What god did the Boy Scouts piss off?

To paraphrase Douglas Adams, it appears that there is a God who is up to mischief. But what god? Hard to say, but whichever god it is, he or she or it is obviously pissed off at the Boy Scouts.

Need proof? Over the last two weeks, the following has happened to the Boy Scouts (not in chronological order):

Now if that doesn’t sound like divine retribution, then what does? Lightning strikes, food poisoning, heat sickness… Just who did the Boy Scouts piss off?


Bits like this are why people should be watching Rifftrax all the friggin’ time!


It’s bothered me for more than 40 years. That line in David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” where Major Tom rather reasonably requests of Ground Control that they tell his wife he loves her very much and they slap him down without even considering it.

I had insomnia one night and though I can’t say that Space Oddity caused it, I did get up and write this response, which my wife and some RiffTrax people were kind enough to record. Bill Corbett is Major Tom, Bridget Nelson is his wife, I am Ground Control, and Conor Lastowka is the Narrator (he also graciously edited.)