Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Strange, Conspiracy Theory-Laden, Vaguely Biblical Pictures (with hilarious captions!)

There are many things I wish I had time to write about: politics, economics, pop culture, religion....Actually, that kind of sums up my repertoire, so, let me amend my introductory statement to be, "There are four things I wish I had time to write about." Now, I would like to talk about these things, but I would also like to pass my university classes and graduate sometime this decade, so I'm afraid that today, I'm going to shoot for something a little lower: witty picture captions.

Specifically, I want to comment upon pictures from a Facebook group I've noticed called Last Days Bible.

So far, I haven't been able to track down which non-English-speaking country the creator of this group is from, but it's not for a lack of intriguing (if contradictory) hints: for example, the accompanying blog has a news ticker...for Saudi Arabia. The author of all blog posts on the front page (and, quite possibly, all blog posts) has his or her name Chinese characters ('Traditional Han' characters, as Google Chrome tells me, when it offers to translate it for me). The supporters of the Facebook group are from all over, including a Baptist minister in Florida.

However, it's not these somewhat mysterious details that drew me in; no, I think that can best be explained by the opening text on its accompanying blog:

You have convinced me, random mish-mash of words. I wanna rapture. I no wanna left-behind.
Oh, yes. It's one of those blogs.

The Pictures
Add a guitar shaped like an ax and I would buy this album.
Suck it, long-defunct Egyptian belief system! Yeah!

Pope as evil anti-christ figure? Sure, who hasn't posited that?
Skull-faced Uncle Sam representing the evil military? Why not?
But Queen Elizabeth as the evil financial overlord of the coming apocalypse? Queen Elizabeth?!
I'm sensing a real anti-British-monarchy sentiment going on here.
Back in my day, Pokemon was a little less...edgy.
Also: Bottom-left. The anti-British theme again...?
One last thing: Bottom-right. What...the...huh?

If I'm ever in a position where I need to teach people how to make flow
charts, I am using this as my in-class example.
And, as a parting thought...

Ten points if you can tell me what exactly saying.