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  •  At only $9.95 I've taken it twice and.... (7+ / 0-)

    ... neutralized myself.

    "So, am I right or what?"

    by itzik shpitzik on Mon Jan 09, 2012 at 11:54:36 AM PST

    •  You have to pay? (6+ / 0-)

      quelle surprise!.

      I see the guys' name is Larson, sure it's not really Laarson and it is a Far Side mickey take?

      •  Not only do you have to pay, they don't... (6+ / 0-)

        ...tell you how much until you actually click to sign up.

        Christians should at least tell you how much religion will cost you up front, don't you think?

        "So, am I right or what?"

        by itzik shpitzik on Mon Jan 09, 2012 at 12:01:50 PM PST

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      •  You wouldn't think (10+ / 0-)

        someone could tell a funny racial profiling story, but I can. With a dash of Bob Larson thrown in.

        Here goes.

        This happened in Canton,Ohio, in the spring of 2000, I think it was.

        Allegations of racial profiling on the part of the police there had come to the attention of NAN. So Al Sharpton sent this guy to town to look into it, and he....overstepped.

        Canton, Ohio, is where the Pro Football Hall of Fame is.

        So this guy, I think his name was Rauf, called a press Conference on the steps of the "Hall Of Shame" and announced the "Countdown to the Shutdown",and said if the issue wasn't resolved to NAN's satisfaction, the streets would be flooded with protestors during Hall Of Fame week, the week of festivities including the enshrining of each year's group of inductees into the Hall of Fame,and of course the HOF game itself.

        And the town FREAKED. Especially...wait for it.....African Americans. Because a huge number of them are vendors during Hall Of Fame Week.

        (You'd be amazed at all the cajun and soul food booths. I'd never had crawdad etoufee before I hit Canton.)

        Now. Quick side trip.

        You remember Bob Larson, the Christian medicine show evangelist?

        At that same time, he was at the Canton Hilton, doing two days of exorcisms.

        Yes, EXORCISMS.

        And they printed a pic in the paper of him casting the demons out of this struggling white dude,while Larson held this bible up, gesticulating, these two huge linebacker-looking black dudes were holding this "possessed" guy back, and he had this...LOOK...on his face.

        OK. Back to NAN and Hall of Fame week.

        The shitstorm over the threat to disrupt Hall of Fame Week got so bad that Sharpton had to come to town to put out the fire. So the local newspaper printed a picture on the front page of him shaking hands with the mayor, an old white guy named Dick Watkins,who always looked to me like he was born sucking on a lemon.

        Sharpton was smiling, but Watkins.....

        he had this...LOOK...on his face....

        The exact same look that our demon possessed friend at the Canton Hilton had on his face.

        I cut the two pictures out and hung them side by side on the bulletin board in the break room at the radio station "with circles and arrows", to borrow a turn of phrase from Arlo Guthrie.........

        ....Hilarity ensued. >:)

        "That the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the State ..."- Vermont Constitution Chapter 1, Article 16

        by kestrel9000 on Mon Jan 09, 2012 at 12:04:14 PM PST

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    •  Was that with or without shipping and handling? (3+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      itzik shpitzik, googie, kestrel9000

      And, surely, there was a two for one offer.

      The longer I live, the clearer I perceive how unmatchable a compliment one pays when he says of a man "he has the courage to utter his convictions." Mark Twain

      by Persiflage on Mon Jan 09, 2012 at 12:31:50 PM PST

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