It takes some serious shenanigans to get rid of the Prince of Darkness, or -if you don't get rid of him- make him look like a tool. Especially on his day. I guess it really says something about American popular culture when the advertising machine can run Little Horn into the ground, hunh? Either that, or American culture is now soo desensitized, it takes something more that the Great Corruptor to make us look up from our morning coffee. Lies, corruption, entropy, eternal damnation? So last year.
That's right all you horn-throwing-metal-heads! This is what it feels like to have your big day overcommercialized, just like Christmas and Easter and Thanksgiving. You know what they got now? Devil's Night Greeting Cards! (How prescient that line was...) The Antichrist is one step away from showing up on the cover of People Magazine, doing the soul-wrenching interview where he tries to redefine himself as the Anti-Dr. Phil.
Here's some good readin' about this. I laughed out loud. A teaser: Six reasons the Devil is lame:
1. The Omen
2. Slayer & Deicide (sorry, SAWB)
3. David Lee Roth
4. The Church of Satan
6. Ann Coulter ("In my rich fantasy life I envision her being kidnapped and taken on tour with Deicide, where they make her work the T-shirt and sticker table.")
I haven't even been able to stop laughing as I type this.
"The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist." (-Kaiser Soze)
Yeah, and then American pop culture brought him back, scrubbed him behind the ears and made him a marketing icon on the same level as Ronald McDonald. Way to go, evil!