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Anti-gay TV commercial is not an Onion parody (although it’s difficult to tell)


 
This is not a parody, even though it’s kind of, sort of… (not really) funny. I guess it’s laugh at it funny.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s also vile and pure evil, but this puppy is also so patently ridiculous that it’s very, very close to being a self-parody. Crank up the volume on the absurdities therein about 5%—not even—and it could be an Onion video.

But it’s not.

Note that the name to send the money to is that of loathsome bigot, Sid Roth, a Jew for Jesus-type who is the host of his own idiotic Christianist pukefest called It’s Supernatural! The book was written by his frequent guest and crony, Dr. Michael Brown.

For quite reasonable, uh, reasons, I normally strongly suspect all anti-gay Christianists of being closet cases themselves. The more they are against gay rights, I say the more likely they’re smoking “Tina” with rent boys. It seems to be a natural law or something, doesn’t it? For the record, though, I don’t feel this way about Sid Roth. I don’t think Roth is a closeted gay man at all. I just think Sid Roth is a fucking idiot.

In the end, it’s assholes like Sid Roth, his buddy Michael Brown and the likes of Bryan Fischer and Tony Perkins who are their cause’s own worst enemies. They themselves are actually hastening the day when homosexual men and women across America will have the same civil rights that the rest of us enjoy. By consistently turning out hateful, idiotic nonsense like this, they are performing the same task for today’s younger people—who will want NOTHING to do with Christianity if this is how it defines itself—as those hateful little Chick Christian comics did for my generation. I’ll say it again: It’s guys like this, who by virtue of being so repulsive and bigoted, simply turn young people off Christianity altogether.

No matter what these guys come up with, our side always wins in the end: Because they are wrong.
 

 
Bonus moronic Sid Roth clip: “Man Proves Hell is Real (Includes Live Action Hell)”
 

 
Previously on Dangerous Minds
The Supernatural Evil Spell of Homosexuality
 
Via On Knees for Jesus

 

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Psychedelic spiritual desert journey


 
This video from Tim Baker and The Kleptones combines music by Neil Young, Pearl Jam, Planets, Ian Dury and Rush with clips from El Topo, Zabriskie Point, Walkabout, Enter The Void and more to create something beautiful, mysterious and evocative—a mystical desert noir.
 

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Flowers made of fingernails and baby teeth
07.06.2011
04:10 pm

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Judith G. Klausner


 
Beautiful flowers, Flora Dentata, made of fingernail clippings and babies’ teeth.

For a more detailed view, visit the artist’s website: Judith G. Klausner.

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What the TV Sees: Andris Feldmanis’s Television Portraits
07.06.2011
03:53 pm

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Andris Feldmanis

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Apparently, in Estonia the average person spends 3 to 4 hours a day watching television. A fact which photographer Andris Feldmanis has used for the basis for his latest project TV Portraits.

Feldmanis’s idea is quite simple but highly effective, as he has reversed the point of view (a bit like My Game Face or a photographic version of The Royle Family), creating portraits of people “posing for their television sets.”

“It is not a critique of mass media and its influence, it is a document of what the TV sees.”

See more here.
 
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Via Booooooom, with thanks to Tara McGinley
 
More ‘TV Portraits’, after the jump…
 

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Patrick Winfield’s Polaroids
07.06.2011
02:53 pm

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Patrick Winfield
Polaroids

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Since 2006 photographer and artist Patrick Winfield has been creating these giant Polaroid composites.

“My work is about juxtaposing various elements to make something new, playing with the familiar to form some fantasy. A recycling of imagery to create new symbols. I draw with my camera and film or with found images and the xacto knife.”

Check more of Winfield’s work here, and his blog here.
 
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More of Winfield’s beautiful Polaroids, after the jump…
 

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I love my yellow Fiat
07.06.2011
02:44 pm

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My Fiat’s back end in Austin
 
I don’t normally use Dangerous Minds to endorse a product, but I’ve made an exception for my new Fiat 500. Mainly, because I really believe it’s the best damn automobile out there for the price (starting at $15,000). If you’re in the market for a new car, check this one out.

The Fiat 500, the Italian classic of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, has been brought into the future and it’s a lovely automobile. Fiat, in partnership with Chrysler, is making the car in Detroit (it’s assembled in Mexico) and this is the first year that it is available in the USA. There’s a handful of dealerships in the States, including Austin and L.A.

The Fiat’s engine uses ‘multi-air technology” which results in less gas consumption, better mileage and less emissions than traditional valve train engines. It ain’t electric, but it’s about as close to green as you can get with a gas engine. I’m getting around 42mpg on the open highway and 35 in the city. It’s a relatively guilt-free ride.

Though I’m no expert, I have owned a few cars in my life and the Fiat 500 is the finest small car I’ve ever driven. Tough and fast enough to navigate a maze of tornadoes in Waco last month while the ballsy sound system was cranking Primal Scream.

I include this commercial, not because DM is being paid to do so, we’re not, but because this is what my car looks like and, as you can probably tell, I’m quite proud of it. And as commercials go, it’s a good one.
 

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How to expel gas in a public restroom
07.06.2011
02:36 pm

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I think there might be easier ways to do this… I don’t believe I’ve ever stumbled across someone “forming a triangle” before in a public bathroom. In any case, I hope you found this useful?

Diagram from The Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook.

(via reddit and HD)

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Guillotine urinal
07.06.2011
01:42 pm

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Rheinfels Castle


 
I gotta get me one of these. It might teach the menfolk not to piss on my floor. Photo taken by Flickr user masterklaas at the Rheinfels Castle in Germany.

(via Neatorama)

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A tribute to ‘Harold and Maude’
07.06.2011
01:14 pm

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Harold and Maude


Painting by Eunice San Miguel of Los Angeles
 
Here’s a blog post ode to one of my most beloved films Harold and Maude. I guess I’m not the only one totally gaga over this movie—I put together a collection of artists’ creations in a shared celebration of their affection for Harold and Maude too.


By Julian Callos of Los Angeles
 

Harold-n-Maude by leodhas
 
More after the jump…

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Classic skateboard graphics in motion
07.06.2011
12:07 pm

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Natas Kaupas


 
Last month La Gaité Lyrique in Paris launched a large scale exhibit devoted to skateboard culture.This video by skateboarding legend and deck designer Natas Kaupas animates some classic board graphics.

For a close-up look at the animated graphics check out Cargo’s website.
 

 
Via Skate And Annoy

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