Just a Couple of Shorts16 March, 2009
In honour of warm weather (we may break 60 tomorrow), here are some cute shorts:
Last week, Miroslav Satan (Does this sound like a Broadway Musical? Damn Penguins? Shouldn’t he play for, oh, I don’t know, the New Jersey Devils?) was assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on paper (a minor league hockey team). Today, he will be with the team in the flesh.
It proved unavoidable, however, and Satan (pronounced Shuh-tan) (Damn. I was looking forward to Saytun playing for the Penguins) agreed to report today.
From the Around Town section of the Scranton Tribune
Peckville Assembly of God will present an original Easter presentation called “He is Jesus” (Sounds like an Abbot and Costello outtake) April 4 and 5.
The drama, written by Winnie Patten, involves a cast of 75 people acting out songs and portraying events from Palm Sunday leading up to the Resurrection (Sounds painfull as hell for the poor sod playing Jesus) .
The group went all out for the show, which will even include pyrotechnics and live animals (Pyrotechnics in a church. Good idea. I hope their insurance is paid up. Do the live animals include sheep? They could charge tuppence).
“Jesus will make an entrance on a white horse,” Ms. Patten said. (Now, if a kid said, “Jesus Christ on a white horse,” I’m willing to bet Mom and Dad would be unhappy. Besides, I thought he was supposed to ride on an ass? Oh, wait. That’s the Catholics.)
On a personal note, (((Wife))) is down in Florida for the week with family. Before she left, though, she bought a couple of scratch tickets (we know that it is voluntary taxation, but she doesn’t drink, smoke, fool around, or vote Republican, so she needs some vice, right?). She likes the ones that are games. Especially the crossword games.
She starts scratching and, after a few minutes, says, “I won.”
“I think I won fifty. Yep, there’s the T.” (The winning amounts are in letter codes: THR, FIV, TEN, TWN, etc.). “Oh. Wait. There’s an ‘N’. I guess I only won ten dollars.”
“Works for me,” I said.
“Wait. Here’s a ‘D’.”
“What are the letters?”
“D, N and T. I guess I won a donut.”
Actually, she won $1,000. Most of which goes to the emergency trip to Florida. And (((Boy)))’s school. And (((Girl)))’s band trip to Boston. And gas for the van. And . . . . Shit. That’s all, folks.