When you are on your afternoon run and you’re consumed by a swarm of flesh-eating locusts… #endoftheworldproblems
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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
The Super Nuke
The Clown Killer
Chinese Pickles with Wings
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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…
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.
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.
LDS Temples in random places
A Simpsons episode about Lady Gaga of all things featured a random picture of the Salt Lake Temple…
Also a terribly researched “Mormon Church” / temple with a cross on it… If you are going to mock someone do it right, jeez!
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!
The terrible movie Starship Troopers used a Mormon colony as a backstory for an alien invasion… Port Joe Smith, so typical.
Kind of a strange tribute but hey…
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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
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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 as The Prophet Joseph Smith
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
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…
Family Guy also worked a random Joseph Smith scene into one of their cut-away gags (sorry for the quality)
Another Trey Parker and Matt Stone creation uses a fairly appropriate looking Joseph Smith for The Book of Mormon Musical…
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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DON’T WAKE UP THE BABY!
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“Goodbye Blue Sky”
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
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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.
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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.
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