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Toward the end of the Book of Proverbs, there is a small collection of sayings attributed to one “Agur, son of Jakeh.” Agur was a fan of numerical sayings as a way of making general observations on life.

My favorite is this one:

Three things are too wonderful for me;
        four I do not understand:
     the way of an eagle in the sky,
        the way of a snake on a rock,
    the way of a ship on the high seas,
        and the way of a man with a girl. (Prov. 30:18-19)

Feeling a little cranky after reading the paper this morning, I thought I’d try my hand at a similar proverb:

Three things seem ridiculous too me;
      four are beyond my comprehension:
   playing basketball tourneys in June,
      holding hockey games in summer’s swelter,
   caring what “celebrities” did last night,
      and saying “rap” and “music” together.

Lame, I know — but it’s Friday. Feel free to comment and try your own hand at a numerical saying for this time of the year …

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