Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Special Guest Wednesday
This week, I'm proud to feature writer and heretic Gabriel C. Zolman. His definition (lightly edited in a losing battle for wholesomeness) is:
Faithful, adj. (1) Optimistically obsessed;
(2) Morbidly obligated.
Example of (1): Via the process of the churched, or the Church of the Process, optimists and sacrifists are one among the faithful.
Example of (2): Late at night, my weary, faithful cat protects my prized butt from the scourge of the Meekmoks.
About Gabriel: Gabriel's site, The Amen Corner, ain't for kids and it's hard on a believing adult. The language is strong, the blasphemy scandalous and his politics would outrage a good conservative Christian and probably embarass a decent liberal atheist. The site is just plain worth reading, though, for the fireworks that arise when a professional writer lets loose the apostosies of a fallen pentacostal.
Gabriel is especially clever with his use of links. Often, his posts will take a long quote from a respected dignitary and churn the words with links which alter the meaning of, distract from or add irony to the words of the elected or dead. It's a very original use of html and he was kind enough to display the product in his definition for today. Gabriel's been one of the most prolific contributors to the comments section of this site, often pitching in alternative definitions I wish I'd written. I have no idea about his personal life, but I worry, son, I worry.
I suspect the picture isn't of Gabriel, but I was so grateful not to receive an animated gif of Jimmy Swaggart and a hooker, I decided to run with it.