Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Holidays

I'm stoked! My friend Fabian got me a Kinder Advent calendar:

Of course, I had to look up what and when exactly Advent is...when I found out it doesn't start til November 29, I busted into the candy early.

Then today, a big box came in the mail. I hadn't ordered anything—certainly not through FedEx!—but it had my name on it. When I opened it up...ooh! A copy of Blasphemy!

"In Blasphemy you take part in the fate of a would-be messiah. Your aim is to convince your compatriots that your Jesus, and your Jesus alone, is the genuine article.

To accomplish this, your Jesus must cut as impressive a figure as possible. He must give stirring sermons, perform miracles, attract devoted followers, and generally carry on in a messiah-like fashion. Your Jesus must make every effort to discredit his rivals, and in the end, he must get himself win the game if you're the first player to get your Jesus nailed up.

Blasphemy is the race to the cross!"



Gelfling said...

What?! What?! You guys don't have Advent calendars over there? What a missed opportunity for... people who like to sell lots of chocolate!! You can get cheap-and-nasty themed ones filled with that kind of almost-chocolate that only kids will really eat. You can get non-food ones, like made of felt - maybe a felt Christmas tree and 24 pockets filled with felt ornaments to "hang" (or stick) on the tree. Or made of wood - 24 little drawers to fill with treats or trinkets. Heck, even the LEGO club does one - one LEGO figure to put together each day. Starts December 1, here at least.

David Scott said...

Wow do you have a secret admirer that has stumped up the $99 for Blasphemy? Or was it the pensioner:-)

Bones said...

David: it was the pensioner...a term we have been chuckling over all day.

Gelfling: apparently we DO have them in the US, unbeknownst to me, the godless heathen. What with the calendar, the saint candles and oodles of holidays, who knew Christianity could be so much fun?