Friday, 24 February 2012

Nuts in a box

A very few nuts in a box will, when shaken, produce a lot of noise. In other words, the noise mustn't be taken for an indication that there are a lot of nuts in the box. Cristina Odone (h/t Archbishop Cranmer) has pointed out that the National Secular Society can boast only about 7000 members, about the same as the British Sausage Appreciation Society.

5 comments:

Patricius said...

Nuts: OK. But please don't mention sausages on Friday!

Fr William said...

Father, did you have to post about sausages? On a Friday? In Lent? That's really piling on the agony :-)

Still, once Lent is out of the way I think we ought all to join the British Sausage Appreciation Society. Partly to swing the statistics against the NSS; and partly just … because.

Ben said...

Don't forget that the Reformation started with sausages (in Switzerland, at any rate). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affair_of_the_Sausages

Richard Duncan said...

"The vanity, restlessness, petulance, and spiritof intrigue, of several petty cabals, who attempt to hide their total want ofconsequence in bustle and noise, and puffing, and mutual quotation of eachother, makes you imagine that our contemptuous neglect of their abilities is amark of general acquiescence in their opinions. No such thing, I assure you.Because half a dozen grasshoppers under a fern make the field ring with theirimportunate chink, whilst thousands of great cattle, reposed beneath the shadowof the British oak, chew the cud and are silent, pray do not imagine that thosewho make the noise are the only inhabitants of the field; that, of course, theyare many in number, or that, after all, they are other than the little,shrivelled, meager, hopping, though loud and troublesome, insects of the hour."

Edmund Burke: Reflections on the Revolution in France

Recusant said...

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