Monday, April 12, 2010


IMMOLATION, n. Killing, as a sacrificial act.
The butcher knocks his victim on the head-
That's slaughter, for 'tis man who's to be fed;
The priest downs his, before the gods to set it,
That's immolation- pray do not forget it.
If I have made the difference distinct
My fingers to some purpose I have inked;
But then i stop- you'll have to ask the priest
Why gods who love the meat can't kill the beast.
Perhaps he'll give your question recognition,
Perhaps condemn your spirit to perdition.
2010 Update: The assurance of a martyr's rememberance by destruction of the souvenirs.


Mo'a said...

TLP..."sorry" I hear this is your spot ;)
Immolation: a new word to me...has not come up in conversation, for me, in the many years that I have been speaking this most interesting language.
Hmmmmm!!! perhaps I can use it in my next post?????

TLP said...

No problem Mo'a. I only recently learned about that myself.

Immolation: Leg of lamb.

the amoeba said...

IMMOLATION, n. Dieting aid for obese bank accounts. See BURN, BABY, BURN.

sauerkraut said...

disco inferno, OC? if that's not enough to make people sacrifice their albums in a baseball stadium, I don't know what would. ...

Anonymous said...

IMMOLATION, n. - Imploding of Texas Stadium

Karen said...
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Jim said...

Oh my goodness! My kiddie filter rejected this today (violence) and I had to OVERRIDE to read your post.

I always thought immolation had something to do with chickens, like maybe losing their feathers then making them go around in the nude.

Karen said...

HEY!! That's creepy. Apparently, my other comment is now a "Ghost in the Machine." It's just plain gone.

sauerkraut, the Pirates lost yesterday and might lose tonight against the Giants. Don't jinx the baseball stadium.

NicoleB, Egypt said...

Killing as a sacrifice, sounds like bull to me.

Doug said...

Mo'a, it can be very useful around the coffee table.

Curried, Mexican style, TLP?

Amoeba, you are the populist Ph.D.

Sauerkraut, being a White Sox fan in the 70s made you want to burn something.

Good memory, Thom.

Jim, your kiddie filter won't like today's post either, I don't imagine.

Karen, I have no idea what happened to it.

Haha, Karen. According to Elijah, exactly that.

cooper said...

a word I get confused with emulate...uh oh