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(The New York Times)   On a Tuesday morning in New York City, a Bishop (who is clearly not insane) performed "The Blessing of the Bees". Buzz buzz, my Lord   (cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com) divider line 38
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2012-06-20 08:32:26 AM  
I need an old bee and a young bee!
 
2012-06-20 11:00:47 AM  
What's the difference between a New York Episcopal Bishop and a New Guinea smoke-blowing witch doctor?

/location
 
2012-06-20 11:00:49 AM  
That's pretty obvious. It's a Tuesday. That's for the B. Mondays are for A, Tuesdays for B, Wednesdays are for C, etc.
 
2012-06-20 11:01:16 AM  
Well, why not. They're useful little chaps, and these days they need all the help they can get.
It must be the 'blessing of the %1' season - our village had a 'Blessing of the Fleet' last Saturday.
 
2012-06-20 11:02:41 AM  

0Icky0: What's the difference between a New York Episcopal Bishop and a New Guinea smoke-blowing witch doctor?

/location


One blows smoke while the other blows the boys choir?

NM. That's a Catholic priest.
 
2012-06-20 11:03:24 AM  
Could I get a half a blessing for my little chum Eric? He's 'ad an accident...
 
2012-06-20 11:06:19 AM  
lparchive.org
 
2012-06-20 11:06:22 AM  
Without reading the article, I'm going with "Alex for $1,000 I'll take Cathedral of St. John The Divine"

(takes a look)

Yep.

These are the crazies your mother warned you about

jameswagner.com

The original hotbed of all things weird. Like that column carved years before 9/11 cirrectly depicting 9/11.
 
2012-06-20 11:09:55 AM  

Clemkadidlefark: The original hotbed of all things weird. Like that column carved years before 9/11 cirrectly depicting 9/11.


Against my better judgement, I'll ask, how exactly does that depict 9/11 other than showing the twin towers?
 
2012-06-20 11:11:57 AM  
Dear sir I would like a blessing for my bee, Eric the half a bee
 
2012-06-20 11:15:53 AM  
So, did he bless 'em one at a time?

media.twirlit.com

/somebody's gonna have to go back and get a shiatload of itsy bitsy wafers
 
2012-06-20 11:19:33 AM  
img.photobucket.com

/img1.fark.net
 
2012-06-20 11:22:16 AM  
Of course he's insane. He believes in magic and talks to his invisible friend.
 
2012-06-20 11:39:57 AM  
Thank you for all your blessings. Of course, they don't mean much because you're not praying to our Bee God, but thanks all the same.
 
GBB
2012-06-20 11:43:18 AM  
HOLY BEES!!!!
 
2012-06-20 11:47:24 AM  
Finally that "Habeas" joke seems appropriate.
 
2012-06-20 11:48:28 AM  
I am but mad north-north-west: when the wind is southerly I know a hawk from a handsaw.
 
2012-06-20 11:51:50 AM  
I'm in New York but have yet to see these swarms I keep reading about -- and I hope it stays that way, as I am seriously apiphobic. I shriek like a little girl when a bee comes near me.
 
2012-06-20 12:02:56 PM  
Buzz buzz, my Lord

Great, now we're going to have people shopping Maya the Bee into Evony ads.
 
2012-06-20 12:22:09 PM  
Good, that'll cure colony collapse disorder right away! We don't have anything to worry about now!

/oh, wait...
 
2012-06-20 12:24:42 PM  
I'm sure there's a Patron Saint of Bees somewhere. They were hugely important to medieval life and the church in particular.
 
2012-06-20 12:27:51 PM  

ArkPanda: I'm sure there's a Patron Saint of Bees somewhere. They were hugely important to medieval life and the church in particular.


Indeed there is.

/now with more Papyrus for any people still hanging around from the font thread yesterday.
 
2012-06-20 12:34:06 PM  

ArkPanda: I'm sure there's a Patron Saint of Bees somewhere. They were hugely important to medieval life and the church in particular.


Searching Patron Saint of Bees finds a site explaining each St. Valentine, Ambrose and Gobnait were all the patron saints of bees/bee keepers.

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2012-06-20 01:01:07 PM  
I like my sermons like I like my coffee.
 
2012-06-20 01:15:58 PM  
These shamans are happy to give their blessing to bugs (who don't have peen-in-vag sex), but steadfastly refuse to bless a human couple who are deeply committed to their love for each other (on the basis they don't have peen-in-vag sex).

Meanwhile, these shamen who have chosen for themselves the most unnatural possible sexual orientation insist that human couple in love are innately sinful because the love that comes naturally to them is somehow "unnatural."

But they also insist theirs is the "religion of love."

But y'know peen-in-vag love -- the sort of love they personally eschew.

What a bizarre little cult of weird little men.
 
2012-06-20 01:45:32 PM  

FloydA: I like my sermons like I like my coffee.


Enormous, full of heat and bitterness?
 
2012-06-20 01:54:14 PM  

Fuggin Bizzy: FloydA: I like my sermons like I like my coffee.

Enormous, full of heat and bitterness?


Ground up and in the freezer.
 
2012-06-20 03:14:16 PM  

beefoe: Clemkadidlefark: The original hotbed of all things weird. Like that column carved years before 9/11 cirrectly depicting 9/11.

Against my better judgement, I'll ask, how exactly does that depict 9/11 other than showing the twin towers?


Duh, cause the scroll-work above the "towers" correctly depicts the massive tsunami and undulation of all the other skyscrapers in New York city that the collapse started. The shock waves resulting in the domino like collapse of the entire skyline, as accurately shown there.
 
2012-06-20 03:18:43 PM  

tekmo: These shamans are happy to give their blessing to bugs (who don't have peen-in-vag sex), but steadfastly refuse to bless a human couple who are deeply committed to their love for each other (on the basis they don't have peen-in-vag sex).

Meanwhile, these shamen who have chosen for themselves the most unnatural possible sexual orientation insist that human couple in love are innately sinful because the love that comes naturally to them is somehow "unnatural."

But they also insist theirs is the "religion of love."

But y'know peen-in-vag love -- the sort of love they personally eschew.

What a bizarre little cult of weird little men.


Actually, the Bishop in question is Episcopal, not Catholic.
 
2012-06-20 03:34:03 PM  
Bees are cool little creatures. I'd love to have a hive, if I didn't think it would make my roommates kill me with sticks. Piles of free honey, if you're brave enough.
 
2012-06-20 03:51:53 PM  
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He insulted our fat queen!
 
2012-06-20 04:41:47 PM  
gunnehill.blogg.se

Clearly not insane.
 
2012-06-20 04:50:03 PM  
If he applied some green mana too, he's got a badass combo on his hands.
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2012-06-20 05:03:10 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: Without reading the article, I'm going with "Alex for $1,000 I'll take Cathedral of St. John The Divine"

(takes a look)

Yep.

These are the crazies your mother warned you about

[jameswagner.com image 400x600]

The original hotbed of all things weird. Like that column carved years before 9/11 cirrectly depicting 9/11.


You can't see the planes?
I can see the planes.
That on the left is being flown by Karl Rove ...
 
2012-06-20 06:57:03 PM  
i272.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-20 08:58:37 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: Clemkadidlefark: Without reading the article, I'm going with "Alex for $1,000 I'll take Cathedral of St. John The Divine"

(takes a look)

Yep.

These are the crazies your mother warned you about

[jameswagner.com image 400x600]

The original hotbed of all things weird. Like that column carved years before 9/11 cirrectly depicting 9/11.

You can't see the planes?
I can see the planes.
That on the left is being flown by Karl Rove ...


That's quite clearly a Twix bar.
 
2012-06-21 02:38:59 PM  
mmii.info
 
2012-06-22 01:02:59 AM  
images.wikia.com
Never have I encountered such corrupt and foul-minded perversity! Have you ever considered a career in the Church?
 
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