Wednesday, November 21, 2007

An Atheist's Thanksgiving Hymn

Sing along with the Exterminator:

We gather together to ask for more dressing,
Potatoes, tomatoes, and turkey piled high,
And plenty of vino --
Let's end with cappuccino.
Sing praises to the cook,
Who forgets not the pie.

[Revised Version: 11/22/07, 10:00 a.m. EST]

12 comments:

Ute said...

I'll do everything but the cappuccino... :)

The Exterminator said...

Ute:
Just for you I've written an alternative line. Instead of:
Let's end with cappuccino., you can sing:

I hope we have some Beano.

Ute said...

Hmmmm... let's see if we can't come up with something that doesn't involve coffee... :)

I'm reading your blog with great interest by the way. I'm glad you stopped by mine and left a comment.

The Exterminator said...

Ute:
I'm glad to have found your blog. Most homeschoolers I've met are religious nuts.

Now, I'm gonna teach you about Beano. It's not another form of coffee. It's basically an anti-fart pill. When you get to be my age, you may become more familiar with it.

But anyway, here are a couple of other substitute lines you could use after And plenty of vino --

1. Both cabernet [or Chardonnay or Beaujolais] and pinot.
2. But don't give me caffeine, no.
3. And pizza rolls from Gino.

I vote for the first. But if your kids like Italian fast food, you might opt for the last.

the chaplain said...

Man, I am impressed! Are you going to publish an Atheist Hymnal in the near future? Perhaps I could use some in my chapel.

ordinarygirl said...

I have a friend that says a prayer at dinner with his meals. He's an atheist, but he wants to teach his kids something. He thanks the scientists and doctors for developing hygienic food preparation methods and that's it (well, paraphrased, it's better worded than that).

I can't wait until his kids go to school and are asked to say "the blessing."

John Evo said...

Well, on this day of Thanksgiving, I don't want to totally disenfranchise our theists friends, and I'll give them an old favorite that they are free to use:

Rub a dub dub
Thanks for the grub
YeeeeAAAH, GOD!

O'Girl, you substitute "YeeeAAAH,
DARWIN!

PhillyChief said...

Very nice.

Ute said...

Anti fart pill! Right! LOL Another lesson learned.

John Evo said...

Ute obviously never had to care for the elderly. I buy that stuff like candy for my mom and aunt (91 and 93 respectively). It's not cheap either. A bottle of 100 is $11 at Costco. But it's WORTH it! Naturally, I don't use it myself. I enjoy a good fart.

PhillyChief said...

Hardly official Japanese, but we use the term "poo-san". It's more of a kids term, but we're hardly mature so there ya go.

Our dog apparently isn't in complete control of her poo-sans. Occasionally one toots out and she's more surprised then we are. She leaps up and looks at her own ass like "what the hell was that?".

See that, I worked it back to the original topic, music. ;)

John Evo said...

LOL!! That's funny, Philly.