Monday, July 13, 2009

All Set to Save the Unio-Verse

Another lovely Sunday in Pandemonia.


  1. All those cute little critters from the sky.WOW!! charlie

  2. Man, I love KING KA-NUTE's design, too---I dunno what he's s'posed to BE---rabbit ears & tail, Capybara-ish snout...

    How's THIS for ironic---you just post this one about Ka-nute & controlling rain, and today's BREAKPOINT transcript ("Breakpoint" is Chuck Coulson's daily commentary for Christian radio-- I subscribe to the email text) reads (in part):


    Surf's Up!
    Climate Change and Hubris

    July 14, 2009

    As the story goes, the courtiers of the 11th-century Anglo-Scandinavian king, Canute, told him that he was “so great, he could command the tides of the sea to go back.”

    Knowing that this was nonsense, Canute, a pious Christian, had his throne moved to the beach. As the waves came in, he commanded them to desist. When the waves paid him no mind, he proclaimed, “Let all men know how empty and worthless is the power of kings. For there is none worthy of the name but God, whom heaven, earth and sea obey.”

    Twenty-first century governmental leaders could learn a lot from this 11th-century Viking king..."

  3. I neglected to add---this Sunday is another of my favorites, but (until I read the Coulson piece TODAY), I'd never heard of King Canute, and never "got" the joke until today...