Tuesday, September 04, 2007

The Power of Blonde

The only thing I had to do with Mormons up until this point was to walk past a television set as the MoTab was broadcasting a Christmas concert and reflect, "Well, those are really some very nice robes." This complemented a rigorous inter-religious education, the center of which consisted of overhearing at Notre Dame theology professor refer to The Book Of Mormon as "Jesus: The Western."

Last week, however, I expressed certain English major concerns about the style name of a prom dress on a Mormon modesty dress site. That post was in turn picked up by exmormon.org, which further spiked traffic to the original link. Apparently someone checked the Google analytics and did a bit of hasty literary research.

And now? Lolita, she is "Alana." I'm thinking one of the elders had a little sitdown with Lolita and her can of Natty Lite.

This is what every writer dreams of: The power to rename demurely draped chiffon. This is way, way better than a Pulitzer.

bwahahahahaha at: mbe@drinktothelasses.com

13 comments:

Flying Fatality said...

That is awesome! Good job MB.

amy lou the reader said...

MB:

That is hilarious! You single-handedly renamed a dress. I totally think they should have called it the "Ellis."

Also, thank you for the lovely thank you note. It was totally unexpected and a much nicer delivery to my mailbox than the usual bills and credit-card offers.

CortneyTree said...

I, too, would be completely giddy at having wielded editorial power so indirectly and effectively. Your sphere of influence, she is mighty!

red pill junkie said...

Your inffluence is vastly spreading the cyberspace then.

Today a dress, tomorrow who knows?

A country perchance??

willow3x3 said...

Awesome show of power MB. I'm impressed.

Do you think you can talk my brother into not naming his soon-to-be born son something ridiculous? He plans to make the child pay for his failure as a rock star. I'm expecting him to name the boy Ozzy or perhaps Ronnie James Dio II. You get the idea.

Let me know if you can help. I'll provide you with his phone number, mailing address and SS# asap. (Or at the very least, I can have you tell him where NOT to purchase a Christening gown.) ;-)

Monica said...

"Jesus: the Western". Priceless!

stacey said...

That's great. Just don't let all this dress-naming power go to your head. Although, I agree with amy lou, the dress should be named after you.

college gal said...

Keep up the good work!

I wonder how you would list that on your resume...?

Karen said...

I enjoyed your Snape article.

Anonymous said...

Typical of Catholicism, Torquemada never fades away.

boblawblogger said...

The Torquemada wedding dress was never very popular. After all how many people want to wear an iron maiden to their weddings?

Some people take themselves too seriously . . . :)

Brent Bowen said...

OMG That is hilarious MB.

Heather said...

Okay. It was me. I sent the link to exmo - I knew it would get a laugh. Or two thousand.

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