Billy Graham


V.21 No.43 | 10/25/2012

news

The Daily Word in James Blunt, Billy Idol and the Daily Planet.

The Daily Word

Watch last night’s presidential debate sober.

James Blunt is quitting music!

Clark Kent is quitting the Daily Planet!

There was a giant rectangular UFO in Texas.

Billy Idol is playing a birthday party.

New York’s highest court declares that lap dances are not art.

The Manson Family may be linked to 12 additional unsolved homicides.

A woman breastfeeds her dog.

Here’s a brain-like scalp.

A meteorite hit a house. Perhaps it can become a meteorite doorstop.

A Hawaiian Punch spill.

Enjoy these old-timey photo manipulations.

The sad little dotted zebra has no herd.

Pretending to love cats on the internet.

Billy Graham left some final advice about voting.

A woman was raised by monkeys then sold into prostitution.

Donna the Deer Lady.

Ralph Davis has been found.

UNM researchers have help for your burned tongue.

Happy birthday Weird Al Yankovic.

Thanks for the many assists from Constance Moss, E.J. Maliskas, Tom Nayder and Robert Masterson.

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opinion

Evangelism is mainstream now?

Billy Graham's children

This evening while simultaneously preparing the bbq and a marinade for what turned out to be an out-of-this-world piece of flap meat beef steak, I happened to hear an interview on NPR with Billy Graham's daughter. Hearing Anne Graham Lotz speak nearly cost me my temporary crown. The interviewer's tone almost convinced me that this kind of privileged evangelical self-righteousness was indeed something I should consider mainstream. I summoned my daughter and gave her the pellet gun. We looked about for a one eyed one horned flying purple people eater. Soon we agreed that mistaking the one eyed one horned flying purple people eater for any other kind of phantasm that Anne Graham Lotz was conjuring up could lead to an unfortunate accident betraying our own true millenarian beliefs. We put the pellet gun away, but could not put aside this question: is this woman, her family and their beliefs mainstream in any way?