Greetings, iMonks. Welcome to our weekly gathering here at the iMonastery where we pick up the pieces that were left over from a busy week. Well, we assume you had a busy week. We did a lot of lying around, arguing over who was to wash and who was to dry. In the end, our Mother Superior and First Lady, Denise, decided that we would just use paper plates from now on. Now we just have to decide who will erase them when we are done eating. As we discuss this, what say we ramble?
What a shock! Some are actually using the crisis in Syria to sell their ideas—and books—on the End Times. We’ll bet you didn’t see that coming, did you?
And then there are those who are attempting to hasten the end times on their own. At least, hastening their own end. I would think that there may not be a real cause for a retirement plan when you are a snake handling pastor.
And then there is the one-man Westboro Baptist Church, Terry Jones, who attempted to burn copies of the Quran, one copy for each person killed in the Twin Towers on 9-11. All in the name of Christian love, of course. He was arrested. No need to discuss.
Oh goodie … another boycott. This time, Betty Crocker. That’s right, Betty Crocker is off-limits because she baked a cake or two for some same-sex weddings. Fortunately Tony Perkins found out and is sparing us from eating brownies made by Betty. No word what Duncan Hines had to say.
If you are going to buy illegal drugs, wouldn’t it be better to buy from dealers who don’t sell on the Sabbath? Observant Jewish drug dealers. No, that would not make a good name for a rock group.
Christianity Today’s Books And Culture magazine lives to see another year. Print publications are hurting, and print publications about printed books are really, really hurting. This one is worth saving. Glad it will keep going. On the other hand, two other Christian organizations are laying off employees.
Tomorrow is National Back To Church Sunday. I’m sorry I didn’t get you anything this year for this great holiday.
Remember Rev. Bob Larson? His daughter and two of her friends were in London recently, revealing why England has become a “center of witchcraft.” Guess whose fault it is?
God has a sense of humor. He has to in order to create the blobfish. You have to work hard to earn the title of number one. And the blobfish is number one. You’ll have to read this to see what it is number one in …
Did you wave goodbye to the spacecraft Voyager as it left our solar system ? It passed the boundaries of our neighborhood last year, but we just got its postcard recently. I know, I’m a space geek. What are you a geek about?
Did you hear the one about the pope’s new car? No, really. He got a new car this week. A 1984 Renault. Think you have a good joke about that? Not as good as the Car Talk guys.
Happy birthdays were wished this week to Peter Lawford; Paul Brown; Buddy Holly; Jimmie Rodgers; Otis Redding; Billy Preston; Hugh Grant; Adam Sandler; Arnold Palmer; Bear Bryant; Leo Kottke; Jesse Owens; Roald Dahl; Woody Woodpecker; David Clayton-Thomas; and Peter Cetera.
In the heyday of 1970s rock and roll, there emerged a genius on the acoustic guitar named Leo Kottke. Here he is from 1977. Enjoy.