Posted by Joke at 8:06 AM
Poppy Buxom posted at 12:44 PM, February 14, 2007
Come on, girlfriends. Don't be shy. Leave a comment.
Honestly! St. Valentine was martyred for you--and you sit there, mindlessly stuffing yourself with chocolates.
Badger posted at 2:06 PM, February 14, 2007
Ah, Catholicism. Such a cheerful religion, what with all the beatings and beheadings and whatnot. I am feeling all warm and fuzzy now.
Joke posted at 2:57 PM, February 14, 2007
Y'realize it was the Romans, not the Roman Catholics who did all the beheadin', beatin', scourgin' and crucifyin'.
Badger posted at 5:43 PM, February 14, 2007
Yeah, I know. But y'all have some fairly blood-drenched holidays, is all I'm saying.
I'm not judging or anything. Heck, my people beheaded folks left and right. While naked, and painted blue. And then they wrote angsty poetry about it.
MsCellania posted at 6:47 PM, February 14, 2007
Well, that's a warm and fuzzy story I can read aloud to the 1st grade classroom next year - you know, while they're playing their sweet little games. Let's put the blood back in St. Valentine's Day! Now we know what it's dripping in red!
I think the saints are the best part of catholicism; that and the holy cards.
Stomper Girl posted at 7:06 PM, February 14, 2007
Saints' stories are so brutal. But I love the way you tell it. You could be redo the Book of Saints.
Hope TFBYM enjoyed her St. Valentine's Day treats.
Joke posted at 7:25 PM, February 14, 2007
Relatively few Saint biographies are along these lines:
"____ minded his own business, and the Romans left him alone to harvest pumpkins. He gave extra pumpkins to the needy, and was canonized after dying after eating a bad clam."
Joke posted at 7:28 PM, February 14, 2007
P.S. Beekeepers, don't be shy either!
BabelBabe posted at 8:34 PM, February 14, 2007
Blogger keeps eating my comments.
Badger, exactly what the FUCK are you talking about?
I plan to celebrate VDay by beating H with a hockey stick and then pushing him under a bus. How's that for historical accuracy?
and Joke, I think SG is right on the money, you need to redo the Book of Martyrs. In a hundred years, everyone will be all, "Foxe? Who's Foxe? This Joke dude is where it's at!" Just wait snd see.
Joke posted at 8:40 PM, February 14, 2007
I think Bagder is saying her relatives are Druids and pray at trees. Unless they are Reform Druids, in which case they may also pray at shrubs, bushes and other foliage.
I suggest you find a more efficient way to reach your intended goal, BabBab. Wouldn't it be a lot more elegant to throw him under a hockey team's bus, thereby eliminating a cumbersome step.
Badger posted at 9:16 PM, February 14, 2007
That's it exactly: my ancestors are the Knights of Ni.
Joke posted at 9:19 PM, February 14, 2007
I know all this because my forebears are from the Celtic end of Spain.
Joke posted at 11:21 AM, February 15, 2007
Is it just me or is Blogger eating comments?
jujube posted at 11:23 AM, February 15, 2007
I lit candles at the church in Dublin where the ostensible body of St. Valentine is kept.
julia posted at 10:59 PM, February 18, 2007
I thought I'd left a comment here, but maybe I didn't.....
Joke posted at 11:06 PM, February 18, 2007
Blogger has been eating comments, in the hopes that I'd switch to v. 2, which I have been forced to do.
I hope that fixes it.