Sunday, September 9, 2012
Noo Spinoolean Tarot - Whatever
I've debated a bunch of different names for this card: "Demonic Ennui," "The Gates of Hell," "Sorry, Charlie," "Sucks to Be You," and the like, but decided on "Whatever" because, in my opinion, it is one of the most vicious dismissals in the English language. Use it in a conversation with me and we're done talking...for a week.
Anyway, as vicious dismissals go, it seems to me that the ticket-takers at the mouth of Hell would get to use them a lot to parry the complaints of those newly dead who claim the wrongness of their arrival in the Spa of Eternal Torment:
"But I'm not supposed to be here!" says the condemned soul.
"Whatever," says the Satanic minion and prods the damned spirit into a perpetual sulfuric sauna.