Shameless Plea for Promotion
Exhibit A: Roman Bath House, Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored," o ye legions and legions of readers!
Well, maybe it's all you small clusters of readers.
Okay, Anne, who the hell are you fooling?
Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored," o ye sparse handful of readers! We value your patronage.
This weblog was inaugurated in 2005 after Anne heard a televised lecture in which an atheist said, "If you want to know how stupid the concept of God is, just substitute the name 'Zeus.' Now try it: 'In Zeus We Trust.' 'One Nation under Zeus.' See? Isn't that ridiculous?"
Anne was overcome with pity for poor Zeus. Here's a deity who once had an extensive praise and worship team, talented and intelligent, and so dedicated to Zeus that Zeus's huge shrines stand to this day, ancient as they are.
How would you like it if you were on top of the world one minute, and shit out of a job the next? I know it's happened to me. It feels terrible.
I decided to dedicate a website not only to Zeus, but to all the deities, ancient and modern, who've been drubbed out of business by take-no-prisoners praise and worship teams. And you know if you're in one of those. Chances are there's a nice brick building dedicated to your deity right in the next block.
Oh well, the church in the next block to me is made of stone. Stone, brick, it's all the same. No Zeus, no Hera, no Queen Brighid the Bright, no Sedna, no Loki, no Sacred Thunderbird.
We've had a lot of fun here at "The Gods Are Bored," talking to bored gods and goddesses from all kinds of praise and worship teams, on all sorts of topics. And if I might brag a bit, we've dispensed fabulous wisdom on seminal subjects like Tab Cola, supersized flatware, casinos on Civil War battlefields, and where to go in New Jersey for your civil union.
Now we're shamelessly asking you to vote us into the stratosphere. Please nominate "The Gods Are Bored" for a Bloggie award! If you do, and you let us know, we'll send you a free candy cane.
Well, not really, we didn't buy any candy canes this year.
How about a wine cork with the likeness of the Green Man on it? Pinky swear.
Here's the link: http://2007.bloggies.com
We suggest the "unsung hero" category, or whatever it's called, for blogs no one reads.
Might miss posting for a few days. Not feeling well.
(Now see? There's nothing we won't do for your vote!)
THE MERLIN OF BERKELEY SPRINGS