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God's Press Conference

Created By Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal cartoonist Zach Weiner, SMBC Theater has been making sweet internet videos since 2009.

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posted by Potomac Avenue (38 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
Stick around for the last 15 seconds. It's great.
posted by Decimask at 4:21 PM on January 28, 2011


Great video
posted by veljko83pfc at 4:22 PM on January 28, 2011


As an evangelical Christian and a seminary student, I officially approve of this video.
posted by brenton at 4:32 PM on January 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


Oh, God! You big joker, you!
posted by jabberjaw at 4:37 PM on January 28, 2011


This wendel'd.
posted by Pecinpah at 4:43 PM on January 28, 2011


I just lost braincells.
posted by oddman at 4:48 PM on January 28, 2011


Is Zach Weiner like Nicholas Gurewitch with the ability to stay funny, or like Brad Neely with friends?
maybe a little more amateurish than either, but the guy's funny as hell, and he's doing his part to fill my big gaping humor hole.

(kept laughing for about thirty seconds after the end of this)
posted by es_de_bah at 5:29 PM on January 28, 2011


Oh I thought maybe Clapton was getting Cream back together. Carry on.
posted by spicynuts at 5:40 PM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh I thought maybe Clapton was getting Cream back together. Carry on.

That would be nice. Ginger Baker was a pretty good drummer.
posted by ovvl at 6:10 PM on January 28, 2011


Meh. It could have been funnier.
posted by Stynxno at 6:17 PM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Voltaire to Stynxno: "God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh."
posted by MonkeyToes at 6:21 PM on January 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


Uh, no.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 6:32 PM on January 28, 2011


Shit Sandwichâ„¢, with God and Jesus, which makes it a double.
posted by dbiedny at 6:47 PM on January 28, 2011


Eh, only moderately funny. I mean, the joke about a God of Love who has a torture chamber in his basement never really grows old, but overall I think this is about 7 on the meh scale.

I do love SMBC, though!
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 6:49 PM on January 28, 2011


I like the SMBC videos, but I'm a little tired of some of the "actors".
posted by DU at 6:53 PM on January 28, 2011


Uh, yEAH.
posted by Reverend John at 8:03 PM on January 28, 2011


I LOLed
posted by nola at 8:41 PM on January 28, 2011


This was one of the most unfunny, tasteless things I have ever seen. Laugh all you want. God will not be mocked. (Galatians 6:7)
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 9:18 PM on January 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Well, that puts a damper on things.
posted by Xoebe at 9:44 PM on January 28, 2011


Perhaps that is why he left the room.
posted by boo_radley at 9:45 PM on January 28, 2011


Pardon me, "why He left the room." Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.
posted by boo_radley at 9:45 PM on January 28, 2011


It's funnier with a real beard... er, goatee.
posted by anotherbrick at 10:15 PM on January 28, 2011


"I've... never dated a hive mind before..."
posted by koeselitz at 10:17 PM on January 28, 2011 [5 favorites]


Just found His account.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 11:17 PM on January 28, 2011


As one of those rabid, fundamentalist atheist types I declare this to be less-than impressive. A bunch of low-hanging fruit knocked off the tree rather clumsily. Still, its heart's in the right place, I suppose.
posted by Decani at 2:02 AM on January 29, 2011


This was one of the most unfunny, tasteless things I have ever seen. Laugh all you want. God will not be mocked. (Galatians 6:7)
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 5:18 AM on January 29


See, this sort of thing is far funnier.
posted by Decani at 2:03 AM on January 29, 2011 [5 favorites]


God will not be mocked.

The Lord is vengeful. Oh Spiteful One, show me who to smite, and he shall be smoten!

/Homer
posted by bwg at 6:02 AM on January 29, 2011


Well, as long as the God they're mocking here is one of those joyful loving Gods and not one of the Vengeful Jealous ones, we should all be OK.
posted by seanyboy at 7:03 AM on January 29, 2011


It's only OK, right up until the last few seconds, when it becomes hilarious.
posted by JDHarper at 7:07 AM on January 29, 2011 [3 favorites]


I like the comic far more than the videos. I felt the same way when the Hyperbole and a Half blogger made that horrible video about putting on a coat. Very clever writing, but just bad videos. I know others liked it, though, so I guess it's a to-each-his-own thing. I'll just keep both in my RSS feed and pretend neither filmed anything.
posted by monkeymadness at 9:02 AM on January 29, 2011


I don't think most Christians ever read the Old Testament all the way through. God really comes off as a neurotic psychopath. And the prose really sucks.
posted by Philosopher's Beard at 10:12 AM on January 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


I don't think most Christians ever read the Old Testament all the way through.
posted by Philosopher's Beard at 6:12 PM on January 29


I don't think most Christians ever read the New Testament all the way through. Paul was an utter dick and Revelation is beyond bonkers.
posted by Decani at 10:18 AM on January 29, 2011 [3 favorites]


I don't think most Christians ever read the Old Testament all the way through. God really comes off as a neurotic psychopath. And the prose really sucks.

That's quite a generalization. I don't think most non-Christians have met most Christians.
posted by monkeymadness at 11:57 AM on January 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


Hard to find something scholarly on it, but googling "How many christians read the bible?" gets quite a few returns of "less than 10%". And given how often people talk about a "loving" god, it seems pretty intuitive to assume that the typical person's image of god has nothing to do with the bible.
posted by EtzHadaat at 8:04 PM on January 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


Meh. The theological questions are elementary and the jokes are cheap. Mr. Deity is a little more sophisticated.
posted by john wilkins at 8:30 PM on January 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


I don't think most non-Christians have met most Christians.

Nope, but I do read about them. Stephen Prothero's book on religious (il)literacy in America was a good one. See e.g. this short piece by him
posted by Philosopher's Beard at 2:28 AM on January 31, 2011


Survey finds atheists, agnostics more knowledgeable about religion.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:26 AM on January 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


You know, I've seen those sorts of studies, and I guess I'm inclined to believe them. I guess I get defensive at the generalizations (I know lots of Christians who make them about non-Christians, and lots of non-Christians who make them about Christians). Still, anecdotally, I know plenty of Christians and plenty of non-Christians. The former tend to know their stuff about the bible and Church history pretty well, and the latter do not. I suppose it really depends on who you hang out with. I just get tired of blanket statements about huge groups. I like to tell people, "America is a big place. One American doesn't represent all of us. Christianity is also a big place."

I suppose no one Christian represents Christians, but one Jew does. If we remembered that more often we wouldn't be rubbing so many people the wrong way.
posted by monkeymadness at 3:19 PM on January 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


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