Just an ordinary man…

I have been invited to a halloween party tomorrow night. Everybody will be in costume, of some sort or another, and I have been struggling to determine whether or not I will attend. Tonight I decided that I will go, and I have selected a most appropriate costume. It suits my sense of style and captures something of my personality.

Tomorrow evening, I will attend a friend’s costume party dressed as an ordinary man. By ordinary, I mean an intellectual professor – a renaissance man of sorts — who speaks the English language properly, unlike his cockneyed countrymen. By man, I mean none other than Rex Harrison of My Fair Lady fame.

So without further ado, please enjoy the following video introduction to my 2006 Halloween costume. And yes, I know the words by heart and will sing them, if asked.

7 thoughts on “Just an ordinary man…

  1. Shakespeare, Milton, and the Bible?

    My advice to you, remember that “the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain.”

    Of course, as opposed to “The rhain in Sphain fuwls mhainly ohn the plhain.”

  2. I love that movie. Great costume idea … be sure you wear one of the hats, very distinguished. Post some pictures after the fact, won’t you? Do you have all his songs memorized? I’m thinking church talent show in the making … perhaps a rendition of my favorite scene in the movie … the garden at his mom’s house. Henry Higgins: “I did it, I did it. I said that I would do it and indeed I did. I said I’d make a woman, and succeed I did …”

    Okay, I’ll stop there … I think I could probably quote the entire movie. :)

  3. “Like chickens cackling in a barn” I haven’t seen this clasic in many years. Hope you enjoy the party.
    Wayne Hatcher

  4. One of my favorite musical numbers ever: “A Hymn to Him.”

    Why can’t a woman take after a man?
    Men are so pleasant, so easy to please;
    Whenever you are with them, you’re always at ease.
    Would you be slighted if I didn’t speak for hours?
    Of course not!
    Would you be livid if I had a drink or two?
    Would you be wounded if I never sent you flowers?
    Well, why can’t a woman be like you?

  5. Having at one time touched the hem of your smoking jacket, I found the vidoe amusing, especially the subtitles. Going to a hollow eve party? tsk, tsk, Benjamin Cole. The “weekend reading” was interesting, loyalty it seems had its rewards for Drs Allen and Autrey though I am sure that they are well qualified to teach at SWBTS. I have yet to see a comment or comparision of the “younger” pastors who supported/ orchestrated J. Henry’s election despite public opposition by resurgent kingmakers.
    They to wanted a say in the SBC. Where are they now? The then pastor of FB-Dallas is now leading a denomination agency. His name was prominent in press coverage. Did others among that group find places of responsibility on our boards? Was there an agreement between the younglings and the oldlings that such public disagreement and political manuevering would never happen again, for a piece of the action.

    I have no prove, I make no accusations but I have observed the resurgence for many years, basically since the beginning, first, as a student/graduate of The Criswell College and later in ministry responsibilities. I still agree that a change was needed for the SBC, but over the last ten years it has seemed to me like the last scene of G. Orwell’s Animal Farm as the other animals peered into the farm house to observe the occupants and came to the realization that they looked exactly like the previous occupants.

    For those who sought a change in 2006, please understand the political atmosphere will only increase not decrease. F. Paige may go unopposed in SA 2007, unless some theological/doctrinal bogus charge can be made to rally the troops. Whether 2007 or 2008, the lead will be made by resurgent kingmakers using the willing participants of the Joshua Covergence. If you thought “declaring holy war” and “going for the juglar” were mere rhetoric of a by gone era, wait and see the rhetoric and tactics that will be used to regain power/control. Do not be naive, power/control was wrestled from those who view their positions as their God willed/ordained right/reward/responsibility. They will use whatever means are available and necessary to regain what they lost. Do not be naive.

    The second principle of the Joshua Convergence should be a clear position to all as to their believe who brought about change, albeit, needed change, in the SBC. Men used God to bring change and not God using those whom He sovereignly chose. Blind loyalty is very dangerous, but what of those who know exactly how events came about and still remain loyal to persons and movements. Since I am truly thankful and proud to be a TCCGrad, then along with the signees and attendees of the Joshua Covergence I to must give credit were credit is due: Dr. L. Paige Patterson is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I have ever known.

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