Open Thread: These fifteen *crunch* TEN! Ten commandments for all to obey.

How it was whittled down to ten.
(Apologies to Mel Brooks)

The Latest Decalogue
Thou shalt have one God only; who
Would be at the expense of two?
No graven images may be
Worshipped, except the currency:
Swear not at all; for, for thy curse
Thine enemy is none the worse:
At church on Sunday to attend
Will serve to keep the world thy friend:
Honour thy parents; that is, all
From whom advancement may befall:
Thou shalt not kill, but need'st not strive
Officiously to keep alive:
Do not adultery commit;
Advantage rarely comes of it:
Thou shalt not steal; an empty feat,
When it's so lucrative to cheat:
Bear not false witness; let the lie
Have time on its own wings to fly:
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition
Approves all forms of competition.
-Arthur Hugh Clough 

Someday I shall share with you the ten commandments from Deityism.  Until then, perhaps we could replace the film advertising ten comandments (for that is how they got outside of courthouses) with this somewhat more accurate version.  Cecil B. DeMille's film has been out for 58 years now, it's time to take down the movie posters.

Mostly, though, this is here for a place to talk off topic and Recommends.


Saturday Recommendations!  What have you been reading/writing/listening to/playing/watching lately? Shamelessly self-promote or boost the signal on something you think we should know about - the weekend’s coming up, give us something new to explore!

And, like on all threads: please remember to use the "post new comment" feature rather than the "reply" feature, even when directly replying to someone else! 

 ~ chris the cynic


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