It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע

How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes
Wear It With Pride

15 February 2009

The Birds

We had a little treat today.  The cedar waxwings have arrived.  These migrating birds are passing through town, feasting on the ripened winter berries.  We were very pleased to see our little fruit eaters.  Apparently the waxwings are at risk for alcohol poisoning from eating too much fermented fruit.  I suppose every flock ends up encountering problems with drinking and flying.  But I bet they don't bonk their heads while getting into their helicopters.

 Here's a cool fact, the coloring on the tips of the waxwing's tail feathers depends on what kind of berries they are eating at the time their tail feathers are coming in.  If someone pantsed Pampers we'd know what color you get from eating doucheberries.

1 comment:

navyvet48 said...

Thanks for the laugh and the smile...with my morning coffee!