Friday, January 09, 2009
oh. my. gosh.
mark lent me a book called "lamb - the gospel according to biff, Christ's childhood pal", by christopher moore. people, it's freakin HILARIOUS. not a christian book by any stretch, but surprisingly not offensive! :) if you are looking for a surprisingly reverent irreverent and (did i mention) HILARIOUS book, go buy it! i laughed so hard on the plane that i was in tears, and the guy next to me stopped me to ask what i was reading! here is an excerpt that has nothing to do with the gospel portion of the story, but made me laugh so hard! the context is that biff, Jesus' friend, has been temporarily brought to life to write this gospel, and an angel is keeping him in a motel room while he writes it. the angel is obsessed with cable tv...
"i've tried to get the angel to watch MTV so i can learn the vocabulary of your music, but even with the gift of tongues, i'm having trouble learning to speak hip-hop. why is that one can busta rhyme or busta move anywhere, but you must busta cap in someone's ass? is "ho" always feminine, and "muthaf*cka" always masculine, while "bitch" can be either? how many peeps in a posse, how much booty before baby got back, do you have to be all that to get all up in that, and do i need to be dope and phat to be da bomb or can i just be "stupid"?"
moore actually handles his subject with surprising delicacy, and lets biff handle all the bulk of the insanity. :) soA if you like to laugh, give it a try!