Posts from the Illuminati

December 24th, 2010

When I told my friends on Facebook that I’d gone on the Illuminations Tour, one of them responded, “The Illuminations Tour is great. My favorite comments from the guide who narrated ours was: 1.) ‘There’s Roger’s Rubber Foam Factory – best fire of my childhood!’ and, 2.) he singled out a display for ‘Best use of a lobster trap as a manger.’”

The second comment inspired my friend Molly — yes, that Molly, she who wrote “The Pirate’s Prayer” and “Bitchin’ Menorah,” to come up with this:

Away in a manger, down on the sea bed
The little crustacean lay down its wee head
Blissfully unknowing what fate was in store
Perhaps dipped in butter, perhaps Thermidor.

Be near me, wee lobster, stay here with us Jews
For our Christmas dinner, we’ll have Chinese food
You will not be eaten, of that I am sure
Because, although tasty, you are not kosher.


One Response to “Posts from the Illuminati”

  1. Allyson on January 3, 2011 11:31 am

    I just watched “Love Actually” again, and in the Nativity play featured at the end of the film, Emma Thompson’s character’s daughter is the first lobster. Leading her mom to question, “There was more than one lobster present at the birth of Jesus?” The daughter replies, “Duh.” I <3 that movie!

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