Just a few pictures to put us in the proper frame of mind for the eve of All Hollows, with thanks to Father Pitt, who collects this sort of thing.
Dr. Boli, Why is it that my opinion is widely considered my two cents worth, but on the very rare occasions when people ask for it they only offer me a penny for my thoughts. Should I feel short-changed?
Dank für die Ankh!
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Honestly, I’m not erudite enough to get the Egyptian thing. Other than that, nice.
Greybeard, here’s my two cents’ worth:
The two cents’ worth is based on a Marxian labor theory of value, for we all know every penny’s worth of thought that goes into composing an opinion, but a penny for an opinion (assuming “a penny for your thoughts” means this) is based on a Capitalistic supply-and-demand theory of value, and we all know how far supply exceeds demand insofar as opinions are concerned. If you feel short-changed, confess to your priest,, and do so soon, for you are thinking like a communist!
Opinions are much like houses, everyone believes theirs is worth more than the market is willing to bear…
To Bob Sacamento: The Egyptian thing is the door of the Winter mausoleum in the Allegheny Cemetery. That such a thing exists is absurd enough, but the fact that there are two of it shows that plain reality is simply impossible: the Woolworth mausoleum in Woodlawn is identical except for F. W. Woolworth’s face in the relief. Both were designed by John Russell Pope, the architect of the Jefferson Memorial.
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