“And You Will KNOW I Am The Lord…”

jules from pulp fiction eating hamburgerBlack actors turn audio Bible into huge seller:

An audio Bible with an all-black cast featuring Blair Underwood, as Jesus, and Samuel L. Jackson has been a runaway hit in the United States, dominating Wal-Mart’s bestseller list since its release.
In Canada, the audio book hasn’t made the same dent. Amazon.ca currently lists it as the 99th top selling audio book. But it’s been a hit in the United States, selling over 70,000 units.

Blasphemous Canadians.

(The post’s title is from Pulp Fiction, of course: And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you. BANG! BANG! BANG!)

“If You Want History Or Fact From Your Bible, You Are So Screwed”

Penn & TellerPenn & Teller’s television show, Bullshit!*, is about debunking myths, sort of like Mythbusters without the science experiments and with a lot more profanity:

…Penn & Teller have been dying to do a show like this. Confirmed skeptics and pro-science atheists (they refer to God as “an imaginary friend”), these magicians are big fans of the art of debunking.
No matter how popular a form of bullshit is – and regardless of what deep pockets or beloved figures support it – Penn & Teller are pit bulls for the truth, poised to tear down these myths in the most jaw-dropping fashion possible with their trademark wit and off-center comic sensibilities.

Their Topics webpage features lots of clips from past episodes. The Bible segment:

We take on the most sacred of sacred cows: The Bible! We’ll reveal the many discrepancies and contradictions in THE GOOD BOOK. Why all the confusion? Shouldn’t anything that is “divinely inspired” be crystal clear? Did Noah build an ark big enough to hold all those animals? Did Moses part the Red Sea? Did Jesus even exist?

Their presentation, no matter what the subject, is what makes it interesting.

*A side note: Bullshit!’s website is . When I click that link I get a blank web page with the text:

Sorry. We at Showtime Online express our apologies; however, these pages are intended for access only from within the United States.

Stupid. I had to use a free proxy server to enable it. Stupid.

Update: The Bible episode is sometimes unavailable from the link noted above. Here’s their episode about PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).

Lego My Egg… Bible

Lego BibleThe Brick Testament:

Everything but the background sky is built out of LEGO brand building blocks. Though the vast majority is comprised of unaltered LEGO elements, there are occasional instances… [of] LEGO elements [modified] with a hobby knife or permanent ink marker. Further, there also are a few instances… of computer graphics used to enhance certain photos.