I Want My Baby Back . . .

A thirteenth century conundrum: In the resurrection, will the rib taken from Adam to form Eve find itself back in Adam or remain in Eve? (I’m guessing this was the inspiration for Chili’s Baby Back Ribs song.)  Read More

The Adventures of Dean, Andy, and Jesus (as they pass through Hell)

If I had to take a guess as to the three most important, most beloved, most adored male figures in the history of my beloved home state of North Carolina, I would venture to guess that it would be Jesus, Dean Smith, and Andy Griffith. Though, not necessarily in that order. This, of course, adds much to my confusion. After all, in the past few years, NC has proven to be one of the... Read More

Have no care for tomorrow (well, maybe just a little . . . )

As I’m trying to write three manuscripts at once (genius move, I know), I’m, obviously, spending a lot of time reading what others are saying about what I want to write (terrible sentence . . . again, I know). Reading what others have to say about what I want to say is what makes me such a successful hack. I take no shame in reading other people and then telling you... Read More

The Last (Mormon) Samurai

Here’s the story. Beyond that, I got nothing. Seriously. Nothing. The whitest samurai ever.  Read More

Hutterites vs Montana (not the Hannah kind)

Hutterites may call it religious persecution, others call it the law of the land, but our theological cousins (“Aw mom, do we really have to claim THEM?!“) are now required to offer workers compensation. Pretty tough thing to do on a communitarian-based salary. He could use some peyote. Lots and lots of it. [Read article here.] What I find most interesting about the... Read More

Remaining Resolute in my Anti-Resolution Revolution

In the 5th grade I decided that resolutions were a ‘crutch for the weak’. I think I’d heard someone misquoting Marx or something (the silly kind of Marx, not the Harpo kind). I just remember thinking, ‘Why do adults always need a catalyst for changing their rotten habits?” I doubt I used the word catalyst, but I am, after all, paraphrasing my much,... Read More

Jesus is a Monkey (thank god)

All right, so, I don’t get to push The Devil Wears Nada much these days. What would be the use? I know all of my AJ readers have already read it, right? I’m just saying, the conversation I had with one of the ministers in TDWN about Jesus’s divinity and how that correlates with being a primate seems to be back in the news. And to that, I just wanna say . . . Told... Read More

Slightly Back

I took this past week off from the internet. Kinda. Well, mostly just from Facebook and The Amish Jihadist (I did check email on occasion . . . I have students . . . students are needy). But, it was lovely. I surfed. By surfing, I mean I surfed waves–not channels or the internet. I wrote some script for my upcoming comic book, which is pretty much all I want to do these days... Read More

“If the Devil is Six, then God is Seven”

Oh, Frankie boy, you have certainly written your fair share of odd little ditties. That’s why you’re such a genius. The particular song in question (the lyrics referenced in the title of this post are from The Pixies song Monkey Gone to Heaven) reminds me of so much that probably has nothing to do with this song. Apparently, it deals with the “human interaction... Read More

Jesus Most Certainly Did Not Die For Ewoks or Gungans! (Only for Wookiees, Humans, and Twi’leks)

I was recently fortunate enough to be interviewed by the ever so interesting folks down at The Christian Post. This makes two interviews with them in the last few weeks. Yeah, I know . . . I wouldn’t trust me anymore, either. Unlike my previous interview, A Man’s Search for Satan, (kudos to them for correctly understanding my chromosomal alignment), this one wanted my... Read More