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Oct 30 2012

Halloween Eve…

…and it is quiet here–they moved Trick or Treat to before the storm.

Within a mile of here, there are trees down on top of houses, limbs down crushing car roofs, and debris everywhere. In other words, Cuttletown has been almost entirely spared. I am looking at video from places I used to live (NJ) in near-disbelief. Remember, people, in the US, the number for the Red Cross is 1-800-GIVE LIFE. Looks like they will need money more than blood, but whatever. If you have other suggestions, leave them in the comments.

For Halloween, though…

I’m giving out bibles this Halloween night—
The Gideons gave me a stack—
It’s more in the spirit, I think you’ll agree,
Than some sort of a sugary snack.

Cos Halloween night is supposed to be scary
And danger is part of the draw
“Be wicked! Be evil!” is age-old tradition,
Revered like it’s practically law.

Though candies or cookies or apples are things
You’re more likely to get from a stranger,
My green-covered bibles—though rarer by far—
May present a more serious danger!

With all of the junk the young goblins are gobblin’
You might think my claim is insane
But candy, you see, only rots out your teeth;
My bibles will rot out your brain

More evil, after the jump:

The Gideons must have some new designers working for them!

Old and Busted…

New Hotness…

Of course, I’m still finding them all over campus, where people who have been gifted them have decided to gift them to radiators, recycling bins, and hall tables. I always take them (I have quite a collection), to keep them out of the hands of impressionable young children, and because I have a drafty window with a hole in it almost perfectly suited for such bibles. Really, it’s perfectly created for it–kind of a biblethropic principle hole, showing the real purpose of those little green books.

The nice thing about giving out bibles for Halloween JesusWeen is that you only need maybe a half dozen or so; after that, the word has spread, and no one rings your doorbell any more, except perhaps to alert you that there is a paper bag on fire on your front porch.

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  1. 1
    Noadi

    The Red Cross always needs blood even if they don’t need it for storm relief.

  2. 2
    Trebuchet

    I’m not sure my great-grandfather, who’s looking down on me from a picture on the wall, would approve of those Bibles. He was a founding member of the Gideons and, according to his obituary, introduced the motion to distribute Bibles at one of their first conventions.

  3. 3
    F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

    Halloween Eve

    Or, Halloweeneen.

    Yeah, laminar things like bibles, with their many thin pages, make great insulation. Or toilet paper, in a pinch (screw the Sears catalogue).

  4. 4
    elpayaso

    during my tenure at Baylor U, we found that one tacked to the wall with a bayonet was a good litmus test for whether a prospective housemate was going to work out……

  5. 5
    rturpin

    F says:

    Or, Halloweeneen.

    Which, of course, was last evening, the 30th.

  6. 6
    jnorris

    IIRC, and I may not, a Gideon would do a good JOB.

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