Monthly Archives: December 2008

Dec 27th, 2008

A new page of complaints from Myspace! If you have comments or opinions on a better way to get though to a 17 year old Christian Myspacer they are very welcome. I’d enjoy further commentary on this page, because recently I find communication with teens on this matter both essential and hopeless.

Myspace Brian Part 2 added today, the 29th. I think I’m done now with him.

Dec 24th & 25th, 2008

So what’s a guy to do when all his Christmas vacation plans to the Midwest are canceled by overbooked flights, horrible weather conditions and there’s no way out of NYC by plane, train or automobile to loved-ones back home? Forced to spend the holidays alone, in solitude, shunned from society and the celebration reserved only for the loved? The answer’s obvious. Christmas at Starbucks! That’s right. I’m going to be bringing you up-to-the-minute 24 hour Amazing Stranger coverage from Starbucks Christmas Day! Live updates all day long, no matter how dire or bleak it gets! And the fun’s already started because it’s Christmas Eve!

Dec 9th, 2008

You’ve probably noticed some of the new, beautiful ads scattered throughout the site featuring Super Chic Christy Christ showcasing various Jesus Dressup magnet sets. I’ve added some new images to the Banners section of my site that you’ll find hard to resist. Go ahead, try to resist her. You can’t can you? That’s why she’s my Super Chic.

Dec. 2nd, 2008 News

I just received word that a large French newspaper “le Figaro” (http://lefigaro.fr/) reported that my magnets were on sale at Toys-R-Us. I just finished a phone interview with Matthieu Bock, a reporter for French National Radio Europe (will air tomorrow), and apparently a Christian person called in the news to the paper.

From what I could gather from the reporter’s account, a call was actually made to Toys-R-Us and they responded “No. That is not us. It’s a boy in New York who did this. We do not carry the magnet.”

Of course the rumor stemmed from the visit I made 4 months ago to Toys-R-Us Times Square when I infiltrated their store and planted the toys on their shelves myself. Read the sidebar of hate mail page 382.

I told the reporter that I did indeed go and put them on the shelves myself because Toys-R-Us refused to stock them and I felt they should. I waited and watched people go up and take them to purchase, so I was right. The reporter asked if I was aware the story was in this very big paper in France and I said I was not, but am happy it is, and I’ll go put my magnets in Walmart next.

Here is the letter from a French fan explaining what he read, and the article translated from here:

“Hi Normal Bob

First of all thanks for the silly humor on your site which I enjoyed. I live in Paris France and only just discovered it because of the internet buzz about the Toy’R'us boycott mentioned in le Figaro, a conservative right wing daily newspaper, which once again has made a fool of itself. Bravo for taking on the fundies as you call them. Luckily here in France they are not so powerful as in the US (after all our forefathers and mothers did kick their butts in 1789 when we also chopped of our good king’s head, so they tend to keep a lower profile here). But there are a few left and they’re as stupid as everywhere else. Also many kudos for taking the time to answer the mounds of appalling hate mail you receive! It’s nice to hear someone tell’em like it is. You mention the Figaro article on your site saying you’d like to know more about it , I found it and translated it for you. It was a short piece but is being relayed a lot on other webmedias and blogs so you’re probably getting a lot of hits from France these days. Here’s the figaro piece, in case you haven’t found it already:

A Toy Upsets Christians
Mobilization of christian groups: a few weeks before christmas, the toy store Toys’R'Us is selling an untasteful game, to say the least..

This magnet game consists in sticking on a figure of christ disguises of Hitler, members of the KKK, and Satan. Some groups have not hesitated to call for a boycott of Toys’R'Us. They demand that this company remove this product that they judge insulting for the millions of french people who believe in the christian faith.”
So how do I translate all of these fun articles?