Thursday, May 20, 2010

THE MESSAGE OF ETERNAL HOPE



VHS compliments of: El Scorcho's Western Westside Junk Rodeo, Chicago, Illinois

29 comments :

Paulo said...

This guy is based relatively close to me, and I've seen his show a number of times. My absolute favorite part of his weekly thing is when his crazy-looking, wild-eyed wife, Rexella, reads newspaper and internet headlines out of chronological order and without any context.
I had no idea he made "movies". I really want to see this now.

Nate said...

He makes about as much sense played backwards as forwards

Anonymous said...

This is no joke.

We're coming to get you, Christians! Leave America while you can!

Goo goo ga joob said...

YAY! i love jack van impe...what a hottie...and three cheers for rexella the drag queen! >:)

bortosaurus said...

They're already tracking our household products with these treacherous barcodes!

John said...

Is it me or does this seem like a really good idea? Thanks Jack.

theawkwardchild said...

Hail Satan. Just because.

Voracious_Boot said...

That craptasticular song will now be in my head all day. Thx.

Word verification: grumbl
Yeah...

Heather said...

I read that as "The Massage of Eternal Hope." I am seriously disappointed that my traps will not relax.

Ebelch said...

The quasi-futuristic prison looks like a set stolen V.

Anonymous said...

My favorite part of the video is the fact that the guy singing the song came out of the closet recently. Awesome.

mcsandwich said...

Jews!

Anonymous said...

It's not an aluminium hat we must wear. It's a curly mullet.

For baby jesus.

Fat 'n Boring said...

I'm assuming it's the Godless heathen in me that finds religious scare tactics like this, gut busting. Sure, there's people out there who take it for gospel, but those are also the same people who put "Chick Publication" booklets in your Halloween bag.

Luke said...

Jack must smoke a lot of pot to be as paranoid as he is.

Heather said...

FAB: As a Christian, this sort of thing makes me *cringe*. Sometimes the worst witness for Christianity is a Christian...

Ryan said...

Hmm...Christianity or Militant-Capitalism? Tough call. Why can't we have both again?

NEW TRADITION: RFID baptisms.

Meryt said...

I sorta thought that the guy singing looked like a slightly thinner William Murderface from Metalocalypse. That made it 10 times creepier for me!

Let the persecution begin!

ak said...

Yep that singer is Ray Boltz, who came out of the closet last year. When I heard about that I suddenly became his fan :D

Charlie said...

There was a distinct Death Star vibe to that prison. Did anybody else expect Jesus and St. Peter to sneak in wearing Stormtrooper outfits and bust out the father and son?

That is a movie I'd watch.

Anonymous said...

@ Heather...

Perhaps you've heard this quote from Ghandi: "I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."

Ravenhallow said...

^ Anon I was thinking the same exact thing. I'm one of them heathen sort, but my mom is a United Methodist pastor and we're pretty cool with eachother.. when I see stuff like this I really feel for the Christians who are normal folk and *not* bugshit insane.

Or wearing curly mullets. Yikes.

Mene Tekel said...

This is actually a pretty accurate way that early Christians believed. However, the Roman govt. actually was persecuting them. Then politicians learned they could use religion to get into office and it's never been the same faith.

The problem is this is so out of line with modern Christian beliefs that it makes them look crazy.

Reuben said...

@ Mene Tekel,

On the contrary, the video is *not* out of line with the beliefs of *many* modern Christians.

filmscience said...

Oh I *do* get a chuckle out of the paranoid, doomsday-cult mentality. Mr. James Randi has been compiling a long (yet partial) list of the many failed "End of the World" predictions. It hurts the brain to see how disappointed some folks get when the world fails to end.

Marnie Brumder said...

Not gonna lie, I totally read the title as "Mark of the BREAST." Wow was I in for a disappointment.

Mandrew said...

I can remember having to go to a private christian school as a child, and they would have people come speak. One of them I think was saying some crazy shit about the barcodes and how they would be tattooed on people's handa and foreheads. And that christians would be restricted from buying or selling because they refused to take the mark.

Anonymous said...

Its like the Borg. Resistance is futile...you will be assimilated!

Anonymous said...

I remember watching this movie as a child and it really scared me!

Thank you EIT for posting this and bringing back so many terrifying memories.