Friday, February 26, 2010

FAMW: Black Eyed Peas

We couldn't find a “flash mob” scene in time for Mardi Gras weekend, but if we had, it would probably have looked a lot like this.

Since we wrote about the appearance of the Dominican Sisters of Mary on The Oprah Show on the 9th and 11th of February, we've heard from people who said they didn't approve of the Sisters' decision, and that while Our Lord did break bread with publicans and others of ill repute, he used those occasions to admonish them to reform their lives. I wasn't there personally, but from what I recall to have been written, he didn't seem to wear that on his sleeve. Neither did the Sisters. Even Daniel came out of the lions' den unscathed. So we're won't let the month go out without a reluctant tribute to Oprah for doing the right thing once in a while. This is what a pop recording ensemble known as The Black Eyed Peas did to open her show for its twenty-fourth season last September.

You can tell who's about to start joining in. It's the ones who are a little too stiff before they let loose. She does seem genuinely surprised, though. I'm not sure they told her in advance.

That's the idea behind a flash mob, and how we leave you with this week's Friday Afternoon Moment of Whimsy.

Mazel tov.

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