stupid baby tricks

quote of the day

"For some reason, the most vocal Christians among us never mention the Beatitudes. But often with tears in their eyes, they demand that the Ten Commandments be posted in public buildings. And of course, that's Moses, not Jesus. I haven't heard one of them demand that the Sermon on the Mount, the Beatitudes, be posted anywhere.
'Blessed are the merciful' in a courtroom?
'Blessed are the peacemakers' in the Pentagon?
Give me a break!"

-- From A Man Without a Country by Kurt Vonnegut.

NB1: Country isn't his best work by a longshot, but he's earned the right to use that many exclamation points.

NB2: Spring is here. I know this not because of the balmy temps, but because the lawns of student apartments in the neighborhood have sprung their Beer Pong tables, like they were drunken, libidinous daffodils. Ah, these kids with their bodies. Always exploring.


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