Friday, February 18, 2005

Monastic Humor

I did a Technorati search to see who's been writing about Peretz's "Liberalism Is Dead" article in the New Republic (I'd seen the article mentioned on Drudge, and also, The Anchoress). I ranked the results by source authority, which brought me to the blog Pejmanesque. I found this little nugget (entirely tangential to the Peretz piece or what Pejman had to say) in the comments section:
I'm reminded of the story of the monk in a monastery in which only two words were allowed every ten years. After ten years, the monk said to the abbot "Food bad." After another ten, he said "bed hard." Another ten, "cell cold." Another ten, "I quit." The abbot said "I'm not surprised; you've done nothing but complain ever since you got here."

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