October 10th, 2005

10-K, 10-B

Ten random things: Reader Request Month, day 40

Ten plants mentioned in the Bible:
  1. coriander (Exodus 16:31)
  2. olive (Job 15:33)
  3. rye (Ezekiel 4:9)
  4. cedar (1 Kings 10:27)
  5. ebony (Ezekiel 27:15)
  6. wheat (Luke 16:7)
  7. grass (Daniel 4:32)
  8. mandrakes (Genesis 30:14-16)
  9. thistle (Hosea 10:8)
  10. oak (Isaiah 44:14)

hcwoodward wanted to see coriander mentioned in a list. I used the New International Version for this, which isn't my favorite translation by any stretch of the imagination, but the online topical index I consulted defaulted to that translation, so that's what I used.

This was not my original idea for this list, but after composing the first one I decided it was too much of a stretch, even for me, so I went with this backup list. However, since I went to the trouble of composing the other list, I decided to post that one too. It can be found here.

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Ten more random things: Reader Request Month supplement

Ten horrible comic book puns of varying degrees of quality:

  1. Mister E (supernatural troubleshooter)
  2. Roy G. Bivolo (real name of the Rainbow Raider)
  3. Tao Jones (enemy of Infinity, Inc.)
  4. Koriand'r (real name of Starfire II)
  5. Jailhouse Roc (enemy of Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew)
  6. Ms. Tree (private detective)
  7. Churchy La Femme (resident of the Okefenokee Swamp)
  8. Bismoll (home planet of Matter-Eater Lad)
  9. Mayda Munny (would-be girlfriend of Richie Rich)
  10. Jingle Belle (Santa Claus' spoiled teen-age daughter)

hcwoodward wanted to see coriander mentioned in a list, but I'm such a huge geek that seeing that word reminded me immediately of the DC Comics character Starfire, whose real name is Koriand'r. That in turn reminded me of Roy G. Bivolo (who turned to crime because he was color-blind) and the planet Bismoll, and so on.

I am of course aware that this list does not really fulfill Hils' request, since she asked to see coriander and I gave her Koriand'r. That's why this is the supplemental list.

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