Monday, August 29


Last night's Simpsons was brilliant, with Homer and Bart blundering into a showing of "Left Below," a spoof on the Left Behind phenomenon of Christian futurist novels set during the Rapture. (This was a re-run from Season 16 I'd never seen before.) Among many great lines and sight gags was a poster in the Christian bookstore for "iGod" in the style of the campaign for Apple's digital music player.

Today's NYTimes article on the growing popularity of church podcasts proves that fundamentalists truly lack the gene to perceive irony. Better yet is this older WaPo article on Left Behind: Eternal Forces,

a real-time strategy game set in New York during the End of Days, which will allow gamers to choose between the angelic Tribulation Forces and the demonic Global Community Peacekeepers in a multiplayer online mode.

You almost can't make this stuff up.