Monday, August 04, 2008

"Velma, Have You Seen My Bathing Cap? I Put It With My Bible"

On one of our upcoming podcasts at Windy City Queercast, Amy Matheny tells me about Sister Myotis and after watching the video below, I am hooked.

According to the blurb about her latest show, "Sister Myotis: Southern-Fried and Sanctified,"on her web site...

"Brace yourself! Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the Fellowship Hall, Sister Myotis has arrived... and you'd better look busy! Listen to the inspiring testimony of how one woman took a small humble church in Memphis, Tennessee and built it into an 80,000 member mega-church, complete with waterslides, bowling alleys, The Red Sea Wave Pool, a laser-tag pavilion... and The Dick Cheney Vice-Presidential Shooting Range! Amen!"

Her church sounds like a Baptist church near my hometown. It has a brightly lit, yellow and red flaming Cross that towers so far above the church, it can be seen from the International Space Station. It burns retinas. It's not pretty.

My father refers to it as, "Six Flags Over Jesus."

I'm don't know much more about Sister Myotis (as played and I believe created by actor Steve Swift), but I wish I had the time and money for a quick trip to Memphis to catch this show.

Check her out. Nothing describes what living in Tennessee is like quite like this video...

4 comments:

Mark in DE said...

Thanks for the Monday morning laugh!

Mark :-)

Anonymous said...

I am completely and utterly in love with Velma.


-Alex

Java said...

Did I see a mustache on Velma? And not an old lady with hormone imbalance mustache, either.

How in the hell is Myotis going to get a bathing cap over that huge hair?

I love this. I used to go to church with that woman.

UprightGuy said...

That will be fabulous.

"six flags over jesus" hahahahahaha