The Rush City Saga
Well, not much of a saga, but it was the story of why I didn’t do a show last week. My in-laws’ house needs to be sold as my father-in-law can’t live on his own. We have potential buyers, so Amy, Hayden, and I went up to do some cleaning to make it presentable. The people interested in buying are from the nearby church and they want to buy it for the church.
These church people are likely the sort that think the earth is only 6000 years-old. Their website (which I won’t link to) tells of their Truth Project in which they give “lessons concerning science, evolution, and Darwin, and how we are programmed to believe many of the lies that the world tells us.” Oh, well, as long as their check clears.
We’ll be haggling on the price at this point. We get the best price we can for Dad and, hopefully, it will cover the price of the parking ticket we received during our Rush City visit. Thanks, Rush City.
Yes, But Who Created This Doofus?
Eight year-old Olivia McConnell is learning first hand about the truth of the old saying about not wanting to see how sausage and legislation are made. She suggested to the her Governor, her State Rep. and her State Senator that South Carolina (where she lives) adopt the Columbian mammoth as the official state fossil.
There was agreement all around and the bill was sailing through the SC state congress, until another State Senator decided it would be a good idea to make sure the legislation acknowledge that God created the mammoth on the sixth day. Sound of screeching brakes!
Can you guess which Party this doofus is from?
This Church Is Raking It In
Slow motion preacher Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas was robbed of one weekend’s donations back in March. The take? Oh, just a mere $600,000! That’s just one weekend! This guy is really raking it in for God. I’m in the wrong business, but I would need to believe in God as I believe Joel does.
This next guy, however…
Peter Popoff Is A Sack Of…
In 1986, James Randi exposed to the world that “faith healing” preacher Peter Popoff was using trickery to appear to be getting information about his desperate flock from God. Randi revealed on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson that the voice of God was really Popoff’s wife using radio signals to give the the good preacher the information. Soon after being exposed Popoff’s ministry declared bankruptcy.
Problem solved right? Nope. The money man is back. He’s been back for some time, but I just saw one of his God will give you money infomercials the other night.
Popoff never comes out and asks viewers to send money, but he offers a free bit of “miracle spring water” and specially anointed packet with “instructions” on how to get God to send you supernatural money.
Turns out the packet has the pitch for sending Peter money, money, money, money, money.
Again, I’m in the wrong business, but I would need to lack things like scruples, morals, ethics. The things that I believe Popoff lacks.
Movie Recommendation: The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)
Martin Scorsese’s ‘Goodfellas’ of Wall Street made me feel conflicted. Was I supposed to be repulsed or envious of the characters in this film. Lots of sex, money, and lots and lots of drugs fill this movie. Great performances by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill keep you interested through this three hour epic. It’s fascinating look at that world of Wall Street.
It’s rated R and it is a hard R for sure.
Dimland Radio opening theme song: ‘Ram’ by The Yoleus
First ad break bumpers: ‘Myrrh‘ by The Church & ‘Life’s What You Make It‘ by Talk TalkSecond ad break bumpers: ‘Raspberry Beret‘ by Prince & ‘Always The Sun‘ by The StranglersClosing song: ‘Angler’s Treble Hook’ by $5 Fiddle
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