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Friday, March 21, 2008

Good Friday? Not So Far

Once again the S'March of Metal has been derailed due to problems posting vids from YouTube....I'm sure the videos will pop up...might end up being next month but I'm sure it'll be taken care of. We missed out on Iced Earth and Judas Priest yesterday.

Happy Good Friday...If Jesus sees his shadow we can look forward to six more weeks of winter...Oh I kid! I kid! I wonder how Jesus would feel about people marking the day he was crucified. Personally, if I were the one nailed to the cross I'd go out of my way to block the memory from my mind.

I'm sure Mel Gibson, masochist that he is, probably wakes up with a big woody on Good Friday. Dude seems to get off on the violent death of Christ. Maybe Mel will get liquored up and go utter some anti-Semitic remarks to a cop in celebration of the holy day.

So since its Good Friday, that means Easter Sunday is this weekend. Just doesn't feel very Easterish. Might have something to do with the crappy weather and the fact winter doesn't seem to want to release us from its icy grip. Nothing like an Easter egg hunt in the snow.

I'll never understand how we went from Christ on a cross to chocolate bunnies and brightly colored eggs. Nor will I ever understand when it was that Easter became a mini-Christmas. When I was a kid I'd maybe get a pack of baseball cards or a couple comic books in my basket along with an overwhelming amount of jelly beans and chocolate. Now you can go sit on the Easter bunny's lap and get your picture taken and hand your parents Easter lists. I sort of get it...lots of presents on Christ's birthday so lots of presents to celebrate the resurrection. Still, I think its bogus. That being said, the Easter bunny is gonna be awfully good to my stable of kids this weekend.

Despite the need for bigger baskets, Easter doesn't seem like that big of a deal anymore. When I was a kid it was the second or third biggest holiday of the year. Now its somewhere around Memorial Day or the 4th of July. Probably even behind those days cuz we get the 4th of July and Memorial Day off work. Easter is always a Sunday and we always have Sunday off. So maybe Easter is really just Valentine's Day...you have chocolate and flowers associated with both holidays. So really Easter is just Valentine's Day with a ham.

Some people (I call them devout Catholics) still take Easter seriously. I can't remember if its in the Philippines or Indonesia...but some Asian group each year nails someone to the cross in celebration. No one can ever tell the lucky bastard who has the spikes driven thru his hands that he doesn't love Jesus. Those are some crazy mofo's....you'd have to be a true believer to do that. I'd rather be a Civil War reenactor than a Crucifixion reenactor any day of the week.

I'm off to hop down the bunny trail...have a swell weekend.

2 comments:

O.M.O.M. said...

I became a devout Catholic again this week. Our plant is closed today and Monday. So my company, being of the corporate mindset, was angry that we salary people were getting Monday off. They informed me that I was to come to Detroit Sunday night and stay over for training until 5pm on Monday and then I could drive home so I could go to work on Tuesday. I informed them that I do not travel on the Sabbath as per my religious convictions.

E. S. Furniss said...

How'd that go over? I'd like to use that for future religious holidays. Plenty of good seats still available for Monday's Springsteen show so you should be able to rip off a scalper if you're still considering making the trip. Danny Federici made his eagerly anticipated return to the stage for a few tunes in the main set and the entire encore last night in Indy. Lame turnout for the show too...Only 10,000 in an 18,000 seat arena. Indy must be saving up for the next Mellencamp tour.

Corporate America is Godless.