Okay folks, aren’t we all just a little tired of talking about the ugly aspects of religious life (Mormon and otherwise)? Aren’t we all having trouble remembering why we began blogging? Oh…is it just me? Okay then.
At any rate, I began blogging in order to make snap judgments about fairly useless distinctions (also, to bring about world peace). In an effort to get us out of our deep blue funk, I propose a contest of epic proportions. Let us pit aspects of Mormon pop culture against one another until only one aspect survives: The Acme of Mormon Culture.
If you will indulge me, here is how we’ll do this. You will propose 64 things in Mormon pop culture that you love (be they laudable or laughable). These are things that you think everyone could love (ie. don’t nominate “self-righteous prigs”; nominate “Hugh Nibley calling other people ‘self-righteous prigs'”). If you all come up with more than 64 items, I and my crack team of Mormon handicappers (called in from the other blog where I post) will decide which are the best and we will seed them according to their strengths. This will take time that we really should spend on our actual jobs, but we love you and have no problem setting aside our important business because your spiritual welfare is just that important to us (or our jobs aren’t as entertaining as this will be, you decide).
After the seeding, we will put up a bracket and a schedule for games. Games will be decided by 24-hour blog poll, so plan accordingly. Earn bragging rights by picking the games before hand. Impress your friends. Earn money in Vegas. Whatever works for you (don’t worry, I won’t tell your bishop).
Any questions? Post them below. I’m start the ball rolling with the following 5 proposed Mormon Cultural Icons:
1. Funeral Potatoes
2. Old School Battlestar Galactica
3. “When you tell one lie, it leads to another…”
4. “Helaman’s warriors – Mommas’ boys”
5. Lock your heart!