Happy Bday Desi!

7/10/11

Yes, Parishioners,
today is the 80th birthday of The Great Desi Tutu!

 

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor

From Wikipedia:

Desmond Mpilo Tutu is a South African activist and retired Anglican bishop who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. He was the first black South African Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa and primate of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa (now the Anglican Church of Southern Africa).

 

Tutu has been active in the defence of human rights and uses his high profile to campaign for the oppressed. He has campaigned to fight [among other thangs] AIDS, tuberculosis, homophobia, transphobia, poverty and racism.

 

[Among other Honours] Tutu received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism in 1986, the Pacem in Terris Award in 1987, the Sydney Peace Prize (1999), the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2005, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.

a childlike, boyish, impish, mischievousness

Most recently:
Desmond Tutu, still tackling authorities at 80

The Nobel Peace Prize winner, known fondly as the “Arch“, is at fresh odds with authorities whom he has blasted as worse than the apartheid regime for kowtowing to trade ally China by not issuing a visa to the Dalai Lama [another o’ my favourite people] for his birthday.

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

 

Also, Happy Bday Yo-Yo Ma!

The tango is really a combination of many cultures, though it eventually became the national music of Argentina

 

and me!

born, matured, over-extended, reined-in, refined, patched, updated, over-extended again, propped-up and finally widely declared to be obsolete…

Ray Liotta’s Special Day

Originally 3/3/9

Ray Liotta wakes early

just before the Sun

lounges in The Big Red Chair

and watches the sunbeams seep in

The air is fragrant

with rain on the road

rain on the lawn

and rain

just

rain

Big Red Chair

Ray Liotta kneels

and presses his lips to the floorboards

“Hep me Jesu” he whispers

(Today is A Special Day)

Ray Liotta walks through Life

leaving a sunshine-shaped hole™

Mister Ray Liotta, having An Ordinary Day

it doesn’t matter –

He has Love

he loves her

& that’s all that matters

Jesu he loves her – she is Everything

Ray Liotta thinks back on his life – not much to date –

but now he has Love

The sun has barely broken the curtains

he pours a cognac –

“It’s Love” he toasts

& enjois the warmth flooding his chest –

“I wish every day could be today”

Today is A Special Day

Cognac for Mr Liotta

It’s Love, Ray Liotta; Real Love

she is the strongest, most vulnerable thang he has ever held

it was Love before it was even Love!

what can a simple man do?

He longs to be in her arms

in her bed

wrapped in her legs –

Cognac won’t make this go away –

it’s Love, Ray Liotta

just tell her; just say YES!


You don’t have my Gods, Ray Liotta

you must find your own –

but I DO wish you Happiness

& the cough mixture to find it –

Love you can hold in your arms –

not to imagine
not to read on a page –

go tell her, Ray;

Today is A Special Day

Ray Liotta shaves,

brushes his teeth,

thinks about a shower –

“No;” he decides, “this is Me”

Ray Liotta pours another Cognac

& retires to The Big Red Chair

“It’s Love” he affirms

& wonders what to do –

Today is meant to be A Special Day…

Champagne,

flowers,

dinner?

NO, better to stay home –

decide what to make

& let her help cook –

Is that Love?

Ray Liotta is not sure

“Fuck it” says the Cognac; I want to be with her –

It IS Love!

He closes his eyes

takes her in his arms

smells the smell of her & the rain –

you are a terribly romantic man, Ray Liotta –

if thangs could always be this way…

Today is truly A Special Day

The cognac tells him the Truth,

tells him what he wants to hear –

“you love her” – just fall in & enjoi

and he does love her –

he does

Give up, Ray Liotta,

there is only Her

You don’t have my Gods, Ray Liotta,

but I tell you, there is only Her

First light, all kinds of rain in the air, Cognac & Love;

Today is A Special Day

How long have you felt like this, Ray Liotta?

when did this all begin?

“dunno” replies the cognac

& burns the answer into his chest

He looks into the glass

& tries to remember –

how did this all begin?

“dunno” he gives up

but the Cognac tells him to THINK!

“the very first time?”

maybe…

“a bit after that?”

sure

but as soon as he told her

he was Free

Congratulations, Ray Liotta, you are Free

“It’s Love, and I am a boy again” he smiles

“and she is such a woman”

& he is Proud

How did you find her, Ray Liotta?

It doesn’t matter – what matters is NOW!

It’s Love & the smell of rain –

first light, all kinds of rain in the air, Cognac & Love;

Today is A Special Day

What you gwan do today?

nothan.

It's *Love*, Ray Liotta...

Today is A Special Day.

He has her in his arms

still half clothed

on the same pillow

foreheads together

whispering in her ear

“I love you”

& it sets him on fire

he can FEEL the whiteness of her skin

& she breathes out rain…

It’s Love, Ray Liotta;

Today is A Special Day

He hears pianos when he listens to her breathe

the warmth of her skin pushing into his hand

don’t move – just lie there forever –

this is the way it was meant to be –

this is the exact perfect way to die

this is the exact perfect way to be alive

Today is A Special Day

First Light,

all kinds of rain in the air,

Cognac & Love;

Today is A Special Day

l

Phil Spector

Go here, Parishioners.

GOOD Phil

GOOD Phil

Blessings,

Le Rev Dr

One Man Laughing

12/8/8

There is Only One Man, Parishioners,

who might possibly know these thangs;

I’m afraid
he’s from Varcelona…

Here we go:

who is the bass player from

Styx
Toto
Journey
Foreigner
Chicago (better not be Peter Cetera – the only one I know –
and only because I make a joke of his name…)

tyler-just-tyler - MISTER TYLER to you

Van Halen
The Charley Daniels Band
The Prince Band
Europe
Heart
Cars
J. Geils Band
Air Supply
The Band Band
The Ray Liotta Band
The Elton John Band (I cannot listen to Daniel without lighting something)
Mister Children
Moving Pictures
The Gary Neuman Band
The ‘NSync Band (& cetera – STOP THIS NOW!!!)
Ultravox
The Warren Zevon Band (bonus points!)
Talk Talk
Magic Dirt (sorry, ‘Lita…)
Little River Band
Tears For Fears
Atomic Kitten Band (OH – Spice Gurls!)

As you know, I’m androgynous. I can wear a jacket that most guys wouldn’t put on. But you make it in guys’ sizes, and suddenly they’re wearing them. I think styles should get back to getting people to wear things that look so good that they don’t care.

Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.

Y’all know who that is…

Blessings, Chilluns,

Le Rev Dr

Trunk Game

22/7/8

In spite of my layoff, Parishioners,

I have not visited A Softer World

in some time.

I have remedied this

He\'s *behind* you!

and urge y’all to do the same.

mummy is crying

OH, I don’t have time to go through all this – check it!

Blessings,

Le Rev Dr

The Parkes Elvis Festival!

12/1/8

The ClubsNSW Parkes Elvis Festival is held every January in Parkes, Central New South Wales. The event is held on the second weekend in January, coinciding with Elvis Presley’s birthday.

There is a STACK of pics here

more Elvis, more Dish!

My tribute to The King may be found here

Lest We Forget, Parishioners…

Fast food Elvii in Parkes

The Moomba Line

9/1/8

I am blessed with

The Best Parishioners of the Whole Whirl!


Origins of the Name Moomba

The official translation is “let’s get together and have fun.”

In 1981 Barry Blake in his Australian Aboriginal Languages spelled out the etymology in more detail:

Undoubtedly the most unfortunate choice of a proper name from Aboriginal sources was made in Melbourne when the city fathers chose to name the city’s annual festival ‘Moomba‘. The name is supposed to mean ‘Let’s get together and have fun’, though one wonders how anyone could be naive enough to believe that all this can be expressed in two syllables. In fact ‘moom‘ (mum) means ‘buttocks’ or ‘anus’ in various Victorian languages and ‘ba‘ is a suffix that can mean ‘at’, ‘in’ or ‘on’. Presumably someone has tried to render ‘up your bum’ in the vernacular.

let’s play “Car Wash!”

Furthermore, in 1969, Luise Hercus provided the following definition for ‘mum‘ (i.e., ‘moom’) in The Languages of Victoria:

Mum: bottom, rump. The jocular Healesville expression ‘mum ba‘ — ‘bottom and . . .’ — has been given to the authorities in jest with the translation ‘let us get together and have fun’, hence the Melbourne Moomba Festival

To which I can add, from Richard Broome’s Aboriginal Victorians (2005), “The name of this festival was suggested by Bill and Eric Onus in 1953. Lin, Bill’s son, revealed in 1969 that their suggestion was a joke, as Moomba was not an Aboriginal word for ‘let’s get together and have some fun’ as the Onus brothers had claimed, but came from the Aboriginal word moom meaning ‘backside’, with the ‘ba’ added for effect.”p359

I conclude: If you heap grief on a peoples for five or six generations and then ask them stuff, you may not get honest, respectful answers.

Bless you my dear Brother!

Roundup 5/1/8

5/1/8

Rolling Stone’s Dickheads of the Year

Live Oz music for your pleasure

John Moe’s pop-song Correspondences

A Memo to the Sultans of Swing, From Their Booking Agent

Frankly, I’ve detected a lot of apathy from you guys, and I wonder about your level of commitment. For instance, Harry, it’s great that you have a regular job that you find rewarding, but it has an impact on the band when you simply don’t show up for performances.

And, if I may add a thought on the music here, there’s nothing like a big guitar solo to get a crowd on its feet. But you, Guitar George, don’t seem to be interested in playing anything but the basic chord progressions on every number. You know your chords, Guitar George, no one can question that, but if you put on a bit more of a show, go a little outside your comfort zone, that could lead to better venues and bigger opportunities.

Please take these thoughts in the spirit of helpful concern in which they’re intended. Also, we might have a chance to play way on down south in London town next month on the 16th. Harry, please advise me on whether this is OK with your work schedule.

‘Special Mention must also go to

Notes on “Sweet Child O’ Mine,”
as Delivered to Axl Rose by His Editor

Her hair reminds me of a warm safe place where as a child I’d hide—Delete. Fix. Do something. You’d hide in a place that reminded you of hair? Never show me such phrases again!

And pray for the thunder and the rain to quietly pass me by—Whew. OK, listen to me now: Thunder can’t quietly do anything. It’s thunder. And, more importantly, do you really want to come across as a wuss who’s constantly on the verge of weeping and skittering into hair caves to escape from rain? Is this a song about love or climatic anxiety? You need to work these things out.

he did not get lucky…

Remembering the Cray 1

Released: 1976
Price: ~$5m-$9m
OS: Cray Operating System, UNICOS
Processor: 80 MHz
Memory: 8MB max main memory

has anyone ever got lucky on top of this super computer?

Give Until You Learn!

4/1/8

‘Tis the New Year, Parishioners,
and I am filled with Joi!

I have always been a great lover of Scrabble™

(and, of late, Scrabulous™ on FaceBook)

so this charity is right up my alley!
(and ’twas created on my birthday!)

FreeRice!

FreeRice - For each word you get right, we donate 20 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program

For each word you get right, we donate 20 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program

WARNING: This game may make you smarter. It may improve your speaking, writing, thinking, grades, job performance…

c’mon, do it!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who pays for the donated rice?
The rice is paid for by the advertisers whose names you see on the bottom of your vocabulary screen. This is regular advertising for these companies, but it is also something more. Through their advertising at FreeRice, these companies support both learning (free vocabulary for everyone) and reducing hunger (free rice for the hungry). We commend these companies for their participation at FreeRice.

If FreeRice has the rice to give, why not give it all away right now?
FreeRice is not sitting on a pile of rice – you are earning it 20 grains at a time. Here is how it works. When you play the game, advertisements appear on the bottom of your screen. The money generated by these advertisements is then used to buy the rice. So by playing, you generate the money that pays for the rice donated to hungry people.

Does FreeRice make any money from this?
No, it does not. FreeRice runs the site at no profit.

Who distributes the donated rice?
The rice is distributed by the United Nations World Food Program (WFP). The World Food Program is the world’s largest food aid agency, working with over 1,000 other organizations in over 75 countries. In addition to providing food, the World Food Program helps hungry people to become self-reliant so that they escape hunger for good. Wherever possible, the World Food Program buys food locally to support local farmers and the local economy. We encourage you to visit the United Nations World Food Program to learn more about their successful approach to ending hunger.

For each word you get right, we donate 20 grains of rice

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Happy New Year!

1/1/8

New Year, Parishioners,
is, for me, the saddest time of year…

I become *SO ENRAGED*
with the luvvey pissweak nostalgia
for a year that has served nothing but SHIT
but is celebrated by the media as diamonds…

AND how much of MY FUCKING MONEY
did I have to pay for those fucking pissweak crackers?!

Cynthia, apparently, farts in her sleep…

THIS YEAR
however
sgwan be FANTASTIC!

I wish the same for y’all –

Blessings!

Le Rev Dr