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cookie cutters for God's sake

June19

I’m sure we’re all familiar with the story of Elisha and the She-Bears, from 2 Kings 2:23-24:

“[Elisha] went up from there to Bethel; and while he was going up on the way, some small boys came out of the city and jeered at him, saying, “Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!” And he turned around, and when he saw them, he cursed them in the name of the LORD. And two she-bears came out of the woods and tore forty-two of the boys.”

A real barnstormer, that.

Meanwhile, I think Robert Heinlein mentioned this passage in about half his books. However, he wasn’t the only person to find this passage an inspiration… In the 18th century, some pious lunatic decided that this was the perfect scene to immortalize and emblazoned on a cookie mold. Because, clearly, there’s nothing that will make children happier, confident, and secure than when they get their treat with a reminder to respect their elders – or else.

The link will take you to the site of “House on a Hill”, a hearty and ferocious crew bent on helping to produce a modern facsimile. So you and your kids can share the type of experience that their therapists can spend years unpacking, all for the low price of $65.

If they offer a bulk discount, I’m sure Hemant Mehta would want one, too.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

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Lots of stuff.

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All the while, striving mightily, and daily, to remain a prudent and optimistic gentleman - and, authentic.

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