Redefining misanthropy for a fresh generation. Standard posts begin with a definition from Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary followed by a modern adjustment. Miscellany on Wednesday and storytelling on Saturday.
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Hell, n. The residence of the late Dr. Noah Webster, dictionary-maker.
2005 Update: The reward awaiting one's neighbor for a life of meritorious faith.
A richly satisfying land that allows us to feel smug about our own ultimate destination in contrast to our neighbors'.
Hell,n., Land of the fun-loving. Home of the free-spirited.
Hopefully we will have as much fun living there as we have had getting there.
Maybe this world is another planet's hell. Aldous Huxley
TLP - You said it!
I'm fairly certain there's plenty of room in my handbasket, so we can all go down together because the sinners are much more fun.
the sinners are always greener on the other side
Weirsdo, it is defintely used as suburban schadenfreude.
Sar, Is there a sandwich in there for the trip?
And the deities bluer, Karma.
Hell, n. 1. A residential community for the life-deprived with remarkably lax admission standards. 2. One of Dante Alighieri's three vacation destinations on the occasion of his 35th birthday. (When I turned 35, I just stayed at home.)
Home Sweet Home
On Earth when things aren't so good as we think they should be.
hell-future relocation alternatively paved with decadence & hedonism or good intentions. Either way, a good time is had by all reaching the destination.
hell: where many people seem to think I'm headed and maybe I am, but I think that people who hate others just because they don't think the way they want said people do are on the road to
Not sure that this makes sense. Okay this was my test. Not going to blogs today
eternal torment, ie. waiting for blogger to get its act together...for all time.
Imagine the horror!
Andrew, you fit in where you can. Nice arcana, by the way. 35. who knew.
Devil, seems like your house has many mansions.
Icy, brilliant. Good girl!
Masil, I'm taking the good intentions route.
Pia, a little jumpy but a good point. I think you should blog.
Ariella, Tocatta and Fugue in D Minor was playing my head reading your post. Someone hold me.
Hell: Headquarters of telemarketers.
Hell is where the Little Bar of Soap will end up much to her surprise.
Hell, n. A place south of heaven and earth, but just north of comment moderation.
S, it's also where spammers come from and the place they'll one day return.
Jamie Dawn! Soapy is a servant of the Lord!
a4g, that's so good but I hate to respond. Thought I smelled sulfur.
Hell, n. Don’t know much about it but I hear they had a hell of a sale on demon seeds on July 6th, 1946
The Good Book says that the road is narrow and only a few will find it. I'm afraid poor Soapy is heading to Hades.
Hell hath no fury like the Little Bar of Soap scorned!
I'm sending Cliff Morrow over your way. I hope he stops by. I think he will enjoy your site, and he is such a witty guy, I know you will enjoy his contributions.
Hell: Life without love or joy. Basically, what most of us are living.
hell: an idea more appealing than spending eternity sitting on a cloud with a harpe.
Alice, you get the prize for best use of trivia in a political comment. What do you have against Sylvester Stallone?
Actonbell, that one sticks with me too. Do they carry No Exit at your warehouse?
Thanks, Jamie Dawn. I don't think I know Cliff Morrow, but any friend of yours is a friend of mine. Soapy will rest in the bosom of Abraham I sez.
Ooops, if hell is bad timing I'm there...
Just for now, Marwa.
Or a Harpie, Monika, I bet a few of those make the cut.
ha ha , anyone else I should know about?
Burt Ward but the year before. Rocky and Robin.
Hell... I just keep thinking of when Nivek Army Ranger Pez and I were little kids and our dad bought a calculator -- back when they were brand new. We thought it was so could that if you typed 7734 and held the calculator upside down, it spelled "hELL".
So COOL, not so could
Ap3, calculators really. Ever tried typing 50+15+= ???
one would expect something like 65 right? But nonono...130 is the right answer!!!
Aral, my brother and I were more 0.7734 guys
Monika, then what's 2x2x=
I'm very confused. Is this Heaven?
Hell, n. (1) The eternal residence of those who believe in it; (2) other people, or more specifically, their beliefs.
You had me at hELL.0, Doug.
Gabriel, riffing Sartre today. Ain't we fancy in our new digs. (See Actonbell's comment)
Aral, geeklove is a wonder.
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