Thursday, April 22, 2010

And Yet More Wodehouse

For, like so many substantial citizens of his native country (America), he had married young and kept on marrying, springing from blonde to blonde like the chamois of the Alps leaping from crag to crag.

from Summer Moonshine


Monday, April 19, 2010

Queer Musings Muttered Quietly

For if a man muses on a blog, and no one reads it, his musings must at the least be considered quiet. And I like the symmetry.

Anyone with a semi-intelligent opinion is welcome to offer said opinion for the low price of a piece of interesting trivia. Id est: "the two angels on either end of the slab in Christ's tomb should put us in mind of the cherubim on the ark," or "the aardvark has a tongue that can be up to eighteen inches long, and is one of the fastest digging animals on the planet."

1. Numbers 12:14: "If her father had but spit in her face..." Of all the various ways to be unclean, why did God choose to use this one?

2. Leviticus 14:7: "and shall let the living bird loose in the open field..." What is the bird symbolic of?

3. Genesis 24:2: Why is the hand put under the thigh when the oath is being made?

4. What is the significance of the red with Esau, with Perez and Zerah (Genesis 38:27-30) and with Rahab? And are they linked?

Depending upon the response, I may use this as a forum for questions more often.

Jesse Broussard

P.S.: A Wodehouse Book Dedication, The Heart of a Goof: "To my daughter Leonora: without whose never-failing sympathy and encouragement this book would have been finished in half the time."

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