Day 6 So I was loading up the last of the animals last week when I walk past my neighbor Roger, the Molech-worshipper. He looks up and says "Hey, looks like rain."
To that, I would add a seventh day when God rested, but ... the rain persisted.
When Wikipedia uses the verb "to be" in the past tense, "was," it is usually bad news for fans who want to read, "is." But, here it is:
"The Wittenburg Door, sometimes known as simply The Door, was a Christiansatire and humor magazine ..."
The Door WAS and that's the way it IS.
No one has taken up the baton adequately. But you, protest, "What about the Babylon Bee?" Sorry. I know they try. Sometimes they get it. Sometimes their edge is too nuanced toward what they ought to be mocking though. I'd rather read The Onion.
The Dorr poked fun at us at the edges of the hypocrisy that we failed to see in ourselves.
I do not think I am up to the challenge of filling the gap. Late night talk comedy has filled in some of the sad gaps in social commentary. Colbert's perspective comes from a deeper gospel orientation than that of many who so label themselves.
I will try my hand at it a bit though.
In 2009, several well-known people were becoming even better known for their blunders. The difference between then and now is that then, they were not intentional, and they still had some capacity to shock us. So, I commented thus:
So, within about a week, there were enough bipartisan blunders to go around the legitimate entertainment industry as well as the political entertainment industry.
Within a few weeks, few will care. I already don't care - except the picture of that little girl's feelings getting crushed is still a bit hard to take.
The good news is, that for a while, this is giving rise to a few really good jokes.
With everything on the record now, perhaps there is no need for satire or ridicule. Just quote directly and in context. The problem is, unless we post reality as a contrast to absurdity, will anyone recognize the difference?
There is no rain in the forecast, but it would be most welcome.