Sunday, August 31, 2008

30 ’Av 5768: Ro’sh Ḥodhesh/Love Litigating Lawyers Day

Greetings.

Worthy cause of the day:

Relevant to Divine Misconceptions: “Museum defies pope over crucified frog”: Summary: An art museum in Italy has a sculpture of a crucified frog on exhibit; the Pope wants it gone, and the museum does not care what the Pope thinks. I understand well why the Pope does not like the crucified frog sculpture, since it smacks of trivialization of the crucifixion of Jesus. What I do not understand is how the sculpture is supposed to illustrate “human angst” or why something that stupid is supposedly worthy of being deemed “art”. Also, kudos to the Catholics for their civil behavior in this situation. (As opposed to Muslims, whose response to offensive “art” is to riot and kill a few people.)

Today’s news and commentary:Today’s weird thing, submitted by Barry, is “Successful Strategies for Completing Unfamiliar Domestic Tasks”. Enjoy and share the weirdness.

Aaron
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