Anti-Christian Irony

The Saturday Night Live clip below is very popular (over 3 million views in 2 days, so far), and perfectly illustrates the irony of our era: here we have a mainstream media giant disrespecting Christians for having the audacity to suggest that the mainstream disrespects Christians. Just let that one sink in for a minute.

In a related note, I recently read this review of the movie that that SNL skit was based on: God’s Not Dead 2. The reviewer at the AV Club writes six paragraphs about it: the start of the 2nd paragraph briefly mentions the narrative aspect of the film, and the 3rd goes into some examples of the cinematic quality of it.

But all the rest of the review is nothing more than a hostile denial that the worldview espoused in the film is valid. That’s it. No argument, no rationale, no further criticism of the film as a work itself. Just gainsaying the very idea that the film’s message could possibly have any value.

Colon Woah!

I recently saw a TV ad for a product called Colon Flow, which says it does just what you think it would.

I love it when real life defies satire.

The ad reminded me of that great Phil Hartman parody on Saturday Night Live for a cereal called Colon Blow, which supposedly had the same effect.

This mix up is just like the hearing device Quietus, which shares its name with a reference to suicide.