Thursday, January 08, 2009

Mammon

MAMMON, n. The god of the world's leading religion. The chief temple is in the holy city of New York.
He swore that all other religions were gammon,
And wore out his knees in the worship of Mammon.
—Jared Oopf
 2009 Update:  The false god of earthly wealth and a true object of earthly worship.

15 comments:

actonbell said...

This is a timely one, right after Christmas. I just got a new camera! And one of my new coworkers actually showed me a picture of his brand new TV, an image he adores enough to keep on his cell phone.

Mammon is forever being updated:)

Mo'a said...

I fear that Mammon is what brought my beloved country to it's knees.

Happy New Year Doug.

Omnipotent Poobah said...

mammon - A mammary showing itself on Monday?

TLP said...

You know Poobah, some are able to profit from the fatty area surrounding their mammary glands, every day of the week. (Twice on Sunday)

Everybody give me their wealth and worldly goods, and you'll all be saved. I'll go to hell for you all. YOu're welcome.

Tom & Icy said...

My kingdom for a horse. A fast one!

the amoeba said...

There isn't much mammon in the study of birds - but people flock to it anyway. Perhaps they're attracted by the title of one of the most famous papers in the science of ornithology:

"Clutch size in Great Tits."

Forget it, Jenn. It's too small a market. ;)

quilly said...

The stock market turned out to be a sham religion, and the U.S. Government, with altars built of dead presidents, has been revealed as the true church of MAMMON.

Logophile said...

There is no god but mammon and free enterprise is his prophet...
or maybe not.

Ariel the Thief said...

LOL Actonbell and Tom!

Mammon, "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse."

Ariel the Thief said...

I hate to say this but another grand definition, Doug.

cooper said...

my mammon has gone missing, have you seen it? Did you take it? I know you wanted it.


Madonna singing "Material Girl" comes to mind.

Brittney said...

One of the Master's servants. People seem to be feeling his absence lately.

Anonymous said...

as it has been over the millennium,the modern day mousquetaire,protect the mamon,to maintain an equilibrium.......the less is more theory,us(less)?they?(more)....Peace Always,word verf is immets,yes moving quite slowly

Doug said...

Could have been worse, Actonbell. It could have been his kids.

Both your countries, Mo'a.

Poobah, that doesn't sound like Monday.

TLP, you're a saint.

Ride, Icy! Ride!

Amoeba, it's a niche.

Amen, Quilly.

Probably not, Logo, but I bet you could get a bounty for saying so.

Ariel, should my face be on the dollar? Forint?

Cooper, it's in my pocket. You want it back?

Honored in the breech, Brittney?

Peace, Brer Bear.

Minka said...

Mammon,n. something attempting a spinal cord


icy...I'd give a "decent sized continent for a pony!"