Close Encounters of the . . . Well . . . I don’t really know

As the Elder Extroverted Holy One and I were taking the Young Extroverted One to her grandmother’s house for the night we had quite a surreal encounter. At the stop sign of our street waiting to turn onto Gallatin Road a vision in a faded magenta-ish velvet jumpsuit and purple suede-like shoes with black bushy hair and sideburns crosses in front of us. Pushing a shopping cart. What a time not to have a camera or a cell phone with a camera!

He turns and looks at us through his big, wraparound, bejewelled sunglasses and says, “You didn’t think you’d ever see the son of Elvis pushing a shopping cart, did you?”

Um, I didn’t think I’d ever see the son of Elvis ever! Let alone pushing a cart on Gallatin Road. I was so astounded freaked out that I didn’t even notice what he was pushing in his cart. But I did notice his purple suede shoes.

I thought I was having a flashback to when I was in Key West during Fantasy Fest (unbeknownst to me) and was passed by a pink Cadillac full of popes and a drag Marylin Monroe.

Crossdressing Wabbits and Cartoon Physics

The Young Extroverted One received her latest disc from Netflix yesterday. It was The Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 1, Disc 1 and it was as funny to me now as it was to me when I was a kid. Luckily for me it was funny for her too.

I have always wondered if the old cartoons can make a youngin’ laugh now and they do.  Sure, there were some things that they wouldn’t put in a cartoon nowadays but I think it was way over YEO’s head.  Plus, I think I turned out alright after watching all of those cartoons as a kid.  Right?

This is Where We Call Home


“Ah jest don’t see how you can take a man who’s already a high school
graduate and start gradin’ how he talks,” said Buddy Emerson, a session
musician who has played behind Porter Wagoner and Minnie Pearl, among
others. “Ah think it’s un-American to make people speak good English.” : Residents Express Concern as Nashville Votes to Make English Official Language funny satire story

This is great! I have always been a bit leery of this new English speaking only bill that has come about. And then I find this article to point out the silliness of it all. The majority of the residents that are American born citizens barely speak proper English. Where do you draw the line?

Listening to people talk around here brings to mind listening to Boomhauer. I wouldn’t call his dialect a different language, however, I can’t understand it as if it were a different language. Is it the ‘Queen’s English’ that we must speak lest we be arrested for not speaking the proper English? If so, the public schools and parents have a lot of work cut out for them!

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Presbyterians and Pop Culture? episode iii, the backstroke of the west

A big thank you to MTA for finding this one! This is from a pirated version of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith that was found on DVD in China by an American living there. The full story is posted on this blog. The subtitles are re-translations from English to Mandarin Chinese and then back to English. Not really sure why, if the sound is still intact, they would feel the need to make subtitles in English.

Lucky for us Presbyterians this beauty of a screen shot exists!

Maybe it can be a new recruiting tool for the PC(USA).

Or it could hurt the Church.

I’m not really sure. It could go either way. But, how cool is it that the Jedi Council gets translated into Mandarin Chinese and then back to English as Presbyterian Church?

I see a new movement of Jesus was a Jedi Master themed PC(USA) propaganda.

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