Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The heck you say?

Picture this:
I'm eating my lunch, casually flipping the pages of the newspaper when a particular headline catches my eye. At first, I am not too affected by said headline but as I pause to consider it further I am a bit surprised at what it says.
The headline read: Judge Takes Balthazar Test
Immediately, I think to myself - wow, these politicians have become so crooked that we (society) have developed a test to determine if elected officials are demonic pawns of satan!
At this point, I decide I should re-read the headline to be sure I read it correctly. What did the headline really say? Judge Takes Breathalyzer Test
Oops.

Sidenote: Apparently, a few sci-fi/magical/fantasy artists (authors/screenwriters) have taken liberty with the actual origin of the name Balthazar ... if you're a sci-fi/magical/fantasy fan you think of Balthazar as a devil-figure - if you know anything about the Christian Bible, you think of Balthazar as one of the 3 wisemen who celebrated the birth of Christ in Bethlehem.

1 comment:

yllwdaisies said...

I read this & immediately thought of Balthazar Getty. Does that make me un-knowledgeable, or a pop culture princess? Is unknowledgeable a word?