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Monday, May 20, 2019

M³ Again, Rape Is Bad


            Okay, so, there are a number of similarities between the Bible and Greek mythology throughout, but this ain’t one of them. Genesis, with the story of Sodom and Lot’s daughters sends the message that rape is bad. In the first instance it’s the idea that raping and breaking hospitality is bad. In the second, it’s that incestual rape is bad. This time, there are no qualifiers. Rape is bad.

Friday, May 17, 2019

F³ Magic Words


Prohibition had ended, but the Midnight was still a speakeasy. It had expanded to all sorts of vices in the city, and became famous for the only place in the city where hardened lowlifes should share suds with cops taking their weekly bribes from girls on their laps. It wasn’t all the cops, but even the most righteous DA and chief of police wouldn’t dream of trying to bust anyone in this place. Ma had too much muscle in high places.

Monday, May 13, 2019

M³ If One Is Good, More Is Better?

            Okay, so we have to take a minute here to talk about the marriage thing. From Adam through Noah, we have monogamous relationships. One man, one woman, the end. Even Cain is only mentioned at having one woman, an unnamed wife (though some rumors and questionable sources name Lilith as his wife).

Friday, May 10, 2019

F³ Getting Answers


“Who the hell are you?” Schumacher asked.
“Call me Slim.”
“What kind of ____ name is Slim?” another apprenticed cursed.
“It your chances of getting out of this without more violence,” I said.

Monday, May 6, 2019

M³ Trickses on Jacob


            So, Jacob wins out over Esau. The most clever and deserving wins and takes all. Now down to the business of his own life, Jacob wants to settle down and falls in love with Rachel, the second daughter of Laban. In order to prove his worth, he serves Laban for seven years. Then, on what is supposed to be his nuptial night, Laban gives him Leah, the eldest daughter, not Rachel.
            This is why it’s important to have the lights on at first.

Friday, May 3, 2019

F³ The New Lead


My second perusal of the yellow pages led me south to a hellish place filled with iron works and other industrial places. The heat from the furnaces drove away all the fog and set me to sweating so much that I had to take off my hat and wipe my brow. Schumacher’s Glassworks was a small operation as far as it went, without even a front man. I just walked back to the workshop where a half dozen people were working.