Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Potato Soup for the Apocalypse
This was too pitifully funny not to share. Right Wing Watch just posted a video of televangelist Jim Bakker selling dehydrated survival food. (Mormons and doomsday preppers, take note.)
During the August 10th edition of The Jim Bakker Show, Bakker encouraged his audience to prepare for the possibility of a solar storm EMP taking out the electrical grid. This catastrophe would apparently have something to do with God's judgment for abortion, same-sex marriage, and the end of prayer in school, I construed from the show's commentators.
To survive the disaster, Bakker urged his audience to stock up on bulk dehydrated food such as a 323-serving bucket of potato soup. Check out the 0:28 mark of the video when he tastes some of the soup (a thin, white goop served in a plastic bucket). Hilarious!
Bakker has been selling carbohydrate-heavy survival food and supplies for some time now, warning his fans to prepare for a possible catastrophe (as has Glenn Beck). It's funny and kind of sad. Years after the PTL scandal, Jim Bakker is still trying to make a buck...
For more commentary on the wild world of emergency food, visit the following links.
Slate: Stock Up Now Before It's Too Late
The Guardian: Apocalypse chow: food for the end of the world