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, January 08, 2009
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.
I fear that Mammon is what brought my beloved country to it's knees.
Happy New Year Doug.
mammon - A mammary showing itself on Monday?
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.
My kingdom for a horse. A fast one!
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. ;)
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.
There is no god but mammon and free enterprise is his prophet...
or maybe not.
LOL Actonbell and Tom!
Mammon, "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse."
I hate to say this but another grand definition, Doug.
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.
One of the Master's servants. People seem to be feeling his absence lately.
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
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.
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.
Mammon,n. something attempting a spinal cord
icy...I'd give a "decent sized continent for a pony!"
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