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Kishkumen wrote:Writers in the Sky

A young farm boy went digging treasure on an autumn night
Upon a hill he called Cumorah fearing ghostly fright
When all at once he struck a stone and opened up a box
He saw gold plates a lyin’ there among the dirt and rocks
An angel towered o’er him and said young boy now you read
The plates contain the gospel pure and people have a need
The boy replied dear angel I am not a learned man
The angel said don’t worry, ‘cos the Lord he has a plan

Yippie yi ooh
Yippie yi yay
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Whoa! Talent everywhere between Physics Guy and you and others!!!
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Kishkumen wrote:Writers in the Sky

A young farm boy went digging treasure on an autumn night
Upon a hill he called Cumorah fearing ghostly fright
When all at once he struck a stone and opened up a box
He saw gold plates a lyin’ there among the dirt and rocks
An angel towered o’er him and said young boy now you read
The plates contain the gospel pure and people have a need
The boy replied dear angel I am not a learned man
The angel said don’t worry, ‘cos the Lord he has a plan

Yippie yi ooh
Yippie yi yay
Ghost writers in the sky


I was thinking of trying to do that one but decided it would be too hard. You pulled it off!

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Physics Guy wrote:
Kishkumen wrote:Writers in the Sky

A young farm boy went digging treasure on an autumn night
Upon a hill he called Cumorah fearing ghostly fright
When all at once he struck a stone and opened up a box
He saw gold plates a lyin’ there among the dirt and rocks
An angel towered o’er him and said young boy now you read
The plates contain the gospel pure and people have a need
The boy replied dear angel I am not a learned man
The angel said don’t worry, ‘cos the Lord he has a plan

Yippie yi ooh
Yippie yi yay
Ghost writers in the sky


I was thinking of trying to do that one but decided it would be too hard. You pulled it off!

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Kish for some reason I missed the title and read your lyric to Devil Went Down to Georgia. It works pretty well!

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It was four hundred years ago I say
The English language used to sound this way,
Grammar going in and out of style,
Syntactic usage change can take a while,
So may I introduce to you,
The fact you've missed for all these years,
Doctor Skousen's Ghostly Committee.

We're Doctor Skousen's Ghostly Committee
We like to translate plates of gold.
Doctor Skousen's Ghostly Committee
We hope you really like "Behold".
Doctor Skousen's Ghostly
Doctor Skousen's Ghostly
Doctor Skousen's Ghostly Committee!

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Dr Moore wrote:Kish for some reason I missed the title and read your lyric to Devil Went Down to Georgia. It works pretty well!


:lol: :lol: :lol:
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So much talent on one little message board. :mrgreen:
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Physics Guy wrote:It was four hundred years ago I say
The English language used to sound this way,
Grammar going in and out of style,
Syntactic usage change can take a while,
So may I introduce to you,
The fact you've missed for all these years,
Doctor Skousen's Ghostly Committee.

We're Doctor Skousen's Ghostly Committee
We like to translate plates of gold.
Doctor Skousen's Ghostly Committee
We hope you really like "Behold".
Doctor Skousen's Ghostly
Doctor Skousen's Ghostly
Doctor Skousen's Ghostly Committee!


Wunderbar!
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All yous guys just makes my day! WOO HOO! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: so much fun so little time!
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Physics Guy wrote:It was four hundred years ago I say
The English language used to sound this way,
Grammar going in and out of style,
Syntactic usage change can take a while,
So may I introduce to you,
The fact you've missed for all these years,
Doctor Skousen's Ghostly Committee.

We're Doctor Skousen's Ghostly Committee
We like to translate plates of gold.
Doctor Skousen's Ghostly Committee
We hope you really like "Behold".
Doctor Skousen's Ghostly
Doctor Skousen's Ghostly
Doctor Skousen's Ghostly Committee!

Bravissimo!

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Physics Guy wrote:It was four hundred years ago I say
The English language used to sound this way,...

It would be fun to hear a reading of the Book of Mormon before the great vowel shift.

In the meantime, we can content ourselves with playing the instrumental version and singing along:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5_ZzqwDzy0
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Picture yourself with ghosts on a river
With committee trees and EmodE skies
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly
It’s Peterson with kaleidoscope eyes.
Archaic constructions of yellow and green
Towering over your head
Look for Lehi with his fading dna
And it’s gone.

Ghosts are in the sky with diamonds
Midgley in the sky with diamonds
Skousen in the sky with diamonds, ahh

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Transcript of interview with SisterMs. Rafferty*, after being abducted by The Ghost Committee:

Whaaatt?!? Well, it went a little differently for me, I can tell you that.

First of all, there were no fluffy clouds or happy cherubs. They locked me in a room with a typewriter and a voice recording and told me to get busy. Typing out those dumb king James phrases was a pain, no joke, and I did my best filling in the gaps but after a while, all I could think of was “and so it came to pass” so I think that might be in there maybe more than the voices intended.

When I asked for a break they said who do you think you are, a Priesthood Holder? Get typing. Committee, my ass. I wrote that thing, start to finish. Their ghost fingers kept getting caught in the keyboard, so naturally they needed a non-ghost relief society president to do the real work.

At least I’m not a primary president. I heard she had to help those Book of Abraham ghost channelers stitch together some papyrus pieces and look what a mess that turned out. Do the math next time, Lost Boys! The papyrus doesn’t fit!!!!

Anyway, it wasn’t my worst Wednesday Activity Night.

[end of recording.]



*all credit for this part goes to Kate McKinnon and her SNL sketch writers.

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Aw come on, nobody else watches Saturday Night Live???
https://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live ... er/2949239

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I haven't watched TV at all for about twenty years. I try to google enough about current shows, when I hear about them, to not be totally out of touch. I think I can generally pass for just being somewhat behind. YouTube is great for giving the best scenes in short clips. I'm aware that lots of stuff on TV is really great but I just found that for every great five minutes I generally watched an hour of mediocre stuff, and so far I haven't been convinced that the situation has changed. Once I'm in the TV-watching state I'm too passive to get up and do something else once the great scene is past; I sit there watching even when it's outright lousy in the hope that something good will still come. So I just don't start, and now I can't imagine how I could possibly fit two hours of TV per day into my life. My plan is to binge-watch the best stuff from four decades after I retire.

Anyway I looked up the Ms Rafferty sketches. I can see why the actors themselves couldn't keep straight faces.

"Committee, my ass!" has a ring of truth, though.

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I've been slow to report the Interpreter Foundation's numbers for the fourth quarter of 2019. Major expenses: $7,516.56 for technical editing, $16,943.37 for web design, digital publication, and set-up, and $17,300 for Critical Text Project Volume III.

With $17,300 spent on the Critical Text Project during the fourth quarter of 2019, the Interpreter Foundation has spent at least $263,889.65 on the project. To put this figure into more concrete terms, I am reliably informed that a one-time donation of $260,000 from the Interpreter Foundation to Ensign Peak Advisors would inspire the Brethren to reverse the Maxwell Institute Purge of 2012 and restore the Institute to its former power and glory.

The Foundation reports that volunteers donated time valued at a record-setting $66,820 during the quarter. The Executive Board* alone donated a remarkable 1,095.5 hours of editing, reviewing, and writing.

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*The makeup of the Executive Board is unclear.

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Tom wrote:I've been slow to report the Interpreter Foundation's numbers for the fourth quarter of 2019. Major expenses: $7,516.56 for technical editing, $16,943.37 for web design, digital publication, and set-up, and $17,300 for Critical Text Project Volume III.

With $17,300 spent on the Critical Text Project during the fourth quarter of 2019, the Interpreter Foundation has spent at least $263,889.65 on the project. To put this figure into more concrete terms, I am reliably informed that a one-time donation of $260,000 from the Interpreter Foundation to Ensign Peak Advisors would inspire the Brethren to reverse the Maxwell Institute Purge of 2012 and restore the Institute to its former power and glory.

The Foundation reports that volunteers donated time valued at a record-setting $66,820 during the quarter. The Executive Board* alone donated a remarkable 1,095.5 hours of editing, reviewing, and writing.

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*The makeup of the Executive Board is unclear.

The Witnesses film project...still not being reported...
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They handed $260,000 over to the EPA? What in the world...

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Tom wrote:I've been slow to report the Interpreter Foundation's numbers for the fourth quarter of 2019. Major expenses: $7,516.56 for technical editing, $16,943.37 for web design, digital publication, and set-up, and $17,300 for Critical Text Project Volume III.

With $17,300 spent on the Critical Text Project during the fourth quarter of 2019, the Interpreter Foundation has spent at least $263,889.65 on the project. To put this figure into more concrete terms, I am reliably informed that a one-time donation of $260,000 from the Interpreter Foundation to Ensign Peak Advisors would inspire the Brethren to reverse the Maxwell Institute Purge of 2012 and restore the Institute to its former power and glory.

The Foundation reports that volunteers donated time valued at a record-setting $66,820 during the quarter. The Executive Board* alone donated a remarkable 1,095.5 hours of editing, reviewing, and writing.

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*The makeup of the Executive Board is unclear.

Thanks for the update Tom.

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The Interpreter Foundation has released its expenses report for the first quarter of 2020. Major expenses: $13,600 for web design, digital publication, and set-up; $8,217.61 for “Conferences - Books - Annual Operating Expenses” (did the Foundation make up a new expense category for this quarter?); and $16,350 for Critical Text Project Volume III. Grand total: $45,258.85.

With $16,350 spent on the Critical Text Project during the first quarter of 2020, the Interpreter Foundation has spent at least $280,239.65 on the project.

In other news, I am pleased to report that the Interpreter Foundation has added a new member to its board of trustees: Dr. Jeffrey D. Lindsay. It’s nice to see someone without an ancient studies background represented on the board.

Did you know that the Interpreter Foundation has a mission statement? Here it is:
Mission Statement

Supporting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through scholarship.

The Interpreter Foundation supports the Church in the following ways:

Promotion: We provide tools to encourage and facilitate personal learning by study and faith, and disseminate accurate information to the public about the Church.

Explanation: We make the results of relevant scholarship more accessible to non-specialists.

Defense: We respond to misunderstandings and criticisms of Church beliefs, policies, and practices.

Faithfulness: Our leadership, staff, and associates strive to follow Jesus Christ and be true to the teachings of His Church.
I am not making this up. To continue:
Scholarship: Our leadership, staff, and associates incorporate standards of scholarship appropriate to their academic disciplines.
What? What is Interpreter ghost editor A. Wyatt’s academic discipline? Do those standards include proper attribution?

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The entire whole theme of apologetics demonstrates that the Holy Ghost and the Spirit of Jesus and revelation are not doing their jobs. What a complete canard. The God Almighty, all knowing, all loving, all everything needs help since He cannot do t Himself, nor in nearly as good a manner as his own creations with Ph.d's to defend Him from the onslaught of doubts his other children sally forth with which refute His Gospel of Love.

When one actually realizes that apologetics is pure egotistical, one can see easily right through the charade. It is a claim (admission?) that the Gift of the Holy Ghost to all mankind is not enough... it is a claim that Jesus doesn't have the where-with-all to pull it off, it is an admission that Gods have not the foresight, ability, or power to save, but they need help from their own human creations, which are vastly inferior, yet useful. It is the singular most silly display of idiotic faith ever invented, this thing called apologetics. It is entirely, wholesale an absolute absence of faith. Ironic isn't it...

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