Indigo Insights

Thursday, May 29, 2003

Folks - This takes the cake. And a North Carolina Pig Pickin' cake, at that!!!

So you're a feminist?...Isn't that cute
Mike S. Adams
May 27, 2003

Dear UNC-Wilmington Board of Trustees:

It has recently come to my attention that a feminist student at UNCW has taken offense to a sticker on my office door which reads "So you're a feminist . . . Isn't that cute." I found this out after obtaining a copy of a letter her father wrote to you, the Board of Trustees. I could comment at some length on the obvious hypocrisy of this student's decision to ask her father to defend feminism for her, but I won't. Let me get straight to the point: I did not put that sticker on my office door.

Read it all here - thanks to Misha.

Bruce is in NC Too
Church Has 'Bruce Almighty' Phone Number
May 28, 10:39 AM (ET)
SANFORD, N.C. (AP) - When people here dial the telephone number shown in the movie "Bruce Almighty," they know they're going to hear Bruce's voice. No, not the movie character portrayed by Jim Carrey, but the Rev. Bruce MacInnes, pastor of Turner's Chapel Church.

In the film, Carrey stars as a mortal who receives the powers of God. The character of God tries to reach Carrey's character by repeatedly leaving a phone number on his pager, but instead of the usual 555 prefix used by most television shows and films, God's exchange is 776.

MacInnes said he noticed nine calls had been made to the church when he checked the answering machine last Sunday morning, but only one caller left a message. "They were all hang-ups except one who said something about God and laughed," he said, noting he was curious, but not especially concerned.

A neighbor told MacInnes her daughter had seen the movie and instantly recognized the church's phone number, he said, providing the first clue about the number's sudden popularity. The neighbor's daughter's boyfriend called the number, he said, and seemed quite surprised to hear "Bruce" answer.

While most of the callers say nothing, MacInnes is hopeful the message will provide an opportunity for someone.

"I had another call (Tuesday) from a man who asked to talk to God. I told him if he was serious I would be happy to talk with him about God. I said if he wasn't serious he could just hang up. He hung up," MacInnes said.

Two Florida families with the same telephone number have been experiencing the same situation. One Florida woman, Dawn Jenkins, says she has been receiving 20 phone calls an hour on her cell phone from people asking for God and hanging up. Several similar phone tales have occurred in South Carolina, Arkansas and Colorado. A spokeswoman for Universal Studios, which produced the film, told the Rocky Mountain News in Colorado that the number was picked because it doesn't exist in Buffalo, N.Y., the movie's setting.