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.
Thursday, November 08, 2007
PURIFICATION, n. A process that we hope to be beyond smelling range of, when it is applied to American politics.
2007 Update: The wholesale substitution of new toxins for old poisons, such as replacing authoritarianism with populism or formaldehyde for blood.
Your update is too good. Can't touch that.
I am however, first to have nothing to say.
TLP, yours is a different kinda grace:)
Formaldehyde? One carbon, two water and one oxygen atom. It lacks color, but it makes up in odor, don't it?!
purification,n. removing physical impurities in any human would mean the extraction of liver, kidney, stomach....and not least the heart. enter Death, the ultimate purifier.
I'm as pure as the driven, Anex-peed-on snow.
hmmmm.... as the comment section filters down to me, i fear as fourth i must second TLP's sentiment, in thinking i can, in no way, top your definition. that said, Minka's is pure genius, but then, we'd expect nothing less from a clever girl who enjoys living in a cleaner environment than most of us do!
and now i have to laugh and laugh at AP3's yellowed snow. ; )
PURIFICATION n. pure fiction -- brainwashing as opposed to actual purity
The purification of bottled drinking water is a multi-million dollar business to ensure that the water is clean and toxin-free.... just like tap water.
We have very special water where I live. It bubbles up from the earth and people bring it home and drink it. It's supposed to have tons of minerals in it, but it comes out of the ground at about 140 degrees which can cause severe burns.
Purification, the ritual of every happy morning but I don't like to talk about much.
Purification and home remedies are now repackaged and branded in foreign languages; sold at spas, wait... wellness centers.
A couple of spoonfuls of cod liver oil oughta do the trick.
Putrification: A process of decay which often includes a byproduct of horrific malodorously vile smell, of which we hope to be downwind of...politics and all that jazz... OH, you said Purification...
ha ha Terry, I had the same thought!
PURIFICATION, n. The State-sponsored purchase of lottery tickets. Universally championed, to the point of sweeping gambling-related bankruptcies under the official publicity rug.
(From Hebrew purim, the "lots" of Haman's lottery.)
Purification, customizing to your personal preferences. Living in a bubble.
Purification: In its simplest form evaporation ( evaporation being on of the basic forms of purification in chemistry) of the basic fart.
OK, you win.
Cat's got your tongue?!
Purifacation is when you unpetrify a dinosar.
TLP, I have the sarcasm of ten because my heart is pure.
Minka, I do enjoy when you walk on the dark side but I'm afraid you might the nightmares. And yes, it do.
Sis, not bad for a lesbian.
Puppy, laugh all you want but be careful what you put in your mouth.
Right, Quilly. A synonym for addleing.
Sounds like a hot springs to me, JD. There's a similar one behind Star Peak Ranch near Imlay Nevada if you're coming through on I-80.
Ariel, you were raised properly and it almost took.
Well, hey there, Dewy. Nice to hear from you and how goes the purification?
It's a fine line, Terry and Kyah. See Minka's definition.
Amoeba, they don't tell that part at the tables, do they? In fact, in Church they don't talk much about the book of Esther's miracle of gambling and solicitation either.
Icy, if it's a soap bubble you can get clean at the same time.
Actonbell, that is so true. I wonder where the fried fish I had for lunch would be holy.
Cooper, call it a tie. I don't burp so well either.
Boy, that sounds like antitrilobitism to me. Wash your mouth out.
I am sorry to disturb your peaceful slumber...but I am missing a verb in your first adress to me. Would you care to elebaorate what it is exactly that I do to nightmares?!
Minka, the verb was "bleach." I typed it and everything. Blogger is no linguist.
nor is it a visionary or a mind reader!
You're pressing your luck, penguin! In a pretty funny way, though.
Ah, an oxymoron! You can't apply purification to politics!
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