Judgment of Paris time

This could be trouble. Three of my favorite girls in the whole world — Mary, Skatje, and Iliana — are converging on my house this afternoon for a little holiday get-together. I hope they don’t ask me which one is my favorite, because I don’t have a good comeback at hand, and I’d rather not have an unfortunate encounter with Philoctetes.


  1. cartomancer says

    Just make sure you give Eris an invite. That’s where the original Wedding of Thetis and Peleus got it wrong. Put on a plate of sandwiches for her and she’ll refrain from her usual golden apple shennanigans.

  2. birgerjohansson says

    Simple. The favourite will be whoever climbs up the passage of Cirith Ungol ahead of the rest.
    BTW does their presence indicate the local weather has grown somewhat milder?

  3. R. L. Foster says

    I think @6 nomdeplume is onto something.

    If one of your girls is cheeky enough to ask that question tell them in a stern, but non-threatening voice, to read King Lear. Then tell them that once they’ve done that to never again ask that question again.

  4. birgerjohansson says

    Off-topic: the latest from God Awful Movies has arrived at Youtube.
    “GAM 384 A Wrestling Christmas Miracle”.
    And the golden apple thing… trade it for a similar weight in gold, then make three smaller golden apples. Problem solved.

  5. drsteve says

    Eris regrets to inform you that she is unable to attend, being already deeply occupied with the upcoming vote for Speaker of the US House of Representatives. However, she is confident that the results of her efforts in that area will be indeed be rather spectacularly fun.

  6. birgerjohansson says

    Singer and songwriter Maxi Jazz 1957-2022. He was in the band Faithless, you may recall the song God is a DJ.