I’ll see you your Jesus hammer and raise you a Zeus knife

As far as weapons of the gods are concerned, everyone is familiar with Jesus’ hammer. As a former carpenter, Jesus knew how to swing a hammer. Upon hearing his battle cry, “Time to pound the wood,” most of his opponents would sinch up their robes and run for the hills. You know all about this if you’ve ever attended First Assembly of God Sunday School or Vacation Bible School.

What you probably didn’t know is that Zeus’ favorite hand weapon was a special knife, the Zeus knife. The good people at Think Geek have reproduced the Zeus knife out of stainless steel, just like the original Zeus knife. It can be yours for only $59.99.

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The Zeus knife.

Check out these specs:

  • A ThinkGeek exclusive, custom designed for us
  • Wicked jagged blade inspired by the thunderbolt
  • Handle modeled on Doric columns
  • Comes with a leather sheath with a 2″ belt loop and a snap that features the great seal of the state of Oklahoma
  • (Greek for thunderbolt) laser engraved on the blade
  • Materials: Stainless steel
  • Dimensions:
    • Blade Length: 9 3/4″
    • Total Length: 15″
  • Weight: 1.9 lbs. unsheathed

I especially like how the leather sheath features the “great” seal of the state of Oklahoma. In other words, it’s highly authentic. I’ve been to Oklahoma. I found nothing great about it.

How does Zeus’ knife compare to Jesus’ hammer?

Reading the New Testament, it doesn’t appear Jesus ever squared off against Zeus. Then again, the New Testament is based on ancient Greek manuscripts, and Zeus was a Greek god. It’s completely possible the Greeks writing the original manuscripts left out the part about Jesus fighting Zeus, most likely because Jesus won and Zeus suffered a humiliating defeat. Remember, not only did Jesus know how to use a hammer, he also had the ability to heal himself. If you’ve ever played World of Warcraft, you realize what a massive benefit this was to our Lord and Saviour.

I plan on adding this knife to my collection of weapons of the gods. I already have a Jesus hammer, Buddha nunchucks, a Muhammad camel whip, and a replica Joseph Smith’s golden wife collector. It’s a contraption that was used by Smith to capture prospective wives. It looks much like the capture stick used on Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom to capture gazelles, but it was made of gold and designed to capture 14-year-old girls.

That’s how Joseph Smith rolled.

I’ve always wanted to add something to my collection from Scientology’s L. Ron Hubbard. Unfortunately, he never used a hand weapon. I decided to acquire a replica of his toothbrush, but it turned out he never used one. Have you ever seen L. Ron Hubbard’s teeth?

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L. Ron Hubbard

Not only are Scientologists against using depression and anxiety medications, but they must also be against using Crest Tartar Control toothpaste.

Boogie2988 is fed up with being suppressed

Steven Williams, the man who plays Boogie2988 on YouTube, is whining and crying about how his videos are being suppressed on YouTube. He’s convinced that algorithms and robots are making it hard for his subscribers to see new content.

When in doubt, blame a robot.

The video linked above is a response to a video posted by fellow YouTuber Philip Defranco, yet Boogie2988 didn’t bother to post a link to the Philip Defranco video he was responding to. Here is a link to the Philip Defranco video.

I don’t know why Boogie2988 is sperging out so heavily about this topic. Granted, he makes his living being a YouTube creator. According to him, he was on disability before YouTube came along. Remember that old episode of The Simpsons when Homer wanted to gain a bunch of weight so he could go on disability?

Steven did that in real life. He was so fat, he could not hold a job. His disability would only allow him to play EverQuest and World of Warcraft all day long.

Steven has probably noticed a decline in his viewership compared to his subscription numbers. As of this morning, YouTube shows he has 4.4 million subscribers. His videos rarely crack a million views. They rarely crack even a half million views. 

Most of Steven’s subscribers don’t watch his videos.

When I go to YouTube to watch videos, I go directly to my subscription feed:

https://www.youtube.com/feed/subscriptions

Click on the above link and it will take you to your subscribed YouTube channels (if you’re logged into your Google account).  I have this link bookmarked. When I go there, it shows me all the new videos of the creators I subscribe to. I’ve never been suppressed by a robot or an algorithm from watching videos I want to see.

I’ve got to believe that if people really wanted to watch Boogie’s videos, they’d watch his videos. Instead of whining about robots and mystery algorithms he has no control over, Steven should concentrate on the things he does have control over. He should make better videos. For example, if he’s going to respond to another YouTuber, he should link to the video he’s responding to.

Maybe he should try making videos that aren’t aimed at invoking sympathy from his viewers. Although some of his viewers may enjoy listening to him complain about his problems, real or imagined, others may not.

Some people go to YouTube solely to be entertained. The only entertainment I get from watching a Boogie2988 video is watching him contradict himself. Luckily for me, he does that a lot.