October 20, 2009
You know, having a calendar on the wall that proudly labels today as Monster Mash Day would be uberawesome. Am I right? Of course I’m right.
On this day in 1962, this novelty tune by Bobby “Boris” Pickett hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart!
I had hoped somebody thought to do this to scenes from Buffy the Vampire Slayer but this Lego version is pretty darn good, too.
It’s also Bela Lugosi’s birthday and Mickey Mantle’s (but who cares about baseball this time of year?) so check out what else is worth celebrating in the coming days and weeks. We could party it up every day of the year. Wouldn’t that be a blast? At least until we got too tired…
October 6, 2009
Coral Ridge is news again this week because, lo and behold, the new flock of the recently established Church Nameless did not return to the fold like prodigals. No collecting of little lost lambs happened. Yes. These hundreds of people chose to pray their own way AGAIN! this weekend instead of turning back in shame and asking forgiveness for ever doubting Coral Ridge’s version of the Word.
Even worse than that? They did it all in the middle of a park! They prayed like Adam and Eve for crying out loud! In the middle of Nature! Damn them! Damn them all to hell!!
Normally I wouldn’t visit a story again so soon, but as soon as I saw how the Miami Herald went so far as to call them defectors in the headline and “dissidents” in the piece itself, the idea just kind of came to life. I mean really, Herald. Bias much?
I don’t follow politics all that closely, but isn’t defection a term usually reserved for those kinds of ideological rebellions? Like how Italy flipped the bird at the Germans back in WWII? Or, like those five dancers from the Warsaw Ballet Company who got to Canada and refused to go home. It wasn’t because Canada’s so awesome. It is awesome, but I’m sure their desire to stay here had far more to do with how shitty life was back home and not even prayers from the Pope himself would change their minds. (Not that he was in Warsaw in 1987 for that reason, obviously. He was there to remind everyone once again how evil atheism is because a tasteless cracker’s existence is proof that Jesus also existed.)
I find it kind of amusing how bizarre this winds up looking, but I suppose people who think of church as home, and think of congregation as family, it’s probably heart wrenching in some way to find themselves suddenly separated from their loved ones and will never see them again. That wall’s just so high, you know…they’re lost forever behind it…
Which reminds me – The twenty year anniversary for the fall of the Berlin Wall is November 9th. A Festival of Freedom is planned for the celebration.
These Coral Ridge people have no idea how silly they are, getting worked up over a church division. Do they not realize just how free and lucky they are?