Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Naz

Apropos of Christmas, I guess, I'm thinking of the Naz. Did you know that that's what they called Jesus in the all-jive translation of the Bible?

This is also what my stepfather used to call my father. The Naz.

Nobody calls me that, not even after they consider my God-given ass. Some people call me the Czar or the Zar.

Now I wish I had a copy of the all-jive Bible. I have only ever heard of it.

8 comments:

j.m. said...

hey, and "naz" even sounds like "ass"

or, wait, was that what you were getting at?

Lawrence and Christine said...

jive-naz woman don' wan' no hep, jive-naz woman don' get no hep. she-it!

Amanda B. said...

I believe Richard Buxton and JP refer to you as "The Naz." But since you so rarely see these cats, perhaps you were unawares of this.

Amanda said...

Oh cripes! How could I forget the "Bock or Naz?" distinction? Now I'm embarrassed.

Gregory said...

http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Lounge/8450/Buckleyroutines/Lord_Buckley/The_Nazz20.html

Steve said...

I'm almost positive I've addressed you as "The Naz." Like "The Cheat," except without a gold tooth (as far as I know). It just seemed right.

Karl-Erik said...

You'll never find an all jive version of the Bible. If you did then it would no longer be all jive, foo.

But I think you can find an all jive version of Jesus Christ Superstar off Broadway and it's called The Naz.

Amanda said...

Yup, Gregory. The Naz is a gospel adaptation of The Wiz. That's funny since The Wiz is an adaptation already.

I still SWEAR my parents told me about the jive Bible, though. They may have just made it up.