Tuesday, April 11, 2006

I bet you thought I forgot

In honour of opening day at Fenway Park, I give you:

The Worst Pun In History

Outside a small Macedonian village, close to the border between Greece and strife-torn Yugoslavia, a lone Catholic nun keeps a quiet watch over a silent convent. She is the last caretaker of a site of significant historic developments. The convent once served as a base for the army of Attila the Hun. In more ancient times, a Greek temple to Eros, the god of love, occupied the hilltop site.

The Huns are believed to have first collected and then destroyed a large gathering of Greek legal writs at the site. It is believed that Attila wanted to study the Greek legal system and had the writs and other documents brought to the temple.

When the Greek church took over the site in the 15th Century and the convent was built, church leaders ordered the pagan statue of Eros destroyed, so another ancient Greek treasure was lost. Today, there is only the lone sister, watching over the old Hun base.

And that's how it ends:

No Huns, no writs, no Eros, and nun left on base.

Play ball!


Jess said...


Ellen said...

I thought it was cute.

Wishing your team lots of luck!

Kerri. said...

I can count on you Every Single Time and you make it interesting Ever Single Time.

Play F-Ing Ball, indeed!!

Juliabohemian said...

During the Middle Ages, the Huns (and many others, in the name of the Roman Catholic Church) Destroyed much Greco Roman art and texts because they believed they were pagan and therefore evil. The Huns were Germans, I believe. Although maybe that was the Moors...

Elizabeth said...

5 - 3. Yes, it is spring.
I don't believe the Sox season actually starts till the Home opener.