Thursday, October 05, 2006

Today's Spiritual Interlude

There was once a time when the performer Chubby Checker (yeah – really “taking this out of mothballs,” I know) would pop up from time to time with a hit record that would get played on the radio, and we would all laugh at his dippy little dance songs until he was profiled on the ‘70s (I think) T.V. show “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” one day and we all found out that the music he made that we used to laugh at had made him rich enough to buy all of us and all of our relatives.

There’s a lesson there, but I’ve never been able to figure out what it is.

Anyway, this attempt at a parody is based on one of his biggest hits (and this news story):

Benny proclaims that, for sure
No more Limbo anymore
Islam never thought it true
Now for Catholics, nor do you
In the third world, they’re the faiths
That they never desecrate
So this pabulum for the flock
Says that Limbo is a crock

Limbo came upon the scene
At time of
St. Augustine
It was there dead babies went
Who took not the sacrament
But sweet charity is missed
In this strange “hypothesis”
So let’s hail this new device
Send them straight to paradise

Make sure you move that Limbo far!
Don’t want to be a Limbo star…
How low could they go?
And you have no idea how hard I tried to rhyme the word “Protestant.”

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