Goodenough Gismo

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    This is the classic children's book, Goodenough Gismo, by Richmond I. Kelsey, published in 1948. Nearly unavailable in libraries and the collector's market, it is posted here with love as an "orphan work" so that it may be seen and appreciated -- and perhaps even republished, as it deserves to be. After you read this book, it won't surprise you to learn that Richmond Irwin Kelsey (1905-1987) was an accomplished artist, or that as Dick Kelsey, he was one of the great Disney art directors, breaking your heart with "Pinocchio," "Dumbo," and "Bambi."

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Football fans are wont to watch Football on the Lord's day rather than attend church like they should, or so may be the thinking of some of the more extreme amongst evangelicals.

Also they may come at it from the angle that many men watch TV rather than spend time with their families as they should, and neglecting one's duty to family is a serious, hellfire worthy sin.

(and do you really need separate categories for 'porn lovers' and 'masturbators'?)


It leads to most of the Seven Deadly Sins.

Although, only gluttony and sports go really well together. (However, our sister does tell the following joke: Why do Canadian couples do it doggie style? Answer: So they can both watch the hockey game.)




The fun part, of course, is figuring out how many categories into which one fits, either now or in the past, and also engaging in that exercise with regard to friends, lovers and others.

Chuckling right along here ...


Then there's that bit about high school football being a religion in Texas.

And no, I'm not doing the glass-house thing: I'm a Hoosier by birth (as are many generations back, on my mother's side), and one could say the same thing about basketball in that state--at least during all the time I was being brought up, some time preceding, and a good chunk thereafter.

(We also happen to have an ex-pro-sport cheerleader in our family--football AND basketball-and a coach, both pro and college-level.)

That link was both an amazing and bracing thing. Damn funny, too.

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