Friday, November 23, 2007

Humor and social justice

If you're going to tell someone the truth, you'd better make them laugh or they will kill you.

**** ****-- George Bernard Shaw, as quoted on today's Tavis Smiley Show (the one-hour radio version) by Morgan Spurlock, on the show with Bill Talen, a.k.a. Rev. Billy of the Church of Stop Shopping to talk about the Church on Buy Nothing Day and about the new movie What Would Jesus Buy?

As Rev. Billy would say, Change-a-lujah!

1 comment:

Kenneth Wolman said...

Rev. Billy was interviewed on an NPR radio show the day before Thanksgiving. He's funny BUT. Asked whether he's ordained to any church, he said he bought his clerical collar for five bucks in a religious goods store. Hmmm. But the message seems one that might well be taken to heart. I spent a hideous Thanksgiving evening listening to people talking endlessly about their jobs, money, and stuff. It becomes a bit sickening, this kind of blind self-satisfaction. As for Billy, he doesn't appear to take himself at all seriously, but I suspect he takes his message quite seriously.