Fate spits in the face of The Good. Yesterday, the Talmud's daf yomi readings included:
"Let him spill the produce that becomes soiled to the ground" (Shabbat 142a)
"Shake the pillow so that the money will fall off"
"A motley crew will create another bunch of mongrels" (142a)
"We shall pour water on filth until it disappears" (142b), and, last but not least,
"Roast a goose and throw its intestines entrails to the cat..."
Today, we enter the 22nd chapter of tractate Shabbat. Sample quote::
"If you bleed a beast for the sake of healing, the blood will not be a conduit for impurity." (144a)
Not to mention the vulgar imagery of R. Huna son of R. Yehoshua and Rav. Ashi at the end of chapter 21.
Alas! The Red Sox lost, the Yankees won. The Red Sox have not only fallen from 1st place, now they are also trailing in the contest for the AL wild card.
P.S. Thanks to Daniel and ADDeRabbi for suggesting edits.