The “Theologian in Residence,” Snidely Whiplash Jones, offered these significant uses of the number forty to defend Pastor Pinky’s plan for forty stories:•It rained upon the earth forty days and forty nights and the flood was forty days upon the earth•Abraham prayed the Lord for Sodom, “Peradventure there shall be forty found there?”•Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to be his wife •Joseph was embalmed for forty days and the Egyptians mourned for him threescore and ten days•Spies searched the Promise Land for forty days and the LORD'S anger was kindled against Israel and made them wander in the wilderness forty years•A wicked man worthy of being beaten was to lie down and be beaten according to his fault, forty stripes•Ezekiel bore the iniquity of the house of Judah for forty days on his side•Jonah cried, “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!”•Forty Jews conspired and came to the chief priests and elders and said, “We have bound ourselves under a great curse that we will eat nothing until we have slain Paul”•Paul said of the Jews, “five times received I forty stripes save one”
Pastor Pinky was also notorious for his "skyscraper" preaching, i.e. one story on top of another!
Ba-dump-bump (cymbal crash)
"Don't just sit there and try to read the small print!Click once and let the magic happen!"I thank you ever so much for the larger print "magic" - Old people like to laugh too! Smile, someone is reading your cartoons.