Puritanism: The gift that keeps on giving
Mr. Slattern snapped this photo of a bumper sticker during a recent trip to Maine. I thought I’d share it with you just in case you were wondering why I drink…
Posted on July 28, 2012, in Cocktails!, Life and times and tagged Drinking, Humor, Maine, Purtianism. Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.
A professor once told me that Californians speak to each other via bumper stickers, so being a Cali guy I find this hilarious!
If you were a Maine guy, you’d be crying in your beer.
I refuse to make a comment longer than the bumperstic…
Clearly, brevity is the soul of w……
ahh the mantra of New Englanders
Sufferings R’ Us
‘Tis the season for religious reflection– if you read my post about vacation bible school, I would love to hear the down east side of this educational institution. . .
You know, I went to a Baptist vacation bible school just once with a friend, and I had exactly the same vacation bible school experience of being invited to come forward and accept Jesus Christ as my personal lord and savior! Coming as I did from long line of indifferent Congregationalists, the prospect of walking to the front of the church with a hundred pairs of zealous eyes boring into my soul only to be dunked under the water in a kiddie wading pool didn’t appeal. In our church there was no eye contact, let alone mid-sermon swimming. I’ll admit the Baptist minister’s threat of spending eternity in the lake of fire was persuasive, if not downright coercive, which I suspect was the point. But I hung tough and stayed put in my chair. I have never regretted it.
I have often heard the quote, “The definition of a Methodists is one who stays up all night and wonders if the Baptists are having a good time.”
Very funny. Here’s an old chestnut about the Baptists:
Q: Why don’t Baptists have sex standing up?
A: Because God might think they were dancing.
Ahhhh, that’s a famous H.L. Menken quote! And as born and bred New Englanders, we know that it’s true!
Once again, my tragic semi-literacy is exposed. Had no idea what the source was. Thanks for the attribution, Frankie! 😉
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