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Tub-Thumper - 1. A speaker or preacher who for emphasis thumps the pulpit; a violent or declamatory preacher or orator; a ranter. (from This blog will be a combination of reasoned posting somedays and an occasional rant.
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
I thought I should just post something irrelevant for once. Any more nastiness in this blog and it would be the like the bible (well, I write about violence like in the bible, except I don't say it is justified. I don't really write about sex). Anyone else find it funny that the things they hold up as the most virtuous, the bible and Shakespeare, are rammed full of sex and death? And they talk about us having no values?!

Just my little joke. I went to a catholic school and was told at 6 years old that I was going to hell and then at 10 years old that I was the boy in the class most likely to become a priest. Consequently, I began to find the whole thing a bit absurd.

Has anyone heard any good jokes lately? I haven't heard one in ages. Here is the last decent one I heard.

Q. How do you turn a duck into a soul singer?

A. You put it in the microwave till its Bill Withers!


posted by michael the tubthumper @ 6:48 pm  
  • At 11:11 am, Blogger a rose is a rose said…

    i went to catholic school too and look at what happened to me!

  • At 11:22 am, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    well it looks like they made you an early riser!

    it must be 6am where you are!

  • At 11:51 am, Blogger Neil Shakespeare said…

    Ouch! That hurts, dude. Its bill withers, huh? Oh hell, I'm laughing!

  • At 11:58 am, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    that one rather relies on people knowing who bill withers is. there are a lot of young whippersnaps on the net who that might pass over.

    then again, i am not even thirty yet, but i have had the horrible horrible situation of walking into a bar and being clearly the oldest one there.

    Boooooooo hooooooo

  • At 2:06 pm, Blogger enigma4ever said…

    Hmmm, worries about going to Hell, eh? I tell you what I will get there first save you a seat and order you a beer....

    ( Hell would have a decent pub, hot people get thirsty...)

    I am glad that your survived your catholic schooling, and see it left you with an Intact Monty Python Sense of Humor....

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