Monday, January 7, 2013

Zen Monday: #227

I'm sorry we skipped our Zen last week. It was New Year's Day, or Halloween or something, and I forgot.

Regarding today's photo, I was bummed that my camera focused on the background instead of the important information about Hell. Then I discovered the neighborhood had been plastered with these bits of litter paper, so we can all find out what we need to know.


 

I don't usually share this much information on Mondays, but I'm anticipating the flood of requests.


32 comments:

Clifford Beshers said...

Now from his pocket quick he flashes,
The crayon on the wall he slashes,
Deep upon the advertising,
A single worded poem comprised
Of four letters.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Whoever posted it either has too much time on their hands or is paranoid?
I like Clifford's comment, sums it up well.

Petrea Burchard said...

Graffiti, in other words.

altadenahiker said...

How's the food?

Bellis said...

Karin: Flambe steaks, chicken turned on the spit, Xmas pudding set alight with brandy?

Love the bit at the end: Postage and packing 30 percent (not 30 cents). When you're trembling with fear while placing the order, it's darned hard to work out 30 percent of $8.

Speedway said...

When I read the title, Hell -What Is It?" I thought it was meant as "WTF Is That?" For most of the events listed, I'd be more likely to call 9-1-1, OSHA, the EPA, NOAA, Bureau of Mines, etc. In the case of "a place where they cry for one drop of water" could that be LV after they drained the Colorado R dry?

Desiree said...

Hell is other people--
Sartre

dive said...

I rather fancy drinking "the wine of the wrath of God." Where can I get a case of the stuff?

TheChieftess said...

I'll go for the wine of the Wrath of God before the undead worms... just sayin'....

altadenahiker said...

Guess hell is not the place to order Katie's cocktail -- milk of human kindness from the grapes of wrath, with a twist.

Katie said...

Can I get an audio copy of this read by Morgan Freeman? Then I'd totally believe it. Altadena you're killing me!

TheChieftess said...

Wine of the Wrath of God all over my computer screen...
thanks Hiker!!!
Morgan Freeman? I think I'm with you Katie!!!

Petrea Burchard said...

All this food and drink. Let's get together for dinner and Wine of the Wrath of God (wotwog) and discuss.

Bellis said...

Yes, let's get together with our wine round a nice fire. To add a bit of sparkle, we can throw some brimstone on it.

Laura Monteros said...

There's an old hymn titled "If Men Go to Hell, Who Cares?"

Petrea Burchard said...

Laura, for you:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haZWRUAQxes

Clifford Beshers said...

"Write us for help."

Thanks, but no. I left Minnesota behind.

Margaret said...

And I always thought it was the DMV.

TheChieftess said...

Ok...drinking wine of the Wrath of God...I'd better not read any more comments...I'm not sure where the paper towels are!!!

Ms M said...

You folks are so funny! I need another glass of wotwog before bed.
Also, it seems to me that hell might be a good place to open a dentistry practice with all the gnashing of teeth and gnawing of tongues. Just a thought...or maybe too much wotwog.

Petrea Burchard said...

I like your idea, Ms. M. Hell might also be a good spot for a burn ward. How brilliant of you to think of establishing a business in hell, because isn't money what hell is all about? That and wotwog?

What other businesses might work there, I wonder? I'm racking my brains. Ow.

TheChieftess said...

Damn...where ARE those paper towels????

Petrea Burchard said...

Seems to me one of those bottled water companies should get the concession ASAP.

Petrea Burchard said...

And what about tours? You know, where you can view the scenery from the comfort of your air-conditioned bus.

Petrea Burchard said...

Personal mist sprayer.
http://bit.ly/USLnfz
Tell me this baby won't sell.

Ms. M, I blame this on you. I haven't had a drop of wotwog since last night.

Dina said...

You notice all those quotations are from the New Testament (except for the one verse from Isaiah, which was taken out of context). That settles it, I'm staying Jewish.

Dina said...

Oh, and look at the post on which the sign was tacked:
the nine circles of Hell from Dante's Inferno!

Trish said...

I'm with Dina, I'll stick with the Torah since we don't really have a permanent hell. But if I have to be damned to somewhere for eternity, I suspect we'll all be there together, having a great time, much to the chagrin of the people who think they are damning us to someplace for our behaviour.

Petrea Burchard said...

Dina, as I'm sure you're aware, my knowledge of the Bible comes nowhere near yours! But as far as I can tell, the Old Testament is more reasonable by comparison.

Trish, as long as we've got our wotwog and that fabulous meal Bellis described (Flambe steaks, etc.), not to mention each others' company, we'll be fine.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I can hardly read this stuff without cringing. Southern Baptist on mother's side. Heard it feared it until I found out the true meaning of hell. "The Kingdom of God is within" and the hell is outside the city (the local dump)

wiki

Gehenna (Greek γέεννα), Gehinnom (Rabbinical Hebrew: גהנום/גהנם) and Yiddish Gehinnam, are terms derived from a place outside ancient Jerusalem known in the Hebrew Bible as the Valley of the Son of Hinnom (Hebrew: גֵיא בֶן־הִנֹּם or גיא בן-הינום); one of the two principal valleys surrounding the Old City.

Originally, it was believed that this was a location where children were sacrificed to Moloch, hence from the perspective of the authors of the Hebrew Bible, it was deemed to be cursed.[1]

In Jewish, Christian and Islamic scripture, Gehenna is a destination of the wicked.[2] This is different from the more neutral Sheol/Hades, the abode of the dead, though the King James version of the Bible translates both with the Anglo-Saxon word Hell.

Petrea Burchard said...

I was raised with some of this stuff, though more at church than at home (my parents were pretty liberal). Thank goodness (or god, if you will) for education.

Ms M said...

Haha! Petrea, those are great business ideas! Especially the Personal Mist Sprayer. Sure to be a hit.