Heinlein's Belly Laughing Thread

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Heinlein's Belly Laughing Thread

Post by UncleBob » Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:23 pm

"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh." - Robert A. Heinlein

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Re: Heinlein's Belly Laughing Thread

Post by Del » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:21 pm

Heinlein was a decent man. We shouldn't judge a writer by the words that he puts into the mouths of his characters.

Some of his characters were real jerks.
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Re: Heinlein's Belly Laughing Thread

Post by Jocose » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:21 pm

I can't relate™.
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Re: Heinlein's Belly Laughing Thread

Post by Sir Moose » Tue May 01, 2018 12:04 am

Him: You wanna fork?
Her: No! That's evil.
Him: Do you just wanna spoon then?
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Re: Heinlein's Belly Laughing Thread

Post by Del » Tue May 01, 2018 5:59 am

Heinlein's favorite story (of his own writing) was The Man Who Traveled in Elephants. It is a deeply moving tale (spoiler alert) about a man on a bus, riding to the Fair. He reflects on the good times of his life, now lonely after the loss of his wife. She was his best friend and traveling companion. This bus ride is a feeble attempt to recapture some of those moments.

He slowly discovers that this is not a normal trip to the fair. He slowly realizes that he is entering a happy afterlife, filled with joys and wonders and reunions with loved ones.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_W ... _Elephants

Heinlein's favorite short story by any other author was Our Lady's Juggler, by Anatole France. It is a short and touching tale about a simple street juggler who joins a monastery, where all of the monks are deeply devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
https://www.accuracyproject.org/t-Franc ... ggler.html
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Re: Heinlein's Belly Laughing Thread

Post by Del » Tue May 01, 2018 6:33 am

Are there any sources to suggest that this internet rumor might be true?

It is normal enough for culinary customs and local folk superstitions to overlap. But I find it incredulous that The ChurchTM ever cared what we ate with.

Meanhwhile... as local folklore goes, being afraid of a fork is belly-laugh fare on par with being afraid that somebody out there might be offended by Mel Brooks. We aren't any better than the medieval idiots lampooned in the article. (Except that we are real idiots, and they are probably made up.)

[The fear of offending the modern puritan mob is real, and I am grateful that Uncle Bob moderated that post before they came after us with pitchforks and burned us like a witches. Our Moderators protect us from ending up like Starbucks.]
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Re: Heinlein's Belly Laughing Thread

Post by wosbald » Tue May 01, 2018 6:41 am

+JMJ+
Del wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 6:33 am
Are there any sources to suggest that this internet rumor might be true?

It is normal enough for culinary customs and local folk superstitions to overlap. But I find it incredulous that The ChurchTM ever cared what we ate with.
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Re: Heinlein's Belly Laughing Thread

Post by UncleBob » Tue May 01, 2018 7:32 am

"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh." - Robert A. Heinlein

"Many of the points here, taken to their logical conclusions, don't hold up to logic; they're simply Godded-up ways of saying "I don't like that." - Skip

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Re: Heinlein's Belly Laughing Thread

Post by Del » Tue May 01, 2018 2:04 pm

wosbald wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 6:41 am
+JMJ+
Del wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 6:33 am
Are there any sources to suggest that this internet rumor might be true?

It is normal enough for culinary customs and local folk superstitions to overlap. But I find it incredulous that The ChurchTM ever cared what we ate with.
Youth.


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What’s the funny part?
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Re: Heinlein's Belly Laughing Thread

Post by infidel » Tue May 01, 2018 4:14 pm

Del wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 2:04 pm
wosbald wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 6:41 am
+JMJ+
Del wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 6:33 am
Are there any sources to suggest that this internet rumor might be true?

It is normal enough for culinary customs and local folk superstitions to overlap. But I find it incredulous that The ChurchTM ever cared what we ate with.
Youth.


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What’s the funny part?
I came here for a belly laugh and all I got was this lousy thread.
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