November 29, 2016

“The power of Christ compels you!” … and the power of Patty, fiber, comedy, Kanye and Taylor.

“The power of Christ compels you!”

FAMOUS SATAN-BUSTING MOVIE QUOTE:

“The power of Christ compels you!”
       The words from the Catholic “Rite of Exorcism” repeated multiple times by the characters Father Merrin and Father Damien (played by Max von Sydow and Jason Miller) in the movie The Exorcist (1973), as they try to exorcize the demon that possesses Regan MacNeil (Linda Blair). 
       You can watch the scene where they chant the line as Regan floats in the air above her bed by clicking
this link or the image at left.
       It still gives me goosebumps. 

Catholic exorcisim rite

THE ORIGIN OF THE FAMED LINE:

“I adjure you, ancient serpent...to depart from this servant of God, whom almighty God has made in His image. Yield, therefore, yield not to my own person but to the minister of Christ. For it is the power of Christ that compels you.” 
       Part of the official Catholic “Rite of Exorcism”
       The instructions for the rite explain that it should be used get rid of a demon in “the person possessed.” It adds the helpful tip that the afflicted party “should be bound if there is any danger.”

the power of Patty compels you

THE GHOSTBUSTING VERSION:

“The power of Patty compels you!” 
       Line shouted by character Patty Tolan (played by Leslie Jones) in the
the 2016 version of the movie Ghostbusters.
       Patty yells this while slapping the face of her friend Abby Yates (actress Melissa McCarthy), in an attempt to exorcize the ghost that possesses Abby’s body.
       It works. After the ghost leaves, Abby quips: “Ow! That’s gonna leave a mark.”

Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter DVD

THE HOLY VAMPIRE BUSTER’S VERSION:

“The Power of Christ Impales You!” 
       Ad tagline for the indie comedy-horror movie Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter (2001)

Robin Williams Weapons of Self Destruction

ROBIN’S DEMON TURD:

“The drugs make you so constipated, I thought they were gonna have to bring in a priest to do a f**king exorcism. ‘Demon turd, fall from his ass! The power of fiber compels you! The power of fiber compels you!’
       Robin Williams (1951-2014)
       American comedian and actor
       Riffing on the constipation caused by the pain medication he took after heart surgery, in his 2009 HBO special Weapons of Self-Destruction.

Sarah Silverman You're Being Ridiculous Al Franken

SARAH’S POLITICAL TURD:

“Silverman filled the time by scolding Bernie Sanders supporters for refusing to unite behind Hillary...Being chewed out by a flailing comedian is the way to ‘get over it’? The power of comedy compels you! The power of comedy compels you! Good luck with that.”
       Ed Morrissey
       Senior Editor of the HotAir.com website
       An observation he made in a post the day after comedian Sarah Silverman told disgruntled Bernie Sanders supporters at the 2016 Democratic National Convention: “To the ‘Bernie or Bust’ people, you’re being ridiculous.” Morrissey was also referencing Senator Al Franken’s attempt to make light of the uncomfortable situation. As Sanders supporters booed Silverman loudly, Franken, who was standing with her
at the podium, tried to defend Sarah by saying: “This is a comedian. This is the power of comedy.”

The Power of Kanye Compels You 2

THE KANYE WEST GRAFFITI QUOTE:

“THE POWER OF KANYE COMPELS YOU”
       These words, spray-painted on a brick wall, gained attention when a photo
showing Taylor Swift standing next to them was posted in various places on the internet.
       Commenters on the photo debated whether it was the real Taylor Swift or an impersonator.
Either way, given her longstanding feud with Kanye West, it ‘s kinda funny.
       Not funny is the recent breakdown in Kanye’s mental health. But it did made me think...The doctors in the The Exorcist assumed Regan was “just” mentally ill. Maybe someone should look into whether West has had any contact with Pazuzu or Captain Howdy.

The Power of Taylor Compels You

A TAYLOR SWIFT FAN’S COUNTERQUOTE:

“THE POWER OF Taylor COMPELS YOU” 
      
A Photoshopped version of the Kanye graffiti a Taylor Swift fan posted on her blog, with the comment “Fixed it.”

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