The Children’s Book of Revelations

Something this wrong is just so very right.  Stinquer IanJ presents:

Penguins 3: The Bishop’s Bastards opens August 7 and runs through the 27th at the Annex Theatre, 1100 E. Pike St., Seattle.


Woot! Thanks SFL. (For what it’s worth, it’s just “Annex Theatre,” not “the Annex Theatre” — we don’t know why the founders made that distinction, but they did.)

@IanJ: OMG, you’re a Grip! I’ve always wondered what a Grip looked like.

I loved it when the kid kicked the blocks over …

@IanJ: I was using “the” in the usage as a conjunction (it’s a conjunction, right?) an article [thx, flippin!] rather than as part of the proper name (i.e. The Johns Hopkins University), but whatevs…correction made.

@SanFranLefty: Article. But I follow…and salute you for sticking to your grammar guns. :)

I like that it is from St. Benedick’s parish. Theological accuracy and outstanding production values. What more could one want?

@flippin eck: This debate about whether a lower case “the” can go before the name of my employer or any proper noun has been exhaustively debated and unsatisfactorily resolved in my office.

It annoys the Fuck out of me.

@SanFranLefty: I think there’s a local-usage angle here, separate from The Incredibly Annoying Insistence On The, so beloved of our nation’s the newspapers. Why “the Castro” and not “the Market”?

@SanFranLefty: I’m not bothered by a preference to include or skip it when it’s lower case, but I can’t stand when it’s capped and included in the proper name (i.e. your already-cited The Johns Hopkins University). That makes me stabby.

@nojo: Yet I want to rip your head off when you say “The 8” – and I say “the Castro” and “the Mission” – there is no “the Market” in Ess Eff as far as I know.

@flippin eck: Don’t get me started on TJHU and other institutions of higher ed that do that shit. One of my alma maters (mata?) added that pretension when I was on the editorial staff of the campus rag. And then another one did it too. STABBY!!!!

@SanFranLefty: That’s the point. There could be “the Market,” but there isn’t, and that’s just local preference. Nor is there “the SOMA”.

@nojo: But there is nothing known as “Market” and “SOMA” was a creation of real estate agents…there’s a new game on the SFist blog of figuring out all the new micro-neighborhood nicknames the realtors come up with. So far my favorite is the oxymoronic “Lower Nob Hill” – to the rest of us, we call it “the Tenderloin” a.k.a. the corner of Crack Ho Avenue and Homeless Shitter Boulevard.

Speaking of Ess Eff, I’ve signed up to get training or approval to marry same-sex couples next week. I think that our Assessor-Registrar department is too optimistic, but if Walker lifts the stay on Friday, they’ll probably open up City Hall on Saturday and Sunday to issue licenses and conduct weddings like they did Valentine’s Day weekend in 2004 when I participated in and witnessed about 50 weddings – 10 of which featured folks I knew.

My fellow Bay Arean Walking Still and Ms. Still could also volunteer, and then we can all fight over who gets the honors for TommCatt and Mr. Catt if they decide to fly up to Ess Eff on Saturday if the stars align. (Otherwise, I’m sure LA County might stay open over the weekend, in which case Tommy could probably convince Dodger or Cassandra to do the honors…)

@SanFranLefty: Are not Market and Castro both streets? And why not “the Nob Hill”?

Again, the point: There’s nothing grammatically required either way. It’s all local usage.

@SanFranLefty: SOMA always makes me think of Brave New World in more ways than one.

@nojo: Meh. “The Five” and “The Eight” just sound dumb. Sometimes that’s all you need.

Oh, and I LOVED Inception! Esp. at $6/ticket and treats from the dollar store!

@IanJ: Maybe because it’s a complete sentence without the article?

@al2o3cr: Somebody’s riffing on Rapture Pet Rescue, methinks. Did we collectively decide whether it was serious?

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: All I know is that it sounds really weird to say “the Annex Theatre.” It’s a show “at Annex Theatre” in the same way it would be a show “at Radio City Music Hall.” You wouldn’t put a “the” in front of that name either.

My favorite? “The Evergreen State College” (my ahem alma mater), where they actually strongarmed the phone company into listing the damn school’s name in the T section of the phone book. Fuck you very much.

@IanJ: Go Geoducks!

While we’re getting pedantic anal detail-oriented, I’ve been informed that it’s called Book of Revelation, no s on the end. I informed the tipster that I just copied your video and was not responsible for that mistake. Do with that info what you will.

@IanJ: An IRL and FB friend, an Indian woman who gave up her law practice, is the new AD at Evergreen.

@SanFranLefty: Even though I pretty much earn my salary by being pedantic anal detail-oriented, I’ve been trying to catch myself more lately amongst friends. The reason?: I had a Come to Jesus moment when a friend told me point-blank and not in a flattering way, “You’re a corrector.”

@flippin eck: My goal has been to just try to self-direct the detail corrections. I was rereading a brief I filed a few months ago and really beat myself up over a typo. That said, I do want people to point my mistakes out to me so I can correct them, sort of like if I have something between my teeth or my fly is open. I don’t want to discover it three hours later.

this appears to be in Champaign/Urbana?


I could certainly verify the legitimacy

correction. that appears to be an add. SO. I can start an C/U chapter. always wanted a way to make money off this.

@SanFranLefty: I also like, as an alternative to Lower Nob Hill, Noberloin (mashing up Nob Hill and Tenderloin).

Another variant on this is Lower Pacific Heights (for parts of the district properly known as Western Addition).

I’m afraid Ms. Still and I won’t be able to compete on the marriage officiation front this weekend, so the Catts are all yours should they take the plunge.

@SanFranLefty: Well, you’ll have to speak to the writer, director, and all the other folks involved. I think this is a case of popular usage trumping correct usage — I’ve never heard the term “Book of Revelation” before, it’s always had an S at the end.

@IanJ: Same here, it was a surprise to learn from our tipster that it was singular and not plural.

@SanFranLefty: It’s one of my favorite Christian trivial “fun facts.” Cuz isn’t it fun? Another one being that there is no book of the Bible called Hezekiah. Whee!

@flippin eck: I’m also familiar with the singular, but certainly not through popular usage. Just one of those things that sticks in a recovering copy editor’s craw.

@flippin eck: Given the length and breadth of the Bible, I’d imagine there are any number of that kind of “fun fact” available — even discounting all the intentional misdirection that seems to happen around biblical quotes (eg, people quoting Leviticus to decry homosexuality while ignoring all the other really weird proscriptions right next to the one about guys boffin’ guys). Throw in a couple of different translations, and it’d employ a whole monastery full of monks keeping track of popular misconceptions.

@IanJ: @SanFranLefty: Having no fewer than three different private press versions in our upcoming catalogue, I can tell you it’s the Book of the Revelation of St John the Divine (not to be confused with St John the Evangelist). Or, if you prefer the Olde Englysshe spelling used by William Tyndale: The Boke off The Revelacion off Sanct Jhon the Devine. Yes, this is what I do with my days.

@Mistress Cynica: See, now that makes a lot more sense.

@Mistress Cynica: Or, as I call it, St. John’s Magical Mystery Acid Trip.

@nojo: It’s a good reminder to steer clear of anything labeled “Patmos blend.”

@flippin eck: I like that there was no “Angel of Death” sent out to kill the first born of the Egyptians as is commonly thought and that Exodus says that it was THE LORD himself who put the smite on to the Pharaoh’s people.

That and dogs returning to eat their own vomit in Acts (?) are two of my favorite passages.

@IanJ: More family values:

“The sun was rising as Lot reached the village. Then the LORD rained down fire and burning sulfur from the heavens on Sodom and Gomorrah. He utterly destroyed them, along with the other cities and villages of the plain, eliminating all life—people, plants, and animals alike . . . Afterward Lot left Zoar because he was afraid of the people there, and he went to live in a cave in the mountains with his two daughters.

“One day the older daughter said to her sister, ‘There isn’t a man anywhere in this entire area for us to marry. And our father will soon be too old to have children. Come, let’s get him drunk with wine, and then we will sleep with him. That way we will preserve our family line through our father.’ So that night they got him drunk, and the older daughter went in and slept with her father. He was unaware of her lying down or getting up again.

“The next morning the older daughter said to her younger sister, ‘I slept with our father last night. Let’s get him drunk with wine again tonight, and you go in and sleep with him. That way our family line will be preserved.’

“So that night they got him drunk again, and the younger daughter went in and slept with him. As before, he was unaware of her lying down or getting up again. So both of Lot’s daughters became pregnant by their father.” (Genesis 19:23-25, 30-36 , NLT)

@redmanlaw: Nothin’ like the old time religion to keep things clear about what’s good and what’s not.

@redmanlaw: Fun trivia, I was going for fun! Talking asses and the like, jeez!

@flippin eck: I leave the talking asses to the televangelists.

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