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Psalm 137

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Psalm 137 is beautiful and disturbing. The most-often-quoted opening lines. The least-often-quoted last lines.

The Psalm:

  1. By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.
  2. We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.
  3. For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
  4. How shall we sing the LORD’S song in a strange land?
  5. If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.
  6. If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
  7. Remember, O LORD, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.
  8. O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.
  9. Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.

The music video with, well, abridged lyrics:

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Cosmos on Hulu

Cosmos on Hulu

Elmo is red…

… and so is his movie, in which the lesson on sharing ends up equating property to theft and the lesson on cooperation takes the form of a popular revolution in Grouchland.

(My wife objects to my assessment: Elmo isn’t the commie; he’s the one who is trying to recover his rightful property. It’s the movie that’s red. As usual, she is right. But I felt like photoshopping Elmo.)

It's that time again.

With people falling into the familiar annual complaint about the secularization of Christmas, the commercialization of Christmas, etc., it’s time to promote my favorite Christmas program:

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waiting it out

I haven’t followed the Olympics and I don’t plan to follow the electoral horse race.

We don’t even plan to adjust our lives or our technology to the upcoming switchover from analog to digital television (and no, we don’t have HDTV, just an old-fashioned behemoth that mostly serves as a screen for the DVD player).

But I still identify with this comic: