Friday, November 30, 2007

Friday Red Mr. Peanut Bank and Gallito Mescalito Blogging

Señor Cantinero ¡Chuletas! La noche es muy lento.

Red Mr. Peanut Bank ¡Buenos noches, Señor Cantinero! ¿Cómo está usted?
Señor Cantinero Muy bién, gracias a Dios. ¿Y usted?
Red Mr. Peanut Bank Muy Bién, gracias. La cantina es muy tranquilo.

Señor Cantinero ¡Ah! Señor Gallito Mescalito; ¡Bienvenidos!
Gallito Mescalito¡Shriek! ¿Shriek?
Señor Cantinero Muy bién, gracias a Dios. ¿A beber?
Gallito Mescalito¡Shriek!
Red Mr. Peanut Bank Quisiera una cerveza, también, gracias.

Red Mr. Peanut Bank Ah, Miss Egyptian Hippo of Love! So good to see you!
Miss Egyptian Hippo of Love So good to see you, too, Red Mr. Peanut Bank.
Señor Cantinero, una cerveza, por favor.
Miss Egyptian Hippo of Love Gallito Mescalito, what's shakin'?
Gallito Mescalito¡Shriek! ¿Shriek?
Miss Egyptian Hippo of Love Not much. It's been nice.

Red Mr. Peanut Bank So, Miss Egyptian Hippo of Love, did you have a nice Thanksgiving?
Miss Egyptian Hippo of Love It was nice. Went back home to the Pyramids of Massive Size. Saw the family. They're not too into turkey there, though. Did you enjoy the time off?
Red Mr. Peanut Bank Yes, I was so relieved that Padre decided to run that Classic episode.

Señor Cantinero ¡Gato Ruidoso de Chompita! ¡Bienvenidos!
Mr. Chompy's Chewed-up Squeaky Kitty Toy Hi dere, Mistah Cantinero! Hey dere, bird. Hey dere, bank. Good evenin' to you, Ms. Egyptian Hippo of Love!
Everybody Hello, Mr. Chompy's Chewed-up Squeaky Kitty Toy! Waddaya drinkin'?
Mr. Chompy's Chewed-up Squeaky Kitty Toy Ron Abuelo en las rocas, por favor. So, 'sup?
Miss Egyptian Hippo of Love We're just catching up. How was your Thanksgiving?
Mr. Chompy's Chewed-up Squeaky Kitty Toy Atchuly, it wasn't dat good.
Gallito Mescalito¿Shriek?
Red Mr. Peanut Bank Yes, what on earth happened?
Mr. Chompy's Chewed-up Squeaky Kitty Toy Well, dat Chompy seems ta have rediscovered me or sumpin'. She's always chewing on me an makin' me squeak. She don' even care about dat cow or gorilla anymore.
Gallito Mescalito¡Shriek!
Miss Egyptian Hippo of Love You're right, Gallito Mescalito. That gorilla is always squeaking and won't even admit it.
Red Mr. Peanut Bank Yes, he does appear to be in denial. He and that bull have lots of issues.

Señor Cantinero ¡Señor Alce Muy Poderoso de Vermont y Penquino! ¡Bienvenidos!
Mighty Moose of Vermont Hello, everybody. How's it going?
El Penquino Buenas a todos.
Everybody, in one voice Hello, Mighty Moose of Vermont and el Penquino! It's good to see you both!
El Penquino Señor Cantinero, más cervezas a todos, por favor.
Señor Cantinero ¡A su orden!
El Penquino So, you guys, I have a question. I read some back episodes over the break, and I noticed that there are some characters who make one or two appearances and never show up again.
Gallito Mescalito¿Shriek?
Mighty Moose of Vermont Yes, like that cute little Angelbelle in last week's classic episode. What ever happened to her?
Red Mr. Peanut Bank Oh, I can fill you in on those folks

harp arpeggios and the picture goes all wavey

Red Mr. Peanut Bank, off camera The Beautiful Miss Angelbelle has become a lovely piece of art. Here she is ascending into a heaven as depicted by Ms. Janet Levi, un Artíste Panameña.
El Penquino, off camera And the Chinese Goddess of Fertility? What happened to her?

Red Mr. Peanut Bank, off camera Well, she spent some time as a lovely statue in a garden, but she found the black PVC pipe in the background to be distracting.

Red Mr. Peanut Bank, off camera So, she moved on to la Bosque Mística de las Veraneras, where she manifested so much light that her features disappeared!
Gallito Mescalito, off camera ¡Shriek! ¡SHRIIEEEKK!!
Miss Egyptian Hippo of Love, off camera You're right, Gallito Mescalito. VERY impressive! Say, I see Blurry Bear every now and then, but what is he up to when he's not appearing here?

Red Mr. Peanut Bank, off camera Well, he teamed up with a Three-toed Sloth and they got a job guarding books by C.S. Lewis.
Mr. Chompy's Chewed-up Squeaky Kitty Toy, off camera Sheesh! Dat sounds REALLY BORING!!!!
Everybody else, off camera Boy, that's for sure!

Red Mr. Peanut Bank, off camera And, of course, you're all correct. They, too, found it incredibly boring, so now they are hanging out in the Mystical Forest of Flowers. How many different creatures can you find in this photograph?
Miss Egyptian Hippo of Love, off camera I see a mystical, transcendent theme here.
Mr. Chompy's Chewed-up Squeaky Kitty Toy, off camera I sees a buncha guys. Hey, watt evah happened to dat goofy supah hero fella? He was named aftah sum bug or sumptin'? He claimed he was HUUUGE!

Red Mr. Peanut Bank The Tick? He's right here!
The Tick Hi, everybody!
Everybody, in one voice Er, Hi, Tick! Spoon!
The Tick Were you talking about me?
Everybody, in one voice Er, NO!

Mr. Chompy's Chewed-up Squeaky Kitty Toy Oh no! What's dat noise? Sumbudy hep me, right now!
Gallito Mescalito¿Shriek?
Miss Egyptian Hippo of Love Yes, what on earth is wrong? You look terrified!
Mr. Chompy's Chewed-up Squeaky Kitty Toy IT'S DAT DOG! AAAARRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!

Señorita Chompita Wiggletail Nom nom nom nom. Squeak, kitty! SQUEAK!
Mr. Chompy's Chewed-up Squeaky Kitty Toy SUM' BUDDY HEP ME!!!!!!!!

Señorita Chompita Wiggletail Nom nom nom nom. Squeak, kitty! SQUEAK!
Mr. Chompy's Chewed-up Squeaky Kitty Toy AAAARRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!

El Penguino Señor Cantinero, mucho más Ron Abuelos en las rocas, por favor. I think we're gonna need them!
Señor Cantinero ¡Miércoles!

Friday Random Ten

Ya pushes "shuffle" and ya takes yer chances...

1. Old Fashioned Girl The Wonders of Science
2. Parting Hand (My Christian Friends, In Bonds Of Love) Anonymous 4
3. Gator Song A Cruel Hoax
4. Millions XTC
5. The Pain Of Loving You Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris
6. Missa Assumpta Est Maria (Palestrina) The Tallis Scholars
7. Raining Revolution Arrested Development
8. The Mayor Of Simpleton XTC
9. Overtüre BWV 1066 (J.S. Bach) Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
10. Black Star Radiohead

Well, this is one of the weirdest shuffles, in my opinion. The first song is one that Matty Boy and I recorded back in 1985. I have several versions of this song in different styles which we recorded over the years but never released, for some strange reason. However, if you are interested in hearing the music of The Wonders of Science, I have put together a cd which Matty Boy has. If you are interested in purchasing one, email me.
So much for the plug. #3 is a song I recorded in 1987. It is built around an Emaj.7 chord which the lead guitarist said "sounds like a gator chord." It's a song about voodoo and Papa and Baby Doc of Haiti. I don't have cds of A Cruel Hoax available yet. Two XTC songs! A great cut from Trio by Dolly, Linda, and Emmylou. Bach, Palestrina, and an American Hymn, plus Radiohead! I don't know how many of you remember Arrested Development, but they had their 15 minutes of fame back in 1992.

The Feast of St. Andrew, Προτοκλετος

Almighty God, who gave such grace to your apostle Andrew that he readily obeyed the call of your Son Jesus Christ, and brought his brother with him: Give us, who are called by your holy Word, grace to follow him without delay, and to bring those near to us into his gracious presence; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

As is usually the case with first century saints and especially with the Apostles, we don’t know much about Andrew. There are twelve passages in the New Testament which mention Andrew’s name. The passages from the synoptic gospels are two about Jesus calling Andrew and his brother Simon Peter, three which are what we may call the List of the Twelve, one which mentions Jesus entering Andrew and Peter’s home (to heal Peter’s mother-in-law so that she could make lunch), and one passage in which Andrew is with a few members of the Twelve who ask Jesus about the eschaton. But the Gospel of John contains four references to Andrew,and he plays a different role than that in the synoptics. He is the first person Jesus called to follow him; there is a reference to the city of Bethsaida being the city of Andrew and Peter; Andrew brings the little boy with the loaves and fishes to Jesus at that famous lunch, and Andrew also serves as an intermediary between Jesus and some Greeks who asked Philip to let them see Jesus to ask him some questions. The final biblical reference to Andrew is in the Acts of the Apostles where he is listed as one of those in the Upper Room. Eusebius’ only refers to Andrew as being assigned the area of Scythia for his missionary work. I read the Acts of Andrew, which is a book which was denounced by the Church Fathers (and by Eusebius), but tells some wild stories about Andrew. I’ve used some stories from the Acts of Andrew for this post, especially the description of Andrew’s martyrdom.

As I stated in the paragraph above, the Gospel of John claims that Andrew was at first a disciple of John the Baptizer. When John the Baptizer pointed out Jesus as the Christ, Andrew and another of John’s followers both became His disciples. Andrew took his brother, Simon, later to be called Peter, to meet Jesus. He is called the Protokletos (the First Called) in the Orthodox Church because he was the first Apostle to be summoned by Jesus into His service. In the accounts in the synoptic gospels, Andrew and his brother Peter made their living as fishermen on the Sea of Galilee and both dropped their nets and followed Jesus when he called them. Both men became Apostles, and while Peter, who was martyred in Rome, symbolically came to represent the Church of the West, Andrew, whose relics were transferred to Constantinople,likewise came to represent the Church of the East.

According to the traditions of the Church of the East, Andrew began his missionary activity in the Provinces of Bithynia and Pontus on the southern shores of the Black Sea. He then to the city of Byzantium and founded a church there, ordaining the first Bishop of Byzantium, Stachys, who was one of the 70 disciples Jesus sent out to heal the sick and proclaim the Good News. The Apostles began their missionary work after Pentecost. Andrew went to several cities and countries to teach, including Byzantium, Thrace, Russia, Epiros, and Peloponnese. In Amisos, he converted the Jews in the temple, baptized them, healed their sick, built a church, and left a priest for them (I don’t know if he was a priest who had been traveling with Andrew or a local person. Historically, there weren’t any priests in the Church yet). In Bithynia, he taught, healed their sick,and drove away the wild beasts that bothered the people. His prayers destroyed the pagan temples, and those who resisted his words became possessed and gnawed at their bodies until Andrew healed them. Many of the stories about Andrew seem to deal with demon possession. According to the Acts of Andrew, he visited the City of Patras during one of his several missionary journeys to Greece. Through his preaching and the miracles of healing he performed in the name of Jesus, many persons were converted to Christianity. Among those healed was Maximilla, the wife of the Roman Proconsul, Aegeates. Seeing this miracle of healing, Stratoklis, the highly intellectual brother of the Proconsul, also became a Christian, and Andrew consecrated and enthroned him as the first Bishop of Patras. As a prophet, he foretold of the greatness of Kiev as a city and a stronghold of Christianity. In Sinope, he prayed for the imprisoned Apostle Matthias, and his chains fell from him and the cell door opened. This angered the people and they beat Andrew, breaking his teeth, cutting his fingers, and left him for dead in a dung heap. While Andrew was lying in the dung heap Jesus appeared to him and healed him, telling him to be of good cheer. The next day, when the people saw him up and around with all his teeth and fingers, they were amazed and they converted. Another time, he raised a woman's only son from the dead. All this activity made the people of Patras and Sinope and Kiev love him, but it did not endear him to those in power, of course. According to the Acts of Andrew, the conversions to the Christian Faith by members of his own family infuriated the Proconsul Aegeates, and he decided, with the urging of his pagan advisors, to crucify Andrew. The crucifixion was carried out on an X-shaped cross with the body of the Apostle upside down so that he saw neither the earth nor his executioners, but only the sky, which he “glorified as the heaven in which he would meet his Lord.” Aegeates had him tied to the cross in this manner so that he would live longer and suffer more. According to the account in the Acts of Andrew, the Apostle went to the cross “and spake unto it as unto a living creature, with a loud voice (and in Elizabethan english!):”Hail, O cross, yea be glad indeed! Well know I that thou shalt henceforth be at rest, thou that hast for a long time been wearied, being set up and awaiting me. I come unto thee whom I know to belong to me. I come unto thee that hast yearned after me. I know thy mystery, for the which thou art set up: for thou art planted in the world to establish the things that are unstable: and the one part of thee stretcheth up toward heaven that thou mayest signify the heavenly word: and another part of thee is spread out to the right hand and the left that it may put to flight the envious and adverse power of the evil one, and gather into one the things that are scattered abroad: And another part of thee is planted in the earth, and securely set in the depth, that thou mayest join the things that are in the earth and that are under the earth unto the heavenly things. O cross, device of the salvation of the Most High! O cross, trophy of the victory of Christ over the enemies! O cross, planted upon the earth and having thy fruit in the heavens! O name of the cross, filled with all things. Well done, O cross, that hast bound down the circumference of the world! Well done, O shape of understanding that hast shaped the shapeless! Well done, O unseen chastisement that sorely chastisest the substance of the knowledge that hath many gods, and drivest out from among mankind him that devised it! Well done, thou that didst clothe thyself with the Lord, and didst bear the thief as a fruit, and didst call the apostle to repentance, and didst not refuse to accept us! But how long delay I, speaking thus, and embrace not the cross, that by the cross I may be made alive, and by the cross win the common death of all and depart out of life? Come hither ye ministers of joy unto me, ye servants of Aegeates: accomplish the desire of us both, and bind the lamb unto the wood of suffering, the man unto the maker, the soul unto the Saviour.

Twenty thousand of the faithful stood by and mourned. Even then, Andrew taught them and exhorted them to endure temporary sufferings for the kingdom of heaven. Out of fear of the people, Aegeates came to remove Andrew from the cross. Andrew, however, told Aegeates that there was still a chance for Aegeates to become a Christian, but that he (Andrew) had already seen Jesus waiting for him and he would not allow himself to be removed from the cross. Many tried to undo the knots, but their hands all became numb. Suddenly, a heavenly light illumined Andrew for about a half hour. When it left, Andrew had given up his spirit. His body was tenderly removed from the cross by Bishop Stratoklis and Maximilla, and buried with all of the honor befitting the Apostle. Soon countless numbers of Christians made their way to Patras to pay reverence to the grave of Andrew, and when Aegeates realized that the man he had put to death was truly a holy man of God a demon fell upon him and tormented him so powerfully that he committed suicide (In many of these non-canonical books, the one who had someone martyred would commit suicide or explode or fall dead for no reason, as a way of avenging the death of the martyr).

The actual historical record tells us that in the month of March in the year 357 the Emperor Constantine (son of Constantine The Great) ordered that the body of Saint Andrew be removed from Patras and be reinterred in the Church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople. This was a church built by Constantine the Great, and he had wanted to have the relics or remains of all twelve apostles interred in this church along with his own body. This is because the Christians of that era believed that there was great spiritual power contained in the bones of the Apostles and other martyrs, and to have the relic of an apostle or martyr in the altar made the church a center of great spiritual power. St. Andrew’s bones were returned to the very city which had first heard the Good News from Andrew’s own lips, and with all the pomp and honor and liturgical magnificence of the Byzantine Empire, they were laid in the Great Church of Christ at Constantinople. There is a tradition that some of his relics were taken to Scotland. The skull of Andrew was kept in Patras until the year 1460 when Thomas Paleologos, the last ruler of the Morea, brought the skull to Rome. In 1967, under the orders of Pope Paul, the skull was returned to Patras. He is the Patron Saint of Fishermen and the Patron Saint of Russia, Scotland, and Romania. So, today let us remember and celebrate the ministry and example of Saint Andrew, who continues to call on all Christians to tell others just what he told his brother Simon Peter: “We have found the Messiah!”

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Feed People . . .

With your big-ass vocabulary!

Check this out! I'm too lazy to find out how this works, but I know that the members of the Dance Party all have enormous vocabularies. This is a fun test but it goes on forever. But as long as you give the correct answer you donate rice to hungry people. Git yer big-ass vocabularies over there RIGHT NOW!

Gee Whiz, I Beed Nominated!

In a consumer society it is a blessing to read blogs where the writer’s main focus is God. Where they express their love for their faith so visibly and joyfully. In a cynical world it is refreshing to see so many blogs which are generous, giving, who care about others and demonstrate what being a Christian is about, loving God and loving our neighbor.
 Through their faith, lives and spirituality, they bring God to us, they in essence make God visible, “God with us.” 
This Award goes to all the faith filled blogs who make evident ‘Emmanuel’- God with us, with Joy in their hearts.
Please share this Award with Christian blogs that focus on the real meaning of Christmas, the birth of our Savior.
 Peace, JOY & Merry Christmas
Eileen the Episcopalifem

I must say that I am quite touched by this award, as I certainly don't believe I deserve it. Eileen also nominated Wormwood’s Doxy, so I feel that I am in great company: Eileen and Doxy.

I read many many blogs everyday, both in the Episcopal blogosphere and in the political blogosphere. I read almost everyone on my blogroll at least once a week, and most every day. So, choosing two blogs to nominate is extremely difficult. This is worse than tagging! I wanna nominate everybody!! If Leonardo Ricardo had a blog, I would nominate him in a second. But, since he doesn't, I will choose two people whose blogs I read every day and who are just as passionate about things as Leonardo.

Caminante, No Hay Camino is a great blog, passionate and well reasoned. I love her photos and the sermons she posts, as well as her Friday Cat Blogging. Caminante is passionate about her faith and about justice and she inspires me.

Byzigenous Buddhapalian
Faddah Paul posts lovely photos and paintings and poems and prayers rants about politics and the sacraments. He holds nothing back, and that’s what I like. Another source of inspiration.

Man, all the episcopal blogs on my blogroll are sources of inspiration and I nominate everyone of you in my heart.

It Is Finished

Yes, last night I finished off the last of the Thanksgiving Turkey. As many of you are aware, turkey leftovers are like a television camera: they add ten pounds. We had a lot of people over for Thanksgiving, and we had a lot of food. We also had lots of leftovers. The Lovely Mona is a raw food vegetarian, so the turkey leftovers held no appeal for her. Señorita Chompita Wiggletail was very interested in the turkey, but, alas, she, too, is on a raw food diet. So, the bulk (ha ha ha) of Thanksgiving Leftover Consumption was left to me. I had many plans for many interesting turkey-based meals, but for some strange reason this did not take place.
Here is how the turkey was consumed: Friday, turkey sammiches for lunch (I loves me the turkey sammich, just like Jesus ate), and turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and cashew gravy for dinner. Saturday, turkey sammiches for lunch, and another dinner of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and cashew gravy. Sunday I was feeling stuffed so I avoided any turkey at lunch. However, the Call of the Turkey Sammich took over by dinner. Monday, turkey sammiches, Tuesday, turkey sammiches; Wednesday, turkey sammiches. Last night I had planned to make turkey tacos with the last of the turkey, but alas and alack, I had no tortillas. Thus, turkey sammiches. Many salads shall be consumed between now and Christmas.

And now, the Hymn of the Leftovers.
Tune: Rockingham

Thank God, the turkey now is gone
The sammiches have been consumed
We now must weigh about a ton
The bathroom scale is not amused.

Refrigerator now has room
Its shelves suddenly leftover free
I now have found that bag of 'shrooms
A science project they now be

A new regime is now begun
A walk each morning I will do
All bread and processed foods now shun
Or I shall be a Tub of Goo

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Día de Independencia AGAIN!

"Padre," you may be thinking to your self, "Didn't you just post a Día de Independencia post on November 3rd? 'sup wit you, anyway?" Well, Gentle reader, we have two Independence Days here in Panama. Today would technically be the first, for today we celebrate our independence from Spain, which took place on November 28, 1821. Símon Bolívar thought that Panama was a part of Central America and should become part of the Central American states, but the Panamanians had a meeting and tried to decide if they should be part of Gran Colombia (which included Venezuela), join up with Mexico, or perhaps become part of Peru. They decided to become part of Gran Colombia. It didn't quite work out, and there were three abortive attempts to separate from Colombia between 1830 and 1840. The final, successful independence from Colombia happened on November 3, 1903. So, two Independence Days, both with fireworks (the kids in our neighborhood blow up fireworks all year round).

Feast of Kamehameha and Emma of Hawai'i

O Sovereign God, who raised up King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma to be rulers in Hawaii, and inspired and enabled them to be diligent in good works for the welfare of their people and the good of your Church: Receive our thanks for their witness to the Gospel; and grant that we, with them, may attain to the crown of glory that never fades away; through Jesus Christ our Savior and Redeemer, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

I'm not big on Royal Saints, but these two were different than most.

The government of the archipelago of Hawai'i was originally a group of small chiefdoms on the various islands. From the years 1795 to 1810 the chiefdoms were brought under a single authority by the warrior chief Kamehameha, with the help of British sailors John Young and Alexander Adams and their western weapons. A constitutional monarchy much like that of the United Kingdom was formed. Alexander Liholiho 'Iolani was the nephew of King Kamehameha III, and was adopted by him and named his heir. Alexander and his brother, Lot, were educated by Anglican missionaries at the Royal School in Honolulu. King Kamehameha III believed that the boys' education would benefit from extensive travel, so in 1849 they sailed for California with their guardian. After California, they came here to Panama, before moving on to Jamaica, New York, and Washington D.C. and then to England and Europe. In 1855, Alexander, as King Kamehameha IV assumed the throne with his Queen Consort, Emma. Emma was the granddaughter of John Young, the British sailor who helped establish the Kingdom of Hawai'i, and she was also the great grandniece of King Kamehameha I. Kamehameha IV was only twenty years old when he assumed the throne.

Past kings and queens of Hawai'i had ruled with pomp and power, but Kamehameha and Emma were different. The year before Alexander's coronation, Hawai'i had been hit with an epidemic of smallpox. King Kamehameha and Emma went about Hawai'i with notebooks taking down information and soliciting funds to build a hospital. Queen's Hospital, named for Emma, is the largest civilian hospital in the islands. In 1860, Kamehameha and Emma petitioned the Bishop of Oxford to send missionaries to establish the Anglican Church in Hawai'i. Bishop Thomas N. Staley and two priests arrived in Hawai'i on October 11, 1862, and a month later Kamehameha and Emma were confirmed. Kamehameha translated the Book of Common Prayer into Hawaiian and also translated quite a bit of the hymnal. The Royal Family's life was marred by the death of their only child, Albert, at the age of four. Kamehameha blamed himself for the child's death and was overcome with sadness. Kamehameha died only a year later, of chronic asthma, at the age of 29 years. Emma declined to rule and committed her life to good works. She worked for the poor and the sick, and built hospitals and schools throughout the kingdom. Kamehameha and Emma worked for their people and also established the Anglican faith in their country, and that is why we celebrate them as saints today.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

One Of You Will Betray Conservatism

By Darkblack
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Blogging Again!

Fellow missionary and member of the Padre Mickey and the Lovely Mona extended family Tía Sue is blogging again. She posted some sweet photos of the girls today. Go check it out! The Lovely Mona took some cute photos of the girls standing on their hands yesterday. I hope she will be posting them soon.

Monday, November 26, 2007

If I had ¥1000. . .


I would buy one of these for each of my granddaughters!

It's Totally Natural!

Kids love to jump on beds
You kids stop that or someone is going to get hurt!
crash on the floor
There ya go! I warned you!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Tonight, on a Very Special, Classic Red Mr. Peanut Bank and Gallito Mescalito Blogging

It's the Thanksgiving Weekend, and listening to Air America on the iTunes, I have noticed that everything is on re-runs so that the hosts and their staffs may enjoy the holiday. We at Padre Mickey's Dance Party have decided that this is a good idea, as we are too lazy to think up a story tonight we, too, want to enjoy the holiday. There has been some talk lately on the Anglican/Episcopal Blogosphere that +++Cantaur is considering rescinding some of the invitations to The Big Do At Lambeth Palace, so we ask you to enjoy, once again, this Classic episode of Friday Red Mr. Peanut Bank and Gallito Mescalito Blogging.

Featuring: Bunrab! The Filthiest Toy In the House!!

Bunrab, the Filthiest Toy in the House: Ya know, I think I'll throw a party. It would be fun to have all the Dance Party Toys over for drinks and games and finger-foods!

Mr. Chompy's Chewed-up Kitty Toy: I heah ya tinkin' of havin' a pahty
Bunrab, the Filthiest Toy in the House: Yes! I hope you'll be coming!
Mr. Chompy's Chewed-up Kitty Toy: You gonna 'vite dat Tiny-winky fella?
Bunrab, the Filthiest Toy in the House: Of course! He lives here in the barriada.
Mr. Chompy's Chewed-up Kitty Toy: Hmmmm. See ya later.

Red Mr. Peanut Bank: Hello, Bunrab!
Gallito Mescalito: ¡Shriek!
Bunrab, the Filthiest Toy in the House: Hello Boys! How are things?
Gallito Mescalito: ¡Shriek! ¡Shriek!
Red Mr. Peanut Bank: Quite good, actually. And how are things with you?
Bunrab, the Filthiest Toy in the House: Muy bién, gracias a Dios. Say, I'm thinking of having a party. If I send you two invitations, will you attend?
Gallito Mescalito: ¿Shriek? ¡Shriek! ¡Shriek!
Red Mr. Peanut Bank: Well of course! We wouldn't miss it for the world.
Bunrab, the Filthiest Toy in the House: Mr. Chompy's Chewed-up Kitty Toy was asking whether Tinky-winky was going to be invited. Why would he care?
Gallito Mescalito: ¡Shriiieeekk!
Red Mr. Peanut Bank: Don't worry about him. He's just a big grump. We've got to go.
Bunrab, the Filthiest Toy in the House: Okay boys; see ya around!

Egyptian Hippo of Love: Hey Bunrab!
Bunrab, the Filthiest Toy in the House: Ooo! Hi, Miss Egyptian Hippo of Love! How are you?
Egyptian Hippo of Love: I'm fine, but I gotta tell you something. It's about that party you're planning. Mr. Chompy's Chewed-up Kitty Toy says he's not coming if you invite Tinky-winky.
Bunrab, the Filthiest Toy in the House: Why would he say such a thing?
Egyptian Hippo of Love: He says that Tinky-winky's manner of life is a scandal and destroying the moral fiber of this barriada.
Bunrab, the Filthiest Toy in the House: His manner of life?
Egyptian Hippo of Love: You know, he wears purple, has a triangle on the top of his head, and has that obsession with that stupid red purse.
Bunrab, the Filthiest Toy in the House: I don't see how that is a threat to the moral fiber of the barriada.
Egyptian Hippo of Love: I'm just tellin' ya what people are saying. You may want to reconsider your invitation list.

Gallito Mescalito: Shriek, shriek shriek shriek. ¡¡Shriieeeeeekk!
Bunrab, the Filthiest Toy in the House: What? What are you trying to say? Timmy's fallen down the well and we need to get help?
Bunrab, the Filthiest Toy in the House: I'm sorry, but I can't understand a word you're shrieking.

Red Mr. Peanut Bank: Hello, Bunrab! You've certainly upset Gallito Mescalito!
Bunrab, the Filthiest Toy in the House: I'm sorry, but I have some trouble understanding that guy.
Red Mr. Peanut Bank: Most folks do. He was upset because people have been spreading nasty rumours about Tinky-winky. He said that if you are going to exclude anyone, it should be that Diablito Sucio. You know how he chases everyone in the barriada with his clackity-clackity. Plus he threatens to drag everyone to hell who disagrees with him on anything. He is a bit of a pain!
Bunrab, the Filthiest Toy in the House: Sheesh, I just want to have a nice party! sigh.
Red Mr. Peanut Bank: Well, it's your party. You invite who you want to, but just remember that Diablito Sucio tends to put folks off.

Bunrab, the Filthiest Toy in the House: Sheesh, what should I do? Tiny-winky gives some folks the heebie-jeebies, and Diablito Sucio has alienated half the barriada with his clacky-clacking and threats.

Angelbell, the Sweetest (and Least-clothed) Person in the Barriada: Maybe you should invite everyone and let the chips fall where they may! But then again, you do want a nice party without controversy!

The Apocalyptic Angel from Guatemala announces that the invitations have been sent out!

Bunrab, the Filthiest Toy in the House: Hello everybody! I want everyone to come to my party, where we will have fun and not vote on anything! But since I want to have a wonderful party, I have decided not to invite Mr. Tinky-winky or Mr. Diablito Sucio since they are such sources of discord, although I personally like both of them.

Some Folks: If Diablito Sucio isn't invited, we aren't coming either! It's a slap in the face to the moral inhabitants of the barriada.

Other Folks: If Tinky-winky isn't invited, we aren't coming either. It's a slap in the face to the right-thinking inhabitants of the barriada!

The Tick Great party!! Where is everyone?
Bunrab, the Filthiest Toy in the House: Sigh.

Thank you for enjoying this Classic episode of Friday Red Mr. Peanut Bank and Gallito Mescalito Blogging. Be sure to return next week for a Brand Spankin' New Episode. Probably.

Our Thanksgiving Celebration

We had a great time yesterday. Someone was supposed to come clean the house in preparation for our guests, but when she didn't arrive by 9:30 am, I knew I was on my own. I once did house cleaning for a living, so I ripped through the place and was finished cleaning by 12:30. Then I started cooking. Our first guest arrived in the middle of an aqua cerro, and he was soaked! As folks arrived we all enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and drinks and conversation. When dinner was ready we all shared something for which we were grateful and then I followed up with the collect for Thanksgiving. Then we moved to the big table for dinner. We had turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, a big honking salad, two kinds of cranberry relish, cornbread, and chana dahl. For desert we had pumpkin pie, cherry cheesecake, and cookies. We had lots of wine, and sodas for those who don't drink. Chompita helped everyone with the hors d'oeuvres and dinner. Tía Sue and the Maduros helped clean up, and everyone was gone by 8:30, so the Lovely Mona and I collapsed and enjoyed an episode of Black Adder the Third. A fine Thanksgiving, indeed!

The family room

The table

The turkey

Lizzie, Tía Sue, and Janet

Joyce and Padre


Eric and Bert


The Table is Spread



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