Kristin and I usually spend some time every Saturday doing the different quizes in the local newspaper Bergens Tidende. We usually demonstrate amazing amounts of ignorance on all the music and football questions. Jointly we usually show a bit more competence on most other subjects, but, when left alone we both quite often have some gaping holes in our general knowledge. This is just one example:
Question: Who is supposed to have written this: “Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves’ eyes within thy locks: thy hair is as a flock of goats, that appear from mount Gilead. Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep that are even shorn, which came up from the washing; whereof every one bear twins, and none is barren among them”.
My suggestion: This sounds like something Jokke could have said to one of the amazingly ugly women he dated before he somehow managed to snag Camilla, or Günther could have said to Else before he had to spend the night in the bathroom zink instead of having really weird sex. (Jokke and Günther are both from the really popular Norwegian cartoon Pondus)
I wondered why Kristin had trouble swallowing her bit of taco, but understood more when she finally managed to splurt out that the quote was from Song of Solomon. (Just to clarify: I was reading the questions, she actually knew this.)
But, if this is a typical example of biblical poetry I think I’ll continue reading The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas, at least it’s funny.