Friday, March 18, 2005

Jesus Doesn't Do Faceplants

I'm not sure if this NYT's article on skateboarders for Jesus, yes Jesus, is just hilariously bad or whether the reporter was merely hamming it up in retaliation for such a lame assignment. "I have to go out to Chandler, Arizona, to cover what? Jesus Christ."

Nevertheless, here's my favorite paragraph:
But Elijah - Elijah Moore, that is, a skate evangelist from Garland, Tex. - and the 14 other members of the King of Kings Skateboard Ministries team are quick to say that they do not skate for adulation or even for the thrill of catching big air. They skate for Jesus.
Who couldn't see that sentence kicker from a mile away.