Wednesday, April 05, 2006

"Sacred Cows make the best hamburger." - Twain


Anonymous James Joyce said...

The artist, like the God of the creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out of existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails.

4:25 AM  
Blogger durrati said...

Good thought, Mr. Joyce,

You are saying then that any satire is crude if the writer's pregudice can be read into it? A point to consider, if only everyone were a genius.

4:28 AM  
Anonymous Juvenal said...

Satire is what closes Saturday night.

4:29 AM  
Blogger durrati said...

Thank you for crossing the millenia, sir!

Been there done that!

4:30 AM  
Blogger durrati said...

You can't make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you're doing is recording it.

4:35 AM  
Anonymous Art Buchwald said...


You stole that from me!!!

4:37 AM  
Blogger durrati said...

But it is too good not to filch, sir!

4:37 AM  
Anonymous Bill Mauldin said...

When we realize finally that we aren't God's given children, we'll understand satire. Humor is really laughing off a hurt, grinning at misery.

4:43 AM  
Blogger durrati said...

Hey Bill, I'm e-mailing you a link...Ha Ha haha ha...

4:44 AM  
Anonymous jackie_o said...

From Dr. David Vine, D.D.S.
Miami Beach Sun Reporter Ad,

"It was drab, dark and dreary within the long halls of that old brick dental school in Downtown Baltimore, on the Autumn of 69! Built in the early part of the century, the institution resembled more of a Museum than a modern first rate facility, but being the first dental school in the world it maintained its scullery nobility within the confines of this decaying structure."

12:20 PM  
Blogger durrati said...

Hi Jacq!

Got your hard drive sorted out? I hope so. It's a bit lonely in this decaying but still toothsome blog, as I have offered asylum to that rascal Joe Don so have my comments been impacted. But I count for conversation it's quality above it's quantity, a word from you makes it a worthwhile thread.... and thank's as always for the giggle.....

3:36 PM  
Blogger KidKawartha said...

Mmmmmmm, hamburger. Mmmmmmmm, bbq season just around the corner. Mmmmm.

Nothing else to add to that. ;)

4:50 PM  
Blogger durrati said...


expect a lecture from whattheheh on yer diet, but not on my blog I guess :(

4:55 PM  
Blogger KidKawartha said...

She already has. She's better than my Opoe (dutch grandma) because she would just feed us stuff like peanut butter and marshmallow squares, and homemade dutch sugar cookies and stuff, God rest her soul.
I think you should have at least two hamburgers on your bbq, so you can turn that frown upside-down!

5:49 PM  
Blogger durrati said...

Linguine and clam sauce tonite :) but I still miss What....

5:59 PM  
Blogger durrati said...

But I refuse to negotiate with terrorists!

6:00 PM  
Blogger KidKawartha said...

My hotmail account is broken temporarily, I'll reply when I get the chance.

9:44 PM  
Anonymous WhattheH said...

Durrati, I'm still here and reading. My work schedule has been rather brutal lately, but I have not abandoned the blog.
I disagree with Twain. Sacred cows do not make good hamburger. They are difficult to swallow in the whole, and probably poisonous when ground into little pieces. They should be set deep into the ground, preferably into an active volcano.
Canuk, BBQ is good, but use lean hamburger and make sure it's well cooked - all the way through. Side salad or green vegie is a requirement, and baked potato is okay as long as you don't smother it in sour cream and butter!

5:37 AM  
Blogger durrati said...

dear whattheheh,

It is heartening to know you're still with us though disturbing to hear of your stint in the salt mines. Sam C. always did like tilting at hornets' nests, perhaps that is why I love him so...
Do not miss Felicia Browne post below... I dug a bit deeper and found one for you!

6:01 AM  
Anonymous jackie_o'doll said...

My computer is still being worked over or worked on or whatever it is they do to bring them 'round.
I hate to make this observation, but it's driving me (insert C word) Considering that I have one brother who resembles Bush and another who's a ringer for Vlad Lenin, I hope you won't think it too pompous of me to say that I think this bust of Mr. Clemens looks a little like Stalin.
Hope to be back on a more metamucil basis soon, durrati.
Oh, and if you want to read a little of JJ's sense of humor, check out "Ulysses" chapter two beginning at sentence 490, or just after, where he writes,
"He kicked open the crazy door of the jakes."
That mention of metamucil reminded me of that passage, no pun intended.

9:34 AM  
Blogger Joe Don Martin said...

Buenas ding-dong diddly dias!, Senors, Senoras, Senoritas, and Senor Momentas,

I can now be found hovering over a pint at Greenman Da Pornogre's. Yep, the whole Jesus' Genitals fit/tantrum was shortlived. Besides, I have nothing against Jesus, just the Genital- and, actually, I really don't have anything against him either.

Anyhoo, I'm off to look for a Democratic rally sporting the right demographic- an assisted living facility would be excellent, so I can shove some old ladies around. Why some of those Crones of Satan are so bold as to wear Commie Red Hats to their Early Bird Specials. Makes a fella want to bust up those 5:00pm dinners except those Meskin busfolk probably know Gracie jujitsu.

At the Pornogre's theres but a solitary post of introduction but there will be much more.

Mark Twain is my hero,

1:12 PM  
Blogger durrati said...

Jacq, I will hie myself to sentence 490, though I may start with sentence 420 my favorite number.... surely Mr. Joyce never wrote anything in the least perverted or scatological, heaven forfend..... ;)

Even when he looks like "Papa" Joe? I'd lay offa rousting those geris, particularly the ones with hats...hatpins can hurt like hell...I mourn the loss of comic possibilities at Jesus' Lil Soilder but yer probably right not to escalate what is essentially a fued amongst brothers, save your saliva for the real bad guys....

1:33 PM  

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