Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Good news everyone! The Antichrist is here! But don't fret -- this ain't your momma's Antichrist, it's a new kind of Antichrist! A gentle, no-nonsense, lexus-drivin' Antichrist here to usher in a new age for us all!
He's Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda, and he swears he is God! And who are we to be skeptical?

  • De Jesus’s followers believe they are God’s true chosen people and call their children the “super race.”
  • He has a "666" tattoo on his arm, and encourages his followers to do the same.
  • "The Antichrist is not the devil," de Jesus tells his congregation; "he's the being who replaces Jesus on Earth. Antichrist is the best person in the world," he says.
  • The awesomest part? De Jesus teaches that the Devil has been destroyed, and that Hell does not exist. Hence, those who accept his word as true are allowed to indulge in sin.
Even Grandma loves it!

Want to know more on the fun-lovin'-est de Jesus since John Turturro in The Big Lebowski? Here's a cursory explanation -- CNN Article -- and here we go deeper down the rabbit hole -- "Creciendo en Gracia".

Monday, February 19, 2007

Guest Sonnet by Hamish MacAoidh

Truth #1

"Some things are just impossible -- most things,"
she said. The afternoon grew gray with fear
and dismal blew the wind; imaginings
of cruelly silent van-winged birds and leer-
ing taloned dwarfs swarmed spastic down my days;
dark dread fell dizzy from the fading stars,
fell sickly churning in primeval haze
before a dank abysmal cave of scars:

in rheumy gloom an antique hag spilled bones
of dice -- stark weird of dead men's dreaming springs;
dull sodden eyes scanned past of unborn moans;
blood screamed for light, but gealed by mucous wings
could hear in time's ice-womb, bone-reft of sight,
her howling laughter rape the shrieking night.

from Sonnets From The Surd

Hamish MacAoidh was (and is) a professor of mine, whom I studied under in college, and now again in the hard glare of the everyday.