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I came across this joke while perusing the intertubes this morning. Warning: It’s NSFC (Not Suitable For Christians)

Jesus walks into a motel, throws 3 nails on the desk, looks at the clerk and says “Hey can you put me up for the night?”

I laughed so hard that I snorted – twice.

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  1. Sedate Me
    September 2, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Jesus, that joke is older than your average Republican…Didn’t Rodney Dangerfield used to tell that one?


  2. Sedate Me
    September 16, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    In my quest to replace the quasi-religious experience I got while watching Hannibal, I found another TV show on HBO…er..right….”It’s not a TV show but an HBO show.”

    Anyway, it’s called The Leftovers. Heard of it? It takes the Rapture Myth and makes it a reality…but not in the bullshit, Willie Aimes, “Left Behind” kind of way. It’s more to be watched in the “Hannibal mindset”. And there are a few similarities:

    – not shot in Canada, but shot in a NY winter…adding to the chilliness
    – slow moving, deliberate and almost hypnotic..but it sometimes slaps you in the face and tells you to “wake up”.
    – yes, it’s more emotional…but deliciously, depressingly, so.
    – uses the occasional Hannibal-esque diorama
    – pretty decent music that occasionally mimics Hannibal’s use of classics juxtaposed with some really awful things….that make me all warm & fuzzy inside.
    – solid acting, especially considering half the cast isn’t allowed to speak.

    The one thing missing is the dining scenes aren’t nearly as interesting, although an entire family does…”die”…in one of them.

    The show uses religion & the religious compulsions in people to mock religion and those with religious compulsions. But at the same time, it generates some sympathy toward those suffering from those compulsions and, in a way, argues their point. The author of the novel its based on is known for dark comedies, so I guess that duality makes sense.

    It’s the first good TV hit I’ve had since Hannibal. But like most good dope, I think the best highs were early on. But the show stays pretty strong to the end. And the season ends with something incredibly rare…a happy ending that I actually kind of enjoyed…in an ironic way…cause that’s the only way I can enjoy ANYTHING anymore.

    Although, the final scene was clearly tacked on for a possible Season 2 which, in another Hannibal comparison, they’re actually going to get! No idea how they can possibly carry on after that (he says ironically) But hey, I’ll watch season 2 anyway, just in case they figure out a way to keep it up.


    • September 19, 2015 at 11:16 am

      I’ve heard of it, but I haven’t watched it yet. I’m still working through 15 seasons each of NCIS and CSI, LOL.


      • Sedate Me
        September 19, 2015 at 5:29 pm

        Jesus Christ!!!

        Forget cable. It you just randomly turn on a TV set using bunny ears, you’ve got a 50-50 chance that one of those 2 shows will be on. And it will probably be that way for the next 20+ years, so it’s not like there’s a rush or anything.

        Besides, it’s like turning down one of Hannibal’s fancy nutritious, meals in favour of eating a bag of greasy chips that’s 50% dead air inside.

        Keeping it mildly relevant to the topic, I think an Atheist would particularly enjoy episode 3 (?). It’s the one that concentrates on the preacher (played by a former Dr Who) and his desperate attempt to collect the money to save his church from being foreclosed upon…because God is a damn deadbeat who can’t be counted on to pitch in, even for the mortgage on his own house!

        Perhaps the best episode of the series. Although, the mayhem in the final episode made me all tingly inside.


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