Matthew 16:18 at The Mall

"And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."

What other group would gather in the tens of thousands to demonstrate their beliefs in the face of a "cataclysmic" storm in Washington D.C. while the all-powerful federal government they were protesting against was shutting down?

Bonus Question: What event led to the end of the French Revolution?

Watch the normally delirious crowd...the Reign of Terror ended days later.

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1,000 Awesome Writing Prompts - #3

I received a copy of Ryan Andrew Kinder's 1,000 Awesome Writing Prompts

and started working through it.  I like this one:

3. You receive and unmarked envelope with a check for $5,000,000 inside.  It a legitimate check, what do you do with it?  Do you ever find out who it is from?  How does it change your life?

I make an appointment with Bishop Olmstead, to discuss a sizable donation from an anonymous source.  I bring my wife and the check.  After introductions, I hand him the check and say: "She wants a cute little house and a European vacation.  I'll leave you two to work out the details."

Check the book out. It's a lot of fun! :-)

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What Would Brian Williams Week Be Without A Downfall Video?

A while back 'Downfall' videos featuring Adolph Hitler were all the rage.  Then they were done in by overexposure and bad production values.

But Brian Williams rides to Hitler's rescue, by inspiring this new, most excellent entry into the Downfall parody pantheon:

While researching how to make Downfall parodies, I ran across the original scene from Downfall, which made my blood run cold. What madness!

And if you'd like to create your own Hitler video, try this.

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Glimpse Into The Male Psyche

Woman of My Dreams: "You smell of sweat and cigars!"

Small Voice Inside My Head: "Mission Accomplished!"

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The Greatest Scene Tim Burton Ever Filmed

Pro Tip: Always ask for a last request

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I am SO glad I wasn't drinking anything when I saw this

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This pretty much sums up the Brian Williams lying liar fiasco.  I'm pretty sure his pants are on fire...

h/t the incomparable Iowahawk:

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You say tomato and I say...rollerskate?!

We all know the meme...but Ace of Spades had the original clip, and hoo boy! That George Gershwin...

The fact that they could both sing and dance just kind of takes your breath away.

Wait...tapping on roller skates?  What? What?!

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