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With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week. I hesitated posting this here, but could think of no better place.

Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble started...
post #2 of 14
Okay. I did a search for Larry laPrise and discovered that he wrote the Hokey Pokey for the Apres Ski crowd at Sun Valley Idaho. Hmm......I'm getting some ideas about what I want to do at the Academy!
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Okay. I did a search for Larry laPrise and discovered that he wrote the Hokey Pokey for the Apres Ski crowd at Sun Valley Idaho. Hmm......I'm getting some ideas about what I want to do at the Academy!
Also, apparently hokeypokey is related to the hocus pocus, which comes from some part of a Catholic ceremony or creed. I can't remember phrase exactly, but it stars with "hoc est..."
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Also, apparently hokeypokey is related to the hocus pocus, which comes from some part of a Catholic ceremony or creed. I can't remember phrase exactly, but it stars with "hoc est..."
Weems,
Isn't that the one that ends "my father can beat your father at dominos."
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Followed by "We all play dominoes."
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It is the part of the consecration of the Mass that changes the bread into the body of Christ. HOC EST ENIM CORPUS MEUM.

I have heard that the song was a mockery of the Mass, so we are definitely against it.

If in fact it is meant to mock the most holy part of the worship of God, it is a great sacrilege.

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Also, apparently hokeypokey is related to the hocus pocus, which comes from some part of a Catholic ceremony or creed. I can't remember phrase exactly, but it stars with "hoc est..."
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It is the part of the consecration of the Mass that changes the bread into the body of Christ. HOC EST ENIM CORPUS MEUM.

I have heard that the song was a mockery of the Mass, so we are definitely against it.

If in fact it is meant to mock the most holy part of the worship of God, it is a great sacrilege.

Didn't someone say just a bit ago that they should be able to laugh at themselves? Goose meet Gander.

Mark
post #8 of 14
AP December 12, 1999 - The Energizer Bunny, known best for, "going and going and going..." passed away last evening at 12:42am. Upon completion of the autopsy early this morning, the chief medical examiner ruled that the death was caused by acute cardiac arrest, induced by sexual over-stimulation.
Apparently, someone put the battery in backwards and the bunny kept coming and coming and coming,...
Foul play has not been ruled out
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...If in fact it is meant to mock the most holy part of the worship of God, it is a great sacrilege.
Realize, of course, that not even all priests would agree this statement. Some are much more light-hearted about it, and make it into something positive, e.g.,

http://eutychusfell.blogspot.com/ (6th paragraph in the section titled, "Easter Vigil 2005", about 1/5 the way down the page.)

Sheesh - it was just a joke, and a classic one at that.

YOT
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Followed by "We all play dominoes."
No, no, no.

That one is "I'm on the bus, you're on the bus, we all ride the bus."
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No, no, no.

That one is "I'm on the bus, you're on the bus, we all ride the bus."

...but mine's the special bus...
post #12 of 14
Make any Hungarian joke you want, or fat joke or bald joke and I will laugh.

Mocking God and Holy Mass is a totally different issue. Notice I did not call for a jihad or violence. We simply do not participate in blasphemy and sacrilege.
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Didn't someone say just a bit ago that they should be able to laugh at themselves? Goose meet Gander.

Mark
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Another example of the Novus Ordo not being Catholic. A true priest would do no such thing. However, without an understanding of the Mass, you would not understand the problem.
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Realize, of course, that not even all priests would agree this statement. Some are much more light-hearted about it, and make it into something positive, e.g.,

http://eutychusfell.blogspot.com/ (6th paragraph in the section titled, "Easter Vigil 2005", about 1/5 the way down the page.)

Sheesh - it was just a joke, and a classic one at that.

YOT
post #14 of 14
Hocus Pocus

Abracadabra

Presto Chango

The stage magician used a word to confuse the mind so as to delude the eye.

Is it possible that social magicians are using such words to confuse us and make us PC?
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