Monday mania: Congressmen, cats, and more

First, this may be the most unusual book trailer for a novel I’ve ever seen. The narrator guarantees, “You’ll experience the horrors of the Tribulation, and the torture and grief of each character.” The trailer doesn’t identify any characters or describe the story in Armageddon. That’s what makes it unusual. But it assures us we’ll be terrified by “the overwhelming fear, torment, death and unimaginable destruction that will take place on Earth” after the Rapture. To judge by the novel’s cover, Jesus is riding to war, and it’s not going to be a dressage competition. The horse in the illustration certainly looks frightened.

Second: FBI probes Congressional skinny-dipping in the Sea of Galilee.

During a fact-finding congressional trip to the Holy Land last summer, Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) took off his clothes and jumped into the sea, joining a number of members, their families and GOP staff during a night out in Israel.

“Many of the lawmakers who ventured into the ocean said they did so because of the religious significance of the waters.”

I’ve been to Tiberius, where the dip took place. These days it’s a bustling holiday resort. It has windsurfing, kayaking, beach volleyball, an annual 10K run… but Congressional Commando Open Water Swimming is a new sport. Fit, it seems, for the X-Games.

(Also, “ocean?” The Sea of Galilee is a freshwater lake.)

Finally, something ridiculous for a Monday. Game of Thrones opening sung by a cat.

(And if you want to get that out of your head, here’s the official version.)

One response to “Monday mania: Congressmen, cats, and more

  1. Excuse me. Ridiculous? Exactly what do you mean by that? If Amanda F-ing Palmer can have a record deal, so can this cat! 🙂

    I personally thought that was great. hahaha! And I especially loved when the cat harmonized with himself (?).

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