Thursday, July 27, 2006


"... what's this?"

"Looks deserted. Like some blog used to be here. Now it's all rundown and cobwebby."

"Cobwebby isn't a word."

"Full of cobwebs, then. And crumbs."

"Lord, the crumbs."

"Do you think anyone's coming back?"

"It's so... Haunted Mansion-y."

"What's this on the wall ... ?"

"I can't read it... can you?"

"Just barely... something about the end of the world, and controlling the weather?"

"How very John Bellairs."

"I loved that one book of his... the something, the something and the something. The Hat, the Sandwich, and the Bottle Opener..."

"The Letter, The Witch and The Ring?"


"I hear something..."

"Little feet running back and forth upstairs...?"

"No... someone's coming."



Blogger David said...

I hear the little feet.

1:54 PM  
Anonymous Faustus, M.D. said...

I don't.nngc

3:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the link to the Haunted Mansion. Without it, I would have never recognized an error of the past.

Let's have our next family reunion in Purgatory at the Holy Land Experience in Orlando to recover from our usual time wasting, low values, family dysfunctional experience seeking thrills in the Haunted Mansion at Disney.

Luckily, the government's attempt to tax freedom of relgious expression was quashed (or was it the right to bear arms to make sure that the government does subsidize religious expression? I get these things all mixed up). Anyway, read ot for yourself.

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A Florida judge has ruled in favor of a Christian theme park seeking an exemption from property taxes.

The Holy Land Experience in Orlando is operated by a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian ministry called Zion's Hope, which is devoted to converting Jews to Christianity.

It had been granted only limited exemptions for administrative and education facilities.

The Orange County Property Appraiser's office had denied the group's broader request in 2001, arguing the park was a tourist attraction rather than a church.

But Judge Cynthia MacKinnon said all of the park is tax-exempt.

In her ruling, the judge said Zion's Hope is using The Holy Land Experience "to spread what it considers to be God's word."

The park features scenes from ancient Jerusalem and biblical settings complete with costumed characters.

The $16 million, 15-acre park opened in 2001.

8:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am glad to see you posting.

9:54 PM  
Blogger Rindy said...

"You are a bold and courageous person, afraid of nothing. High on a hilltop near your home, there stands a dilapidated old mansion. Some say the place is haunted, but you don't believe in such myths. One night, a light appears in the topmost window in a tower of the old house. You decide to investigate. And you *never* return..."

(P.S. You probably saw this already, but has the first track from that record up on their site [plus a couple others]. It will totally give you flashbacks. Best! Screams! Ever!)

2:59 PM  
Blogger Hanuman1960 said...

I've just found you again!

Welcome back, although it appears that you might be at the monastery currently...

9:41 AM  

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