Shuck and Jive

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Now I Get It!


Well, am I silly. I have been told more than once that I need to get with it and read the Harry Potter stories. Because I have not followed that advice I don't even know when I am properly insulted.





Silly me. I thought Toby was making a reference to YHWH.










Everyone on the planet (except me) knows that He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named is Lord Voldemort.




He is so feared by magical people that most refer to him as "
You-Know-Who" or "He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named" rather than saying his name out loud. He is also referred to as the "Dark Lord", although generally only by his followers, the Death Eaters.




Thanks to Alan for finally letting me know. The rest of you death eaters could have been a little quicker in helping me get my mythologies in order. We have to keep the cause of evil moving you know.

14 comments:

  1. Don't look to me for that kind of "education", I haven't read the stuff, either! For all I know, Toby could have been referring to Keith Olberman!

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  2. I really have no time for His Holiness the Right Reverend Lawyer-in-Chief and his nonsense.

    But I find it amusing that while trying to make a lame Harry Potter joke, he committed a pretty severe act of blasphemy.

    I'll file it in my "Isn't it Ironic?" file, along with fundamentalist Christians who quote Shakespeare and think it's from the King James Bible. I mean, really, who uses "shalt" in everyday conversation anyway?

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  3. John,

    Really, you didn't get it?

    The point of not naming You-Know-Who is to keep him and his evil minions from showing up at the party by mistake.

    And then you showed up anyway...

    Fly, that wasn't the only commandment being defenestrated that day.

    And here I am fawning again...

    The exchange was preeeecious.

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  4. Now that I get it, it makes Viola's comment over there even more amusing:

    Toby,

    Thanks for being faithful and proclaiming the word as it should be proclaimed.


    Good grief.

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  5. I gathered that he was not really interested in his views being challenged. He lectured me that I needed to read the Institutes. When I responded that I had and a lot else, he referred to it as a "pissing contest".

    Followed by "we're done."

    My. my. my. Think he needs a little nap or something. He did give final advice for me to play with you. Does that make me a death eater?

    I have not read the books either.

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  6. BTW - my wife is from Butler, PA. Their church for over a decade a few years ago excommunicated her parents (her dad was an elder for many years and kept holding people accountable to the BoO). This is the same pastor who was instrumental in the Confessing Church movement in the 90's. They no longer attend a local church primarily as a result of this event.

    So we have something of a bad history with the Beaver-Butler Presbytery in my family. Of course I just now connected those dots and the connection goes a little deeper bu I will leave it there.

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  7. John, I know you live in the wilds of East Tennessee, but for heaven's sake man! You'll give ammunition to those who think the Volunteer State is beyond salvation. ;-)

    Cheers,
    Doxy (Native Memphian who has every one of the Potter books)

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  8. I found my salvation in the Lord of the Rings, Doxy. I'm pretty certain Sauron could kick Valdamort's phanotm fanny any day. Heck! Frodo could!

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  9. If it's any consolation, John, I've never read the Harry Potter books either, I've only seen the movies. The movies are better than the books because they take up far less time and you won't get popcorn butter on the pages.

    Alas, it looks like the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (as long as we're doling out nicknames) is going to close up shop before I get my nickname. Drat! I was hoping for something really dark and menacing like "Dark Lord of the Sith" or "Special Advisor to President Bush" or something like that. :)

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  10. I saw that he was closing up. He has promised that before and has resurrected. I hope he doesn't stop, he is lots of fun.

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  11. He has closed up to come back before. Wasn't it this summer? Or was that someone else.

    It really is strange behavior. The kind of soul that needs prayer and peace I guess.

    Although he is a resident in the same part of the Keystone St. as me where we "cling to our guns and our religion" ;-)

    Rev. Brown it really is in good fun here chap.

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  12. Can I be the Radical Feminist? Or is this just for the Presbys? (Just don't tell them that I'm straight and shave my legs...)

    Snad--I totally agree with you. Voldemort is a piker compared to Sauron.

    Cheers,
    Doxy

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  13. Can I be the Radical Feminist? Or is this just for the Presbys?

    Ya betcha. We are ecumenically evil here.

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