Thanks be to the reader

Dateline: Fri 09 Jan 2009

who sent this. It is a laff-riot:

"Our Star which art on Penn

Shallow be thy name

Thy readership gone

Thy morale be done, in Indy as it is in McLean

Take from us this day our sacred pension

And blame us for your carelessness, as we try to be thankful for our

jobs

And lead us not unto perfection

But let us deliver just good enough

For we are under your incompetence, and malevolence, and spitefulness.

Until the last reader, Amen"

"

The poet prefers to remain anonymous, but suggested, "Maybe this should be the first paid prayer." Then, the inevitable confession, befitting all spiritual sorts: "I had great fun writing it."

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