Thursday, June 16, 2005

for the record, if i was the messiah, i would ride a motorcycle. without a helmet. bring it on, god, i would cackle as i kicked it into high gear.

Actual questions asked on the 2002 PEW Religion and Public Life survey:

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

any results?

jeremy said...

I haven't downloaded the data.

Anonymous said...

Isn't there a song called "Jesus Built my Hotrod?"

dorotha said...

that's, um, quite odd.

i am going to have to update my "what would joan jett do?" t-shirt. the cool kids are wondering what she would drive, i guess. anybody have a fresh sharpie they can lend me?

Anonymous said...

If this is the same Jesus as the one in the book "Jesus CEO" by Laurie Beth Jones, he absolutely would not drive an SUV. He would have the Hummer SUV limo and a driver.

Anonymous said...

When I met jesus, he was in an old VW camper van. I am not sure what he's driving now that Jerry Garcia is gone.

Anonymous said...

Jesus was a Jew from the Middle East. He'd therefore probably drive either a camel, a Peugeot, or a Mercedes -- they're all ubiquitous in that region.

Ann Althouse said...

Jeremy, your post reminds me of the old song:

"I don't care if it rains or freezes
'Long as I got my Plastic Jesus
Riding on the dashboard of my car.
Through my trials and tribulations
And my travels through the nations
With my Plastic Jesus I'll go far."

I thought that would be a favorite of yours, seeing as how it more or less features your last name rhymed with Jesus. Perhaps your family has been making up Jesus rhymes for centuries.

jeremy said...

I've thought about making a Christian-themed Fla.Vor.Ice treat and calling it Jesus Freezes.

(For the record, world, I try to pronounce my last name so as to rhyme with niece, not knees. It's all a perversion of the original German, however, so I can't claim any objective 'rightness' to my preferred pronunciation.)

Ann Althouse said...

I know. That's why I wrote "more or less."

Ann Althouse said...

However you pronounce your own name is automatically the right pronunciation. But you might want to choose the pronunciation let's us make rhymes with "Jesus." Especially since you've already got the apostrophe-s in the name of your blog. If you could think of a rhyme for "weblog," you could have a nice four-syllable rhyme ... a seven-syllable rhyme if you could also come up with a rhyme for "Jeremy."

Anonymous said...

So if Jeremy decides to pronounce his name "Bob" or "Jim" or "Coco the Dancing Monkey", he's automatically correct?

dorotha said...

even if he was automatically correct, i'd still kick him in the shins every time i saw him if he decided to do something as stupid as pronouncing his last name "bob."

Belle Reve said...

They ain't making Jews like Jesus anymore.
Kinky Friedman

Anonymous said...

Nope, they're just making Jews for Jesus now.

I hate those guys.

jeremy said...

What Dorotha doesn't mention is that she already kicks me in the shin at least 50% of the time she sees me. Usually she kicks me while shouting "DARE TO LIVE!"

triticale said...

I've never been asked what He would drive, but I have run into a question of what gun He would choose. The answer is of course a .22; a Luke 22. He among you who is without a sidearm should sell his coat that he can buy one.