666, the number of the president!!

I was absolutely floored when I saw this posting on the Washington Monthly blog site, concerning a Newsweek article that asked the question, "Is Obama the Antichrist?" Surely a respected magazine like Newsweek couldn't possibly put something like this in their weekly magazine, or even in their online content.


You should read the article, if for no other reason than it only takes about 35 seconds to get through the piece, and some of it is reeeeeeally funny. I'll point out two passages that really struck me:

Former "Saturday Night Live" ingénue Victoria Jackson fueled the fire when, according to news reports, she wrote on her Web site that Obama "bears traits that resemble the anti-Christ."

Finding out that Victoria Jackson has a website was only slightly more shocking than the discovery that Wang Chung has a greatest hits album. If you have time, look at her site - reading her thoughts, it's clear that the SNL writers did yeoman's work making her look even remotely intelligent. Maybe they should have been hired to work with Sarah Palin instead of the jokers from McCain's staff.

On [Todd Strandberg's] site, he has something called the Rapture Index, a calculation based on signs and prophecy of the proximity of the end. According to Strandberg, any number over 160 means "fasten your seat belts." Obama's win pushed the index to 161.

The Rapture Index. Anyone who ever complains that the BCS is based on nothing needs to check this out. This Strandberg guy doesn't even pretend to have any sort of process or method with which to compile this number, it's literally throwing crap against the wall.

For instance, Category 1: False Christs, is at 3. The comment concerning the category says, "A gentleman in Florida has made news by claiming to be Christ."

Wow. The world is now one step closer to extinction because some dude got on the Sanibel Island late news and said he was Christ. I can imagine that we'd be in even worse shape if a Deep Purple fan that lived in Austin became a bonafide reverend. That might send the RI to 300.

I have my own rankings system, called the BSCI (Batshit Crazy Index). Mr. Strandberg, you rank a 25 on my index, which correlates to, "Good God you're fucking nuts!!"

And just because I mentioned Wang Chung, that gives me an excuse to throw in one of the funniest TV clips of all time. Enjoy.

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