Funny Gods

In the pantheon of behavior, there is one thing that primates in general, but humans in particular, like doing…

Being Funny.

Yes, apes do it, chimps do it, even dogs and pussy cats do it.

But no one does it better than a human.

So, given that we are so darn funny, why don’t our gods make more jokes?

You might argue that being a god is serious business and they don’t have time for such nonsense.  But I’d argue that it’s exactly WHY a god should be funny, to help relax from all that seriousness.

There are cultural considerations.  I came across two examples on the interweb where famous people tried telling English jokes to the Dalai Lama… and failed.  The punch line of ordering a pizza as “one with everything” means nothing when it’s translated.  Ordering food in Xining is probably a very different set of words from seeking unity between mind, body, and universe.

The greatest obstacle by far is going to be a combination of intellect and perspective.  Gods are supposed to be way ahead of us humans.  Perhaps even super-human.  This goes beyond culture, because it’s intrinsic to the nature of the beast.  They don’t think on the same level.

That’s why so much of our highest humor is rather incomprehensible to a great ape.  In all fairness, they’d probably understand the Three Stooges.

Consider the art that is George Carlin, or Will Rogers, and Mark Twain.  In many cases insightful, thought provoking, timeless, and funny.  Carlin elevated his into high art.

Now that I write this, I realize that many people today don’t comprehend this level of humor either.  Perhaps that says more about modern society than we realize.

At any rate, our gods would be operating at a much higher level.  Chances are that if they told a joke us normal mortals wouldn’t even get it.  In fact, I’m willing to bet that jokes abound in god-world.  Things like mosquitoes, or walking on water, or letting yourself be shown with a big round belly when you were as thin as a stick your entire life.

The point is that if we start looking, perhaps we can find humor in our gods where we least expect.  Who knows?  Maybe we’ll learn something along the way.

Pray we do.  Laughter is good for the soul.


George Gold Nugget Carlin

It doesn’t get better than this.

A true artist and political commentator.  As the author of this general post says, it should be repeated as much as possible.  As usual, all copyrights and other marks belong to their rightful owners, an interesting ironic note considering the content.

And now, ladies and gentlemen, Mr. George Carlin.

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But there’s a reason. There’s a reason. There’s a reason for this, there’s a reason education SUCKS, and it’s the same reason it will never, ever,  EVER be fixed.

It’s never going to get any better, don’t look for it, be happy with what you’ve got.

Because the owners, the owners of this country don’t want that. I’m talking about the real owners now, the BIG owners! The Wealthy… the REAL owners! The big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions.

Forget the politicians. They are irrelevant. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice! You have OWNERS! They OWN YOU. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought, and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the state houses, the city halls, they got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies, so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear. They got you by the balls.

They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying,  lobbying, to get what they want.  Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else, but I’ll tell you what they don’t want:

They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. Thats against their interests.

Thats right. They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table and think about how badly they’re getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fucking years ago. They don’t want that!

You know what they want? They want obedient workers. Obedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork. And just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shitty jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime and vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it, and now they’re coming for your Social Security money. They want your retirement money. They want it back so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street, and you know something? They’ll get it. They’ll get it all from you sooner or later cause they own this fucking place! It’s a big club, and you ain’t in it!  You, and I, are not in the big club.

By the way, it’s the same big club they use to beat you over the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe. All day long beating you over the head with their media telling you what to believe, what to think and what to buy. The table has tilted folks. The game is rigged and nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care! Good honest hard-working people; white collar, blue collar it doesn’t matter what color shirt you have on. Good honest hard-working people continue, these are people of modest means, continue to elect these rich cock suckers who don’t give a fuck about you….they don’t give a fuck about you… they don’t give a FUCK about you.

They don’t care about you at all… at all… AT ALL.  And nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. That’s what the owners count on. The fact that Americans will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white and blue dick that’s being jammed up their assholes everyday, because the owners of this country know the truth.

It’s called the American Dream,because you have to be asleep to believe it.