Thursday, November 08, 2007

Purification

PURIFICATION, n.  A process that we hope to be beyond smelling range of, when it is applied to American politics.

2007 Update:  The wholesale substitution of new toxins for old poisons, such as replacing authoritarianism with populism or formaldehyde for blood. 

23 comments:

TLP said...

Your update is too good. Can't touch that.

TLP said...

I am however, first to have nothing to say.

Minka said...

TLP, yours is a different kinda grace:)

Formaldehyde? One carbon, two water and one oxygen atom. It lacks color, but it makes up in odor, don't it?!

purification,n. removing physical impurities in any human would mean the extraction of liver, kidney, stomach....and not least the heart. enter Death, the ultimate purifier.

AP3 said...

I'm as pure as the driven, Anex-peed-on snow.

puppybrose said...

hmmmm.... as the comment section filters down to me, i fear as fourth i must second TLP's sentiment, in thinking i can, in no way, top your definition. that said, Minka's is pure genius, but then, we'd expect nothing less from a clever girl who enjoys living in a cleaner environment than most of us do!

and now i have to laugh and laugh at AP3's yellowed snow. ; )

quilly said...

PURIFICATION n. pure fiction -- brainwashing as opposed to actual purity

Jamie Dawn said...

The purification of bottled drinking water is a multi-million dollar business to ensure that the water is clean and toxin-free.... just like tap water.

We have very special water where I live. It bubbles up from the earth and people bring it home and drink it. It's supposed to have tons of minerals in it, but it comes out of the ground at about 140 degrees which can cause severe burns.

ariel said...

Purification, the ritual of every happy morning but I don't like to talk about much.

Rose Dewy Knickers said...

Purification and home remedies are now repackaged and branded in foreign languages; sold at spas, wait... wellness centers.

A couple of spoonfuls of cod liver oil oughta do the trick.

Rose

xo

tsduff said...

Putrification: A process of decay which often includes a byproduct of horrific malodorously vile smell, of which we hope to be downwind of...politics and all that jazz... OH, you said Purification...

Kyahgirl said...

ha ha Terry, I had the same thought!

the amoeba said...

PURIFICATION, n. The State-sponsored purchase of lottery tickets. Universally championed, to the point of sweeping gambling-related bankruptcies under the official publicity rug.

(From Hebrew purim, the "lots" of Haman's lottery.)

Tom & Icy said...

Purification, customizing to your personal preferences. Living in a bubble.

actonbell said...

Great update, Doug:)
One man's purity is another man's putridity.

cooper said...

Purification: In its simplest form evaporation ( evaporation being on of the basic forms of purification in chemistry) of the basic fart.

OK, you win.

Minka said...

Cat's got your tongue?!

The Boy from S.A.C.A.D.A. said...

Purifacation is when you unpetrify a dinosar.

Doug said...

TLP, I have the sarcasm of ten because my heart is pure.

Minka, I do enjoy when you walk on the dark side but I'm afraid you might the nightmares. And yes, it do.

Sis, not bad for a lesbian.

Puppy, laugh all you want but be careful what you put in your mouth.

Right, Quilly. A synonym for addleing.

Sounds like a hot springs to me, JD. There's a similar one behind Star Peak Ranch near Imlay Nevada if you're coming through on I-80.

Ariel, you were raised properly and it almost took.

Well, hey there, Dewy. Nice to hear from you and how goes the purification?

It's a fine line, Terry and Kyah. See Minka's definition.

Amoeba, they don't tell that part at the tables, do they? In fact, in Church they don't talk much about the book of Esther's miracle of gambling and solicitation either.

Icy, if it's a soap bubble you can get clean at the same time.

Actonbell, that is so true. I wonder where the fried fish I had for lunch would be holy.

Cooper, call it a tie. I don't burp so well either.

Meow.

Boy, that sounds like antitrilobitism to me. Wash your mouth out.

Minka said...

I am sorry to disturb your peaceful slumber...but I am missing a verb in your first adress to me. Would you care to elebaorate what it is exactly that I do to nightmares?!

Doug said...

Minka, the verb was "bleach." I typed it and everything. Blogger is no linguist.

Minka said...

nor is it a visionary or a mind reader!

Doug said...

You're pressing your luck, penguin! In a pretty funny way, though.

Lily Strange said...

Ah, an oxymoron! You can't apply purification to politics!