So, Judges 5, aka “The Song of Deborah and Barak,” is our oldest swatch of Hebrew scripture. It’s about a female leader of Israel, who guides her general toward battle. It’s also about a female badass named Jael, who does in the enemy leader with a tent spike. Oldest known Hebrew scripture. Two uppity ladies. No submissiveness for miles. (And don’t even me started on this guy named Barak.)
(Originally posted January 17, 2012)
I don’t know where I read this, but it’s cool: The metaphor of beating a sword into a plowshare shows that peace takes labor. There’s no way around it.
(Originally posted November 22, 2011)
You know you’re a grown-up when Saturday becomes chore day instead of play day. Don’t let it happen to you. Rise up! Sleep in! Dress down! Lie around! And light a candle for those of us who so captively accomplish.
(Originally posted September 10, 2011)
It’s a good thing that, unlike the creature that gave him his powers, Spider Man does not shoot webs from his rear.
(Originally published August 24, 2011)
In my dream, Joe DiMaggio tells an indignant Marilyn Monroe that she is a hack nuclear scientist. He bursts into song with, “You think your project’s Curie-ous, but no, you’re data’s spurious.” I can’t remember what happens next.
(Originally posted July 20, 2011)
James decided to hum the wedding march, and it came out as “O Christmas Tree.” Do I even want to know what this means?
(Originally posted June 9, 2011)