ROX Blah blah blah

The Foolishness of Man

 

Context:

Programs

Title: The Foolishness of Man
Type: production note
Date: January 25th, 2011

B:

I’m not quite in my right mind today, thanks to some cold medicine I took this morning. So this might be the perfect time to revisit The Good News Bible Hour #14.

The always-amazing Eric Spears (nee White) just excavated this video from his personal collection a few days ago, digitized it and posted it online. I believe this was produced in 1993, and I probably haven’t seen it for at least fifteen years.

Got a few minutes? Let’s watch this together.

I suppose it pretty much speaks for itself, but I can’t resist adding a few editorial comments.

The video consists entirely of an improvised performance by yours truly. However, Eric ran the camera and edited the program; he can also be heard lending a voice off-camera. Xy makes a brief appearance here in her “Mary Perkins” character.

Perceptive viewers will note that I borrow a few lines from Flip Wilson via Uptown Saturday Night.

The program aired on CATS (nee BCAT) and supposedly has garnered more complaints than any other video. I suspect that’s because people might think it’s a real televangelist sermon at first, though after watching for a few seconds it’s rapidly apparent that this is satire. That might make a viewer angry enough to call the station.

Of course, it’s also possible that some viewers simply couldn’t view this satire as anything other than an attack on Christianity itself. I can’t speculate on my frame of mind 18 years ago, but as I view this now I see it as a mockery of fundamentalism, which of course is a tendency that can emerge in any religion. I don’t see it as a mockery of Christianity or even religion in general.

Your mileage may vary.

By the way, you should definitely check out Eric’s Daisybrain blog.

Media for The Foolishness of Man:
Up to...
ROX Commentary Index
<<

ROX Home | ROX Login | Watch ROX | Buy ROX
Episodes | Drinx | People | Locations | Things | Ideas | Subscribe/Syndicate
Editor B's Blog: b.rox

What the Fuck?

>>


Created, maintained, owned and distributed by Editor B <send message>, except where otherwise noted.
Site hosted by DreamHost.
URL: /comment/4573/
Created: January 25th, 2011
Modified: January 25th, 2011
This page was generated in less than an tenth of a second.
Today's date: 2017-12-14