babsbybend (babsbybend) wrote in binky_betsy,
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People will read what they think they're reading.

Back in the '60's, there was a song by Peter, Paul and Mary, called, "Puff, the Magic Dragon."  It was about an imaginary dragon and his boy. 

Some people insisted that the song was about smoking pot.

Then there was "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," with the song, "Candyman."  It was a song about a candy manufacturer.

Some people insisted that the song was about drugs.

Now there's the song, "Hallelujah," written by Leonard Cohen, who is a Jew who follows a different religion, Buddhism.  It was in the movie "Shrek," but only one verse.  The other verses are, well, erotic.   Or not; your mileage may vary.

Some 8 year old girl with an  incredible voice did a cover of the song, singing all the verses, and now some people think that it's a Christian anthem, because she is a Christian, her parents are Christian, and these people think that they heard her sing, "I know that there's a God above," and they heard something about King David and Samson, while ignoring the parts about tying a man to a kitchen chair and so forth.

One of the people is a friend of mine who is probably very, very annoyed with me, and now probably the verb should be "was."

Anyway, just a lesson on how far some people will reach-- Mike is a great dad.  Elizabeth and Anthony love each other.  Elly is just so wonderful...  And I have relatives who are ticked at me that I can't see how good and wonderful they all are.

Well, I'm just preaching to the choir here. Nothin' more to say.
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    I wonder what White Person Problem will overwhelm Sarah today. It seems that she wants to talk about a minor incident at a shopping mall.

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