3/29/2009 02:38:00 AM

The Unloader

Watch my Junior Core Calendar get tarred and feathered

3/23/2009 10:02:00 PM

My Newest 100 Hour Board Question!

Dear 100 Hour Board,

With all the "Big Love" controversy recently, I have overhead numerous conversations regarding the temple endowment ceremony. I have repeatedly heard during these conversations that the Church has placed all of the ceremony in the Library of Congress. I've heard that the video is there and also that the script is there. I already know about the Reed Smoot hearings, but these people are all clearly stating that the Church placed it there. That would disqualify Smoot hearing stuff as well as apostate materials.

Most of the time people have said that it is because they have copyrighted the ceremony. The argument goes that to have a copyright you have to send it to the Library of Congress. I'm almost certain that legally that is not true. Regardless, I'd still like to know if the ceremony is there or not, because based on my research, this is a pretty pervasive belief. I'm endowed, so I have no reason to go to the LOC to look this stuff up. Rather, I would just really love to be able to definitively shut the rumor down (or substantiate it).

I searched the Library of Congress catalog as best I could, and found nothing. Looked in the 100 hour board archives and found nothing. Can you help me? Would the church have to put things in the LOC to copyright them? And is there any evidence that the Church actually put video or transcripts from the temple ceremony there?

- Person who loves to quash untrue LDS rumors

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3/23/2009 01:03:00 AM

YouTube - A Dame A Dozen

YouTube - A Dame A Dozen:

3/16/2009 02:31:00 AM

So you saw Big Love, then Googled to find out more about this Mormon temple weirdness, and ended up here. | Times & Seasons, An Onymous Mormon Blog

So you saw Big Love, then Googled to find out more about this Mormon temple weirdness, and ended up here. | Times & Seasons, An Onymous Mormon Blog

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3/15/2009 05:26:00 PM

Re-Creating the Mona Lisa in Burger Grease | A Hamburger Today

In Videos: Re-Creating the Mona Lisa in Burger Grease | A Hamburger Today

3/11/2009 06:12:00 AM

Worlds fattest cat

This gives Fat Cats a whole new meaning, er, I mean... brings back its original meaning: ""

3/11/2009 02:07:00 AM

Obama's First 50 Days?

CNN ran a rather thought-provoking poll recently. I think it's a trick question...

3/11/2009 02:00:00 AM

YouTube Remix

Do yourself a favor and check this out. This guy mixed random clips on YouTube together to form this awesome funk song!

Oh and just for the record, I think it's ridiculous when people say "do yourself a favor". Just plain ridiculous.

3/11/2009 01:52:00 AM

Velociraptor on a Hoverboard

“A velociraptor is coming at you on a hoverboard. In a haiku, describe how you will survive.”

This must be the greatest exam question ever!

3/09/2009 01:53:00 AM

Letter to Time Warner

Here is my email to Time Warner, parent company of HBO. Feel free to copy it (and include the shareholder part if you have any indirect financial interests in the company - that often takes a little research) -- I think Time Warner/HBO needs to receive a bleep-storm of letters from folks who disapprove. I don't want to attract undue attention to all this, but I'm definitely telling my LDS friends to notify Time Warner that we're not pleased.

It seems most likely, given the characters involved in the production of the show, that the whole thing is merely retaliation for the Church's involvement in Prop 8.


To Time Warner Investor Relations:

I am a shareholder of Time Warner, Inc. via a mutual fund managed by Fidelity Management and Research, Inc.

I'm sure Time Warner is currently receiving quite a few emails from LDS folks as the viral emails circulate about the March 15 Big Love episode on HBO. I'm sure some are more well-reasoned than others and some more vitriolic than others. As a shareholder of HBO via Time Warner, I just hope that my message is read.

I am an active member of the LDS Church, and although I can only speak for myself, I think you can take my comments as fairly representative of the thoughts and feelings of many of your LDS shareholders. I recognize that HBO probably has every right to show parts of the LDS temple ceremonies on Big Love. I'm not (and neither has the church ever been) particularly fazed by the presence of information on the internet and elsewhere about the LDS temple endowment ceremony. I'm all for free speech and flow of accurate information. I applaud Time Warner for supporting journalistic and artistic integrity. I am generally pleased with Time Warner's business and the products and services it provides.

The problem with what HBO is doing now by producing this episode is that the airing of these sacred ceremonies is going to offend and upset Mormons worldwide by making this sacred part of our religion part of promoting a sitcom. You see, your sitcom isn't broadcast to educate people. It's purpose is to entertain. And the sacred things we do in the temple are not for entertainment or for creating shock value to increase viewership. The fact that some of the temple clothing was displayed in this week's "TV Guide Magazine" to promote your show is offensive to me and members everywhere. Major entertainment groups have produced entertaining pieces containing references to Mormonism for years, but all in the past 50 years (at least, as far as I know) all have had the respect to avoid graphic depiction of our sacred temple ceremonies. Even news reports aimed at education have respected the Church's request that these sacred things not be displayed outside of our temples for others to ridicule.

I expect people to poke fun at the Church or even to say that the Church is weird or nonsensical. I also expect a certain level of respect. The airing of these sacred rituals on a fictional program is the effectual "pantsing" of the LDS Church on television, and I don't think it's appropriate for a company of Time Warner's stature to participate.

You can be sure that I won't be participating in anything associated with Time Warner or any of its subsidiaries if this actually airs on March 15. I would appreciate it if you would refrain from holding those things that are sacred to me in front of your viewers for the benefit of your made-up television show, Big Love.


Jordan Weber

3/05/2009 09:29:00 AM

Back when Church magazines published fiction

Maybe they still do, but i don't ever remember reading anything like THIS:
LDS.org - New Era Article - Last of the Big-Time Spenders

3/05/2009 02:51:00 AM

Oh. My. Gosh.

YouTube - Senior Adult Choir Hip Hop (Short Version)

I am completely dumbfounded. No words to describe.

3/05/2009 01:36:00 AM

Eating Out of a Toilet

From the article: "It's supposed to shock and confuse the senses," says Modern Toilet manager Chen Min-kuang.

The reasonably priced food includes curries, pasta, fried chicken and Mongolian hot pot, as well as elaborate shaved-ice desserts with names like "diarrhea with dried droppings" (chocolate), "bloody poop" (strawberry) and "green dysentery" (kiwi). Despite the disturbing descriptions, the desserts were great. But after seeing curry drip down a mini-toilet, I may never have that sauce again.

...That is freaking disgusting.

3/04/2009 09:23:00 PM

snuggies: taking the over world

Snuggie gets a warm embrace from pop culture - USATODAY.com

see also http://snuggiesightings.com/snuggie/

3/04/2009 03:16:00 AM

100th Post! Huzzah!

To celebrate, here are some pictures of urban camouflage.

The box suit cracks me up...

3/04/2009 03:07:00 AM

The Most Urgent 911 Call Ever

Hahahahahahahahaha! She say she are the manager!

3/03/2009 11:37:00 PM

Worst Christmas Song Ever

Someone sent me a link to www.mormonwebtv.com. I found this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oP3ngtRvYs

I warn you that I couldn't make it the whole way through the song - It's just that crappy. Just hearing this song, I think, would absolutely ruin the holidays.