The Ironic Priesthood

September 26, 2006

Other activities for which Eric Russell is justly proud

Filed under: ¿Humor? — thehighpriest @ 9:59 pm

Having recently revealed the pleasure Bro. Russell took in scrubbing the toilet of former BYU President and current member of the Quorum of the Seventy Merrill J. Bateman, Bro. Russell kindly provided this website with a list of other activities of which he is justly proud.

He has collected:

  • the eye grit from the eyes of Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin (he keeps it in a mason jar on his bathroom counter).
  • the shaven back hair of Elder Jeffrey R. Holland (he has woven it into a dreamcatcher that hangs over his bed).
  • the hairy soupy circle from the shower of President Cecil O. Samuelson, current president of BYU (he keeps it in the glove compartment of his car)
  • and, the remnants of a half-eaten cantaloupe that touched the lips of President Thomas S. Monson (to be sold on Deseret Book Auctions when you-know-what happens)

We at theironicpriesthood applaud Bro. Russell’s devotion to the very personal and hygienic habits of our church’s leaders.  After all, our leaders are not infallible.  At long last, thanks to Bro. Russell’s dedication, we will soon be able to learn if, in fact, their…uh…offal…doesn’t stink.



  1. Um, guys, why dont you join Team SnarkerNacle? You arent getting the traffic you deserve.

    Comment by Kurt — September 27, 2006 @ 8:55 pm

  2. Yes, but we’re having fun while we do it.

    You act as though the Bloggernacle is some sort of popularity contest. Hmph.

    Comment by elderbarrywhine — September 27, 2006 @ 11:06 pm

  3. Its not a popularity contest. You are writing content into what is intended to be a public fora, right? If you werent, you wouldnt be posting it publicly, which you are. So why not get more eyes on your work? Its clever, and well done, so why hide it? I mean, have you guys even asked MoArch or LDSelect to list you?

    Comment by Kurt — September 28, 2006 @ 2:08 pm

  4. Um, guys, why dont you join Team SnarkerNacle? You arent getting the traffic you deserve.

    So why not get more eyes on your work? Its clever, and well done, so why hide it?

    Kurt, Did it ever occur to you that since the posts over here at the Ironic Priesthood are as you describe, clever and well done, that they naturally would not want to join up with a site, where the posts are not at all clever or well done–but just demeaning, mean spirited, and stupid?

    I like the posts here, and enjoy reading them. I hope you maintain your independence from the swill and garbage of that other site.

    Comment by Guy Murray — September 28, 2006 @ 3:22 pm

  5. Sorry to disappoint, Guy, but I have nothing but respect for the Snark crew. They have written some darn funny stuff. We maintain independence mostly because we don’t want them to have to take credit for our less inspired endeavors. We kinda want to be responsible for our own anonymously posted snarking. Also, Guy, I appreciate a compliment as much as the next…um…guy, but do you like us or do you like that we’re not the Snark? I’m getting mixed signals, oh #1 fan.

    I appreciate the overture, but we aren’t too sure how long or how often we’re going to do this. I don’t want to commit to something that I won’t have time for. Also, I don’t think I could post there out of jealously for other Snarkers sheer photoshopping/classical-poetry-parodizing skills. I only have so much ego as it is. Also, making fun of Daily Universe letters to the editor isn’t rocket science. It’s comedy that writes itself.

    Comment by thehighpriest — September 28, 2006 @ 9:57 pm

  6. High Priest, I like your stuff independent of the fact that you are not the other guys. I appreciate the fact that none of the posts I have read on your site purposely demean, belittle, or denigrate individuals for what they do in the bloggernacle. While I will agree with you that in their earliest days, the other guys did write some funny stuff–as of late, months, and months, most of what they do is mean spirited and ugly. I hope you keep the high standards you have set, and don’t reduce yourself to the lowest common denominator of the useless drivel that I and many, many others now see coming from the other site.

    Best of luck to you here!

    Comment by Guy Murray — September 29, 2006 @ 12:56 pm

  7. Rats! I was hoping that this post would be taken as demeaning at least one person in the bloggernacle. Must try harder to offend!

    Comment by thehighpriest — September 29, 2006 @ 2:52 pm

  8. Guy, you are a troll. A boring one at that. Ive met broken records more entertaining. Who are these “other guys” that “did write some funny stuff”? I hate to break this to you, but its been pretty much the same crew the whole time, and our point of view has been pretty much the same the whole time. The only thing that has changed from the “earliest days” is we used to point a lot more at Blather of Heathens for their sheer absurdity. Now, we point at T&S more often, since BofH is gone. And, since you are a brown-nosing T&S sycophant, you dont like us anymore. Boohoo! I guess “mean spirited and ugly” is all relative, right, Guy? Its all fun and games until the crosshairs are on you, then its not so funny anymore?


    There are no posting frequency requirements (Shiz and Dazz post whenever they feel like it), so if you guys change your mind, shoot me an e-mail.

    Comment by Kurt — October 12, 2006 @ 2:57 pm

  9. Kurt,

    Are you allowed to out yourself like that? I thought knowledge of membership in Team Snark was more closely guarded than the identities of the three Nephites.

    I am a big fan of the Snarker page, even the Pepto-Bismol coloring scheme. =)

    Comment by FHL — October 12, 2006 @ 7:46 pm

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