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The things you see when you ain't got a gun...


So last night I'm in the Chinese takeaway waiting for my chicken fried rice, and maeyan is reading me random snippets from SOURCE! The Sam's Club Restaurant Supply Magazine!

I really need to surreptitiously drop off some better mags -- the choice tends to be that, or Newsweek.

Anyway. The article: "The Importance Of Teamwork," by Rick Warren. (Sorry, T.E.A.M.W.O.R.K. Yes, he covers each letter under a separate bullet point.) He of such uplifting books as The Purpose-Driven Life; also, pastor of the Saddleback Church.

It's so jargon-laden and full of biblical quotations (in the linked version, it's an address to pastors, and makes a wee bit more sense, but in the Sam's Club newsletter?) that it's hurting me to breathe/continue scratching off my losing lottery ticket, but I utterly lose my shit when she gets to this bit:

"Make the work fun! At Saddleback, we call it "Plurk" = working and enjoying each other at the same time."

I was torn between replying "Huh; we tend to call that "Porn." ... and "I wanna go to his church."

I went for the porn, because a) the other one isn't true, and b) always go for the porn.

No, I am not fucking with you. "Plurk!"


miggy

2004-03-11 05:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

Plurk! Ha ha ha ha!

Plurk.

Hee.

"Plurk." PLURK! Shut your plurking mouth!

plurk.

mpoetess

2004-03-12 06:02 am (UTC) (Link)

Plurk you too! And you mother!

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mpoetess

2004-03-12 06:02 am (UTC) (Link)

Ah, well, ther'll be much good company there. We can all plurk together.

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Re: Plurk?

mpoetess

2004-03-12 05:59 am (UTC) (Link)

Like I said, I want to go to his church. Only not. I want to go to the version of his church that exists inside my head...

jainieg

2004-03-11 10:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

(Re-posting because I'm dopey enough to have misspelled my own damn post... agggh, it's spreading!)

One has to wonder, though (as I do), where the hell the 'u' came in 'plurk'... if it's supposed to be a combination of the words 'play' and 'work', then shouldn't the resulting word be 'plork'? Unless they didn't spellcheck the article beforehand and this putz thinks that 'work' is spelled 'wurk'.

Ow. He's making my head hert - uhhh, hurt.

mpoetess

2004-03-12 06:01 am (UTC) (Link)

I think maybe it's "pleasure" and work, and the u is stolen from the u in pleasure, mostly to keep the urk sound, as "plork" wouldn't rhyme with work in most people's heads and why in god's name am I trying to analyse this man's 7-steps-to-a-more-efficient-you insanity? Hee.