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Sorry I’ve Been Out But I Did Learn Something

Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22304 – 1067

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We have had sickness around here. I have (hopefully had. I may be over the worst of it) a nasty stomach bug along with flu-like symptoms. I will, of course, spare you the details because most people can figure out what I mean by that. It was bad enough to keep me out of church. I’ve spent the weekend and much of today in my pajamas either in bed or the bathroom.

Now, one of the Bloguary prompts was, “What is something you learned recently?” It just so happened that I read a very educational article on The Babylon Bee about an important scriptural question.


Scholars Now Believe Pharaoh Had His Head Baker Hanged For Putting Walnuts In Brownies

From Babylon Bee:

EGYPT — Scholars have uncovered new evidence showing that Pharaoh’s infamous hanging of his chief baker was a result of discovering walnuts in his brownies.

“I’m sorry, but this is disgusting and I’m going to have to kill you,” Pharaoh is believed to have said. “I was so pumped for this brownie, and just wow – what a letdown. Get the noose!”

Recorded in the book of Genesis, the story of the head baker’s seemingly unwarranted execution has long puzzled Bible scholars. “We have always wondered what exactly a baker could do to warrant instant hanging. It all makes sense now,” said Old Testament Studies professor Dr. Lisa Gold. “Walnuts in a brownie? He’s lucky Pharaoh didn’t feed him to the lions.”

In the Genesis account, the baker initially asks Joseph to interpret a dream in which birds are eating baked goods out of three baskets on his head. “Yeah, he’s going to straight up kill you,” responded Joseph. “I don’t know why exactly, but it’s clear you deserved it. Anything else I can help with?”

Scholars also say that the baker’s initial imprisonment was most likely due to an ill-fated attempt to make gluten-free pancakes.


And I say it served him right!


27 responses to “Sorry I’ve Been Out But I Did Learn Something”

  1. John Avatar

    I am sorry to hear that you have not been feeling well and I pray to God for your healing.

    1. Herb Avatar

      Thank you so much!

  2. Homemaking in the Dunes Avatar

    I hope you are feeling better soon.

    1. Herb Avatar

      Thank you, I appreciate that so much.

  3. C.A. Post Avatar

    Thanx sooo much for the Babylon Bee article!! This has been a constant source of church splits and family arguments here in Kentucky, and this will go a long way to providing ammunition to those of us who knew we were always right in the first place! 🤨 We now have an authority backing us up!!
    Praying for you, my friend. Whatever you do, do not get another booster of mRNA!!
    ❤️&🙏, c.a.

    1. Herb Avatar

      lol. Glad I have been helpful.
      I’ve had 3 or 4 shots already and it hasn’t prevented me getting anything.

      1. bluebird of bitterness Avatar

        I hope you won’t take any more, now that you know they don’t work.

        1. Herb Avatar

          Probably not.

  4. kagould17 Avatar

    Get better soon Herb

    1. Herb Avatar

      Thank you so much, Allan.

  5. bluebird of bitterness Avatar

    What is it about walnuts? When my kids were little they refused to eat anything that contained visible chunks of walnut. They certainly didn’t mind the flavor, because I put black walnut extract in brownies and cakes and they ate those without any problem, but if they could see the walnuts, then forget about it. The same principle applied to visible pieces of bell pepper in their spaghetti sauce. I had to put the peppers in the blender with the tomato sauce and blend it mercilessly until the peppers were completely pulverized, and then my kids would eat it. The things we mothers of fussy eaters have to do…

    1. Herb Avatar

      Well, I was a picky kid but I can’t think of enough bad things to say about walnuts. They taste nasty, they look like little pieces of brains, stink, they leave an aftertaste in my mouth. Nope. Nothing good to say about walnuts. I know, you can have my share, isn’t that nice?

      1. bluebird of bitterness Avatar

        Point taken. I promise not to put any walnuts in the brownies if you come to visit. 🙂

        1. Herb Avatar

          Yay! Done deal!

  6. Geoff Stamper Avatar

    The only good thing about a stomach flu is if you want to lose some weight. Even afterwards, eating loses some of its appeal.

    1. Herb Avatar

      That is true. At least for a while.

  7. AJMcGregor Avatar

    I hope you’re feeling better! Believe it or not, raisins in brownies are really good!

    1. Herb Avatar

      Hmmm…Raisins? Well, it’s better than walnuts but, I don’t know…

      1. bluebird of bitterness Avatar

        Okay, that’s where I draw the line. Raisins in brownies or cookies are just plain evil. They look like chocolate chips if you don’t look closely, so you bite into it thinking you’re getting chocolate chips and… Bleagh!

        1. Herb Avatar

          Well, as far as I’m concerned the jury is out on the brownies with raisins but cookies? What would an oatmeal raisin cookie be without…well, you know? They don’t belong in everything, though.

          1. bluebird of bitterness Avatar

            An oatmeal cookie with raisins isn’t bad as long as you weren’t expecting chocolate chips. But I never put raisins in my oatmeal cookies, because if I did, my kids would refuse to eat them. (See “fussy eaters,” above)

            1. Herb Avatar

              Hahahaha! True. If you were expecting chocolate chips there is no consolation.

      2. AJMcGregor Avatar

        You’d be surprised, Herb!

  8. haoyando Avatar

    Wish you will get better soon. Sorry to hear that. And I have to say some people really hate walnuts for no apparent reason. Or somebody doesn’t like cilantro. I didn’t know chef is such a dangerous job.

    1. Herb Avatar


  9. J P Avatar

    A month has gone by, so you should be hale and hearty.

    Walnuts? I don’t care for them plain, but I like them in baked goods. We are pro-walnut when it comes to brownies at our house. Plus, we make them with walnut oil. With the kinds of divisions we see in the country today, I would understand if you ban me on your site and stop visiting mine. 😁

    1. Herb Avatar

      Ha! Nope. You’re stuck with my circus-peanut lovin’ self!

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