16 October 2009

Weekend Kneeler Jeopardy

I hadn't planned to keep going into the Fall with Weekend Kneeler Jeopardy, but because things have been so busy since school started, I don't post much. If I didn't do WKJ, there might not be much new on my blog at all.

In mommy news, my son lost his first tooth. It had been loose for two weeks, so every day he walked around with his hand cupped under his chin because if the tooth were to fall out, he wanted to be absolutely certain he would catch it. Turns out he woke up one morning after this had been going on for awhile and just pulled the tooth out. I see my son is taking after me with a strong showing in the virtue of patience.

And, more on my son. His behavior kept him from going to Cub Scouts, had him on blackout and also kept him from going to hockey. My MIL thinks I'm terrible, but now that she isn't staying here any more, the TV is on infrequently and the kids aren't snacking constantly. Hoping next week brings him some clarity on his behavior. Or as my father, the swearing saint would say, "This shit needs to come into focus." Always a nice visual.

We will miss the St. Agnes Fall Festival because we have to run to the cabin to drain the water heater and get the place closed up. Not normally a problem at this time of year, but with the cold and snow we've had, we're lucky the pipes haven't frozen already! (As of Wednesday, the pipes were OK, at least according to my FIL).

Category: Anathema

This heretical group was comprised of Perfects and Believers who held dualistic beliefs and embraced a form of reincarnation. Like the scarlet letter, they were required to wear a yellow cross on their clothes.

St. Alex says, please place your answer in the form of a question in the combox, and say a few Hail Marys while you wait for the answer to be revealed.

Demerits for using Google and other sneaky searches. Educated guesses are welcome and encouraged. Good luck!!


ArchAngel's Advocate said...

Who were the Manachees (not to be confused with the cute aquatic mammal found in Florida waterways, which in turn is not to be confused with the cute aquatic mammals found in bikinis in Florida...)?

Donna said...

Who were the Cathars? (who were murdered by We Catholics in the only Christian vs Christian crusade in the 1200s)

swissmiss said...

AA: Hope you were sitting on your ottoman when you answered :)

How you made the tangent from Manachees to bikinis is amazing and I'm sure would horrify the Manachees who believed that matter was evil, especially packaged in a bikini!

Donna: Bingo, you got it!! But, let's put away the Catholic bashing stick since "me Catholic" didn't have anything to do with the Cathars any more than I had to do with ending slavery, sending man to the moon or winning WWII.

Here's a link to some info on Wiki.

(I'll try to get another question up to last the weekend, but I first have to pack and make a few meals.)

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

I wasn't but boy would he have been PO'd if I had been!
As fro the "string" of consciousness bit, I believe the pun is the highest form of any language (because you have to know the language in order to pun well), and the rest of the stream just flowed from it. To paraphrase "the pun is the mightiest of the word"

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

Here's a quicky WNJ query:
What is one of the most important puns in history (at least to the Church) found in Scripture? Hint: It comes from the Word's mouth itself.

swissmiss said...

Veni, vedi, vici? (It should've been in Scripture and it's all that's coming to my head at the moment!)

I'm clueless. What's the answer?

pun...pen...heh hehh hehhh *in my best Bevis voice

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

"Veni, vedi, vici" is Julius Caesar in "History of the Gallic War".
What we have to remember is that the Bible was written in other languages, especially the New Testament which was written in Greek (specifically Koine Greek, the Greek of the common folk & tradesmen). So the pun is:
Mat 16:18 So I [Jesus] now say to you: You are Peter [petros, masculine] and on this rock [petra, feminine] I will build my community [ekklēsia, community]. And the gates of the underworld can never overpower it.

What makes this even funner is that Peter tries walking on the water in Matthew 14:22-33 where he (everyone say it with me)sank like a rock.