Fabulous Friday Open Thread

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Today is the day that Christians commemorate the death of Jesus. So why do they call it “Good Friday?”

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33 Responses to Fabulous Friday Open Thread

  1. DeniseVB says:

    So, i looked it up….seems like something got lost in translation over the centuries ? From wiki:

    The etymology of the term “good” in the context of Good Friday is contested. Some sources claim it is from the senses pious, holy of the word “good”,[10] while others contend that it is a corruption of “God Friday”.[11] The Oxford English Dictionary supports the first etymology, giving “of a day or season observed as holy by the church” as an archaic sense of good (good, adj. 8c), and providing examples of good tide meaning “Christmas” or “Shrove Tuesday”, and Good Wednesday meaning the Wednesday in Holy Week.[12]

  2. Somebody says:

    Here is a good explainer from slate no less. I’ve always been taught the reason in the first part of the article but the second half goes into the language issues Denise posted.

  3. Somebody says:

    BTW what a lovely picture is that your prom picture or was that from one of your weddings, LOL!

  4. DandyTIger says:

    Some things can’t be unseen.

  5. DeniseVB says:

    Was wondering why #morningjoe was trending this morning……from the left leaning NJ…..


    Personally, I’m happy for the Clintons, Yay for Grandmas ! No matter who you are….! The left does have a bad case of the Glees for the wrong reasons, as you’ll see in the video in the NJ clip where NYT’s guy says this will help soften and humanize Hillary…..ugh, did he mean she’s hard and inhuman now? Not very nice of him.

  6. The Klown says:
  7. The Klown says:

    7.5 is a pretty good shaker:

  8. DeniseVB says:

    As we ponder the scriptures on the meaning of “Good” Friday, I bring you the Scriptures of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber who had a pretty good idea how Jesus spent Holy Thursday (the first Holy Communion)….one of my favorite scenes in all moviedom…….after the Last Supper, Ted Neeley as Christ questions the Lord about how he got into this mess.

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  10. Somebody says:

    This is an interesting tidbit on the IRS scandal. Apparently some of the schemers hang out on a blog hosted by UC Irvine. Klown I may have found you a new playground!

  11. foxyladi14 says:

    Black Friday was already taken. 🙂

  12. The Klown says:
  13. foxyladi14 says:

    and then he said.

  14. elliesmom says:

    I used ti get paid every other Friday – they were called “Good Friday”. The weeks with no paycheck were “Passover”.

  15. The Klown says:


    I think this problem can be subsumed under my general political observation that “People are just awful.”

    And there’s really no way around that, is there?

    Best we can do is mitigate the harm by making government smaller, thus limiting the harm that people can inflict when they gather into Battleclans for Tribal Warfare.

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