Thursday, November 29, 2012

Beware! Cancellation is Nigh.

The gospel lesson for this first Sunday in Advent has some End Times, Second Coming overtones. In our United Church we aren't always sure how to address these readings because of the long history of preachers, prophets, and predicters who have claimed that the end is near and Jesus is returning. Well, enter Angus.

For a decade Angus T. Jones has grown up publicly as the rather dim kid, Jake, on the sitcom Two and a Half Men. The half-man is now full grown and recently joined up with a strange expression of the Seventh-Day-Adventists. In a recent video Angus dissed the show as corrupt and said that he wanted off, even though he is paid $350,000 an episode. Not bad for a nineteen year old. Now he has issued one of those formal apologies obviously created by his publicist and lawyer. Hey, many of us would be inclined to grovel for a third of a million dollars a week. Here is a portion of one media report:

In the original video Jones refers to the comedy, which is the third-highest rated in the U.S., as “filth” that is “contributing to the enemy’s plan.” While sitting next to pastor Christopher Hudson from Seventh-Day-Adventist outfit, The Forerunner Chronicles, Angus said, “I’m on Two and a Half Men. I don't want to be on it. Please stop watching it. Please stop filling your head with filth.”

The pastor tells The Mail Online that Angus isn’t having a break-down, he is simply preparing for the second coming. “Angus accepts that we are living in the last days of the world as we know it. Jesus is coming soon and God will judge what is in the heart of each of us.” Hudson has compared President Obama to Hitler, warned against mothers having to eat their own babies due to rising gas prices and ranted against Freemasons, specifically Jay-Z.

I hope Angus slips out from under the influence of pastor Hudson. At the same time, I have wondered what it was like for this boy/youth to be part of the cast of a show which is filled with sexual innuendo we call it filth?

What do you think about Angus' media meltdown? Are you ready for The End? Are you choosing not to hold your breath?

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IanD said...

Maybe Charlie Sheen was right and the show IS cursed!

IanD said...


David Mundy said...

Welcome back!

roger said...

Well, I do agree with one thing: the show is filth. I watched one episode and was not impressed one bit. The same old sexual innuendo, and it doesn't help that I can't stand Sheen.

That minister definitely is off his rocker. Maybe he should take the next rocket to Mars, since the end is so near.

sjd said...

People take things too seriously.
Charlie Sheen certainly isn't a good role model, but I find it funny that he simple plays himself in all his most recent TV hits. i.e. Spin City, 2 and 1/2, and Anger management. I've not watched the last one, but the commercials tell it all.

As long as people keep watching they will keep making the same shows.

I find Dr. Phil, Honey Boo Boo, Lizzard Lick Townig more offensive, and they claim to be real life. At least the others are obvious fiction. Although Sheen seems to try to emulate the character he portrays.