Friday, September 05, 2008


HUMANITY, n.  The human race, collectively, exclusive of the anthropoid poets.

2008 Update:  The nephews and nieces of Cain and Abel.


weirsdo said...

Oooh. Both very good today. Let me be the first to say.

Tom & Icy said...

Is there a Huwomanity?

TLP said...

Right on Tom! Read about it in Herstory.

Humanity: the glory and the shame of the universe. (I think that's Pascal.)

Apes, Humans....We're some sort of missing link, but I don't know we're on our way to.

the amoeba said...

Since I've never heard of a girl named Hugh ... maybe we should be speaking of Sumanity, Johnny.

The "nephews and nieces" bit raises a most interesting question. Since Adam and Eve was, until the Garden Incident, all the humanity on Earth, and they had no daughters ...

quilly said...

HUMANITY n. a mythological humanoid race that holds the collective belief in living for the greater good of society and believes the earth and all of its peoples are part and parcel of that society.
see also utopia or you estupida.

actonbell said...

Oh, the humanity!
--Herb Morrison

I think Daffy Duck used to say that, too, which is strange, in my somewhat questionable opinion.

Jim said...

Humanity: My MIL used to say that since Adam and Eve had only boys, that is proof that we all have some monkey blood in our bods.

Humanity: Humanity is one generation away from being ...

Humanity: Humanity is on the brink of ... unless we ...

Humanity: Some how I sort of like humanity, perhaps because I'm a part of it.

G said...

Ah Actonbell beat me to it. This definition ties nicely into my upcoming Spin...

It's all about me, heh heh.

cooper said...

Should we break into "W e Are Family" now?

Humanity I love you because when you're hard up you pawn your intelligence to buy a drink.
e. e. cummings

Jamie Dawn said...

Oh, the humanity!
(I know actonbell said it too, but it's what first came to mind.)

Sorry I've been a no show lately.
Gustav came up and slapped us around big time!
We had flooding all around us, and our power was out from Tuesday night until this afternoon, so no internet for me for ALL that time! It was hitonioius!
I'll post about it tomorrow and stop by here again.
I'm so happy to have lights and working appliances again. Oh, the inhumanity of having to let my hair drip dry and putting on makeup by candlelight!

Anonymous said...

HUMANITY-when i was a senseless(census)worker,i recorded many folks as human(in column for race)...some folks have no sense of humor LOL...damn we are all special in our own way...Peace...........word verification=ZHBEAR

actonbell said...

Good morning!

Doug said...

Thanks, Weirsdo, on my behalf and that of Ambrose Bierce's bones.

I doubt it, Icy.

Me, either, TLP, but I hope there will be fruit.

Amoeba, we don't know about the monkeys.

Quilly, that is clearly not my tribe.

What's the big deal, Actonbell, it's just a bunch of plastic wrapped around some hydrogen carrying Europeans.

Ah, Jim, you scooped my answer to O Ceallaigh.

Rightly, so, g, and very human of you.

Now that's an even trade, Cooper. Nice quote.

JD, I had no idea. I thought it hit Louisiana and skipped right up the Mississippi to St. Paul.

Bear, they should have been flattered.

Morning, A-bell! You caught me on a left-the-writing-to-the-lsat-minute-had-to-read-hisself morning.

tsduff said...

I'm only human you know - couldn't think of anything to say yesterday.

"There are times when one would like to hang the whole human race, and finish the farce."
- A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Doug said...

Quoting Twain is always a good substitute, Terry.