In a message dated 20.12.2001 11:17:06 PM:

>> You'd prefer people were converted on the basis of whimsy?

    Intriguin' idea for a conculture's religion. ::nudges Yoon & Ms.
Fuzzybluemonkeys - conlangers with hell-a-whimsy::
    Maybe a religion that doesn't take itself at all seriously cuz it's
Higher Powers are all Trickster Gods and these "trouble-makin'" Gods make up
ad hoc Committees & Sub-Committees according to whimsy, impulse and the
general principles of Creative Chaos & Mischievious Mayhem.
    Perhaps all the Trickster Gods are just aspects of One Chaotic
God-Reality? "God-as-Multiple-Personality-Disorder"  *gigglagoogolbyte*
Makes _sense_ to me...

    sorta OT: A few years ago, I had a friend who called himself "Pox" ... he
had MPD (Multiple Personality Disorder). He would leave Post-It notes to his
other very distinct selves, i.e. "Jerri, wash YOUR damn dishes & pots ASAP b4
they turn into science fair project material. Love, Pox"; "Hey Luther,
Jacinda called & wants her CDs back, but she doesn't want to see you, wants
to see Pox. Tot."; "Pox, call your Mom. Jerry"; "Pox, I am not talking to
you, you ______head!!!! Rex" etc..
    In a note I wrote, I joked that I hoped they had stock in the Post-It
company cuz his apartment was literally decorated with all the different
coloured Post-Its (each personality had it's own colour after 2 fought over
the colour light purple). Pox wasn't exactly amused. Tot thought it was funny
in an "existentially absurdist way." Jerri & Luther furthered their demand
that they get a computer system. Rex retorted that they couldn't get a
computer cuz they couldn't keep a job long enough to save up that kinda money
(Pox had gotten fired from a toy store for making "indecent tableaus" out of
Barbie Dolls, Beanie Monkeys, G. I. Joes, etc.. Tot is to blame according to
    I think Pox got hospitalized (or jailed) and then I lost track of him (I
had my own problems as well).

    czHANg, grateful recovering "sick puppy"

"It would be ironic if the answer to Babel
were pidgin and not Pentecost."
    - George Steiner,  _After Babel:
  Aspects of Language & Translation_