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Praying inappropriately

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Tonight's Secret Message Is:

really hated to resort to using a photo in today's Raging Pencils but I struggled for hours and hours trying to make a wholly different, yet entirely worthy, concept work as a cartoon, but it steadfastly resisted all attempts at being reduced to a cogent bon mot. Thus this last-minute bit of irreverence.

I'll save the earlier idea for some other time in hopes that inspiration will someday blossom in its regard.


Regarding today's comic, I guess I should be used to it by now but I still get annoyed when a perfectly good secular event is hijacked by some pilgrim who suddenly feels the overpowering need to drag his particular diety into it, thanking Him for "letting us all be here today"... except the one's who were killed in freak accidents or died from any assortment of ailments along the way.

These events are generally boring enough, so quit dragging it out already, lest I commandeer the podium next time and begin forcing everyone to engage in a lively example of the Lakota Ghost Dance... as amusing as that might be.


Toddy Cold Brew Coffeee systemThis is the Toddy Cold Brew System. I can tell you from personal experience that it brews the best coffee you will ever taste and it does it without either heat or electricity.

High temperatures, in case you don't know, are what causes coffee to release acid but the Toddy is, as the name suggests, a cold-water brewing system.

I should state right up front that I am not much of a coffee drinker. I love the way it smells, love the way it tastes in ice cream, but I find it a bitter row to hoe as a beverage even when drowned in a flood of milk and sugar. Frankly, give me a hot cocoa any day.

However, many years ago the then-wife, who was almost physically unable to get out of bed without a mug o' java to stoke her adrenal fires, discovered the Toddy system and her stomach lining, under siege from too much instant coffee, was saved. Ever since then I've shared the item with friends and family and today Beloved Girlfriend couldn't live without hers.

It's a simple device... you pour water and ground coffee into the white, plastic, upper container and let it steep for 12 hours. Afterwards you place it on top of the glass carafe, remove the plug on the bottom and allow the pure, filtered essence of what can only be described as "coffee nectar" to drain out. You can even add water to the grounds and repeat the process a second time. Since it's not heated, the second batch is just as flavorful.

Pour a little of this nectar into a cup, add water and heat to perfection. I guarantee you will love this doo-dad whether you have trouble with acid or not. If you don't trust me, behold the overwhelming roar of approval at Amazon.

One last note: Currently the GF is enamored of Dunkin Donuts Dark Roast coffee. It's reasonably-priced and, I'm told, damn tasty.


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Today's Google Chow.

Billy Graham: "And now, let us bow our heads in prayer."

Me: "What? Awww, crap! Okay, when in Rome... Hey Jesus, you there? Yeah, I'd like a spaceship made entirely of tits and I'd like Roger Ailes to get a painful boil right on the taint. Thanks! You're a pal!"