Late April 2023 Grab Bag o’ Humour

Few things are as opaque to see as the day of the week that Jesus died and the day he rose again from the dead. I was brought up in a Lutheran church and heard that Good Friday was the day that Jesus died. I assumed that he rose again on Sunday which is why Easter Sunday was such a big deal. But the one thing that is in agreement is that Jesus rose again after 3 days.

Did Christians make an easy counting error? Jesus was dead on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Therefore he rose on Sunday after 3 days being dead,

Or is it likely that the big celebration is on Sunday because Christians believed something was afoot? Jesus would be found alive on Monday after the obligatory 3 days. But because of their belief that Monday was in the cards, they celebrate on Sunday.

An enlightened religion would celebrate the most on Easter Monday. That’s the day we lowly earthlings were given “proof” that Jesus had risen from the dead. It makes me wonder why proof is so lowly regarded in organized religion. It’s almost as if those in power want to make their own rules.


We’re always told to keep our music down because it may disturb other people. Especially late at night when many people need to rest up for an early work day.

It seems the only place to escape this is the country. Farmhouses are generally far enough away from each other that farmers can generally play their music on 11, anytime, all the time.

But they don’t. Farmers are some of the earliest risers in society and start work before the majority of other workers. So they end up going to bed at about 9 in the evening, to get up with the sun in the summer.

But surely they crank their music (even if it’s country music!) at times during the day? Well if you can find a farmer with music equipment that goes to 11, then maybe. It’s just that I have never seen that music equipment. What a waste of a perfectly good opportunity, farmers!


In a 2015 post I noted that the most popular female name in a song was Sherry. It was in the song Sherry by the Four Seasons and Oh Sherrie by Steve Perry.

But I have since realized there are two other contenders for most popular female name in a song: Virginia and Jane. Meet Virginia by Train , Virginia Don’t Go by Prism, Jane by Starship and Jane by Bare Naked Ladies present two new contenders.

In 2015 I said Sherry was popular because the songwriters were talking in code. Sherry was popular because it is also the name of a type of alcohol.

Virginia could also be code for something, most likely a virgin. Virginia reminds the songwriters of virgins, either real or imagined.

So what about Jane? There aren’t any easy other meanings of Jane. If Jane were a more popular name I would say it wins this popularity contest.

But maybe, just maybe it reminds people of the fictional Jane in Tarzan stories. Possibly the male songwriters thought of the part where Tarzan and Jane try to communicate. “Me, Tarzan. You Jane.” Maybe that’s what the songwriters felt their conversations with attractive women were like.

About Larry Russwurm

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