Deja Vu all over again!

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Wed Jul 6 07:37:56 UTC 2011

On 05/07/11 18:07, chris wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-07-05 at 16:30 +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
>> On 05/07/11 16:02, chris wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2011-07-05 at 15:02 +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
>>>> On 05/07/11 13:20, chris wrote:
>>>>> On Tue, 2011-07-05 at 10:13 +0800, Goh Lip wrote:
>>>>>> On 07/05/2011 09:44 AM, Ric Moore wrote:
>>>>>>> On Tue, 2011-07-05 at 09:29 +0800, Goh Lip wrote:
>>>>>>>> On 07/05/2011, Ric Moore wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>      One time I told some cracker[1] that I had seen God and she was black.
>>>>>>>>>>>      His head exploded.
>>>>>>>>> Could you attach a picture??<chuckles>      Ric
>>>>>>>> And Jesus, if he existed, being of Aramaic stock, would be short, dark
>>>>>>>> skinned with black curly hair.
>>>>>>> I remember when Nat Geo did an article on a police sketchup of what
>>>>>>> Jesus would look like... just as you described, based on his race,
>>>>>>> ethnicity, etc. I bet a bunch of heads blew up. :) Ric
>>>>>> It is natural for people to depict deities that resemble themselves. In
>>>>>> the far east, buddha is depicted as a short bald potbellied grinning
>>>>>> cheerful chinese looking chap but Siddharta (his real name) is actually
>>>>>> a melancholy tall skinny full haired (curly) indian fella who had always
>>>>>> insisted he was a mere mortal.
>>>>>> Ah, the lengths we go to deceive ourselves.
>>>>>> -- 
>>>>>> And that inverted Bowl we call The Sky,
>>>>>> Whereunder crawling coop't we live and die,
>>>>>> Lift not thy hands to *It* for help---for It
>>>>>> Rolls impotently on as Thou or I.
>>>>>>               -- Omar Khayamm
>>>>> from the rubyat
>>>> I prefer the interpretation (?second edition) where the last line reads:
>>>> "As impotently moves as you or I".
>>>> My favourite 2 stanzas are:
>>>> But helpless Pieces of the Game He plays
>>>> Upon this chequer-board of Nights and
>>>> Days;
>>>> Hither and thither moves, and
>>>> checks, and slays,
>>>> And one by one back in the Closet lays.
>>>> Strange is it not? that of the myriads who
>>>> Before us pass'd the door of
>>>> Darkness through,
>>>> Not one returns to tell us
>>>> of the Road,
>>>> Which to discover we must travel too.
>>>> Yeah, OK, there is one more....
>>>> Oh, threats of Hell and Hopes of Paradise!
>>>> One thing at least is certain - THIS Life flies;
>>>> One thing is certain and the rest is
>>>> Lies;
>>>> The flower that once has blown for ever dies.
>>>> BC
>>>> -- 
>>>> God must love crazy people. He keeps making so many of them.
>>> A love of bread beneath the bough
>>> A jug of wine
>>> A book of verse
>>> and thou beside me in the wilderness
>>> a wilderness is paradise enou
>> Oh you sweet talking man, you :-[ . But..... I don't wear high heels nor
>> carry a handbag.... Sorry.... Nice of you to think of me though....
>> :-D
>>> Hows that from memory  :-)
>> Not bad! :-) .
>> But this and the bit about the "Moving Finger writes and having writ
>> Moves on...." are the most quoted stanzas from Omar Khayyam's "Rubaiyut"
>> and for some reason - "It's all in the mind you know" - I avoid them
>> even though the one about the Moving Finger is very spot on.
>> BC
>> -- 
>> God must love crazy people. He keeps making so many of them.
> was quoted in the movie Kismet, remember when we were very young?

Ummm...What was quoted in the movie Kismet?

Because you do not [snip] or [prune] I am not sure what you are 
referring to: my "crazy people" or the "Moving Finger" or even my "It's 
all in the mind....".


God must love crazy people. He keeps making so many of them.

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