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August 12, 2005 12:02 PM   Subscribe

Gospel Mime to the EXTREME!!! Only the power of Jesus can help you escape from the box! Breaking though the barriers of religion and tradition, K&K Mime Minstries electrifies!
posted by Robot Johnny (34 comments total)

 
How does one mime the resurrection?
posted by notyou at 12:06 PM on August 12, 2005


Mime over matter.
posted by billysumday at 12:08 PM on August 12, 2005


Holy shit that's great. I can't believe there's no video. I really want to see it in action.
posted by fungible at 12:11 PM on August 12, 2005


My kind of evangelism.
They keep their mouth shut.
posted by nofundy at 12:16 PM on August 12, 2005


Turning Water into Mime.
posted by gilgamix at 12:18 PM on August 12, 2005


Someone's been reading 'SomethingAwful'.
posted by Sharktattoo at 12:23 PM on August 12, 2005


Nofundy: actually, that sounds like the exact opposite of your kind of evangelism. If you kept your mouth shut the world would probably stop turning.
posted by tweak at 12:31 PM on August 12, 2005


fungible: there's clips in the "merchandise" section, after the flash stuff.
posted by funambulist at 12:32 PM on August 12, 2005


Mime's scare the crap out of me. At the private christian school I attended I was forced to endure a christian mime show. I had nightmares for years... They should all be put on a distant island along with (christian)puppets and clowns...forever... All that therapy...
posted by brighteyes at 12:36 PM on August 12, 2005


I dunno about mime, but then, I was bemused when somebody told me about Christian ministry through interpretive dance -- he wanted to bring the dance troupe to our church.
posted by alumshubby at 12:36 PM on August 12, 2005


Let me get this straight:

Two black guys in white face preaching the Good News of the Living Word.

I love living in the postmodern era, I don't care what anyone says. But seriously, beyond the fact that it's Christian (Evangelical) mime (wait, do they qualify as Hypno-mimes?), what's incredibly stupid about these guys is their sheer arrogance.

From the intro: "Before I formed them in the womb, I knew them. Before they were born I set them apart. I appointed them to be prophets to the Nations"

What the fuck? I'm really sick of Christians who can not listen to Jesus Fucking Christ already. Newsflash: saying that God appointed you to be his spokesmime is blasphemy, I'm pretty sure. And what does Jesus have to say about that?

I tell you the truth, all the sins and blasphemies of men will be forgiven them. But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin." Mark 3:28-29

Bitches.
posted by illovich at 12:48 PM on August 12, 2005


Excuse me, is this the point in the thread where I'm to whine about Metafilter being a Christian-bashing site and rather condescendingly observe that not all Christians tolerate face-paint and silent acting?
posted by joe lisboa at 12:49 PM on August 12, 2005


Okay, now that I've seen the video (at least the ones without lightning shooting from their fingertips) it looks more like interpretive dance than mime. Very "Waiting For Guffman."
posted by fungible at 1:01 PM on August 12, 2005


On the plus side, it'd be hard for Bill O'Reilly to dismiss these folks, er, out-of-hand.

B: "Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!"
m1: ...
m2: ...
B: "Shut UP!"
posted by joe lisboa at 1:04 PM on August 12, 2005


Newsflash: saying that God appointed you to be his spokesmime is blasphemy.

My Bible might be a little rusty (it's been awhile), but the phrases they use in the intro ("before I formed them in the womb, I knew them. Before they were born I set them apart") are used in the Bible in one form or another to describe all Christians. Maybe someone else can supply some verses, but serously illovich, simmer down.
posted by 4easypayments at 1:05 PM on August 12, 2005


Christians v. Homos, now mimes. Oh, my!
posted by MotherTucker at 1:10 PM on August 12, 2005


My Bible might be a little rusty (it's been awhile), but the phrases they use in the intro ("before I formed them in the womb, I knew them. Before they were born I set them apart") are used in the Bible in one form or another to describe all Christians. Maybe someone else can supply some verses, but serously illovich, simmer down.

My point was that these guys have a video where GOD(!!!) endorses them and claims to have "set them apart" and "appointed them prophets to the nations."

I find that offensive, and potentially dangerous. It encapsulates religion at it's most viral and least good. And sadly, it's anti-christian and if I ask myself WWJD?, I get the answer that he would get pretty mad and tell a hard to understand parable that nevertheless made everyone who heard it feel bad about their behavior.

Especially--I hope--KK Mime.
posted by illovich at 1:13 PM on August 12, 2005


it's = its. Bah.
posted by illovich at 1:13 PM on August 12, 2005


Nofundy: actually, that sounds like the exact opposite of your kind of evangelism. If you kept your mouth shut the world would probably stop turning.
posted by tweak at 3:31 PM EST o


Hah! Good one tweak!
posted by nofundy at 1:16 PM on August 12, 2005


The big question is, do mime ministries get into fistfights with clown ministries?
posted by KirkJobSluder at 1:31 PM on August 12, 2005


They may be going to Hell, but it's one of the better flash intro's I've seen.

PS - my vote is on the clowns.
posted by Psharden at 1:42 PM on August 12, 2005


Someone's been reading 'SomethingAwful'

Apparently it's you, as that's not where I got this link from...
posted by Robot Johnny at 1:43 PM on August 12, 2005


I love living in the postmodern era
Holy crap, did you comment tomorrow?
posted by Citizen Premier at 2:59 PM on August 12, 2005


Another ministry.
posted by moonbird at 3:02 PM on August 12, 2005


I support the UN treaty to ban mimes.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 3:04 PM on August 12, 2005


Another ministry.
posted by moonbird at 3:02 PM PST on August 12 [!]


HOLY SHIT!

"Mrs. Johnson had been on a book-signing tour so wasn't able to train properly. But she is swift for her weight class and managed to outlast the most overly-toned trollop Satan could push at her.

When asked how she did it she quoted Isaiah 55, "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength," spit on the ground and pulled out a hank of bleached-blonde hair from her nearest pay-per-screw opponent."
posted by Jikido at 3:05 PM on August 12, 2005


It's a joke, right? RIGHT? It's pretty funny, but loses all humor if they're real.
posted by mrgrimm at 3:33 PM on August 12, 2005


I guess not.
posted by mrgrimm at 3:35 PM on August 12, 2005


I find that offensive, and potentially dangerous...

Well, d'uh. They ARE mimes, you know.
posted by cedar at 3:38 PM on August 12, 2005


[4] Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
[5] Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
[6] Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.

posted by mrgrimm at 3:39 PM on August 12, 2005


Kellie Everts: I Strip for God (NSFW). Don't laugh. We have her to thank for the end of the cold war.
posted by madamjujujive at 7:08 PM on August 12, 2005


My Bible might be a little rusty (it's been awhile), but the phrases they use in the intro ("before I formed them in the womb, I knew them. Before they were born I set them apart") are used in the Bible in one form or another to describe all Christians.

As the verse in question (Jeremiah 1:4-5) was written hundreds of years before the time of Christ (and, by extension, Christians), and was also specifically dictated to one individual prophet, I would call your recollection a little more than rusty.

Perhaps corroded, or hoary might do.
posted by lx at 9:44 PM on August 12, 2005


Hmmm, actually prophets and the gift of prophesy is mentioned a number of times in the New Testament as well. E.g. 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 where Paul speaks of spiritual gifts saying "Now to each on the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom…to another prophecy…” Also mentioned are ‘spiritual gifts’ such as healing, interpretation of tongues, faith…

As to being ‘set apart’ – this is also mentioned a number of times in the New Testament. ‘Believers” are said to be set apart by God and made ‘holy’ (which, from what I understand, literally means set apart).

I don’t know any more about K&K Mime than was in that link but from what I saw there I don’t find them to be ‘offensive and potentially dangerous’. They are simply miming gospel songs. I watched one of the clips and it seems almost like interpretive dance. They are just artists who feel that they have been ‘called by God’ to express their faith in a unique way.
posted by madokachan at 3:59 PM on August 13, 2005


actually prophets and the gift of prophesy is mentioned a number of times in the New Testament as well

Well that settles it. So much for Zoroaster. :)
posted by joe lisboa at 7:06 PM on August 13, 2005


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