The spiritual path is, at times, apparently harsh and unforgiving. At such times the ability to laugh at what bedevils us puts things into perspective.
To work this miracle, the laughter must be with ourselves, and especially not at others’ expense. This is not the place to puncture anyone else’s inflated ego, but our own special kinds of ridiculousness are fair game.
New suggestions are welcome – Aerist has heard all these here before!
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We’ve all been there! (Fortunately not with the tattoos)
Pray for You – Jaron and The Long Road to Love
Released in 2010
Broken link? Try this(link)
From the movie, Duck Soup (1939)
with some help from brothers Chico and Harpo.
broken link? try here
A conversation that took place a few days ago.
Debbie: It feels I’m more in control of these aspects of my life now.
Aerist: Mmmm. I’m not sure about that. It seems to me that the only thing in “my” life that I feel in control of is my bladder, and as I get older, I’m less certain even of that.
Debbie: Oh Aerist, you should just go with the flow.
If we believe our logicians, man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter.
– Joseph Addison
[A lovely quote, although Addison, passing on as he did in the 18th century, might be excused for not knowing that many other creatures do laugh, in their own way. Aerist particularly remembers being laughed at by a parrot.]
Christmas: the one time of year when you can’t avoid the nuts in your family muesli
Overtime, by Charles Stross
If further proof were needed that language and meaning are culturally conditioned, then take a look at this site through the eyes of the search engine “Gizoogle.net” (link).
(Gizoogle only “pimps up” the first page)
A great sketch from the Two Ronnies, Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.
Aerist promotes a spiritual system for the secular Westerner, and often the question arises, why can’t an Easterner use the same system. There are several reasons why, one of which being that the cultural and linguistic nuances of the instructions were created specifically for those with a Western background and education.
A very tortuous way of introducing a funny video making the same point.
The great British public teased unmercifully here.
try this link if the video doesn’t play
This is the CBS comedy about scientists and their worldview, of course. Addictive viewing, so be careful.