Thursday, July 26, 2007


ILLUMINATI, n. A sect of Spanish heretics of the latter part of the sixteenth century; so called because they were light weights — cunctationes illuminati.

2007 Update: The Bavarian contribution to the conspiracies preventing the uneducated, lazy and excessively pious from ruling.


Minka said...


Anonymous said...

*shields eyes from blaze of light cast by bright shiny penguin*

Anonymous said...

illuminati - Those who WISH the light hadn't gone out.

Unknown said...

people who keep others in the dark

Miz BoheMia said...

"...preventing the uneducated, lazy and excessively pious from ruling."

Well they FAILED let me tell you that much!

*BoheMian twitches at any thoughts or memories of the left-behind nightmare that was Spain, in spite of the fact that she is now in San Francisco*



Anonymous said...

ILLUMINATI, n. Crazy diamonds.

Y'know, it might not be so bad being ruled by the "excessively pious" if they just spelled the word correctly, Soupy. "Pie us" ...

TLP said...

I would enlighten you about the Illuminati, but I'm sworn to secrecy.

Mutha said...

I have a friend named Illuminada. Her nick-name is Lumy (as opposed to Nada). So that is the first thing I think of -- how to chum up to the heretics.

It also reminds me of a Harry Potter spell to summon light. "Lumos!" makes light come out of your wand. I wonder where light would come out of if you said, "Illuminati!"

Anonymous said...'s so bright & shiny around here this week.

What's up with that?

Ariel the Thief said...

in Hungary we say that a drunk person is in the state of illuminati.

Anonymous said...

illuminati those so dazzled by the belief in their own brilliance they believe they neither contain nor cast any shadows.

Anonymous said...

Illuminati: lights on nobody home.

Scarlet said...

The Rockefellers and Kennedys. That's what I think about when I hear Illuminati. A good book, too.

Anonymous said...

Illuminati: Mason jar filled with fireflies.

Doug The Una said...

But soft, Minka! Who broke that window?

Neva, good defense.

Poobah,, the survivors of darkness.

Karma, not I said the blind man.

Breathe, Hermana. That's California air. I'm leaving the light on for ya.

Shine on, Amoeba.

Come on, TLP. It's just a blog. Who'll know?

Mutha, can others see this friend?

Jenna, I's just cheer you up, I think.

Ariel, who gets drunk in Hungary?

Not often seen around here, huh, Quilly?

G, so it's the opposite of curmudgeon?

Ah, Actonbell, would you believe three boy scouts and a brownie?

Thanks, Scarlet. Not the Stillers? Welcome.

Neva, that's where I look for wisdom.

Anonymous said...

Ah but doug, you do shine such a light on the land of blogs.

TLP said...

Right Cooper! This is where the Secret Society of Bloggers meets. You don't see their remarks 'cause they use invisible ink. Silly dawg.

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

Gee, Im stumpped. Is it Itallion for Flash Light?

Doug The Una said...

Cooper, you mean the glare?

TLP, I wondered what happened to their remarks.

Candied candle, boy, close enough!

Anonymous said...

I kinda turned out the lights on them.
I guess you could say I'm the delighter.

Anonymous said...

No match for Mynheer Peeperkorn, as Thomas Mann and our delighter know.