Monday, December 17, 2007

Bokononism

I just did a quick search for the phrase "busy busy busy" and it appears that a lot of people are not aware that "Busy Busy Busy" is a reference to Bokonism - the Religion of Choice on the Caribbean island of San Lorenzo in Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle. Although the creator of the religion is commonly known as Bokonon, his given name is Lionel Boyd Johnson. LBJ, get it?

As it happens, "as it happens," is another reference to Bokonism. Anyone who has read the book will know why I say it all the time - and anyone who hasn't read Cat's Cradle really should. It remains as insightful today as it was when it was published back in 1963.

In any case, Busy Busy Busy is what Bokonists say when they feel a lot of mysterious things are going on, and things have certainly been mysterious in my house lately. I've had a friend staying on the couch while she's transitioning to new living quarters and Buzz Kill actually said that if she is my lesbian lover he's counting the days until he doesn't have to pay alimony as per our divorce agreement. Oy! Such a dumb ass.

5 comments:

Kitty said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who has to deal with a man who persists in being a prize idiot.

:-) x

P. E. Nolan said...

Misery does love company. Too bad there's a big ocean in between me, you and a bottle of wine.

Roo said...

Can't resist the pedantic edit - the religion is Bokononism, the founder Bokonon.

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the3lb said...

how's Granny the hoe doin?


busy busy busy ? ? ?

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