Category Archives: Humour

And God said, “Let there be Limericks” (Genesis as a Limerick)

I’m teaching an undergraduate course on the book of Genesis this semester. One of the first assignments I require students to complete is to read through the book of Genesis (preferably in one sitting) and write one or two brief … Continue reading

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My Messy Desk

I have inherited my father’s messy desk. When I was in my teens, I actually bought my father a little plaque that read, “A Clean Desk is the Sign of a Sick Mind.” (When my father died, I looked everywhere … Continue reading

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Fighting Shevas

OK, this is too funny. This Chris fellow made an animation illustrating a sheva fight (In Biblical Hebrew, when two shevas are found at the beginning of a word, the first sheva becomes a hireq). I will definitely show this … Continue reading

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Memorable TV Catchphrases

The TV Land cable network has put together a list of the 100 greatest catchphrases in television. There will be a countdown special, “The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catch Phrases,” over five days starting December 11. You can see … Continue reading

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More on Potties: Qumran, World Toilet Expo, and Princess Diana

I bet you’re wondering what could Qumran, Expos, and Princess Diana possibly have in common?! Well, a Google search on the “Dead Sea Scrolls” brings up the following: More information available on the latrines found at Khirbet Qumran is provided … Continue reading

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Jesus Doll Rejected and Spurned by Marines

Associated Press is carrying an article about how the Marine Reserves’ Toys for Tots program rejected and spurned a donation of 4,000 Talking Jesus Dolls. Here is an excerpt: A suburban Los Angeles company offered to donate 4,000 of the … Continue reading

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Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch 7.1 – Chocolate Deities

This won’t be a full edition of Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch, but when I saw this sweet pantheon of Chocolate Deities, I just had to post it (for other editions of Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch see here). I … Continue reading

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Friedman on Humour in the Hebrew Bible

The Owings Mills Times has a small news report on a lecture Richard Friedman gave at a local synagogue. Here are some excerpts: Friedman said it is difficult to get away from humor in the Jewish culture because it is … Continue reading

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Microsoft Drops the Hebrew F-Bomb

It appears that Microsoft has committed a marketing faux pas with the name of their iPod competitor Zune — at least for Hebrew speakers. An ITWorld news article, “Microsoft Zune: Doesn’t sound sweet to everyone,” reports that the word “Zune” … Continue reading

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How The Lord of The Rings Should Have Ended

For your Friday Thursday entertainment: [I was getting ahead of myself] How The Lord of The Rings should have ended… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liDJHss1bHM Tags: Humour, Lord of the Rings, Tolkien, YouTube

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