Friday Faves: The Apocalyse Edition

20 May

Well, friends, I’m sorry to say this could be the last edition of “Friday Faves,” which makes me even sadder that I skipped this feature last week.  But, alas, the world is coming to an end this Saturday, May 21, at 6 PM (or there abouts.  You can’t put too fine a time on the imminent return of Jesus Christ.)  According to one Harold Camping, who made up some dates and used some fancy math equations (probably with one of those fancy $100 calculators), Jesus is returning on Saturday.  Personally, I am thrilled about the event because I have to see my family doctor on Monday morning, a visit which always causes my latrophobic heart to skip a beat.  So, no worries, it’s clear sailing until I go flying into the sky with Jesus.  Hooray for me!

Of course, the official end of the world isn’t actually until October 21, but should you find yourself UnRaptured, The American Jesus blog suggests using the Left Behind books as a survival guide in this EXCLUSIVE interview with Harold Camping himself.  Yes, friends, it’s hilarious and not to be missed. To learn more about Harold Camping, check out Jason Boyett’s amusing and informative article, “21 Things You Should Know About Harold Camping.” And if you act quickly and use overnight shipping, you can order a copy of Jason’s book, A Pocket Guide to the Afterlife, just in case you want to know what to expect AFTER the rapture.  Looks like James Tate won’t be making the Shelton High School prom on June 2 after all.  Bummer.

*One of my favorite writers, Jenny B. Jones, shares some of the things she’ll be doing in her final hours on the planet, including sharing the message of Jesus Christ with her loved ones to the tune of Michael Jackson hits and leaving her cat, Miller, on the doorstep of some really nice atheists in her new blog post, “Long Time No Talk.

*Oh, Jenny, if only you and I had known about Eternal Earth-Bound Pets, USA, a group of committed atheists who offer to take care of Christians’ pets after they’ve been raptured, for a nominal fee of only $135 and $20 for each additional pet.  Of course, they don’t operate in my state of Pennsylvania, but they do operate in Arkansas, where Jenny lives.  Unfortunately, Jenny would have had to make arrangements nine days ago, as there is a 10 day waiting period after receipt of payment.

*In other apocalyptic news, the CDC is now issuing instruction on how people can survive a potential zombie apocalypse.  Yes, friends, this is no laughing matter.  Zombies want to eat your brains and the Center for Disease Control wants you to be prepared.

*Yesterday on Twitter, a friend alerted me to a Yo, Gabba Gabba” video about the importance of not biting your friends (unless you and your friends are werewolves or zombies, of course).  While watching this mind-numbing children’s entertainment, I came across .this video of actor Elijah Wood doing the “The Puppet Master Dancey Dance.” My, his acting career has certainly gone interesting places since the Lord of the Rings trilogy, eh?  My fave quote by a random YouTube viewer: “I wonder if this is the Undying Land he sailed [to] with Bilbo?”

*My friend, Evangeline Denmark, talk about the joys of helping her two elementary-aged sons with their math homework, including her son’s creative answer to one math problem.  Read this very cute post, “Help! I Have a Creative Child.

*My beloved Biblical Seminary counseling professor, Dr. Phil Monroe, wrote a interesting post about how fear affects the brain and what Christians can do to combat that fear.  Since I’m starting to freak out about my doctor’s appointment on Monday, May 23, I found this post both timely and helpful: “Physiology of Fear.

*Finally, I want to leave you with something music besides the Dancey Dance, so I present you with the exciting return of Burlap to Cashmere, after a 10 year (or so) hiatus. Incidentally, I’m also a big fan of the 70’s influences of this band, especially Cat Stevens.  I love this band, so I have to include another video featuring my favorite song from the band’s first album, “Is Anybody Out There?” (There is no “action,” just the song playing, but it’s definitely worth a listen!)  By the way, if you’ve got an “in” with Burlap to Cashmere, hook me up with an interview, pretty please?

That’s it for this apocalyptic edition of Friday Faves.  Should the Rapture not happen, I’ll [probably] be here next week with more of my faves, including an update on that dreaded doctor’s appointment.  If you think of it while making your “Welcome Back, Jesus” banners, say a little prayer for me.

So, what do you want to do before the end of the world?  How are you preparing for the zombie apocalypse?  Do you currently or have you ever bitten your friends?  Can art and math truly mix?  What did you think about Dr. Monroe’s brain picture?  Do you know Burlap to Cashmere and more importantly, can you get me an interview?  And finally, how can I pray for you this week?

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6 Responses to “Friday Faves: The Apocalyse Edition”

  1. Jenny B. Jones May 20, 2011 at 4:42 PM #

    Haven’t thought about Burlap to Cashmere in ages! And THIS made me laugh: “I wonder if this is the Undying Land he sailed [to] with Bilbo?” haha.

  2. earthfriendlybeauty May 20, 2011 at 4:46 PM #

    Thank you for an entertaining look at what might happen tomorrow!

    Now, if I can just get Elijah Wood and “The Puppetmaster” out of my head…

  3. Amy May 20, 2011 at 5:50 PM #

    Jenny, There are some pretty hilarious comments under the “Don’t Bite Your Friends” video, too. Loved it! I’m pretty sure you will always & forever get a Friday Faves shout-out. 🙂 B2C 4ever!

    Steph, You will NEVER get it out of your head. And strangely, I think Elijah Wood is hotter just for doing the dancey dance. And wearing a cheery yellow shirt while doing “The Puppet Master,” which many have pointed out looks more like “The Creep.”

  4. Sarahthehobbit May 20, 2011 at 6:15 PM #

    This post was hysterical! I plan on grilling some food tomorrow and finishing our garden before the world ends. That way, if we’re gone, we can feed those who are left behind. Its only the thoughtful thing to do.

  5. Amy May 20, 2011 at 6:46 PM #

    Sarah, that is so thoughtful!!! We should leave our car keys in the ignition and wads of cash on the front seat so they have money and transportation, too! Maybe we should just put a “Free Stuff!” sign on our apartment door and give everything away.

  6. Evangeline Denmark May 22, 2011 at 12:12 PM #

    Wow! Thanks for including me in your Friday Faves! I’m honored.
    I was especially glad the world didn’t end yesterday since I would’ve missed an awesome U2 concert. Actually, on the train into Denver we posited that a U2 concert is pretty close to Heaven anyway, so how were we to know whether or not the rapture did occur? I guess the definite proof came after the concert as we and 70,000 other people struggled to get out of Invesco Stadium.

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