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A Fun Weekend in Eastern Idaho

As a Mormon town, you notice when the streets become empty.  You wonder what's going on, and you know it's probably an LDS thing.

And that's exactly what's going on this weekend.  The first weekend in October is their General Conference, where all the Mormons watch TV and see what's new.  They get direction from their living prophets and find out what's going on in the LDS corporation church.

And I know, I know, controversy there, but any church that spends so much on political donations cause my eyebrow to raise.  For a religion that claims to be christ-like, they have no problem spending millions of dollars to make sure they can uphold their beliefs in your life, no matter what you believe.

In fact, I was able to hack into the Live Feed for the General Conference 2011 for your entertainment.  Here's a clip:


Also happening on Saturday was a Jehovah's Witnesses conference at the local Civic Auditorium.  Cars were lined up for blocks, so much so that this had to be a multi-city event.

All those Jehovah's Witnesses in a mormon town?  I smell a rumble a-la-Jets-v-Sharks about to happen.

Watch out for spontaneous dance numbers.

For us sinners, the town held a small Oktoberfest event near the river, with food and beer vendors as well as live music.  The gf and I went to visit this event, laughed at how small and poorly-attended it was, and went about our day.

I guess when you take the Mormons out of the equation, parties just aren't the same?

Oh well.  Happy October.  My mormon readers, I hope GC was informative and educational for you.  Maybe the church should teach some real-life lessons as well?

Like explaining what a Farrier is, instead of having one of your people with a 'Dr.' in front of his name think it's a homosexual term?

"You know, it's like when two gay guys are together, and one of them is farrier than the other?"

To the rest of you, happy Sunday.
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12 witty retorts:

Vapid Vixen said...

I live in Salt Lake where it's Mormonpalooza every Sunday. We went to Oktoberfest a couple weekends in a row (on Sunday no less) and it's always packed. Guess all the good Mormons go to Idaho and Utah gets the one's like me. Sucka!

Technosauce said...

Oktoberfest empty? Impossible. You should go to one in Germany; its insane. The beer; it never ends.

Bart said...

idaho sounds like a scarey place with all these mormon creatures everywhere running things

D4 said...

An emptty Oktoberfest.. Takemewithhyou...

Mo said...

Wow nice blog. Following. The real Oktoberfest is just awesome. I got to go there next year.

Tony Van Helsing said...

I thought Mormons were those hippo type things in that European cartoon.

Pickleope said...

I freaking love the thought of a Jehova's Witness/Mormon dance rumble. But the Jehova's have Prince, so they'd probably win.
An empty Octoberfest? Tragic.

Tonya the Hobo Girl said...

I can't help but be reminded of the SNL TV Funhouse song "Christmas Time for the Jews" when I read this. They should make a Mormon version!

Zombie said...

How funny! My GF is in Idaho this week. lol.

Dale said...

Very interesting, I think it would very different to live in such a religious state. How weird going to a an Oktoberfest with low attendance. Hope you at least had a little fun down by the river though :) I had no idea such a big conference took place there this weekend

Lemons Don't Make Lemonade said...

Jehovah's Witnesses is illegal in Singapore and Mormonism is frowned upon.

Which makes me sad, because the Mormon dudes giving out pamphlets are very attractive. On TV, anyway.

J J Constantine said...

It's good to finally be reading your blog again! I have been gone for a long time, but I'm trying to get back into the loop. I love your commentary on mormonism... really cuts it down to the true basics.

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