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July 1, 2003

Betty Bowers
Posted by Teresa at 08:04 AM *

Betty Bowers, America’s Best Christian, is campaigning for Bush’s reelection. (via Erik Olson)

Comments on Betty Bowers:
#1 ::: Jaquandor ::: (view all by) ::: July 01, 2003, 09:10 AM:

Is this what would happen if we could find the "Star Trek" Mirror Universe version of Maude Flanders?

#2 ::: lightnng ::: (view all by) ::: July 01, 2003, 10:16 AM:

I believe that she attends Landover Baptist Church.

#3 ::: Ter ::: (view all by) ::: July 01, 2003, 01:59 PM:

That posting needs a spew alert. I just got home with this frappucino, yo.

Favorite bit (so far): "Lording...." as the first graphics "load".

#4 ::: Teresa Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: July 01, 2003, 02:18 PM:

The Landover Baptist Church website is a work of art.

#5 ::: Erik V. Olson ::: (view all by) ::: July 01, 2003, 05:35 PM:

To be fair, I had the link sent to me by KC fan Jim Murray.

#6 ::: Berni ::: (view all by) ::: July 01, 2003, 08:46 PM:

Ah. I hadn't been to the site recently and I see they've redesigned it. It's one of my favorite humor sites. It used to be even tackier. I loved all the flying statements they used to have behind Betty: "So close to Jesus, he validates my parking," and things like that.

I'll bet Betty could use some good recipes for Jello!

#7 ::: Stefan Jones ::: (view all by) ::: July 02, 2003, 02:09 AM:

My dear Berni, the very thought!

_Real_ Christians don't touch the stuff.

Jello-O, well . . . it _wobbles_ doesn't it? In a most unseemly manner. And those bright provocative colors . . . well, it all seems very French when you think about it.

#8 ::: Kip W ::: (view all by) ::: July 02, 2003, 08:07 AM:

Do the French even have a word for gelatine?

#9 ::: Anne ::: (view all by) ::: July 02, 2003, 10:07 AM:

Why yes, they do: la ge9latine. I don't believe they have anything resembling Jello, however, Dieu en soit loue9. I just looked it up in my French-French dictionary, and it says "It is used in microbiology as a culturing medium, and in the glue industry, photography, etc.") I'm pretty sure that if they want transparent yumminess, they make aspics or jellies.

#10 ::: Larry Lurex ::: (view all by) ::: July 03, 2003, 10:08 AM:

I've been to France, and of course French people have jelly! They have custard too, which to my amusement is known as creme anglais (excuse bad spelling).

The French are okay, but as my wife keeps saying, they are too much like the English.

#11 ::: STV ::: (view all by) ::: September 07, 2003, 05:33 AM:

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#12 ::: Xopher ::: (view all by) ::: September 07, 2003, 10:02 AM:

How do these idiots find their way here at all? What Google search turns up this comment thread? Why would anyone make such a search? It's happily rare, so maybe it really is unlikely, but I'm curious.

You'd think he'd at least cap the name 'Jesus', for Chri...crying out loud.

#13 ::: Kip W ::: (view all by) ::: September 07, 2003, 10:09 AM:

I've been speechless since the "gelatine" joke turned left at Albuquerque.

#14 ::: Tom Whitmore ::: (view all by) ::: September 07, 2003, 11:28 AM:

Probably searching either on Betty Bowers or Landover Baptist; that's my guess, since it didn't trigger STEVE (possibly a Nigerian, judging by his use of capitals) (joke, for the humor impaired among you) to comment on the much more radical thread "Dang, someone actually read the Book" which might require him to rethink his relationship with the Bible....

#15 ::: Teresa Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: September 07, 2003, 03:37 PM:

Should I leave him there or do the thing to him?

#16 ::: David Goldfarb ::: (view all by) ::: September 07, 2003, 04:20 PM:

My vote: Go do that voodoo that you do so well.

#17 ::: Teresa Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: September 07, 2003, 07:39 PM:

Can someone tell me why the authors of these brave jeremiads never use real e-mail addresses?

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