Tuesday, November 18, 2014

General Synod Meets, I Shoot

In a bold move to escape the toxic gas emanating out of the Church of England's General Synod, I went for a shoot. 


Unlike the Archbishop of Canterbury's knuanced address to Synod on the state of the Anglican non-communion, which is somehow a Communion even though it is not a Communion, shooting is pretty straightforward.

Good Dog

Line up the sights, breath, squeeze, don't pull, the trigger. The gun fires, the target goes down and Blue Psychonaut barks like a woman Archdeacon that's been told, "No, you can't be a bishop."

Bad Dogs

In other news, a strange glowing object has been seen hovering above Manchester, which may or may not be the notoriously missing Anglican "Instruments of Communion." 

The instruments of Communion?

More on that later; in the meanwhile, don't go to Synod, shoot something instead.

God bless,



jenny said...

A pretty day to get out, at least down here. Glad you and Blue Canterbury made it out to the range.

LSP said...

It was good to get away from Synod, that's for sure, even though Blue Welby wasn't very well behaved.

Brighid said...

YeeHaw, hope you're having hotwire peacock for supper. Blessed be.

LSP said...

Next time! When it snows.

LL said...

Since the synod is work for you, the old axiom: The worst day fishing/shooting is better than the best day at work.

I'm sorry that Blue Arch Deacon is not behaving as required.

You need to break down the rank structure for me. What is the difference between a Cannon, an Arch Deacon, and, well, you know a Lone Star Parson. I googled rank structure and didn't even get a wikipedia return.

LSP said...

Rank goes something this.

Archbishop -- Field Marshall

Bishop -- General

Archdeacon -- Colonel

Canon -- Lt. Col/Maj

LSP -- Acting Major, irreg.

But as you know, rank doesn't mean much in LSPFORCE.

LL said...

It makes perfect sense that they'd have you in charge of the Texas irregular cavalry -- on the order of Travis at the Alamo, with your faithful dog, Blue Guidon following in your wake.

LSP said...

I like that.

Walk, trot, canter, gallop, CHARGE!

LL said...

Make sure that you specify "Advance to contact with sabers (pistols/rifles/lances)" then set the pace. It's obvious why you need an old sergeant major type to keep you in pace when the blood is up.

LSP said...

LL, wisdom.

LL said...

The irregular cavalry would need troopers and mounts of a Lone Star nature. Throwbacks to the original Texas Rangers Troops. Their irregular nature would not mean that uniforms would matter anymore than they did with Texas Rangers (who were irregular cavalry).

LSP said...

We think as one. I see a ride on Austin.

LL said...

You need to practice walking into a bar and shouting, "Fresh horses and whiskey for my men."

I think that they did a lot of that in Texas. For all I know, they still do.

Anonymous said...

Dear LSP:

Here's the URL of someone you may consider a kindred spirit. http://wannabeanglican.blogspot.com/2014/11/announcing-pilot-point-gun-show-tour.html

All the best,

LSP said...

Thanks for the link, Dhimmi.

Nice one.

LSP said...

We say that a lot, LL.

jenny said...

I hollered it just this morning, LL, as I walked into Whole Foods. A surefire way to be given a bottle of kombucha, a vegan kale wrap, and directions to the nearest shelter.

Free lunch!!

LL said...

Whole Foods?

What sort of Berserker Hedgehog Texas Ranger goes to Whole foods for a vegan kale wrap and tepid cup of tea?

I would have thought steak and eggs and red eye whiskey would have been more appropriate given your station in life, Pretty Jenny.