#endoftheworldproblems #2

When you are on your afternoon run and you’re consumed by a swarm of flesh-eating locusts… #endoftheworldproblems

Holy Moses!

Holy Moses!

 

#endoftheworldproblems #1


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Middle School Art That Would Have Gotten Me Expelled

We live in strange times. Satire is dead, special interests must be appeased, and if you eat your pop-tart into the shape of a gun you are doomed. In my day, I whittled down the pointless hours of the school day drawing satirical and violent cartoons. I had no ill-intent towards anyone, I had no desire whatsoever to hurt anyone, for some reason blood and guts are hilarious to teenagers and the more outrageous the depiction the better.

On a recent visit to my parent’s house I came across a number of the aforementioned drawings from my days in 9th grade math class. Although crude in style and theme I am quite sure that if I were 14 year old middle school student in 2014 and a teacher caught a glimpse of any of these pictures I would be instantly expelled and possibly be submitted to psychological testing…

I do want to caution you 3 people who will look at this post to not strain your eyes by trying to read the horrific handwriting my 14 year-old self spilled onto this “art”.

 

The Acid Gun

Acid Gun

The Super Nuke

 

Super Nuke

The Clown Killer

Clown Killer

Bad Day

Bad Day

Chinese Pickles with Wings

THAT'S RACIST!!!

THAT’S RACIST!!!


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Mormons in Popular Culture, PART 2 Mormon culture in strange places

So I focused on Joseph Smith in PART 1, this time I want to share some snippets on LDS culture found in random and strange places. I don’t claim to have a 100% accurate compendium of LDS culture in pop culture, these are just some ones I found interesting…

 

Missionaries as a comedic prop

 

Many entertainment shows and movies have chosen to use missionaries as soulless, mindless, drones. They have this idea that something raunchy or embarrassing happening to a Mormon missionary would blow their mind, how would one of these naive little purists react to ____? The problem is most real missionaries most likely have countless journal entries of their daily abuses by everyday jerks. Mormon missionaries are far from simple-minded brain-wash victims, but apparently it’s fun to imagine that they are…

A Prime Example

A Prime Example

 

In the movie Yes Man, the “Yes Man” Jim Carey has to say yes to everything, but oh crap, Mormon missionaries! He’s gonna have to say yes when they ask if he wants to hear their message! If you ask me the missionaries are in the losing end of this scenario, 20 minutes of terrible catch phrases and twisted facial contortions sounds much more painful than anything a missionary might dish out.

 

"Alrighty, then!"

“Alrighty, then!”

 

uh, sorry to cut this short Mr. Carey but we need to get to another appointment.

Uh, sorry to cut this short Mr. Carey but we need to get to another appointment.

 

There are other examples out there, some bumbling moronic missionaries are featured in the 2004 movie Millions, and robotic white-shirted drones in countless cartoons. In reality missionaries are fully autonomous, in fact on my mission I had more freedom than I have ever had in my life. We were completely self-motivated. Most missionaries make a lot of sacrifices for something they truly believe in.

 

I hope they call me on a mission

 

simpsons-aliens-mormons-homer

 

LDS Temples in random places

 

A Simpsons episode about Lady Gaga of all things featured a random picture of the Salt Lake Temple…

 

If you ever wanted a Simpsonized Salt Lake Temple picture, here you go...

If you ever wanted a Simpsonized Salt Lake Temple picture, here you go…

 

Also a terribly researched “Mormon Church” / temple with a cross on it… If you are going to mock someone do it right, jeez!

 

The "Mormon Church"

The “Mormon Church”

 

In the Newspaper comic Pickles you can easily spot the LDS temple in the background of many scenes, the cartoonist is LDS and he’s slowly brainwashing the masses to submit to our sinister cult!

 

Pickles Comic LDS Temple

 

The terrible movie Starship Troopers used a Mormon colony as a backstory for an alien invasion… Port Joe Smith, so typical.

 

StarshipTroopers_03 LDS Temple LDS temple in Space!!!

 

 

Mormon Tattoos

Kind of a strange tribute but hey…

Temple on your temple

Temple on your temple

Gordon B Hinckley Tattoo Mormon Prophets Tattoo

 

 

 


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#endoftheworldproblems #1

When you go grocery shopping and a catastrophic, volcanic eruption destroys the parking lot and you’re stuck on the other side of a lava flow from your car… #endoftheworldproblems

 

#endoftheworldproblems volcano

#endoftheworldproblems #2


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Mormons in Popular Culture, PART 1 Joseph Smith

 LDS culture has woven it’s way into American entertainment more than a few times and I have decided it might be fun to make a series of posts focusing on popular LDS figures and themes as represented in the entertainment industry.

 

PART 1 THE PROPHET JOSEPH SMITH

 

JOSEPH SMITH HISTORY 1:33 “…God had a work for me to do; and that my name should be had for good and evil among all nations, kindreds, and tongues, or that it should be both good and evil spoken of among all people.”

 

 

This master of horror, played Joseph Smith in the 1940 film Brigham Young: Frontiersman.

 

Vincent Price master of Horror

Vincent Price master of Horror

 

Vincent Price as The Prophet Joseph Smith

A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief

A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief

 

 

 

Probably not the kindest representation with all the “dumb dumb dumbs” being sung in the background of all his scenes but here’s South Park’s Joseph Smith

 

"smart, smart, smart"

“smart, smart, smart”

 

 In the 70′s a strange choice was made to have the guy named “Bull” from Night Court play Joseph Smith, probably not the best resemblance…

 

Richard Moll Bull

SJ-civilwar

 

 

Family Guy also worked a random Joseph Smith scene into one of their cut-away gags (sorry for the quality)

 

...just like the time that Family Guy made that poorly researched Mormon joke.

…just like the time that Family Guy made that poorly researched Mormon joke.

 

 

 

Another Trey Parker and Matt Stone creation uses a fairly appropriate looking Joseph Smith for The Book of Mormon Musical…

 

Free advertising!

Free advertising!

 

 

 

There are probably others out there, however I avoided the explicitly anti-mormon crap that’s out there on purpose. If anyone finds anything else please share and I will update the post!

 

 

John 15:19 ” If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.”

 

 

 

 


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Every Morning At My House… A Comic Strip

DON’T WAKE UP THE BABY!

A pretty accurate depiction

A pretty accurate depiction

 

 


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Obama’s Daily Intel Brief

White House says President Obama found out about VA scandal through media reports…

 

Obama's Intel Chief

Obama’s Intel Chief

 


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Good-Bye Blue Sky

Did you hear the falling bombs

Did you hear the falling bombs

“Goodbye Blue Sky”

-Pink Floyd

Oooooooo ooo ooo ooooh
Did you see the frightened ones
Did you hear the falling bombs
Did you ever wonder
Why we had to run for shelter
When the promise of a brave new world
Unfurled beneath a clear blue sky
Oooooooo ooo ooooo oooh
Did you see the frightened ones
Did you hear the falling bombs
The flames are all long gone
But the pain lingers on
Goodbye blue sky
Goodbye blue sky
Goodbye
Goodbye

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Ancient Etruscan Zombie Mural

Looking deeper into the history of the un-dead, maroonbeard.com stumbled upon an ancient Etruscan Zombie Mural. This find once again reveals the similarities we share even with the oldest civilization.

Make sure to check out our previous Zombie Mural from the Persian Empire here.

EtruscanZombieMural


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Ancient Persian Zombie Mural

Recently the research team at Maroonbeard.com came across this Ancient Persian Zombie Mural and we just had to share it! This proves once again that Zombies have a far-reaching and timeless presence in the history of civilization.

as we navigate this desert by our cold, dead reckoning.

as we navigate this desert by our
cold, dead reckoning.


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