In case you've never heard of christwire.org it is a satiricle "christian" "news" website kind of like a fundy Christian version of the Onion. A couple of weeks ago "Stevenson Billings" (Investigative Journalist, Motivational Children's Party Entertainer and Antique Soda Bottle Collector all in one special, blessed package!) Posted an article called Just say no to The Phish causing quite the stir on PT and the Phish community in general. It starts off almost believably as the rantings of one of those "rock and roll is the devil's music" types. but quickly degenerates to such gems as
which only someone on the inside of this sccene would even think to write. Or even more hilariously (maybe) check this out:
"Hedonism continues unabated in the parking lots after these shows. The band pays for tanks of hospital nitrous oxide to be wheeled out so that the hordes of regulars struggling with their symptoms of withdrawal can be managed."
the ads on the side for "dirty shirty" and others are also a dead give away that it isn't real. That was all lost on a TON of people even after being told it was satire. Many of those who eventually did concede it was satire were like "Wahhh I'm offended it's not funny!" This is nothing I'm not used to especially from PTers (should be called phantasy hatin'), I did after all make the Ghetto Lot kids. You would almost think fans of this kind of music were a bunch of uptight humorless hypersensitive types. Check out this response from a blogger that found out she's been punk'd: A billion tiny pieces blog. She shouldn't feel bad though because she isn't the only one that's gotten fooled. Earlier tonight Rachel Maddow quoted a"As Egypt Descends in Chaos, Should Sarah Palin Support a US-Led Invasion?". You can watch the video of it here: Rachel Maddow thinking it's real She tweeted this after she got inundated with BWAHAHAHAs as you know she must have.
"One area of this culture that demands closer inspection is The Phish’s involvement in cybercrime. It may explain the tremendous growth of their empire and how these endless tours are financed. A few years back, investigators noticed a new type of theft across the internet. In a secret nod to this rock band, it was named “Phishing” and involved high tech identity fraud. The people behind it often dig through household garbage, looking for any documents that contain personal information like social security numbers and bank codes. These are then used to create fake drivers’ licenses or credit cards. Clearly, the gypsy-like lifestyle of Phishheads, moving from town to town, digging through other people’s garbage and making easy friends, assures that this a natural outlet for those who seek money outside of gainful employment."