December 21, 2009

Together Again

10 comments:

Joanne Casey said...

Hate to admit I don't know who that is.

Artman2112 said...

Joanne, it's Elvis!

(sorry couldnt resist!)

i dont know who the other guy is either.

Joanne Casey said...

I knew someone was going to say that!

Lemmy who is it, have they died?

Lemmy Caution said...

Oral Roberts.

Joanne Casey said...

Had to look him up. He'll be up God-bothering away in the sky, now.

Artman2112 said...

i always thought his name was quite appropo as he was one of the worst of those hypocritical money-grubbing evangelical ****suckers.

Kirk Jusko said...

I think the reason noone recognized Roberts is that for the last couple of decades, he's only been seen in public wearing big dark glasses (same kind Elvis used to wear, as a matter of fact)

Roberts once claimed he saw a 100 foot Jesus in his yard. The late, great columnist Mike Royko asked, "How come nobody else in the neighborhood noticed?"

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Booksteve said...

Sorry. Accidentally posted (twice) under my son's name!

Oral Roberts and his son were the only televangelists I ever really got into and that was beecause I was 11 and because my best friend's mother was hypnotized by them. I did like the son's singing at the time but even then I quickly questioned the sincerity of their whole schtick and left them behind.

As a bookstore manager, we once did a signing with Robert Schuller and while he honestly came across to by-then-jaded me as quite sincere that day, most of the "acolytes" who came to see him were blindly insane and his "people" including a middle-aged fat guy with a pompadour (this was circa 1986)and what looked like a pink Nudie suit, were obvious carny shysters.