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V.23 No.27 | 7/3/2014

Idiot Box

Rapture, Be Pure

“The Leftovers” on HBO

“Lost” producer explores the Rapture in HBO’s feel-bad supernatural drama “The Leftovers.”

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The Daily Word With No Red Light Cameras, Panhandling Dogs, Crazy Violent Peter Fonda

Peter Fonda is teaching his grandchildren how to use rifles in a conflict with President Obama.

... But how can you despise a man who calmly downs a Guiness pint during his visit to Ireland?

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis says crime will increase if there’s no NFL season next year.

Look at these 25 really awesome photos from China.

The ASPCA is investigating this panhandling dog that has become a fixture at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field.

Employees are forced to wear collars at this flea-infested casino in New Zealand.

The Supreme Court orders California to release nearly 46,000 prisoners to ease overcrowding.

New Rapture date! October 21st, 2011.

This first-person video of the Joplin, Mo. tornado is chilling.

That tornado is now recognized as the deadliest in the country since 1953 with the death toll at 117.

Russell Brand was kicked out of Japan.

All red light cameras have been turned off in Albuquerque after the city’s contract with Redflex ended.

There’s plenty more of this effing wind all week.

&#^&#%#^#*(! 47 percent of Facebook walls are covered in profanity.

News

The Daily Word: Food trucks, MacGyver, orgies

77,000 acres burned just north of Silver City.

Judge to decide wrongful death lawsuit in APD shooting from 2009. (Guy was holding a car ashtray, which officers thought was a gun.)

Health Department targets food trucks.

CDC prepares for a zombie apocalypse.

It's raining! But the long drought made the Bosque a tinderbox.

After judgment day on Saturday, what will happen to the believers' pets? Atheists are offering to take them in. For a fee.

Insurance salesmen in Germany rewarded with orgies by their company.

Why is bad food so good?

What would MacGyver do?

Gwyneth Paltrow can rap "Straight Outta Compton."

NEWS

The Daily Word 5.8.11: Beastie Boys short; Jon Hamm; Rio Grande Sun Police Blotter; Decrepit Amusement Park

Happy Mother's Day from Buck Owens and The King.

There was a riot in the San Li Tun Apple Store in Beijing where the iPad 2 was released yesterday.

Dueling male/female pole dancers on San Li Tun.

Miscreants of Taliwood film by George Gittoes.

Herman Dune video featuring Jon Hamm and a furry blue hitch hiker. What?

Best news coverage of The Shaker exercise doohickey yet.

Smokey the Cat is now officially the Guiness world record holder for loudest purr.

Bin Laden's "home movies." All five here.

Bear Skeleton Uncovered While Man Hides Easter Eggs.

Trippy/ridiculous new Beastie Boys short film HEAVY with Big Hollywood talent: Fight For Your Right Revisited.

Update on Harold Camping's prediction for a May 21st Rapture.

Neat pictures/video of abandoned American amusement park called Joyland.

It's "propaganda period" for Chinese television.

What happened to Air France Flight 447?

19th century French automata.

1943 war-time patriotic-fridge advertisement.

Dick Cheney and his heart are in the news again.


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Post-Rapture Pets

Have you ever wondered what will happen to Man’s Best Friend after God calls you to Heaven? The folks at Eternal Earth-Bound Pets sure have. In what amounts to the best joke and/or business plan I’ve ever heard, Eternal Earth-Bound Pets will offer a pet-sitting service for those Chosen Few who find themselves caught up in The Rapture. A flat $110 fee will get you a godless heathen to look after your beloved pets during the Time of Tribulation. How can you be sure the designated pet-sitters won’t be caught up in The Rapture as well? A FAQ on the company’s web site assures clients that, “each of our representatives has stated to us in writing that they are atheists, do not believe in God/Jesus, and that they have blasphemed in accordance with Mark 3:29, negating any chance of salvation.” The service is available in 22 states right now. (Sadly, NM isn’t one of them.)

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