiar with Dune by Frank Herbert.
Visit the site and flip through the story. I watched Dune as a youngster. I picked up the book in seminary. I discovered the children's parody this week.
Who didn't love Sting as Feyh-Rautha?
HT: Alan Jacobs
Goodnight Dune: http://t.co/LtARGoKv7c— Alan Jacobs (@ayjay) March 16, 2014
HT: Mike Hibit
UPDATE (1/31/14 @ 13:49): Well, the Grammys apparently thinks they "own" the footage of Ryu failing to deliver a knock out blow to Taylor Swift.
If you're in need of a good laugh, check out this bit of sacrilege from Simon Rich. I stumbled upon this brilliant bit when listening to a year-end podcast from 2010, which for some reason was still on one of my iPods.
The embedded audio is below.
I doubt this was intentional, but this bit uncovers our own bent towards idolatry via irony: even the Almigthy could be so taken by his own creation as to create an exception clause within the covennat made with Israel. God also speaks of things to come which Moses has no capacity to understand, as though an all-knowing and all-powerful being would not foresee that a finite, human creature might have some difficulty processing the unique talents of Prince. Christians and Jews often take Moses' receiving of divine revelation on Sinai as so commonplace as to lose the wonder. We often conceive of God as he is presented in this comedy bit--just a buddy to Moses who happens to have some particular rules, not a Being so other and beyond that his disclosure was so earth-shattering as to invoke awe, fear, worship, allegiance, and adoration. We can laugh because if the biblical accounts are to be taken at face, we know God is nothing like this. But we laugh at ourselves because we know, deep inside, that we act as though God is like this, and that his commands are to be taken lightly, because God really can't be all that serious.
Anyway, have a listen, and a laugh.