1. Mad One+:

    Somewhat related, from the bottom up (sorry)?

    *The Plan*

    In the beginning was the plan.

    And then came the Assumptions.

    And the Assumptions were without form.

    And the Plan was without substance.

    And darkness was upon the face of the Workers.

    And they spoke among themselves, saying,
    “It is a crock of shit, and it stinketh.”

    And the Workers went unto their Supervisors and said,

    “It is a pail of dung, and none may abide the odor thereof.”

    And the Supervisors went unto their Managers, saying,

    “It is a container of excrement, and it is very strong,
    such that none may abide by it.”

    And the Managers went unto their Directors, saying,

    “It is a vessel of fertilizer, and none may abide its strength.”

    And the Directors spoke amongst themselves, saying one to another,

    “It contains that which aids plant growth, and it is very strong.”

    And the Directors then went unto the Vice-Presidents, saying unto them,

    “It promotes growth, and it is very powerful.”

    And the Vice-Presidents went unto the President, saying unto him,

    “This new plan will actively promote the growth and vigor of the company, with powerful effects.”

    And the President Looked upon the Plan, and saw that it was good.

    And the Plan became Policy.

    sirfr AT earthlink ETC

  2. Aren’t archbishops the ones who can give you a quizzical look while raising only one eyebrow?

    Paul (A.), I can do this.

    Does this mean I should have RW’s job?

  3. The Laity fly over and think, “Let’s land somewhere else, and let this lot enjoy their shit-showering by themselves.”