June 02, 2008

Gratuitous Earwig Posting

Driving out to Shrine Mont and back this weekend, we listened mostly to a CD of Schoolhouse Rock tunes. The result is that I've had several of them running through my head ever since. Because I'm such a generous guy, I'll pass along one of them to you:

Show of hands, please, for all of you who actually used these ditties to remember your grammar rules. (I certainly did.)

UPDATE: Oh, and for those of you wondering, we had a very nice time at Shrine Mont as we always do, and yes, Steve-O, I refrained from abusing Peter Lee's hospitality. And for the Catholic lurkers out there, I would note that Fr. Richardson at Our Lady of the Shenandoah just up the road served up one meeeaaan homily on "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven," a passage from the Gospel that has always given me the absolute willies.

Posted by Robert at June 2, 2008 08:49 AM | TrackBack

Picture it: an entire high school class singing the Preamble to the Constitution while taking a quiz.

And Husband and I still sing our three's tables.

Posted by: GroovyVic at June 2, 2008 09:06 AM

Ditto on the preamble to the Constitution during an American History test, but we were all muttering it under our breaths, lest we get busted for talking.

Posted by: Kathy at June 2, 2008 09:32 AM

What gives me the willies about that Scripture passage (Matt 7:21-3) is what the Lord describes them doing -- prohesying and casting out demons. In other words, even those through whom the Holy Spirit has demonstrably worked ain't necessarily saved. I've never prophesied (at a Charismatic retreat I went on in college, I was the only person who didn't even speak in tongues), I've never cast out any demons, and never healed anyone. Anyone who had done any of these things would certainly impress me. And when I look at the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit described in the Catechism,


well, let's just say that none of those things on the list are adjectives often applied to me.

Scary stuff.

Posted by: The Abbot at June 2, 2008 11:09 AM

I'm glad you picked that one rather than "VERB! That's what's happening!"

Posted by: ChrisN at June 2, 2008 06:45 PM