Saturday, December 25, 2010

196 Million!!!

A Very Merry Christmas indeed!

At least for those of us who depend on the the high of hope and delusional fantasy from lottery ticket to lottery ticket each week in order to keep us going.

When we don't win on Tuesday, however, it will be quite the crash. Such is life. Ah, but today it is good!

O Great Mammon! The Advent of Thy expectation is everlasting!


FrGregACCA said...

"The Advent of Thy expectation is everlasting!"

Or, perhaps more accurately, "The expectation of thy advent is everlasting."

I used to play Powerball on a fairly regular basis. I still do occasionally; however, I was simply enabling the dominant American economic ethos which is all about hitting the Big One, winning the lottery in one form or another. Guess what? It ain't gonna happen for 99% of people.

Reminds me of one of the very few avenues that one could escape slavery in the Roman Empire: hie to a specific temple and kill the priest in residence there. You then became the priest until somebody came along and killed YOU.

A Sinner said...

I may, in fact, buy a single ticket when the jackpot is so huge...but this post is, of course, tongue-in-cheek, the very opposite of the true spirit of Christmas.