Thursday, September 18, 2014


So Apple just announced some new products last week, including the Apple Watch. Eh, I'm not impressed.* Students of the Book of Mormon know that there's been a smart tablet for over 2,600 years! (Today's clever joke comes from faithful reader Meyer L.)

*I'm holding out for the iShoe.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Pioneer Travails

Sometimes there's "likening the scriptures" and sometimes there's "complaining like a little baby."

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Frozen Baptism

I've highlighted before some of the challenges some of the fairy tale princesses would have joining the Church. I suppose we can add Elsa to that list.

So, Frozen has become this huge, worldwide thing. I imagine every movie studio in Hollywood is studying it trying to figure out how to replicate its success. From the music to the annoying snowman sidekick, we can plan on a lot of imitations in the months and years to come. To me the formula is obvious: add more princesses. After all, most Disney princesses are in a movie by themselves. In Frozen, there were two of them! Disney should follow the lead of its other moneymaking enterprise, Marvel Studios, and combine a whole host of princesses in one Avengers-like movie.

Monday, September 8, 2014

A Little Drink

I will never understand how anyone can dispute the value of the Word of Wisdom. I'm aware of the studies that suggest a glass of wine can be good for your heart, but I'd take a strict abstinence from it over the slightest chance that that one drink might lead to something much more serious.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them

I read an article recently on Jell-O's fiscal woes. Apparently, in this protein obsessed, paleo diet crazed era we live in; nobody's interested in a jiggly dessert. As I read the article, I tried to think of the last time I've had Jell-O and I was stumped. I'm sure some relative made some salad for Thanksgiving but that was almost a year ago. Jell-O, which was once a major part in every one of my Sunday dinners growing up, is now nearly completely out of my life.

I wonder if the rest of the Mormon culture has experienced the same shift. For years, Mormons' affinity for Jell-O* was the low hanging fruit for Mormon satirists (shoot, it's front and center on my masthead), but if Jell-O goes away where does that leave those of use who poke fun at the culture?

We Mormons need a new obsession and fast. Any suggestions?

*Particularly the green kind with carrot shavings mixed in.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

In the World, But Not of the World

School's starting up (although in our neck of the woods, it's been going on for over a week), so why not a school gag this week. Somehow, I doubt this is what the phrase "Be in the world, but not of the world" means.

Today's gag comes from faithful reader John V.