the daily admonishments 12-13-19


If you grow up long enough you’ll have plenty people give you stern warnings about what is safe and what is sorry. Don’t run with scissors. Don’t run with a lollipop in your mouth. Don’t run with unstable dynamite. Those sort of things. You might notice that ‘running’ is the common denominator in these three warnings. It’s running which is what’s dangerous, eh, The Purging Lutheran?

Good try, earthborn.

While it is proper and even good manners to walk with scissors and lollipops it is still dangerous like a-heck to even touch unstable dynamite. Another name for it is


The same stuff you see used in Warner Brothers cartoons like Bugs Bunny and especially Roadrunner animated shorts. Roadrunner’s nemesis, Wile. E. Coyote, typically blows himself up at least once in each show trying to serve Roadrunner up on a plate. Awkwardly, it is the same ingredient used by heart patients to dilate their vascular systems. Talk about a crossover drug. Nitroglycerin? Don you touch it unless prescribed by doktor!

The warnings in the warning picture above are smart warnings.

DO NOT play with medicine. I once ate half a bottle of Bayer children aspirin when I was a tad. Not all at once but a couple at a time over the course of the day. I didn’t die, that I remember, but looking back on it Mom never mentioned anything to me about it.

DO NOT play with electricity. Back when I was a wee bern, we had a big, wooden speaker with loose wires. Need I go on?

DO NOT play with fire. Despite those who play with fire are generally regarded as nuts, I never found it a big deal. Just don’t do it in the house. Pretty simple, huh?

DO NOT play with the stove. Hot! Hot! Hot! And not in a good way.

DO NOT play with Communism. Ask +1,000,000,000 human beings, dead or alive, what they think about Communism.


Proverbs 12:15

Fools are headstrong and do what they like;
    wise people take advice.

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