Archive for August, 2008


August 31, 2008


Two She-Bears Maul the Boys

August 30, 2008

Welcome to a little feature I like to call Bible B-Sides.
Thanks and credit go to SheWalksSoftly for coining that term around 5 years ago.  : -)  I can’t believe it’s been that long.

So what, you ask, is a Bible B-Side?

Well, we all know about Jesus walking on water and healing the blind.  Moses and the 10 Commandments.  John the Baptist with his head on the platter.

But how many of you are aware of the lesser known treasures of the Great Book?  For instance,  that oh-so-fantastic tale of the prophet Elisha and the she-bears, hmm?  Well, okay, anybody who knows me in real life knows that story.

But for you new recruits out there:  The prophet Elisha is walking on the road to Bethel. Along the way, some small boys come out of the woods and jeer at him, saying, “Go away baldhead, go away baldhead!”  When Elisha sees them, he curses them in the name of the Lord.  And so two she-bears emerge from the woods and maul 42 of the boys.  Satisfied, Elisha continues his journey to Bethel.

So here is my interpretation of the second book of Kings, chapter 2, verse 23.  Or, as I like to call it, “Two She-Bears Maul the Boys:”

Here’s the chapter itself, although I prefer the New Oxford Annotated translation, which I couldn’t find online.  This will have to do:;&version=49;

This Land is Your Land

August 29, 2008

My friends…the next President of the United States:


August 27, 2008

Here’s a Platonic dialogue I had with myself:

Me:  Oh, look…”Silly Little Drawings” has become “Silly Little Abandoned Blog.”
Myself:   What?  No!  This blog isn’t abandoned.  It’s coming back.
Me:  When?
Myself:  Well…now.
Me:  But you haven’t posted anything since July 25th.  You gave up.
Myself:    No I didn’t.  I took a break.
Me:  Too busy to keep up your Web log?  What kind of 21st century citizen are you?
Myself:    I was reading Against the Day.
Me:  Oh.  A book?
Myself:   Yes, that’s right.
Me:  And you actually read it?
Myself:   Cover to cover.
Me:  Oh.
Myself:  When was the last time you read a book?
Me:  Well, you know.  I keep up with all the blogs, my favorite reality television programs, a web comic or two…
Myself:   Right, right.  Anyway, I’m back, brother.
Me:  So, then…let’s see a silly little drawing.
Myself:   Okay, here:

Me:  What does it…
Myself:   I don’t know.