Humor that nobody will get. And those who get it might be offended.

I was reading an article about how the LDS church has its own online bookstore app. I actually chuckled at one of the comments:

They have also announced an app that will automatically transfer the money in your savings account to the most charismatic person in your ward. This will save you the time of listening to his get-rich-quick sale while he slaps you on the back and calls you brother.

They, in turn, will have an app that will text their heartfelt apology to the judge (also in their ward) who will sentence him to 24 months, translating into wages of roughly 1.5 million per year.

I love technology.

Get-rich-quick schemes in Deseret were allegedly so common that wards stopped passing out phone directories for their church because they were being used in various money-making schemes. Indeed, there were three major employers in the town where I worked. A federal government installation, my employer (tangentially involved in a lot of people trying to get rich quick), and an Amway sort of company that sells snake oil. Edgar, a guy who was let go from my employer, got a multilayer marketing job afterwards and hit us all up for a chance to get rich quick, too. That these sorts of things appeal to Mormons speaks to their industriousness, though it certainly has its downsides.

Mitt Earnesty

In a thread over in TLoOG, I realized something noteworthy: I would actually be shocked if it came out that Mitt Romney cheated on his wife. I really would. Some of it has to do with the fact that he’s as stiff as a sitcom starched shirt, but there’s also the Mormon thing. I hadn’t though about it too much, but I really do have a greater expectation on the practice-preach. Particularly the ones, like Romney, who are somewhat understated about it.

I can’t say that I was surprised about Gingrich. I’d be surprised to find out that Huckabee cheated, but not shocked.

It could be related to the fact that, until Huckabee entered the race last time around, the Mormon was the only major candidate to have only married one woman. Giuliani and McCain had five between them. Fred Thompson would later enter with two, though he wasn’t a major candidate.


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Will Truman (trumwill) is a southern transplant in the mountain east with an IT background who bides his time taking care of their daughter while his wife brings home the bacon. You will probably be relieved to know that he does not generally refer to himself in the third-person except when he's writing short bios on his web page.

7 Responses to Moneyhole App & Mitt

  1. Mike Hunt says:

    Giuliani’s first wife was also his cousin. Not that it matters, but I just like to mention it…

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    I think that an Amway type company combined with Mormonism would be a lethal combination. Too much social pressure.

  2. Brandon Berg says:

    Second cousin, once removed. Meaning that one of his great-grandparents was also one of her grandparents, or vice-versa.

  3. Mike Hunt says:

    You are off by one generation. What you described was first cousins once removed.

    Rudy and his first wife were indeed 2nd cousins once removed, meaning his great-grandparent was her great-great-grandparent.

  4. Brandon Berg says:

    Whoops, you’re right. Not doing well today, am I?

  5. trumwill says:

    I think that an Amway type company combined with Mormonism would be a lethal combination. Too much social pressure.

    Pretty much. If Amway ever decides to follow everyone else out of Michigan, I know where they should set up.

    Didn’t know that about Giuliani.

  6. Maria says:

    Rudy and his first wife were indeed 2nd cousins once removed, meaning his great-grandparent was her great-great-grandparent.

    Still violates the RC prohibition on consinguinity, which cuts off at fifth cousins.

    Did they have a Catholic wedding, I wonder?

  7. Mike Hunt says:

    Maria: Did they have a Catholic wedding, I wonder?

    Yes, but he was able to have it annulled based on the fact that he “didn’t know” they were that closely related.

    Of course, Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth are wondering what the big deal is…

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