Too funny. Our Bishop sent around a similar email with this same picture not too long ago.
Comment by Randy B. — February 15, 2008 @ 11:56 am
they both play Satan in the temple videos. Michael Ballam is on the right and is a Mormon musician of some renown on the Wasatch Front and has been something of an attraction as a speaker at Education Week on BYU campus.
I don’t know much about the one on the left, except that he was my sister’s dance instructor once.
I agree. I don’t like the Michael Ballam one as much. But that has more to do with the acting of Eve.
I do think that both men do a superb job. I always imagined Satan young, attractive, and able to persuade easily. But I’m sure some people see it differently –older, wiser, but still attractive and persuasive. That Satan is a slippery fella’!
I always like the film with Satan on the right better. It’s not the Satans (left Satan is just as good to me and a little petulant); it’s just the direction. The film on the left is so symbolically cheesy with Austin Powers style clever shots to maintain modesty or make a point.
Comment by hawkgrrrl — February 16, 2008 @ 4:52 pm
My questions is which one is the “real” Satan, or is it like Santa Claus and his helpers at Christmas?
During much of my mission I was in the mission office. For a while I was serving with occasional bloggernacle commenter Carl Youngblood. He had a cassette tape that featured Michael Ballam on the cover. It was often sitting on his desk next to the computer. When the mission president would come in to use the computer the first thing he would do is flip the tape over so that Michael Ballam was no longer visible. We thought this was hilarious and finally teased him about it one day. He said that the picture made him uncomfortable. We asked him why and he said that he had no idea, but that he didn’t like that picture looking at him. Once it was explained he realized why he had been flipping it over and it he didn’t do it anymore.
Comment by a random John — February 18, 2008 @ 10:37 am
I heard these guys get pulled over by the cops in Utah all the time. See, police see a lot of mug shots of suspects on the run, and they all get kinda mushed together in this mental file full of faces they sort of remember from somewhere, all labeled “Bad.” : )
My SIL lived in a ward in Manhattan with Adam and Eve (the brunette ones, and somewhat aged) for a while. That would have been an interesting experience for every new move-in to the ward.
ARJ, thanks for the link. A friend of mine once told me that he heard a recording of lesser known John Williams score excerpts and that one sound like a plagiarized version of Bestor’s temple music (which is surprisingly not bad). He’ll be thrilled for the confirmation.
For some reason, ever since the “last” Star Wars movie came out three years ago, I can’t look at MB without thinking of Senator/Chancellor/Emperor Palpatine. (The voice, smirk, robes, and all that, don’t you know.)
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