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The Emperor’s New Juice (Sermon on the Religiosity of Food)

Jimmy Kimmel was at it again this past week, God bless him, ht TM:

The timing was pretty uncanny, given the lectionary reading for this past Sunday on 1 Cor 8:1-13, which includes the line “Food will not bring us close to God.” I took that as a cue to ruminate on the religiosity of food from the pulpit, and it seems to have struck a chord:

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The Uncertain Lessons of Lie Witness News

We haven’t done a straight social science post in a while, so here goes. The Pacific Standard published a goldmine of fallibility and low anthropology last week in David Dunning’s not-so-subtly titled “We Are All Confident Idiots,” ht TB. Dunning, a professor at Cornell, takes as his jumping off point the brilliant “Lie Witness News” segments […]

The Chelsea Clintons Have Great Energy

An ingenious prank from Jimmy Kimmel, in which the Law of Cool is exposed in all its hilarity and absurdity and severity. But lest we pick on hipsters unfairly, this dynamic plays out just as blatantly in Bar Harbor as it does in Marin County or Austin. When confronted with an attribute with which we’ve identified ourselves, we will lie before admitting ignorance. Reminds me of that ultra-cool Stephen Merritt song about “the books you read, and the books you said you read”:

More Jimmy Kimmel on Luke 11:11-13

Last Christmas, we posted Jimmy Kimmel’s segment, “I Gave My Kids A Terrible Present,” featuring parents who pranked their kids by giving them terrible Christmas presents. Presents like a half-eaten sandwich wrapped up in a big box. Parents recorded their kids’ reactions, and the resulting tantrums and tears were hilarious and theologically insightful, to say the least.

This Halloween, Kimmel brought back his original prank, “I Told My Kids I Ate Their Halloween Candy,” showing kids reacting to the news that their parents ate all their Halloween candy. Overall, it’s pretty similar stuff: kids crying and throwing tantrums, hilarity (and depravity?) ensues. This seasonal compilation, however, has a bit of a surprise ending. It gives grace-in-parenting a whole new meaning…

Jimmy Kimmel on Luke 11:11-13

“What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

[Slight language warning for the anger-induced outcry at the end. You’ll know what we’re referring to when you hear it…]