Tuesday, October 18, 2005

From behind 1.73 dead man

This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcasses of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth [...]

Possum trappers encounter William Blake

'Tonight we're reminded of evil emperor Nero Augustus. He was a scourge to all the Christians.'
'What's a scourge?'
'It's like, when something real bad happens, where everybody gets killed and you can't do anything about, like a swarm of locusts."
'For the entertainment of his guest, Nero would illuminate his whole garden with bodies of live Christians covered in burning oil, strung up on flaming crosses, crucified...at dinner, he'd have the Christians rubbed by his guards in aromatic herbs and garlic and sown up into sacks, and then he threw these sacks to the wild dogs.'
'That's terrible.'
'It's horrible.'
'Terrible is what it is.'


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