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StandFirm

As always, your articles were humorous and insightful. :)

On the upside of public opinion, it seems to me that whenever people want to make fun of a minority religion with seemingly strange beliefs and practices, the Mormons take the fall whereas we are not mentioned so much.

Also, isn't it ironic how the author of Twilight is a Mormon? We have all but condemned the series.

tom sheepandgoats

yeah......it is.

SPIRITUAL

(hehehe) Thank you, Tom ... Your humor just makes my day!

Agape,
SANDRA C

Thomas

Nice take, T. I grow tired of Newsweek putting the latest flavor-of-the-month Republican on their front cover. It's one of the reasons I'm not longer a subscriber.

I had an encounter with a couple Morons a few years ago:

One Saturday afternoon, a friend was helping me move a sofa I'd bought. We carried it from his van to our front door. While we were carrying it, I noticed two guys riding bikes coming towards us. They were both wearing white short-sleeve shirts. I knew what this meant (Mormons) and quickly thought of something to say if they approached us.

If they started in on their religion, I was gonna say that I'm not giving up masturbation (their literature states that they are expressly against it). I don't do it much, anyway, but I'd rather have the option on the table just in case.

They saw us struggling with the couch and asked if they could assist us. I knew what they were thinking (moving the couch as a start-off point on proselytizing to us) and quickly declined.

tom sheepandgoats

Thomas

I admit, I've never heard of that specific technique for evading Mormons.

Romulus Crowe

The Witness who visits me sometimes is a self-employed painter. I don't mean living rooms, I mean canvas and oils. He makes his living at it.

That's got to count towards yout overall 'cool score', surely?

tom sheepandgoats

Thank you, Romulus. Don't let that fellow out of your sight. We may need him soon for a TV ad.

Rosie

lol... the Newsweek cover had me doing a double take. Can you imagine a member of the governing body being pictured like that on the cover of Newsweek... it wasn't a spoof? was it? Sooo funny.

- the Mormons are behaving like that kid in school that tried too hard. Everybody still hated him, they took his candy and the lunchmoney he offered and STILL beat him up at playtime.

I don't know why the media doesn't lay into us, maybe because we'll sue them if they lie and there's nothing shocking if they don't. More likely because we quietly get on with the work and don't care if anyone thinks we're cool or not.

We have in our number the coolest people on the planet of course, your good self included, we just don't brag. Being cool is like being beautiful, if you have to tell someone....

Puts on dark glasses, hitches electric guitar to my back and climbs on motorbike - doesn't bother with a helmet, want my long raven locks to blow in the wind - to head down the coast to play in my Jazz band after I get another tatoo of an eagle.

Wakes up, signs off, goes to make coco before another early night...

Rosie

Laurie

As a "Mormon," I must say that that play was not made by or endorsed by our church. Our goal is always to help others, no matter who or what you are. Next, I doubt running for president makes us a part of the world. You can't change anyone's perception if their (usually wrong) preconceived notions get in the way. As a LDS woman, I love the ads. They let the world know, we are ordinary people with outstanding beliefs. For that, I am grateful.

tom sheepandgoats

Not my point of view, (except that of the musical being an independent production....I knew that and did not mean to imply otherwise) but a well-written reply. Thank you.

TC

@ Rosie
Will you marry me in the New System ?
My Unicorn Tattoo , and My Michael Hedges ish Guitar style , along with my Jethro Tull Flute style , and that fact that I build and Repir Guitars .

Hmmmmm And I Really Dig Jehovah's Words

I mean that is Jazz isnt it .

tom sheepandgoats

Rosie: I advise you to go very slowly from here, and even that's assuming you're available or will be in the new system....something I don't think you've ever indicated, at least not on this blog.

Not that I don't think TC's a fine fellow and all. Of course I do. But I'm uncomfortable in the role of matrimonial mediator. It's not what I signed on for.

True, the last time I tackled such a project, it was a stunning success, (I assume) but that was probably a fluke.

http://tinyurl.com/dxvqlt

Besides, the individuals involved were not Jehovah's Witnesses, so I didn't have such things as congregation standings to consider. Nor counsel regarding the inadvisability of internet romances, which have a generally dismal track record, with but occasional happy endings.

TC

You don't get Playful speech Tom ?

she doesn't even know me , so what makes you think she would even take me seriously ?

Yes a Beautiful Guitar playing woman with Long Raven Locks AND a MOTORCYCLE (Yesssssssss) , Wow , every guys dream , she knows that . Woman just simply get what a lot guys don't .

Thanks for the nod anyway .


tom sheepandgoats

Mrs Sheepandgoats used to ride a motorcycle. She only quit it a few years ago.

TC

ok ,........ now I am jealous

Rosie

Of course I'll marry you TC! How nice of you to ask!

That is, if polygamy is allowed in the new system – in reverse: My idea is to call it YMAGYLOP (or “Leah's revenge”). That way, I can be married to a whole bunch of people in the new system, you.... any random husbands I go through the tribulation with … oh and Joshua (Moses' attendant)... I know what you're going to say, the resurrected ones aren't going to marry, but I have such a crush on him and I firmly believe there'll be a way for Josh and I too be together forever.

Tom: while I appreciate your advice (The Office (UK) rocks!), as you can see it doesn't apply to TC and I - you can't fight a love like ours. So, what about a blog about my “YmagylopⒸ”​ idea? I think there's something in it, don't you? You should talk to Mrs Sheepgoats about it, I think it could catch on...

Okay, enough! back to our regular programming, what was the topic? Music? Polygamy? Mormons? … actually, it looks as if we didn't stray too far from your central theme at all.

Mandrakes anyone?

TC

ROTF , Rosie you are one cool chic .

I am currently working on my CD , and have a Gig on the 19 th , Maybe I will record it , and send you some of it !!!

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