May 24, 2011

Disappointment With Shortarmguy Over Recent Post: slam dunk Jesus??

I just received this email regarding this post:


I cant believe the Macho man picture. As a Christian man I'm really disappointed that you find humor in disgracing our Savior. I have enjoyed your site for a long time, but after viewing such a abomination I wont be back to your site. I'm sure you don't care anyway I'm just one person. My prayers are with you

R.L.J Kyoshi.
Mr. Kyoshi,
First off, I'd like to say Thanks for being a long time visitor to my site.
I really appreciate your feedback and am sorry to hear about your disappointment regarding this post.  Honestly, I debated if it was worth posting because I feared some people might find it offensive.
Ultimately, I decided to use the picture because I found it funny.  I didn't really think it was an abomination because I took it more as making fun of the guy who predicted the Rapture.  I found it crazy that so many people were paying attention to it. 
I also was a fan of Randy 'Macho Man' Savage and wanted to pay homage to him due to his unfortunate death last week.  I liked the idea of him "Saving the World" from the Rapture that was supposed to take place on Saturday.  I really didn't take it literally that he was attacking Jesus, but more that he was attacking the idiocy of the prediction and the society that gave it so much undeserved attention.
I hope you will reconsider your position about not visiting my site again.  I used poor judgment in this case and will do my best to avoid similar parodies in the future.
Your friend,
Todd Swank aka Shortarmguy