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In the year 2525
If man is still alive
If woman can survive
They may find

In the year 3535
Ain’t gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lies
Everything you think, do, or say
Is in the pill you took today

In the year 4545
Ain’t gonna need your teeth, won’t need your eyes
You won’t find a thing to do
Nobody’s gonna look at you

In the year 5555
Your arms are hanging limp at your sides
Your legs not nothing to do
Some machine is doing that for you

In the year 6565
Ain’t gonna need no husband, won’t need no wife
You’ll pick your son, pick your daughter too
From the bottom of a long black tube

In the year 7510
If God’s a-comin’ he ought to make it by then
Maybe he’ll look around himself and say
Guess it’s time for the Judgement day

In the year 8510
God’s gonna shake his mighty head
He’ll either say I’m pleased where man has been
Or tear it down and start again

In the year 9595
I’m kinda wondering if man’s gonna be alive
He’s taken everything this old earth can give
And he ain’t put back nothing

Now it’s been 10,000 years
Man has cried a billion tears
For what he never knew
Now man’s reign is through
But through the eternal night
The twinkling of starlight
So very far away
Maybe it’s only yesterday

In the year 2525
If man is still alive
If woman can survive
They may find

In the year 3535
Ain’t gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lies
Everything you think, do or say
Is in the pill you took today ….

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Howdy. I’m Tyson and I’m a Mormon.

During my lifetime (I’m approximately 78.4323 yrs old) I have noticed Mormons in the news. When I was young, it seemed like (to me) that the only famous Mormons out there were Steve Young and Danny Ainge. As I got older Mormons started making their presence known. Mormons are overrepresented in Congress with 15 congresspersons being Mormons. In 2002, the Winter Olympics were held in Salt Lake City where a good chunk of the population is Mormon and where the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has its headquarters. Mitt Romney has been in the media as a possible front runner for the Republican candidate for President. Recently in the sports world we have had Jimmermania and the Davies debacle to bring the spotlight on BYU and its beloved honor code. People on radio and tv shows are wondering why BYU makes kids cut their hair, shave, not drink caffeine (this is probably the most annoying thing cause Mormons drink caffeine and the honor code says nothing about that), not drink alcohol, coffee or tea, and doesn’t let them have premarital sexual relations. Maybe I just notice Mormons in the news because I am one, kinda like when you buy a car and you notice lots of people drive the same car.

With that said, I was hanging out in my apartment with my friend Mitchell Poth the other night. We had just finished up watching some UW basketball action and we were gettin kinda bored. I decided to check out some TV shows on our Comcast On Demand (p.s. Comcast is the worst. I hate it.) when I decided to watch the latest Daily Show that was available. The guests they had on for John Stewart to interview were Trey Parker and Matt Stone. For those of you who don’t know, these two guys are the creators of South Park. Anyway, they have recently opened a show on Broadway called “The Book of Mormon”. They have a little discussion with John about the play and their fascination with Mormons. It’s kinda interesting and as a Mormon I don’t know really know how I feel about it.

Here is the link to the vid of Parker and Stone with John Stewart.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a response to the musical:

The production may attempt to entertain audiences for an evening, but the Book of Mormon as a volume of scripture will change people’s lives forever by bringing them closer to Christ.

I think this is probably an appropriate response. These dudes, Parker and Stone, while probably not agreeing with all our beliefs, seem to like Mormons and what Mormonism entails, but, like church officials said, the Book of Mormon will change people’s live forever by bringing them closer to Christ and that really isn’t all that funny.

If you have any questions about Mormons and their beliefs, ask me, Mormon missionaries or visit mormon.org.

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First post!

I’m on WordPress now, snitches. Tyler Winterton inspired me. I kinda copied his blog design too. I hope he doesn’t get mad. Mostly I don’t care what he thinks though.

My ribs are basically healed. I went out and played some indoor soccer tonight with about every Hightower family member that ever existed. We lost, but we’ll probably be pwning some noobs in the near future.

I’ll probably be posting more in the near future on various topics. I’m sure you all care.

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