January 4th, 2023
Happy New Year to all Jesus & Mo readers!
If you’re stuck for a new year’s resolution, why not resolve to support your favourite 4-panel blasphemous comic strip? If that’s Jesus & Mo, you can do that by clicking on this link:
A very happy 2023 to you all!
Important articles need to be saved until you’ve got enough time put aside to read them properly!
jb, I put aside your comment until I have time to read it.
“Procastrinaton” – What a big word!
I must look it up sometime, to see what it means.
My old Grandma used to tell me…”Procrastination is the thief of time”…
M27Holts: Thanks for that; saved me from having to look it up.
BTW Happy New Year 2023, everyone!
Is there some way to become an anticrastinator?
M27Holts reminds us (in the words of his Grandma) that ”Procrastination is the thief of time”. Can I recommend the fantasy author Terry Pratchett, and in particular his book “Thief of time”.
Perhaps my New Year’s resolution should be to find out what anticrastination is.
Aye. All have a good year, without the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. However, the cosmic joker can summon DEATH (and his horse “binkie”) for those whose sands of time have run out…
My own mortality was made apparent to me when the pathogen Ecoli managed to get into my prostate gland. I hope none of you suffer the ridiculous pain on passing water that I did. I really did see the arse of satan in those horrendous moments…but that was just the raging fever. Thank Fleming for antibiotics….
anticrastination would presumably be rushing hastily into things
My resolution is to stop procrastinating.
Well, technically it’s last year’s.
The online etymological dictionary tells me that cras is Latin for tomorrow, and that therefore procrastination is pushing things forward to tomorrow.
Yes, you can become an anticrastinator, but you lose you professional status.
Well the problem with tomorrow is that it never comes….
M27: Was that you, Rhytmics?
Free beer tomorrow!
Why push things back to tomorrow when you could push them back to next week?
I can’t plan that far ahead – I keep putting it off.
Best wishes to all for 2023 !
Compulsory Swedish literary sidetrack, but a bit on track:
Famous comic author Fritjof Nilsson Piraten has a discreet tombstone with the inscription:
“Here under lie the ashes of a man who had a habit of delaying all for another day.
However, in extremis he improved, and actually did die on 31 January 1972”
Off my own feeble memory, so not exactly verbatim guaranteed.
One of his many tall tales told about a man who waited forever for his evil aunt to finally pass and leave him flush with cash. The old hag lived to be well over 100. On her stone he had this carved: “Those that the gods love die young”
Again my Grandma…”The Devil looks after his own”…
I resolved to make no resolutions. I broke that one. I also resolved to break my resolutions. I kept that one.
More than thirty-five years ago I resolved to never again make another New Year’s resolution. I have been able to keep it ever since then.
On December 31 I made three New Year’s resolutions:
1. Not to make any New Year’s resolutions;
2. To get to bed before midnight;
3. To break all of my New Year’s resolutions.
I broke resolution #1 when I made it; I broke resolution #2 at midnight; and I broke resolution #3 as much as I did not. I figure that I kept 1/2 out of 3, which equals 1 out of 6; which is a relatively good ratio.
I’ve recently been reminded about this monologue about religion but Emo Philips. It’s worth the time, just over 4 minutes, to get to the punch line.
Laripu. Tis an old joke in many other guises…but delivered in a unique way by a comedian I had never seen before.
Anyway, currently contemplating the vagaries of bi-lateral knowledge of existance…I personally do not have empirical evidence of its deletarial effects. Have any of you got a wife and girlfriend on the go? 🙂