Hip and Thigh: Smiting Theological Philistines with a Great Slaughter. Judges 15:8

Friday, July 01, 2005


Friday, July 1st.

Famous Evangelist Shows Early Signs of Dementia

In an effort to prove he should had retired from preaching years ago, iconic evangelist, Billy Graham, continued to bring shame upon the gospel ministry by starting his farewell revival tour in New York City with inviting former President, Bill Clinton, and his adoring wife, Hillary, to share their testimonies. During the brief time, President Clinton reminisced about being a poor white boy from Hope, AR, who overcame countless odds to make the hour long trek to Little Rock to hear Rev. Graham preach. Rev. Graham ended the time by anointing Hillary as president elect for 2008.

We can only hope this farewell tour by Rev. Graham won't turn into one of those perpetual farewell tours put on yearly by the likes of the Rolling Stones, the Eagles, and KISS.

Scientists Develop Zombie Dogs to be Favored Pet of Post-apocalyptic World

Though scientist are pleased to discover the canine's appetite for human brains provides them an advantage over nomadic intruders, the animal's slow, lumbering gate make them ineffective guard dogs.

Movie Director, Steven Spielberg, Ponders Reasons for Decrease in UFO Sightings; Alien Encounters

While his new movie, War of the Worlds, opens with mixed reviews and marginal first week success, the blockbuster making director explains being baffled by the decrease in ET - human encounters. Mr. Spielberg stated that we live in a technological society with nearly every person able to access digital photography and the Internet. "You'd think there would be pictures of something," exclaimed the director.

Some possible reasons for a decrease in UFO sightings:

- The Aliens have become increasingly embarrassed by Tom Cruise.

- They don't care too much for that weirdo Art Bell and his gang of listeners.

- They have reached the limits of what they can learn from rectal probing

- They never existed in the first place, and only live in the fertile imaginations of a sci-fi culture driven by a hatred for their divine creator and who intentional believe life giving evolution can happen between inanimate, non-living matter and complex biological life.

Civil War Historian Dies.

Shelby Foote, the Memphis native historian who added personal character to the epic Ken Burn's documentary on the Civil War, died earlier this week. On top of providing one of the best 3 volume narratives to the Civil War, Foote made the PBS documentary come alive. He spoke as if he had truly been there as an eye witness. My favorite moment from the entire series is his re-telling the time he met a distant relative of the great, white trash general, Nathan Bedford Forrest who let him swing around his battle sword.

Trailer for New Peter Jackson Movie Inspires, Awes.

The trailer for Peter Jackson's new trilogy, The Lord of the Apes, was released this week. The first movie, The Fellowship of the Ape, opens this December, with the other two, The Two Apes and The Return of the Apes, following in 2006 and 2007. These movies mark the last major film project for Charleston Heston.


Blogger Jami said...

i think you misunderstand shame.

1. shame is using 9/11 to get a war you've always wanted.
2. shame is using 9/11 to attack the people of new york city as sissies.
3. shame is falwell blaming lesbians for 9/11.
4. shame is some crazy jerk blaming lesbians for dead soldiers. see item 1.

shame is not showing respect to people who deserve it.

3:11 PM, July 01, 2005  
Blogger Fred Butler said...

Thanks for the comments, but I am not sure the relevance of comparing Rev. Graham's compromise of the gospel message with the politics of 9/11. Perhaps you can explain?


10:43 AM, July 04, 2005  
Blogger Peter D. Nelson said...

Fred, Fred, I know its hard to believe that they would remake a classic like King Kong. I mean, Fay Wray who can scream like that or even emote in that same manner? And Bruce Cabot, what an actor, now there was the original Indiana Jones. But you got to get past it. You know Hollywood is running out of ideas and is jumping at the chance that they be able to remake all their classics again.

3:29 PM, July 04, 2005  
Blogger Fred Butler said...

I don't know, Pete. I don't think Jackson is remaking King Kong because he has run out of ideas or Hollywood has run out of ideas. From what I can tell, Jackson has the same love for the original KK as you and I have and only wants to do the original honor by making a worthy remake. Sometimes, remakes can be good. Keep in mind that the Heston version of the 10 commandments was a remake, as well as Ben Hur.

6:12 AM, July 05, 2005  
Blogger Peter D. Nelson said...

Well Fred you have a point there (btw I have seen both the original Ben Hur and the Ten Commandments I love the old silents) and perhaps Jackson can pull it off. I guess I'll just adopt a wait and see attitude.

10:49 PM, July 05, 2005  

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