Thursday, May 11, 2006

Three's a crowd

Last night I was looking for some quick news updates on a certain topic (that I won't go into here) so I flipped over to CNN.

I didn't find what I was looking for, but I did see that goober-with-two-last-names Anderson Cooper. He was doing a show about polygamy. Turns out polygamy is a pretty big deal in Utah (who knew?) and Canada -- even though it is technically illegal. In fact, according to AC, polygamist "prophet" Warren Jeffs is on the FBI's top 10 most wanted list.

I find this all interesting since my (only) Supermodel Wife and I have been watching Big Love, a series about a family of polygamists, on HBO.

I have to ask after watching that show, why the heck would anyone want more than one wife?

But upon further reflection, I could see how having multiple wives would be a good way to break up the monogamy.

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  1. "Break up the monogamy."


  2. I know. Long way to go for a joke, but I've been wanting to use that one for ages.


  3. Here's another take on it...

    "With the gushing self-sufficiency of youth I was feverish to plunge in headlong and achieve a great reform here—until I saw the Mormon women. Then I was touched. My heart was wiser than my head. It warmed toward these poor, ungainly and pathetically "homely" creatures, and as I turned to hide the generous moisture in my eyes, I said, "No—the man that marries one of them has done an act of Christian charity which entitles him to the kindly applause of mankind, not their harsh censure—and the man that marries sixty of them has done a deed of open-handed generosity so sublime that the nations should stand uncovered in his presence and worship in silence."

    --Mark Twain in "Roughing It"


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