Joke With the Pope! New Website Wants YOUR Joke About the Pope and the Catholic Church

Joke With the Pope

In anticipation of Pope Francis' historic visit to the United States later this month, a new website invites Catholics and non-Catholics alike to submit a joke about the Pope or the Catholic Church.Between September 8 and October 2, funny guys are invited to submit their best Catholic joke--either in writing or via video--to the website jokewiththepope.org, which is sponsored by the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States. The self-identified comedians can then choose one of three … [Read more...]

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SPLAT! How I Fell for Japanese Suicide Satire

By Incry (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons

Remember last week, I told you the story of Seppu Kuma, the Japanese "suicide bear" that let suicide-minded people choose their poison: death by suffocation, asphyxiation, or lethal injection?Well (wiping egg off face), nope!  It was a joke.  The readers who were incensed at the dangerous direction our world is taking can breathe a sigh of relief.There is, in fact, a cute, cuddly robot which looks like that--but its intended purpose isn't to "off" the terminally ill or the perennially sad … [Read more...]

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Hell (Michigan) Is for Sale; and Now, Damned Group Wants to Buy It

The gift shop in Hell

Hell, Michigan is a small town about an hour west of Detroit, near the Pinckney Recreation Area.  There's not much there:  a ghoulish gift shop where visitors can purchase Halloween decorations and ghastly souvenirs, and a post office where  can get your letter postmarked "Hell."Two weeks ago--on Friday the 13th-- owner John Colone put the city of Hell up for sale.  For about a million dollars ($999,666, to be exact), you can own about five acres of land as well as the rustic novelties shop f … [Read more...]

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